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Progressive hearing loss robbed Timothy of his outgoing personality; a cochlear implant brought it back

Progressive hearing loss robbed Timothy of his outgoing personality; a cochlear implant brought it back

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After Timothy S. was diagnosed with progressive hearing loss, his social personality and motivation diminished alongside his hearing. After hitting rock bottom, he made a choice to treat his hearing loss. Since that day, he has never looked back. Check out Timothy’s story on the cochlear implant that changed his life: “My name is Timothy … Continued

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Brother and sister with Connexin 26 gene mutation get Cochlear Implants and new opportunities

Brother and sister with Connexin 26 gene mutation get Cochlear Implants and new opportunities

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Katy L. had never thought of hearing loss and its impact on her life before. She and her husband were hearing and her first child was born hearing. Then her next two children, Ledger and Ezrie Kate, were diagnosed as the first in their family to have hearing loss, later finding they had the Connexin … Continued

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This Mother’s Day, we celebrate all of the amazing moms out there!

This Mother’s Day, we celebrate all of the amazing moms out there!

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We have an adorable message for the many moms who have made the decision to help their children “Hear Now. And Always”. Happy Mother’s Day from Cochlear to all of you! If you’re interested in giving your child with hearing loss the gift of hearing, find out more about cochlear implants or bone conduction systems … Continued

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Baha_5_Group_Treatment for Mixed Hearing Loss

Searching for a treatment for mixed hearing loss?

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Are you able to hear in quiet environments, but you most likely struggle to hear and understand what is being said in noisy ones? Is life feeling a bit more challenging? Read below for information on a treatment for mixed hearing loss that may be able to help you. Do you have mixed hearing loss? … Continued

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Advanced technology and ability for future upgrades led this mom to choose the Cochlear Family for her son

Advanced technology and ability for future upgrades led this mom to choose the Cochlear Family for her son

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Kirsten K. faced a scary start to Graham’s life after he spent the first couple of weeks in the NICU. An initial failed newborn hearing screening was the least of her worries but once further testing was performed, Graham was diagnosed as severe-to-profoundly hearing impaired from nerve-related hearing loss. Kirsten looked into cochlear implants after … Continued

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After a tough medical history, child with single-sided deafness hears with the Baha System

After a tough medical history, child with single-sided deafness hears with the Baha System

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Matthew K. had already faced an uphill road in his early childhood, having gone through multiple surgeries, procedures and doctors’ visits for his congenital melanocytic nevus. After Matthew failed a 2nd grade hearing screening, his school nurse urgently recommended a hearing test. Matthew was diagnosed with single-sided deafness (SSD), and received the Baha® System in … Continued

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Regret of lost family relationships prompts father’s decision to get a cochlear implant

Regret of lost family relationships prompts father’s decision to get a cochlear implant

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Dante B. lived his life on the outside, unable to have meaningful conversations and relationships with his children and family. He had learned to cope with his profound hearing loss for so long, using lip-reading skills to get by, but it was no longer enough. He had a major wake-up call when he realized that he did … Continued

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The forgotten sense: What it is like to hear with a cochlear implant

The forgotten sense: What it is like to hear with a cochlear implant

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Born in New York, Suellen B. was born hearing to two hearing parents and was a talkative bilingual child. Unfortunately, she started to lose her hearing at age 8, forcing her to rely heavily on lip-reading for most of her life. After the most powerful hearing aids were no longer providing her benefit, Suellen had … Continued

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Baha5 treatment for conductive hearing loss

Looking for a treatment for conductive hearing loss?

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Are you able to hear in quiet environments, but struggle to hear and understand what is being said in noisy ones? Is life feeling a bit more challenging? Read below for information on a treatment for conductive hearing loss that may be able to help your hearing loss. What is conductive hearing loss? Conductive hearing … Continued

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Isolation, frustration drives woman to find a treatment for hearing loss

Isolation, frustration drives woman to find a treatment for hearing loss

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Penny F. experienced bouts of sudden and surprising drops in her hearing over a course of many years and sought several treatments for what was thought to be a virus at the time. Because of her worsening hearing loss, Penny began isolating herself. Poor hearing aid performance and the embarrassment of not being able to … Continued

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Sophia with Cochlear Implants

Mother overcomes initial fears about cochlear implants, helps her daughter hear

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Danielle V.’s daughter, Sophia, failed her newborn hearing screening, and after multiple doctor appointments and tests, they learned Sophia had severe to profound hearing loss. When hearing aids were not helping, they learned cochlear implants would be the best treatment option for Sophia to hear. However, one of Danielle’s biggest fears about cochlear implants was … Continued

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Mail carrier with hearing loss from chronic ear infections with mail truck

Mail carrier’s lifelong search to treat hearing loss from chronic ear infections finally delivers

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Michelle D. suffered hearing loss from chronic ear infections her entire life, dealing with numerous ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT) visits and a cholesteatoma too. After surgery was no longer a successful solution, Michelle fell into a situational depression, frustrated by her inability to enjoy the sounds of her mail carrier route or hear … Continued

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Kim, Hybrid implant recipient with his family

Fear of losing connection with family spurs decision to go with Hybrid implant solution

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Kim W. had always supposed that hearing loss was going to be a part of his life, after lacking proper hearing protection during his early adulthood. Once his hearing loss could no longer be helped by hearing aid support, Kim became isolated from his family and could not hold meaningful conversations with his grandchildren. He … Continued

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Hearing loss from branchiootorenal syndrome

Son born with hearing loss from branchiootorenal syndrome gets his ‘ears,’ new experiences

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Christy S.’ son, Dexter, was born with hearing loss from branchiootorenal syndrome. After trying hearing aids, Dexter’s speech was not developing, so Christy turned to cochlear implants. Now with the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Kanso® Sound Processors on both ears, Dexter lights up when he has access to sound: “On Sept. 19, 2014, our son, Dexter, was … Continued

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Struggling to find a treatment for single-sided deafness?

Struggling to find a treatment for single-sided deafness?

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Are you searching for a treatment for single-sided deafness? Do any of the below situations sound familiar to you? – Asking people to speak into your ‘good ear’ – Only sitting on a certain side of the table or room so you can hear out of your ‘good ear’ – Avoiding family gatherings or busy … Continued

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Active cochlear implant recipient celebrating gift of hearing

The gift of hearing allows Ava to lead a mainstreamed, athletic life today

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“My youngest daughter, Ava, was diagnosed with a severe-to-profound hearing loss at 2 months of age. Her audiologist referred her to Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children’s Cochlear Implant Program where we learned about cochlear implants and how she could benefit from them. Later on, Ava received bilateral Cochlear Implants and was activated with the Nucleus® … Continued

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teen with enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome

Little boy, now teen, with enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome, successfully treated with cochlear implants

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“Cameron was born in October of 2004 to a family of hearing siblings and adults. Our family had never dealt with hearing loss before, so we were surprised to have Cameron fail his newborn hearing screenings three times in a row! At five days old, Cameron was diagnosed with mild-moderate hearing loss, and he received … Continued

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