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Plan ahead to manage listening effort this holiday season with tips from expert Dr. Sarah Hughes

Plan ahead to manage listening effort this holiday season with tips from expert Dr. Sarah Hughes

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Tips from an expert to manage listening effort during the holidays “As a cochlear implant recipient, you may find you are extremely tired by the end of the day. Interestingly, recipients often fail to connect their fatigue with listening and the increased effort needed to ensure listening success,” says Dr. Sarah Hughes PhD, a speech-language … Continued

5 hearing therapy myths debunked

5 hearing therapy myths debunked

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Thinking about hearing therapy to get more out of your hearing experience? Even with the most up-to-date technology, living with hearing loss can be a challenge. But research shows that many adults with cochlear implants are not aware of the benefits of active hearing therapy practice because of the perception that technology is enough. While … Continued

A dad’s tips on caring for your child’s sound processor and accessories

A dad’s tips on caring for your child’s sound processor and accessories

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Over the years they have refined their tactics Calendar reminders and a specially chosen backpack are just two of the tricks that Evan and his dad Brian use to keep this 11-year old’s sound processors and accessories well organized. Evan received his first Cochlear™ Nucleus® 5 Sound Processors in 2010 when he was one year … Continued

Cochlear implant recipients are living an active lifestyle with hearing loss

Cochlear implant recipients are living an active lifestyle with hearing loss

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How to get active and connect with the outdoors Being active and enjoying the outdoors is an essential part of healthy living for many people – whether it’s walking, running, swimming, playing a team sport or being in the wilderness. If you were active before you received your cochlear implant, there’s no reason why you … Continued

Navigating your insurance for generally covered Cochlear parts and accessories

Navigating your insurance for generally covered Cochlear parts and accessories

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Typically, each health insurance plan has their own definition for what is medically necessary; however, there are some common themes. Usually, a product is covered by insurance if it: Improves your hearing Decreases risk to your personal safety Improves your quality of life Is required for the hearing device to function Some examples of parts … Continued

Payment options and ways to reduce your costs for Cochlear parts and accessories

Payment options and ways to reduce your costs for Cochlear parts and accessories

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Shopping for parts and accessories You can shop and place an order for parts and accessories on the online Cochlear Store, where you have the option to shop in insurance mode or in self-pay mode.  In insurance mode, you will only see parts and accessories that are considered medically necessary, which varies by insurance provider, … Continued

Make the most of your 2021 insurance benefits to upgrade your sound processor before the end of the year

Make the most of your 2021 insurance benefits to upgrade your sound processor before the end of the year

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As you look to maximize your insurance benefits before the end of 2021, Cochlear is here to help you navigate the insurance process. For upgrade orders, we’ll work with your insurance provider and clinician on your behalf, which includes collecting all the necessary documentation to determine coverage and billing your insurance directly – even if … Continued

How being a bilateral Cochlear Baha 5 System recipient helps Alisha to hear in her job as a nurse

How being a bilateral Cochlear Baha 5 System recipient helps Alisha to hear in her job as a nurse

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Alisha didn’t hesitate to get a second bone conduction implant “I was willing to try anything and everything to be able to hear on both sides, so I would be able to focus more on improving myself and getting where I wanted to be in life,” says Alisha. Before getting her first Cochlear™ Baha® 5 … Continued

Cochlear implant recipients share their personal experiences with Nucleus 7 Sound Processors

Cochlear implant recipients share their personal experiences with Nucleus 7 Sound Processors

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Increasing Awareness The initial aim of the project was to increase awareness about cochlear implants and surface recipients’ real-life experiences with Nucleus 7 systems and how their daily lives are affected. What surfaced were deeply personal stories and images about their experiences reconnecting with family and friends, enjoying music again and understanding conversations in noisy … Continued

Nucleus 22 Implant recipient shares how Cochlear continues to support him today with his Nucleus 7 Sound Processor upgrade

Nucleus 22 Implant recipient shares how Cochlear continues to support him today with his Nucleus 7 Sound Processor upgrade

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I was born with hearing loss about 27 years ago to hearing parents. It was the early 90s and cochlear implant technology was still relatively new for pediatric patients. I started with the Spectra 22 Sound Processor and lots of speech therapy. I remember running down the soccer field with the sound processor in a … Continued

Options to self-pay for a cochlear sound processor upgrade

Options to self-pay for a cochlear sound processor upgrade

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The Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 and Kanso® 2 Sound Processors are designed to help you hear your best in any environment and easily connect with technology and the people you love. If you’re ready to hear your best, there’s no better time to consider the latest sound processor technology. Why self-pay? There are a few reasons … Continued

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