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a cochlear implant, a listening device is not a surgically implanted device. The Act excludes surgically implanted devices, such as cochlear implants, from the definition of assistive technology device but does not exclude listening

devices. Therefore, we have not revised §303.13(b)(1) as

requested by the commenters.

Changes: None.

Comment: One commenter recommended that the definition of

assistive technology device include the phrase “all related

and necessary components of the system” to make clear that

the individual components needed to develop a customized device (e.g., ear mold for an FM system or a light pointer for an augmentative and alternative communication device) would be considered an assistive technology device and, therefore, a covered early intervention service under Part C of the Act. The commenter also recommended adding the

phrase “specially fit” to the definition of assistive

technology device.

Another commenter requested that low-tech assistive technology devices, for example, items that can be purchased at a department store, be expressly included in the definition.

Discussion: The definition of assistive technology device

adequately addresses the commenters’ concerns and is not