If hearing loss is holding you back from your career and relationships, a cochlear implant may be the perfect solution.

Meet Jarrod, a Nucleus® 7 recipient from Auckland, New Zealand. His Cochlear™ Implant has allowed him to pursue his professional and personal goals with confidence.

“Since having a Cochlear Implant, my life has changed tremendously,” Jarrod said. “I feel far more confident than I did before.”

He works as an IT engineer for schools and small businesses—a job which requires him to be able to communicate with clients every day.

“The clarity and richness of sound for me is a really big thing, especially in this line of work that I do,” he said. “People don’t like to repeat themselves. So it’s very important that I get what they have to say the first time.”

His job also involves talking on the phone, which is made easier with the Nucleus 7 Made for iPhone compatibility.

“One thing I love about the Nucleus 7 is the direct streaming feature,” Jarrod said. “And for me, this is really important as I take a lot of calls for work.”

The benefits of his processor don’t stop when he leaves the office. Jarrod’s dream is to become a commercial pilot. Having a Cochlear Implant means he’s no longer limited by his hearing loss.

“I’ve wanted to be a commercial pilot since I was two years old,” he said. “I would feel extremely overjoyed if I was to achieve this dream. I know it’s going to be filled with challenges along the way. But when I get there, it’s going to show people that yes, you can do it with any sort of hearing impairment or disability.”

For more information on the Nucleus 7 sound processor, 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.