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6 ways for teachers to help students with hearing loss succeed in the classroom

6 ways for teachers to help students with hearing loss succeed in the classroom

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Many students with hearing loss do not want to be identified as being different from their peer group. Having an informed class and creating a space where self-advocacy is encouraged is the first step to creating an environment where students with hearing loss can build their confidence, feel accepted and be empowered to learn. We … Continued

Did you know watching your favorite movies can benefit hearing therapy?

Did you know watching your favorite movies can benefit hearing therapy?

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Creative hearing therapy options for single people “I’m single and live alone, but I found 90% of the retraining materials revolved around having someone else to help. I don’t have that luxury. But living alone doesn’t mean we can’t be creative,” says Julie, who came up with other “ways to train”. “About two weeks before … Continued

You are just three taps away from getting started with ‘Telephone with Confidence’ on your iPhone using the Cochlear CoPilot app!

You are just three taps away from getting started with ‘Telephone with Confidence’ on your iPhone using the Cochlear CoPilot app!

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Communicating on the phone can be a challenge and texting may not always be a solution. To help you, we have developed a series of skill builders in our new mobile app, Cochlear™ CoPilot, designed to help you build confidence using the telephone. Telephone with Confidence features typical conversations experienced in daily life – from … Continued

Five ways to help build hearing self-confidence in your child

Five ways to help build hearing self-confidence in your child

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Anna remembers growing up with hearing loss As a bilateral cochlear implant recipient since age 2, Anna remembers what it was like growing up with hearing loss and the impact her schoolteachers had on her hearing self-confidence and motivation to succeed. “Growing up, there were times that I did not understand what was said or … Continued

Tips for learning to hear with your cochlear implant

Tips for learning to hear with your cochlear implant

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Life is better with cochlear implants Debbie and Jeff Gifford have found “life more carefree and… spontaneous” since they each received a cochlear implant. The couple had accommodated each other’s hearing loss for most of their 31-year marriage, but now everyday situations are “markedly better” with their CochlearTM Kanso® Sound Processors and a hearing aid, … Continued

Apple announces plans to create cochlear implant Memoji™ customization

Apple announces plans to create cochlear implant Memoji™ customization

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Building Awareness for Cochlear Implants As well as providing a fun new way for recipients to visually represent themselves in digital messages, Cochlear welcomes the move by Apple as an important step to help build awareness and normalize the role cochlear implants play in treating severe to profound hearing loss. “The Apple Memoji is an … Continued

Try these simple steps for cochlear implant recipients to improve your listening skills

Try these simple steps for cochlear implant recipients to improve your listening skills

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In the Cochlear CoPilot app, ‘Building Blocks of Listening’ is a good place to start. It’s part of the skill builder series to help you with the fundamentals of communication – from distinguishing sounds and identifying words to helping you build your comprehension skills. “I love the little word exercises that help me work on … Continued

Retired teacher shares Kanso 2 Sound Processor upgrade experience and why he loves using the phone

Retired teacher shares Kanso 2 Sound Processor upgrade experience and why he loves using the phone

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“I started to lose my hearing in my 50s. There was no direct cause for it, just that loud sounds in life were catching up with me. Hearing aids helped for a bit, but then I started to lose large chunks of hearing overnight.  I was at a wedding when the bride’s friend, who happened … Continued

New Cochlear tool, CoPilot, helps with hearing therapy

New Cochlear tool, CoPilot, helps with hearing therapy

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“I’ve had my implant for 15 years and I’ve pretty much plateaued with my ability – mainly because I don’t really work on it,” says Christine, who uses a Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor. How CoPilot can help a crazy lifestyle “I’m a mom of three children aged 13, 10, and 6, and own a … Continued

New Cochlear tool, CoPilot is here to help you tap into your full potential

New Cochlear tool, CoPilot is here to help you tap into your full potential

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A self-guided app A cochlear implant helps to improve hearing outcomes, and research shows that people who take an active role in managing their hearing health by building knowledge and skills, are more likely to experience improvement in broader real-life listening and communication outcomes. With this in mind, Cochlear CoPilot has been developed as a … Continued

Deaf firefighter with a cochlear implant inspires young people to dream big

Deaf firefighter with a cochlear implant inspires young people to dream big

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He wanted to be a firefighter since he was a teenager Inspired by family members serving in the US Navy, Marines and Fire Rescue, a teenage Matt dreamt of becoming a firefighter. It didn’t matter that he had been deaf since birth and fitted with a cochlear implant at age 2. With sign language as … Continued

The Evolution of the Baha system 1977 – 2021

The Evolution of the Baha system 1977 – 2021

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“…my biggest wish was to hear my daughter’s voice,” said Mona, the world’s first recipient of a bone conduction implant. Picture: World’s first recipient of a bone conduction implant, Mona Picture: Dr. Anders Tjellström 40 Years of Baha After struggling with chronic infections from scarlet fever and hearing loss since she was a child, by … Continued

Bryan Adams, Malala Yousafzai and Other Celebrities Support Awareness of the World Report on Hearing

Bryan Adams, Malala Yousafzai and Other Celebrities Support Awareness of the World Report on Hearing

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WHO’s first-ever World Report on Hearing Launched on World Hearing Day in March, the WHO’s first-ever World Report on Hearing, Hearing care for all – screen, rehabilitate, communicate, contains guidance for governments to help curtail a worldwide rise in hearing loss. Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and advocate for education and … Continued

Strategies to succeed at college with hearing loss

Strategies to succeed at college with hearing loss

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Starting college is a significant milestone For 23-year-old Vanessa, it also proved to be a major turning point for her hearing. Fascinated by the beauty of life and biology, Vanessa had long set her mind on a career in the life sciences as she graduated polytechnic and began studying at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU). … Continued

Are you struggling with listening fatigue?

Are you struggling with listening fatigue?

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Remote communication is more common now, and more tiring Working remotely and spending more time on video calls or catching up with friends and family in online group chats can leave you exhausted. For Katie, a cochlear implant recipient and employee in Australia who is working remotely, getting ready for a day of video conferencing … Continued

Cochlear has partnered with the Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation to help restore sound to those in need

Cochlear has partnered with the Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation to help restore sound to those in need

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Last spring, Cochlear was proud to partner with the Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation (CIAF), an independent non-profit organization dedicated to providing cochlear implant equipment to those in need. For the first 200 sound processors that were traded in during our spring discount, Cochlear pledged to donate a separate, refurbished sound processor to the CIAF. Our … Continued

Developing self-advocacy skills to improve your life as a cochlear implant recipient

Developing self-advocacy skills to improve your life as a cochlear implant recipient

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Advocate for yourself While many parents are understandably protective of children with hearing loss, Alana Nichols’ mother instilled in her, from a very young age, the importance of being able to advocate for herself. “Parents play an incredibly important role in laying down the environment and foundation for children with hearing loss,” says Alana who … Continued

Six handy hints when upgrading to help you choose your next sound processor

Six handy hints when upgrading to help you choose your next sound processor

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No matter if you prefer a behind-the-ear or off-the ear device, there are some standout benefits to Cochlear’s latest technology over older sound processors. Here are six reasons to consider the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 or new Kanso® 2 Sound Processors. Clearer sound in challenging environments A new feature, ForwardFocus, will help you experience clearer sound, … Continued

Artist’s hearing loss journey inspires illustrations that have come to life at Cochlear

Artist’s hearing loss journey inspires illustrations that have come to life at Cochlear

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Inspired though hearing loss Sophie is an Australian illustrator who was faced with unexpected hearing loss after the removal of a brain tumor in 2017. Like many people with hearing loss, Sophie turned to her creative side to express her emotions and has captured her journey through a series of three powerful illustrations. “I was … Continued

Why brain plasticity among adults with cochlear implants matters

Why brain plasticity among adults with cochlear implants matters

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While access to cochlear implant technology is life changing for many people, we continue to see a wide range of results among adult cochlear implant users. Differences in recipient demographics, case histories, surgical and clinical factors do not fully account for these differences . Consequently, research groups have been looking further for answers. Learning to … Continued

‘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