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The day started like any other until sudden hearing loss hit

The day started like any other until sudden hearing loss hit

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Angie M, active grandmother and court reporter, will never forget the day that changed her life. The day sudden hearing loss, or sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), took her hearing and began pulling her away from the two favorite aspects of her life, family and career. Frantically looking for a solution to hear again, she found … Continued

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Why my Kanso Sound Processor is my most prized possession

Why my Kanso Sound Processor is my most prized possession

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“I’ve been hard of hearing since my late teens…and maybe even earlier. Looking back, I can see that I wasn’t hearing the way that other people did, even when I was only 15 years of age. However, while I was a teen, I’d been too young to understand that I had a problem. I guess … Continued

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In denial about hearing loss for most of her life, a cochlear implant shines new light on her world

In denial about hearing loss for most of her life, a cochlear implant shines new light on her world

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“I was born deaf in my right ear and lost most of the hearing in my left ear when I was in my 20s. I wore a hearing aid in that ear for 30 years before my audiologist convinced me that a cochlear implant would benefit me greatly. (It actually took him five years to … Continued

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Read ‘em again: The top Cochlear stories from 2017

Read ‘em again: The top Cochlear stories from 2017

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Nucleus 7 is here: The world’s first Made for iPhone cochlear implant sound processor The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is the world’s first Made for iPhone cochlear implant sound processor to allow users to stream sound from iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® directly to their sound processor, offering greater accessibility, connectivity and wireless solutions. Loved … Continued

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A Cochlear Family story: Some born deaf, some born hearing, all celebrate being able to hear

A Cochlear Family story: Some born deaf, some born hearing, all celebrate being able to hear

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Summer H. is the proud mother to four beautiful children. Two of them were born with significant hearing loss; two have normal hearing. Because of cochlear implant technology, this mom could overcome her fears and the whole family can celebrate being a Cochlear Family: “Our family is like most families. We participate in sports and … Continued

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Santa hears again

Santa hears again

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Being able to hear and understand a child’s request is the most important part of Santa Cliff S.’ job. When he was struggling to do that in hearing aids, he knew it was time to find a different solution for his hearing loss. See how Santa hears again with the gift of the Baha® System: … Continued

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How these new parents made the decision to help their son hear: Carson’s cochlear implant story

How these new parents made the decision to help their son hear: Carson’s cochlear implant story

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Lisa and Christopher B. were ecstatic to have their first child. Two days into the throes of parenthood, they learned their little boy, Carson, didn’t pass his newborn hearing test. Having no connection to hearing loss, the new parents were stunned, confused, sad and worried about their child’s future. Find out how this family decided … Continued

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Parents get cochlear implant tattoos so their child doesn’t feel left out

Parents get cochlear implant tattoos so their child doesn’t feel left out

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Connor passed his newborn hearing test, but when his language wasn’t developing and he wasn’t responding to loud noises his mom, Hope S., knew something was wrong. Eventually diagnosed with profound hearing loss and auditory neuropathy, Connor’s best treatment option was cochlear implants, Hope learned. Not wanting him to feel left out, Hope and her … Continued

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A Cochlear customer support story: What happened when my son lost a cochlear implant sound processor

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Kelly J., whose son is a bilateral Cochlear Implant recipient, highlights one of the many reasons she chose Cochlear. See how Cochlear’s customer support and service helped this family:    “Although Sean was born hearing, it wasn’t until he was 12 months old that we detected a speech delay. With early intervention speech in place, … Continued

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WATCH: Mom, daughter who is deaf candidly reflect on the choice mom made for her to hear

WATCH: Mom, daughter who is deaf candidly reflect on the choice mom made for her to hear

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What did you think when you first learned I was deaf? Did you ever have any fears about my future when you learned I was deaf? Do you ever think about what high school would be like if you didn’t have a cochlear implant? These are just some of the real questions and honest answers … Continued

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From CMV diagnosis to failing the hearing screening: Mom knew cochlear implants were the route for her son to hear

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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common congenital viral infection and the leading nongenetic cause of deafness in children. This was the start of Jessica S.’s son, Dawson’s, story: “Dawson’s hearing journey began before he was even born. When I was around 12 weeks pregnant, I found out I had … Continued

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Tips for hearing at holiday get-togethers

Tips for hearing at holiday get-togethers

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The holidays are a great time to make new memories. They are also great times for those with hearing loss to learn new sounds and words, providing language development and language enhancement opportunities. The right hearing strategies can help set you or your child with hearing loss up for success this holiday season. Check out some holiday hearing … Continued

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New movie, Wonder, to feature Treacher Collins syndrome

New movie, Wonder, to feature Treacher Collins syndrome

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The 2012 children’s novel and New York Times bestseller Wonder is being adapted into a Hollywood movie starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Trembley. Premiering November 17, Wonder tells the story about a 10-year boy, Auggie, with Treacher Collins syndrome who starts school after being home-schooled for years. Sadly, Auggie gets bullied because of his rare facial medical … Continued

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Bilateral Cochlear Implant recipient tries Nucleus 7

Bilateral Cochlear Implant recipient tries Nucleus 7

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Rebecca G. struggled with fluctuating hearing loss for four years before she received her first Cochlear Implant. When she became a bilateral Cochlear Implant recipient, Rebecca had the opportunity to get the newest technology, the Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor. See why she fell in love with the new device: “My problems started with vertigo and … Continued

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Bilateral Cochlear Implants bring the sounds of home back for a Veteran

Bilateral Cochlear Implants bring the sounds of home back for a Veteran

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports hearing loss is “by far the most prevalent service-connected disability among American Veterans.” In honor of Veterans Day, we share the story of Eric K., an Army Veteran whose life was changed forever in the wake of an injury he sustained while serving. Years later, an audiologist pointed … Continued

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WATCH: Heartfelt conversation between mom, dad, teenager who is deaf about wanting her to hear

WATCH: Heartfelt conversation between mom, dad, teenager who is deaf about wanting her to hear

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What did you think when you first learned I was deaf? Did you ever have any fears about my future when you learned I was deaf? What do you think your future would have looked like if you didn’t have cochlear implants? These are just some of the real questions and honest answers a mother, … Continued

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From growing up with SSD to hearing sounds she never knew existed, Andrea’s future opens up

From growing up with SSD to hearing sounds she never knew existed, Andrea’s future opens up

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After suffering from chronic ear infections as a child, Andrea M.’s parents decided to try surgery. Two procedures later, her hearing loss didn’t get better. It got worse, leaving her deaf in one ear. Growing up with single-sided deafness (SSD) wasn’t easy for Andrea, and it wasn’t until she started studying to be a nurse … Continued

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Hearing loss took her from music but a cochlear implant led her back

Hearing loss took her from music but a cochlear implant led her back

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Sherilyn J. struggled with hearing loss for years, causing her to pull away from the things she loved and the person she had always been. A combination of forces, her CochlearTM Nucleus® Implant System, a Vanderbilt research study and a singer-songwriter’s lyrics, brought Sherilyn back to her biggest passion, music: “A chance meeting and photo … Continued

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