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Cochlear Recipient Beautifies Her Community

Cochlear Recipient Beautifies Her Community

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Every May for forty years the community of St. Charles, Michigan holds a Beautification Day to landscape and beautify their surroundings. A committee of volunteers works with the St. Charles High School students to educate and inspire “through hands-on experience to appreciate, beautify and protect their community and the world.” Lori Orr, Cochlear recipient, is … Continued

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Cochlear Connections-connect with someone with a similar hearing journey.

Cochlear Connections-connect with someone with a similar hearing journey.

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If you’re wondering what day-to-day life is like with a Cochlear device visit Cochlear Connections to talk with someone who has been through what you’re going through. How is a Cochlear device different than a hearing aid? Can you enjoy music with your device? Are you able to hear in a loud restaurant? Curious if … Continued

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How one woman turned her hearing loss into advocacy for others

How one woman turned her hearing loss into advocacy for others

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When Lisa Yuan reached a point with her hearing loss where she could no longer hide or fake it, she became hopeless and depressed. “I knew I needed to find help,” she said. This was the catalyst that led to Lisa’s involvement with the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). Lisa was 20 years old … Continued

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#MillionEar Challenge 2018 is a huge success, reaches over 1 million ears in 31 days

#MillionEar Challenge 2018 is a huge success, reaches over 1 million ears in 31 days

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The challenge was to bring hearing health awareness to more than 1 million people during the month of May—Better Hearing and Speech Month—with our annual #MillionEar Challenge and all-new “See Sound Differently” video, and we’re excited to report we did just that! A total of 100,346 people took the challenge in helping us inform a … Continued

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Cochlear employees send notes of gratitude to 3,000+ volunteers nationwide

Cochlear employees send notes of gratitude to 3,000+ volunteers nationwide

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In honor of these amazing men and women who so graciously give their time to help others, Cochlear employees wrote messages of gratitude and took fun photos to recognize and applaud their tireless efforts. Read what a few employees had to say, see some of the kooky photos and find out which volunteers are being … Continued

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2018 Ear Community Picnics bring microtia and atresia families together!

2018 Ear Community Picnics bring microtia and atresia families together!

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When Melissa and James M. first met their baby boy, Jamison, they were surprised to find out he had a condition called microtia and atresia. His left ear didn’t fully develop during the first trimester of pregnancy, which impacted his ear canal and left him deaf in that ear. My husband was probably the most … Continued

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The countdown has begun! Seven days until #MillionEar Challenge 2018

The countdown has begun! Seven days until #MillionEar Challenge 2018

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With hearing loss becoming more common as younger people lose their hearing due to noise exposure and as baby boomers age, reaching those who are reluctant to have their hearing tested has become more important than ever. Each May, Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) allows us a time to do just that. An annual … Continued

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Walk4Hearing HLAA Cochlear

Cochlear celebrates National Volunteer Month – thank you Volunteers!

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This April, Cochlear celebrates National Volunteer Month, a time to honor all volunteers for their dedication and support to making a difference in the lives of others. Cochlear is fortunate to have an amazing group of volunteers who selflessly give of their time and talents to help others along their hearing journey. Our volunteers are … Continued

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Walk4Hearing HLAA Cochlear

Walk4Hearing with Cochlear this spring!

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Cochlear is proud to support the Hearing Loss Association of America’s Walk4Hearing as a national sponsor. Our commitment to the hearing loss community and to HLAA’s important mission is embodied by the many Cochlear volunteers who attend the walks and provide inspiration and support for so many. McKenna Nelson, a Baha® recipient and Cochlear team … Continued

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Fourth Decade of Baha Technology

Fourth Decade of Baha Technology

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2007 – 2017: visions of tomorrow in state-of-the-art technology When Professor Brånemark accidentally discovered osseointegration1  in the 1950’s, the scientific community was startled in mistrust. To even dare to think that titanium, an inorganic element would fuse with bone tissue was considered outrageous. Despite the reluctance he was met with, Brånemark continued to study the process of osseointegration. Today millions … Continued

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Third Decade of Baha Technology

Third Decade of Baha Technology

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1997 – 2007: the dynamics of an industry in full motion With the opening of new markets and excellent results being reported, bone conduction bloomed during its third decade. It would no longer be an emerging treatment, but a standardized solution for people with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, and single-sided deafness. The word … Continued

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International Volunteer Day

Celebrate International Volunteer Day 2017 with Cochlear

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International Volunteer Day (IVD) is Tuesday, December 5th. According to the United Nations, IVD is an opportunity for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, share values, and promote their work among their communities. This year’s theme is “Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere.”, and is a recognition of the positive solidarity of volunteers around the … Continued

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Second Decade of Baha Technology

Second Decade of Baha Technology

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1987 – 1997:  more innovation, new countries and the first five thousand patients Thirty years ago, bone conduction technology was emerging as a treatment option for people suffering from conductive hearing loss. Thanks to the excellent results observed from the fitting of the first patients starting in 1977, the development of the bone conduction implant … Continued

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Join the ‘I Want You to Hear’ conversation! Get our discussion guide and share your story

Join the ‘I Want You to Hear’ conversation! Get our discussion guide and share your story

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Have you seen our new “I Want You to Hear” videos on social media? If not, check them out here. We created the “I Want You to Hear” video series because we wanted to explore the emotional journey for parents and children of what it’s like to find out your child is born deaf/has hearing … Continued

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Join Cochlear in celebrating National Microtia Awareness Day!

Join Cochlear in celebrating National Microtia Awareness Day!

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November 9th, National Microtia Awareness Day, is dedicated to spreading knowledge and hope about microtia, a congenital birth defect which derives its name from the Latin term for “small ear.” Approximately one child in every 9,000 is born with microtia in which the appearance of one or both of the outer ears is affected with … Continued

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The Rabbit Case or How an Accident Made Bone Conduction Hearing History

The Rabbit Case or How an Accident Made Bone Conduction Hearing History

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Before the bone conduction implant, there was a rabbit, a titanium screw, and a visionary physician from Sweden, who dared to turn against the conventional medical wisdom of the 1950’s when he made an incredible discovery. Osseointegration was a serendipitous finding that started a healthcare revolution by creating life-changing industries that would benefit millions of people around the … Continued

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I choose Cochlear – a new blog series

I choose Cochlear – a new blog series

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Cochlear is launching a new blog series I choose Cochlear, which will focus on the personal stories of audiologists who are also recipients as well as families of Nucleus® and Baha® recipients. As an audiologist, you may never experience hearing loss personally, although you help diagnose and treat hearing loss every day. What if you … Continued

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Happy 40th Anniversary

Happy 40th Anniversary

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This year Cochlear is celebrating 40 years of bone conduction innovation, and how it changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Thanks to the accidental discovery of osseointegration and the brilliance of a researcher, a new technology was born. A technology that would help people with disabling hearing loss reconnect … Continued

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