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‘I forget it’s even there’: Mary Ann talks about her experience with upgrading to the Cochlear Nucleus Kanso 2 and Nucleus 7 Sound Processors

‘I forget it’s even there’: Mary Ann talks about her experience with upgrading to the Cochlear Nucleus Kanso 2 and Nucleus 7 Sound Processors

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Mary Ann loves the outdoors. She is a master gardener and native plant enthusiast working as a consultant for people in her area who have gardening questions. She has struggled with hearing loss since her 40’s due to her career as a hairstylist. Back then, the dryers and blowers had a high-pitched squeal and over … Continued

Time to rethink adult hearing therapy for cochlear implants

Time to rethink adult hearing therapy for cochlear implants

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Hearing therapy can enhance your communication outcomes Did you know that many adults with cochlear implants don’t actively seek appropriate aural rehabilitation or hearing therapy because of an assumption that the hearing technology is enough? This assumes that the technology alone is sufficient to address the broad impact of hearing loss on an individual’s daily … Continued

Emergency encounter shines light on listening and spoken language exercises

Emergency encounter shines light on listening and spoken language exercises

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A threat in the chicken coop When Elri discovered a reptile threatening the family’s chickens in their backyard coop, rather than yell “snake!” to raise alarm bells, the 12-year old took her time to explain what she had witnessed. Afterall, using multiple words and language to explain what she was seeing was something her mother … Continued

Music training helps in noisy situations

Music training helps in noisy situations

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Imagine you’re in a busy café talking with a friend. You want to focus on their voice and the conversation, but there is noise all around you. There’s the hum of a nearby refrigerator, the barista banging away at the coffee machine, someone nearby typing busily on their laptop and everybody is chatting. Even with … Continued

Joyful Life Cochlear Implant Fund gives the gift of hearing

Joyful Life Cochlear Implant Fund gives the gift of hearing

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Angela started losing her hearing in first grade. Growing up in a tiny South Dakota farm community, she didn’t know anyone else with hearing loss, and often felt embarrassed and ashamed. After struggling with hearing aids and lip-reading, her life changed when she received her first Cochlear™ Nucleus® 24 Implant almost 24 years ago, and … Continued

College student with cochlear implant creates masks for people with hearing loss

College student with cochlear implant creates masks for people with hearing loss

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Peninnah grew up with hearing loss and wearing hearing aids. Then at volleyball practice one day she had a seizure and suddenly lost most of her hearing in her left ear. It was shortly after that Peninnah received her first Cochlear™ Nucleus® 5 Sound Processor and gained back access to the sounds she was missing. … Continued

Kanso 2 Sound Processor recipients share experience upgrading to new technology

Kanso 2 Sound Processor recipients share experience upgrading to new technology

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The Kanso 2 Sound Processor is a discreet off-the-ear hearing device that makes it easier for you to connect to the people and technology you love. We sat down with recipients who upgraded to the Kanso 2 Sound Processor to learn more about their experience with this new technology and some of the new features … Continued

Cochlear Baha 5 Sound Processor: Five troubleshooting tips to stay on air

Cochlear Baha 5 Sound Processor: Five troubleshooting tips to stay on air

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My sound processor won’t turn on This might be your battery, which can be affected by daily use, the volume setting, use of wireless audio streaming, the sound environment, and battery strength. There are three things you can do to troubleshoot this common problem. Replace the battery. Ensure you remove the sticker on the side … Continued

Listening in noisy environments

Listening in noisy environments

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Unwanted sound is just “noise”! When sound interferes with conversation, thinking, concentrating, working, or sleeping we see it as undesirable background noise. Listening in Noisy Environments Social norms around behavior in public have changed, especially regarding noise… people holding loud phone conversations in public and music being pumped through speakers in cafés and shopping malls … Continued

Recently upgraded? Here’s five key Cochlear Nucleus Kanso 2 Sound Processor technology tips

Recently upgraded? Here’s five key Cochlear Nucleus Kanso 2 Sound Processor technology tips

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Your new Cochlear Kanso 2 Sound Processor has many great new features that you most likely didn’t have with your previous device. While the User Guides that came with your sound processor are always the best place to start, let’s look at the features you’ll likely use the most so you can start enjoying the … Continued

A testimony to better hearing with cochlear implants

A testimony to better hearing with cochlear implants

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“I would like to give you a little background on myself so that I may share my journey of my testimony and miracle of deafness. I was born in 1975. I was born deaf in my right ear with 100% hearing in my left ear. They didn’t find out anything until I was around three … Continued

Cochlear “mermaid” donates devices to school in the Australian outback

Cochlear “mermaid” donates devices to school in the Australian outback

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Car Rally for Charity The Variety Bash car rally has become an iconic Australian event which sees hundreds of volunteers drive cross-country to deliver donations and supplies to disadvantaged children. The event is part of Variety the Children’s Charity, an international charity that has raised more than $2 billion and helped four million children globally … Continued

Do you struggle with hearing challenges at work and events? Here are some tips on how Fernando overcomes noisy environments.

Do you struggle with hearing challenges at work and events? Here are some tips on how Fernando overcomes noisy environments.

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Overcome Noisy Environments With his global role, an opportunity to attend a banking conference about current geopolitical trends was a no brainer. The fact that he was one of about 1,000 banking professionals at what is typically a very noisy event didn’t concern Fernando, even though he has hearing loss and is a bilateral cochlear … Continued

Social distancing and face masks with a cochlear implant, what you can do about it

Social distancing and face masks with a cochlear implant, what you can do about it

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Having a conversation with someone and social-distancing at six feet with a mask on can be awkward and frustrating! It’s often harder to read each other’s facial expressions, emotions and attitudes, and of course it makes it almost impossible to lipread!  On top of that there is another potential difficulty  because of the muffling effect … Continued

Music has the power to connect us. See why people in Italy are making music from their balconies.

Music has the power to connect us. See why people in Italy are making music from their balconies.

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Italians have made headlines as they played music from their balconies as a way to unite and connect during quarantine measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. As well as creating emotional connections, music plays other valuable roles and can benefit people with cochlear implants by enhancing listening skills, which can lead to improved communication … Continued

Experience books to enhance your child’s cochlear implant hearing therapy

Experience books to enhance your child’s cochlear implant hearing therapy

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Why an Experience Book? Creating an experience book allows you to tell stories. For your child, listening to these stories leads to talking which transfers into telling stories themselves, all important aspects of listening, speech and literacy development. It allows for the practice of receptive and expressive language about experiences that are uniquely meaningful, interesting … Continued

Benefits of journaling for cochlear implant hearing therapy

Benefits of journaling for cochlear implant hearing therapy

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Spurs your motivation As part of your morning creative surge, use your journal to review and capture your daily to-do list and long-term goals. Review and hone your cochlear implant hearing experience, vision and big-picture goals for where you want to eventually be. As you read and re-write your goals daily, they can become solidified … Continued

At-home cochlear implant hearing therapy activities and auditory skill development resources for parents

At-home cochlear implant hearing therapy activities and auditory skill development resources for parents

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Set the Mindset First off, you must remember that you are not in this alone-we are all in this together. Here are a few tips and suggestions to help you manage the stress, keep the peace and stay engaged with cochlear implant hearing therapy activities to support the development of your child’s hearing and speech. … Continued

Six tips to make working from home easier

Six tips to make working from home easier

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Use video conferencing where possible Phone calls can be challenging for people with hearing loss – especially when calls involve groups of people. Tom, who works in search and rescue and is regularly involved in staff meetings, uses video conferencing as it allows him to use visual cues such as lip reading, which makes it … Continued

At-Home cochlear implant hearing therapy resources for adults and children

At-Home cochlear implant hearing therapy resources for adults and children

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The adult programs and activities are designed to improve listening, encourage conversations and instill confidence. For children, the activities support the development of auditory, speech and language skills. Regardless of age, these training programs are fun and engaging. What will you find Within each Communication Corner program you will find: Clinically structured programs and activities … Continued

Five ways to use free time to improve your listening skills

Five ways to use free time to improve your listening skills

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No matter how long you’ve had your cochlear implant, some people still find listening challenging in some environments. For some it’s having a conversation in a noisy café or restaurant, attending a music concert with friends, or participating on a group conference call with work colleagues. We talked to cochlear implant recipients to share their … Continued