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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

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