The transition from a world of silence to a world of sound is liberating.

Just ask Karl, a Nucleus® 7 recipient. Since receiving a Cochlear Implant, his world has been filled with sounds that allow him to hear and engage with others in ways that he couldn’t before.

“My confidence has grown hugely since I’ve had the implant,” he said. “The sound and clarity of the N7 has definitely helped me in my social life.”

His newfound confidence has impacted both his profession and his personal life.

“I engage now more with my colleagues at work. I can have quite a long conversation very, very clearly. And it has made life so much easier for me,” Karl said.

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Karl is one of over 450,000 people around the world whose lives have been transformed by Cochlear hearing solutions.

For him, one of the biggest benefits is being able to step outside and hear the world around him.

“I love the sounds of nature. I love the sounds of the animals,” Karl said. “I can hear the sheep. I can hear birds fly past. It’s like a breath of fresh air that makes me feel alive.”

Karl said he also appreciates being able to connect with his friends and family through his iPhone®. The Nucleus 7 Made for iPhone connectivity means that he never has to miss a conversation with his loved ones.

“I feel a lot more confident because the clarity of the sound is fantastic,” he said. “I feel that the Nucleus 7 has given me a new lease of life.”

For more information on the Nucleus 7, click here. To find out if you or your loved one qualifies for a Cochlear Implant, locate a hearing specialist near you.

*Views expressed by Cochlear recipients and hearing health providers are those of the individual. Consult your hearing health provider to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology. Outcomes and results may vary.
**The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is compatible with iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPad (4th generation) and iPod touch (6th generation) using iOS 10.0 or later. The Nucleus Smart App is compatible with iPhone 5 (or later) and iPod 6th generation devices (or later) running iOS 10.0 or later. Apple, the Apple logo, FaceTime, Made for iPad logo, Made for iPhone logo, Made for iPod logo, iPhone, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Information accurate as of July 2017.
***The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is not currently compatible with Nucleus 22 or Nucleus 24 implants.
Skylar Mason

As a journalism student, Baha recipient, and Anders Tjellström Scholarship winner, Skylar is excited to join the team at Cochlear as an intern to tell the stories of other CI and Baha recipients! She attends the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.