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Chad Denning Video

Chad Denning Video

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Chad’s Hearing Journey It wasn’t very long ago, just 12 months, I sat in my Doctor’s office with tears streaming down my face begging him to not let me go deaf. As he rolled his stool up in front of me, he looked me in the eyes and said, “Chad, I am not going to … Continued

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Why I Volunteer – Margo K

Why I Volunteer – Margo K

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I love being a volunteer advocate for Cochlear! I am a cochlear implant old timer, having received my first CI in 1989. I was blessed in having two cochlear implant mentors who guided me along my CI journey at a time in which there was very little information on cochlear implants. How special and miraculous … Continued

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Why Adele Volunteers

Why Adele Volunteers

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I am a bilateral Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implant recipient: 2005 right / 2010 left. I currently wear Cochlear™ Nucleus 5 Sound Processors, but I hope to upgrade soon. Being a volunteer is one of the most rewarding things I do. When I first qualified for a cochlear implant, there was absolutely no one in my region … Continued

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Why I Volunteer – Lynn O

Why I Volunteer – Lynn O

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Volunteerism has been a part of my life in one form or another since junior high school. When I graduated high school I trained as a Home Health Aide as well as a volunteer to do home visits/errands and companion calls for elderly homebound individuals. At the time of my hearing loss ten years ago, … Continued

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Mary Grace Whalen Video

Mary Grace Whalen Video

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Learning to Swim at 68 Years Old All I could think of was I can’t believe I am finally doing this as I glided across the pool with my face immersed in the water. I could hear myself blowing bubbles, and I could hear Jess, the swim instructor praising me for this accomplishment.  Looking down … Continued

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Why I Volunteer – Dennis S

Why I Volunteer – Dennis S

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My name is Dennis and this is why I volunteer. I went deaf in my left ear at the age of 27, and 18 years later I also went deaf in my right ear from an illness called Meniere’s disease. It was after losing my hearing in my right ear that I asked if there … Continued

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Cochlear in the News: Volunteer Elizabeth ‘Pays it Forward’

Cochlear in the News: Volunteer Elizabeth ‘Pays it Forward’

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Troy C&G News: Hearing loss spurs Troy woman to help others Elizabeth Kobylak lost her hearing from a double ear infection when her kids were young.  Over time, she became withdrawn and isolated because she could not hear those around her.  Later she discovered the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) where she found resources and … Continued

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Cochlear in the News: Anders Tjellstrӧm Scholarship Winner Cries When Hearing for the First Time

Cochlear in the News: Anders Tjellstrӧm Scholarship Winner Cries When Hearing for the First Time

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WECT 6 News: Local UNCW Student Awarded Scholarship 2016 Cochlear Anders Tjellstrӧm Scholarship Winner McKenna Nelson suffered hearing loss in her left ear since birth.  McKenna is a freshman at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW).  She aspires to become a special education teacher. McKenna reminiscences the day she first heard with her Cochlear™ Baha® System: “When I … Continued

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Cochlear in the News: RIT Student wins Graeme Clark Scholarship

Cochlear in the News: RIT Student wins Graeme Clark Scholarship

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Henrietta Post: RIT student wins Cochlear Graeme Clark scholarship. Natalie Snyder, a 2016 Cochlear Graeme Clark scholarship winner, is a student at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.  Natalie was born with hearing loss that progressed over time.  At the age of eleven, Natalie received her first Nucleus Cochlear Implant after witnessing her younger brother receiving … Continued

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Why We Volunteer

Why We Volunteer

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Becoming a volunteer for Cochlear Americas is a wonderful opportunity for both of us to share our experience of regaining my hearing and the joys and challenges of this journey. My hearing loss in 2008 occurred overnight and a cochlear implant was the only option for me to regain the ability to hear.  At that … Continued

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Cochlear in the News: 2016 Graeme Clark Scholarship Winner

Cochlear in the News: 2016 Graeme Clark Scholarship Winner

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Journal News-Butler County: West Chester Native Won’t Let Rare Disorder Hamper Her Pursuits 2016 Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship winner Megan Zahneis was born with Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type 2 (HSAN II), a rare neurological disorder.  The disorder contributed to Megan’s hearing loss.  Megan received her first cochlear implant in 2007 and her second … Continued

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Cochlear in the News: Nucleus Recipient and 2016 Scholarship Winner

Cochlear in the News: Nucleus Recipient and 2016 Scholarship Winner

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The Cornell Daily Sun: Student, Cochlear Implant Recipient Wins Scholarship Willa Tsao, 2016 Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship winner, is a biological science major at Cornell University.  Willa lost her hearing from a progressive sensorineural hearing loss.  At age five, she experienced a sudden drop in her right ear and subsequently received a cochlear implant. To read Willa’s story … Continued

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One Little Trick May Save You From a Headache and Money

One Little Trick May Save You From a Headache and Money

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It is important to take care of your Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor so that you can enjoy uninterrupted hearing and hear the moments that matter most to you.  There is one little trick that may save you from a headache and money spent on replacement parts. Did you know that one of the common … Continued

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My Mini Mic Moments: By Savannah Part IV

My Mini Mic Moments: By Savannah Part IV

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This is the fourth post of a blog series from Savannah.  Savannah is a canny eighth grader with many passions.  In August 2015 she received a Nucleus® Cochlear Implant and a Nucleus 6 Sound Processor.  She uses a cochlear implant on one ear and a hearing aid on the other. Additionally, she uses the Cochlear … Continued

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CJ Shares What Hearing Means to Him

CJ Shares What Hearing Means to Him

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I was three when I got my first cochlear implant.  I don’t remember any of that.  When I was in the second grade, I got my second cochlear implant.  I am in the sixth grade now, and my first sound processor was getting worn out.  My sound processor helps me to hear and listen. I … Continued

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CJ Receives the Gift of Hearing

CJ Receives the Gift of Hearing

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“Mrs. Robertson, we need to tell you what to expect for CJ as he grows.” I can still picture myself in our family room in our little home in Texas holding my 13 week old baby boy who we had just weeks before confirmed was born with a moderate to severe hearing loss. In front … Continued

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12 Golden Rules for Your Baha System in 2016

12 Golden Rules for Your Baha System in 2016

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As you ring in the New Year, think about how you can prioritize caring for your Baha Sound Processor in 2016.  Below are the “12 Golden Rules for Baha System Use.” Your Baha Sound Processor contains very delicate components, so you should handle it with care – and never drop it! Follow these golden rules … Continued

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Ring in the New Year with a Sparkly Sound Processor

Ring in the New Year with a Sparkly Sound Processor

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It’s the New Year, and often that means making New Years resolutions.  Let’s think about some questions: When is the last time you changed your microphone protectors? Have you ever changed them? Do you replace your Dry-Briks in your Dry & Store kit? Do you replace your rechargeable batteries once every 12-18 months? Do you … Continued

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Happy New Year from Cochlear Americas!

Happy New Year from Cochlear Americas!

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From all of us at Cochlear Americas, we wish you a Happy New Year!  2015 was an incredible year for the Cochlear Family, and we thank you for letting us play a small part in your hearing journey. As we reflect on 2015, we invite you to check out our top stories in 2015 for … Continued

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Avid Skier and Nucleus Implant Recipient Michael O. Knows No Limits

Avid Skier and Nucleus Implant Recipient Michael O. Knows No Limits

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INTRO: I met Nucleus® Implant recipient Michael O. at the Colorado Neurological Institute’s (CNI) annual Cochlear Kids Camp in July.  Michael joined a panel of bright young adults who grew up with a hearing loss.  He shared that he participates in a wide variety of sports and does not let anything limit him. Of course, we had … Continued

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Connect to Your Holiday Gift with No Strings Attached

Connect to Your Holiday Gift with No Strings Attached

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Over the holidays, you may have been fortunate to receive some cool electronic gadgets such as a new iPhone or an iPad as a gift.  Did you know that you can connect your Nucleus® Sound Processor to your electronic gadget without any wires?  Check out these options offered by Cochlear to enjoy the best of music … Continued

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