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Woman with Cochlear Nucleus Implant enjoys savoring each day of hearing

Woman with Cochlear Nucleus Implant enjoys savoring each day of hearing

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“My name is Amy S. and I will be 43 years old on October 10. I was born in 1976 in Jacksonville, Florida to my biological mom who gave me up for adoption. When I was in the process of being adopted by my new parents, John and Joanne, I contracted meningitis in my elbow. … Continued

Child with cochlear implants taking on world of sound, on track to bridge language gap

Child with cochlear implants taking on world of sound, on track to bridge language gap

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“This is Dracen! Our amazing, determined, and strong-willed little boy! He loves trains, dinosaurs, riding his bike and ALL things boy! He lives a completely normal life thanks to his ability to hear and speak with the use of cochlear implants. Dracen’s hearing loss journey Dracen failed his newborn hearing screening. Due to inconsistent hearing … Continued

Man who performs Capoeira martial arts loves clarity of sound cochlear implants provide

Man who performs Capoeira martial arts loves clarity of sound cochlear implants provide

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“My hearing loss story began at birth with a bilateral sensorineural loss. My hearing loss was attributed to a genetic condition, although I do not know of anybody else in my family tree with hearing loss other than hearing loss related to old age. The loss over the years in both ears was gradual. The … Continued

You should know that cochlear implants may be covered by insurance

You should know that cochlear implants may be covered by insurance

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The first step: cochlear implant candidacy The first step in knowing how much a hearing implant will cost is through an evaluation by a hearing health professional who specializes in cochlear implant solutions. It is important for yourself or a loved one to find out if they are eligible for a hearing implant before obtaining … Continued

FDA clears Cochlear’s innovative new Osia® 2 hearing implant system

FDA clears Cochlear’s innovative new Osia® 2 hearing implant system

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Centennial, Colo. (December 11, 2019) — Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announces today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the new Cochlear™ Osia® 2 System. The Osia System is the world’s first active osseointegrated steady-state implant (OSI), a new category of bone conduction hearing solutions that uses … Continued

After trialing hearing aids, woman adores her life with the Baha 5 System

After trialing hearing aids, woman adores her life with the Baha 5 System

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“I have bilateral mixed hearing loss; hearing loss is fairly common for a person with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). I started noticing a decrease in my hearing while I was at work. I worked at a police station as a communications officer and my shift was on nights. At first, I thought it was fatigue and just … Continued

After failing newborn hearing screenings, child begins journey towards cochlear implants

After failing newborn hearing screenings, child begins journey towards cochlear implants

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Be sure to check out Lisa’s first blog too: https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/carsons-cochlear-implant-story/ “When Carson was born, the nurse came in to our hospital room to do his newborn hearing screening. Since he was our first baby, we had no idea newborns had their hearing checked while still in the hospital. They hooked up the machine, and I … Continued

Husband and wife reflect on husband’s journey with Mondini malformation and his cochlear implant

Husband and wife reflect on husband’s journey with Mondini malformation and his cochlear implant

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Michael’s Perspective: “Last year I went through one of my toughest seasons in my life as I woke up one Saturday morning not being able to hear from my right ear. Every Saturday, my little boy and I eat some donuts or a waffle (don’t tell mom) and watch some cartoons. This Saturday was different … Continued

Softball player with a cochlear implant determined to play college softball

Softball player with a cochlear implant determined to play college softball

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“Let me tell you about Kylie’s story. Up until two years ago Kylie was a normal 10-year-old girl. All of that changed one evening while she was doing what she loved most, playing softball. Kylie was at practice one evening and went for a fly ball and fell hard. She got back up shook it … Continued

Nervous about cochlear implant surgery and recovery? Get the details here

Nervous about cochlear implant surgery and recovery? Get the details here

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Please note that surgery looks and feels different for all people and the below are the basic facts about cochlear implant surgery. Want to connect with someone who has gone through the cochlear implant process to learn about their experience firsthand? Connect with a Cochlear volunteer here. How long is cochlear implant surgery? Cochlear implant … Continued

Young girl with cochlear implants gets lead role in musical, becomes part of the singing world

Young girl with cochlear implants gets lead role in musical, becomes part of the singing world

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“When our daughter Molly was born, her 2½ year old brother Isaac held her on his lap and said, ‘You’re gonna grow up and play music!’ It was a cute moment! Several months later, we recognized the statement was more poignant than cute when we learned Molly could not hear music at all. She was … Continued

Businessman with Baha 5 Sound Processor enjoys hearing the little things in life

Businessman with Baha 5 Sound Processor enjoys hearing the little things in life

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“I’m a digital marketer who lives by the ‘30 Principles’ by Dale Carnegie. You will find me with a bright smile most of the time. I have bilateral conductive hearing loss and wear a bone anchored hearing implant. I rely on my Baha System with the Baha 5 Sound Processor to listen to all the … Continued

Woman gets Kanso Sound Processors to have success with cochlear implants like her sister

Woman gets Kanso Sound Processors to have success with cochlear implants like her sister

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“My name is Barbara and I am 66 years old. I knew deafness was in my future since hearing loss is hereditary in my family. Each of us was born with perfect hearing, but if or when the gene manifests itself, usually in our 20s, we gradually lose our hearing until we are profoundly deaf. … Continued

Will a cochlear implant work as a hearing loss solution for me? Find out more if your hearing aids are no longer enough

Will a cochlear implant work as a hearing loss solution for me? Find out more if your hearing aids are no longer enough

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Hearing aids vs. cochlear implants A cochlear implant is an FDA-approved, surgically implanted medical device that mimics the function of damaged sensory hair cells inside the inner ear, called the cochlea. Cochlear implants can help you get access to the sounds you are missing, and they are designed to help you hear better and improve … Continued

After cochlear implant activation day, child begins journey to speaking and saying phrases

After cochlear implant activation day, child begins journey to speaking and saying phrases

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“How do I even begin to tell such a delicate, uplifting story filled with all sorts of emotions about our sweet boy Noah… Noah’s story started three days after his 1st birthday. We realized he was not close to meeting any speech milestones. We were not overly concerned because in his first year, we had … Continued

After young girl has bacterial meningitis and hearing loss, cochlear implants help her hear

After young girl has bacterial meningitis and hearing loss, cochlear implants help her hear

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“My husband John and I have two fantastic little girls named Isabella and Layla. This is the story of how our youngest daughter’s hearing journey has changed all our lives and those around us.What began as a fun-filled Memorial Day weekend in 2018 turned into any parents’ worst nightmare. It took three trips to the … Continued

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