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Actress with sensorineural hearing loss diagnosis gets cochlear implant

Actress with sensorineural hearing loss diagnosis gets cochlear implant

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“My hearing loss began in August 2009 when I suddenly lost most of my hearing in my left ear and was left with tinnitus or the constant sound of frying bacon, as I call it. It was startling and inconvenient. My coping skills helped to remind my friends and family that the right side of … Continued

The Sound of Love: Couples describe journey of a spouse with hearing loss, cochlear implants and love

The Sound of Love: Couples describe journey of a spouse with hearing loss, cochlear implants and love

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To watch the full series of videos from each couple, please visit our Cochlear Americas YouTube page. Brenda and Brad Brenda’s gradual hearing loss made it tough to connect with her spouse, Brad, and her two daughters. She had struggled with hearing loss since she was in the first grade and gradually began to feel … Continued

Teacher with hearing loss gets cochlear implants to continue career helping students

Teacher with hearing loss gets cochlear implants to continue career helping students

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“My hearing was perfect throughout my childhood. It was so perfect that my parents joked that I never missed anything. It was soon after I started college at 18 that my hearing started slipping away. It was such a subtle loss that it went mostly unnoticed for some time. Then one night nearing New Year’s … Continued

Child with hearing loss from congenital CMV gets life-changing cochlear implants

Child with hearing loss from congenital CMV gets life-changing cochlear implants

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“Our daughter Nova was born on December 9, 2016 and we immediately fell head over heels in love with her. During our hospital stay, Nova met all the expectations that the doctors had for her. Although that quickly changed the morning we were getting ready to take her home when she was given her newborn … Continued

Man says learning about cochlear implant candidacy and getting cochlear implant is best decision he has made

Man says learning about cochlear implant candidacy and getting cochlear implant is best decision he has made

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“I have worn hearing aids for over 33 years. As an infant and toddler, I had many ear infections. With those infections came very high fevers and my doctors believed that the high fevers were the reason for my hearing loss. My mom was my advocate and she spent countless hours with me at the … Continued

After learning about cochlear implants, parents get child cochlear implants, child becomes softball star

After learning about cochlear implants, parents get child cochlear implants, child becomes softball star

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“Amanda, now 15 years old, was born profoundly deaf and not diagnosed until the age of 7 months. She was born with the Connexin 26 syndrome. Amanda received her first Cochlear implant at 16 months old and received her second Cochlear implant about a year later. Learning about cochlear implants We decided upon the Cochlear … Continued

Documentarian who loves new cochlear implant technology inspires others to focus on self-love

Documentarian who loves new cochlear implant technology inspires others to focus on self-love

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“My name is Demetrius C., also known as Meech. I am 25 years old and from Staten Island, New York. I was born with normal hearing and lost my hearing in 2006 during the 8th grade after finding out I had a severe eye condition called uveitis which was caused by an unknown virus. The … Continued

Woman at maximum amplification for hearing aids turned to cochlear implants for career

Woman at maximum amplification for hearing aids turned to cochlear implants for career

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“It was during a high school hearing test that I found out I had a hearing problem. Several years later, when I was 24 years old, I received my first set of hearing aids. I never loved them; they did the job of amplifying sounds and voices, but I always felt like someone stuck microphones … Continued

“The best choice we ever made for them,” sisters with cochlear implants thrive

“The best choice we ever made for them,” sisters with cochlear implants thrive

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“My oldest daughter Macy was born hearing in August of 2012. I began to notice around 6 months old that there were times that she would seem to be ignoring me, but then at other times she was very attentive. I chalked it up to her being stubborn but always had that gut feeling that … Continued

Star of viral cochlear implant activation video discusses her daughter’s cochlear implants

Star of viral cochlear implant activation video discusses her daughter’s cochlear implants

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Have you seen the viral video of mother, Anna E., and her child, Ayla’s cochlear implant activation? The sentiments that Anna experienced were palpable and showcases how emotional a cochlear implant activation can be. We asked Anna for her perspective on the journey to her daughter’s cochlear implant and what being a part of a … Continued

Parents decided to get child surgery for a cochlear implant, now grown-up, she loves hearing in a unique way

Parents decided to get child surgery for a cochlear implant, now grown-up, she loves hearing in a unique way

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“Hello! My name is Abriana and I was born deaf. Sometimes there are not always answers to how someone can lose their hearing. I was born without hairs in my cochlea, and without hairs in your cochlea, you cannot hear! My journey to cochlear implants started with my parents deciding for me to undergo surgery … Continued

Child with progressive hearing loss and cochlear implant sets sights on being a singer

Child with progressive hearing loss and cochlear implant sets sights on being a singer

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“Casey Marie was born on May 21, 2010, and it was the happiest day of my life. Casey was born at 5 pounds and 15 ounces; she was small but very healthy, wide eyed and hungry from the start. After spending bonding time with her, she was soon taken for her routine newborn hearing test. … Continued

Man with hearing loss describes the path to his cochlear implant activation day

Man with hearing loss describes the path to his cochlear implant activation day

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“This is my unique story about my hearing loss and the journey back to hearing. Everyone’s journey is different, but we may share many of the things I went through. Fifty years ago while in high school, I noticed a tonal difference between my right and left ear. Over the years my left ear just kept … Continued

Child with hearing loss gets cochlear implant and is a role model for the family

Child with hearing loss gets cochlear implant and is a role model for the family

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“’Your son has severe bilateral sensorineural hearing loss and will not develop speech without the use of assistive technology.’ We can still remember the silence and shock of that moment when the audiologist uttered those words after Levi’s first auditory brainstem response (ABR) test. Words that changed our lives and sent us down an unfamiliar … Continued

Learning how to shine out loud, the journey of an opera singer with cochlear implants

Learning how to shine out loud, the journey of an opera singer with cochlear implants

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“I am a singer, born and bred. Having an internationally respected choral conductor for a father and a French teacher for a mother, our family always joked that they were breeding opera singers. Yes, I was the child that heard ‘Happy Birthday’ at the age of 2 and sang it back perfectly after one listening. … Continued

Cochlear implant technology allows psychotherapist to continue career

Cochlear implant technology allows psychotherapist to continue career

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“I began to be aware that my hearing was changing when I first realized that I could not hear people in the back seat of the car. Hearing loss was a new experience for me at the age of 47. I had never experienced an earache or been evaluated by any hearing professional. I was … Continued

Diagnosed with auditory neuropathy, child gets cochlear implants and goal of saying 100 words

Diagnosed with auditory neuropathy, child gets cochlear implants and goal of saying 100 words

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“When Chance had his initial newborn hearing test, he failed. A few weeks later, we took him to get another hearing test and he passed. When Chance was 2, we could tell something was not right, so we then got an auditory brainstem response test (ABR) to see what was going on. I remember crying when they … Continued

Woman’s journey to a bone conduction implant after learning about Baha System insurance coverage

Woman’s journey to a bone conduction implant after learning about Baha System insurance coverage

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“At the age of 16, ‘what’ became my most used word. For the next 43 years after waking up with sudden and total hearing loss (single-sided deafness) in my right ear, I constantly asked people to repeat themselves. Back in the mid-1970s, my parents took me to doctors, but no one had an explanation. More … Continued

Child with Connexin 26 gene mutation loves listening to music with his cochlear implant

Child with Connexin 26 gene mutation loves listening to music with his cochlear implant

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“On May 20, 2014, our son, Maxfield, was born five weeks early, but otherwise was perfectly healthy. This was our second child and everything seemed to be just the same as our daughter’s birth. When he did not pass the hearing screening in the hospital, we assumed it was a fluke. The second screening showed … Continued

Retired CPA gets cochlear implant, Nucleus 7 Sound Processor and ease of conversation back

Retired CPA gets cochlear implant, Nucleus 7 Sound Processor and ease of conversation back

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“I was born with excellent hearing. Unfortunately, about 35 years ago when I was in my 40s, I had a traumatic experience, nothing physical, and slowly started to have hearing issues. When my daughters began complaining that I left the directional signals on in the car, I accepted the realization that I was not hearing … Continued