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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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The Baha System helps give man with single-sided deafness his full life back

The Baha System helps give man with single-sided deafness his full life back

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Aaron B. was 37 when he suddenly lost the hearing in one of his ears overnight. For Aaron, that meant he lost sounds that he had previously taken for granted, like all of the soft sounds of the outdoors. “Having all those different sounds, from the wind, to the movement of branches, to the balancing … Continued

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Add ‘ears’ to your pumpkin with Cochlear’s pumpkin stencils – download today!

Add ‘ears’ to your pumpkin with Cochlear’s pumpkin stencils – download today!

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If you’re looking to celebrate Cochlear or add “ears” to your pumpkin this Halloween, new Cochlear pumpkin stencils are available for you to download and print now: http://go.cochlear.com/rs/087-KYD-238/images/CAM-MK-WEB-1629-2017-Cochlear-Pumpkin-Stencils.pdf. Once you have your pumpkin picked out and you’re ready to go, here’s how to carve the Cochlear stencil into it: Step 1: Cut out a circle at the top … Continued

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The Baha System brought me out of my shell

The Baha System brought me out of my shell

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Amanda D. grew up with hearing loss due to constant middle ear issues. Years into her adulthood, Amanda was able to get the Baha® System, which changed her life. Now with the latest sound processor solution, the Baha 5 SuperPower, Amanda’s life continues to be enhanced by the innovations of the Baha System. “My mom … Continued

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Back-to-school hearing party: How Sophie educates her classmates about her hearing loss

Back-to-school hearing party: How Sophie educates her classmates about her hearing loss

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Ten-year-old Sophie R. was born deaf, has bilateral cochlear implants and is succeeding in her mainstream classroom. Since she’s the only child in her school with cochlear implants, she takes the time each year to educate her classmates about her hearing loss, cochlear implants and how she’s just like them: “At the beginning of each … Continued

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How to educate teachers about your child’s hearing loss

How to educate teachers about your child’s hearing loss

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Parents, as you begin to prepare your child for a new school year consider preparing your child’s teacher(s) as well by sending an “introductory” or “re-introduction” letter. The letter allows you the opportunity to provide any new or pertinent information regarding your child’s hearing status, remind the teacher about any specific needs your child may … Continued

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Nucleus 7 recipient shares how the first Made for iPhone cochlear implant technology improves life

Nucleus 7 recipient shares how the first Made for iPhone cochlear implant technology improves life

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Mathias B. started losing his hearing in his early 40s. As a working and active father and husband, his hearing loss began to impact his whole life. Hearing aids weren’t giving him enough benefit, so he decided to get a cochlear implant. As an early adopter of new technology, Mathias was also eager to try … Continued

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