Edit: Although the referenced article was published in February 2013, Ms. Whitestone (now Ms. Whitestone McCallum) received her first cochlear implant in 2002. The numbers and costs listed in the article are correspondingly out of date.
In 1995 Heather Whitestone became the first deaf woman to be crowned Miss America. Now she’s the first Miss America alum to get a cochlear implant. Read more with Dr. Donnica!