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James discusses how cochlear implants have brought music back after struggling with hearing aids

James discusses how cochlear implants have brought music back after struggling with hearing aids

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“At some point in the 10th grade, I realized I couldn’t hear what the girls in class were saying. I assumed they were whispering because, well, 10th grade ladies do that. My parents thought otherwise and took me to a doctor. Hearing tests confirmed I had some hearing loss. At the time, I was just … Continued

Marley’s enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome and bilateral cochlear implants have led her to a bright future of hearing

Marley’s enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome and bilateral cochlear implants have led her to a bright future of hearing

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“We first found out Marley had hearing loss in her right ear at birth and it was confirmed a month later with an auditory brainstem response (ABR) test with our audiologist. Marley saw an ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT) shortly after and had an MRI done. With the MRI, we learned that Marley has … Continued

After learning her newborn son had hearing loss caused by a virus, mother’s quick action to pursue cochlear implants set child up for lifetime of hearing

After learning her newborn son had hearing loss caused by a virus, mother’s quick action to pursue cochlear implants set child up for lifetime of hearing

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“My husband and I decided it was time to add one more baby to complete our family shortly after our daughter turned 2. When we found out our next and last baby was actually a plural, babies, we were completely shocked! Once the initial disbelief wore off, we were so excited to welcome our little miracles. I … Continued

Baha 5 Power Sound Processors create opportunity for David as he learns to trust his ears again

Baha 5 Power Sound Processors create opportunity for David as he learns to trust his ears again

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“For most of my adult life, I have worked around the technology used in radio and TV broadcasting, studying how we use technology to communicate. Compared to the average consumer, I can safely say I have an above-average understanding of how wireless technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® work. And, for an even longer time—since I … Continued

Woman’s wedding coincidentally set for the same date as her cochlear implant anniversary

Woman’s wedding coincidentally set for the same date as her cochlear implant anniversary

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“When my husband and I began planning our wedding back in early 2019, we knew we wanted to get married in the fall. The weather in the Washington, D.C. area is typically beautiful, and our chosen venue was a farm which would be highlighted by the picturesque autumnal surroundings. After looking at a calendar and … Continued

Born with a recessive genetic mutation called GJB2/Connexin 26, cochlear implants help Jessica thrive

Born with a recessive genetic mutation called GJB2/Connexin 26, cochlear implants help Jessica thrive

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“A year before I was born, my mom watched an episode of 60 Minutes about the first child in the US to receive a cochlear implant. She didn’t know just how relative this child’s story would become, but she would soon find out. When I was born in the late fall of 1993, my parents saw … Continued

Lucy’s diagnosis of Waardenburg syndrome and hearing loss led this family to Cochlear

Lucy’s diagnosis of Waardenburg syndrome and hearing loss led this family to Cochlear

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“In October of 2019, our daughter Lucy was born. During her stay at the hospital, she was admitted to the NICU for low blood sugar levels due to me having gestational diabetes during the pregnancy. According to doctors, this was pretty standard, and she would be in NICU anywhere between two and three days. On day … Continued

Author has wake-up call from danger of hearing loss, internet search leads her to cochlear implants

Author has wake-up call from danger of hearing loss, internet search leads her to cochlear implants

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“Based on my mom’s recollection of what the pediatrician said and things that happened in my childhood, doctors believe I was born with hearing loss. Like a chameleon, I was an expert at blending in with my surroundings, hiding from the conversation, being silent in school and compensating to avoid attention. Unfortunately, my hearing loss … Continued

Cochlear receives FDA clearance of Baha 6 Max, industry’s smallest 55 dB sound processor now with direct Android streaming

Cochlear receives FDA clearance of Baha 6 Max, industry’s smallest 55 dB sound processor now with direct Android streaming

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The Baha 6 Max Sound Processor has a fitting range of up to 55 dB SNHL in the same small size as the industry’s current 45 dB devices. It is also the first bone conduction sound processor to offer direct streaming from Apple and Android devices, as well as many other new features. Processor is … Continued

Cochlear welcomes landmark WHO report calling on governments and societies to prioritize hearing health

Cochlear welcomes landmark WHO report calling on governments and societies to prioritize hearing health

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First ever dedicated WHO World Report on Hearing launches on World Hearing Day Report reinforces the benefits of early diagnosis and treatment including hearing implants to help people living with hearing loss Report also identifies hearing health across all ages as a major global public health priority   Lone Tree, Colo. (March 3, 2021) —Cochlear … Continued

Child born with microtia and atresia inspires mom to write children’s book

Child born with microtia and atresia inspires mom to write children’s book

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“My name is Emma and I am a graphic designer and mama to a sweet 4-year-old girl. Rebekah has unilateral microtia-atresia, a condition where her left ear did not fully develop in utero. This resulted in her ear canal being closed, making her deaf in one ear. We learned early in our journey that giving … Continued

After dealing with isolation from hearing loss, Bonnie now enjoys the sounds of life

After dealing with isolation from hearing loss, Bonnie now enjoys the sounds of life

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“HEARING—I really missed it. I use the past tense because I can now hear so many things that I thought were lost forever. I can hear the birds sing, I can hear the phone ring, I can hear music and I can hear my grandchildren say, ‘Hi Nanny.’ My hearing loss began the mid-1970s. It … Continued

Little girl living with hearing loss enjoys direct streaming capabilities during pandemic

Little girl living with hearing loss enjoys direct streaming capabilities during pandemic

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“Bella was born in March of 2019. My husband and I were informed that Bella failed her hearing test the day she was born. We were immediately concerned because our oldest child was also born with hearing loss. Throughout my pregnancy with Bella, we didn’t really think about the possibility of Bella being deaf because our middle … Continued

“The Bachelor*” contestant makes history as first person with cochlear implants on show; Cochlear recipients react to the excitement

“The Bachelor*” contestant makes history as first person with cochlear implants on show; Cochlear recipients react to the excitement

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Abigail Heringer has made history as the first person who hears with cochlear implants to be on “The Bachelor”. Having cochlear implants since she was 2 years old, Abigail proves how important representation is on shows like “The Bachelor”. When meeting Matt James for the first time, Abigail immediately shared about her hearing loss and … Continued

Child with Goldenhar syndrome proudly shows off Baha 5 Sound Processor, continually choosing courage over fear

Child with Goldenhar syndrome proudly shows off Baha 5 Sound Processor, continually choosing courage over fear

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“I was born premature with more than ten birth defects, one of them being left microtia and atresia. I could hear normally on my right side but was missing my left ear and ear canal. All my unusual features resulted in a diagnosis of Goldenhar syndrome that came with a nearly four-month stay in the … Continued

After hearing loss from meningitis, artist Cai is thankful his cochlear implant provides access to hear and be heard

After hearing loss from meningitis, artist Cai is thankful his cochlear implant provides access to hear and be heard

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“When I was 8 years old, I had a profound hearing loss from meningitis. I remember as a young boy that it only took a few days before I was confirmed as having a profound hearing loss. At such a young age, I confess that I wasn’t bothered by my lack of hearing and didn’t … Continued

Parents are determined that child’s congenital hearing loss will be the reason he succeeds

Parents are determined that child’s congenital hearing loss will be the reason he succeeds

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“Luke was born with mild to moderate hearing loss from the connexin 26 gene mutation in October of 2008. The infant hearing screening is what first caught his hearing issues and by December that same year he had his first set of hearing aids. He then progressed to being profoundly deaf first in his right … Continued

13-year-old Ella talks about the difference cochlear implants made in her life

13-year-old Ella talks about the difference cochlear implants made in her life

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“My name is Ella and I was born in 2007 in Woodbridge, Virginia. I was a perfectly healthy baby with no complications during pregnancy or birth, but doctors quickly discovered that I had 100 percent bilateral hearing loss. I was, and still am, the first person in my family to be deaf. We did lots … Continued

College student transitions from hearing aids to bilateral cochlear implants

College student transitions from hearing aids to bilateral cochlear implants

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“Having a hearing loss is like a roller coaster. You have your ups and downs in many situations, whether it’s going to a restaurant, sitting in the classroom or simply having a conversation with a friend. I have faced adversity due to my hearing loss ever since I was born with severe to profound bilateral … Continued

Nurse switches to Cochlear after decades with different cochlear implant company

Nurse switches to Cochlear after decades with different cochlear implant company

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“When I was just six months old, I lost my hearing from an adverse reaction to a bad batch of vaccines. After five years of my family adjusting to a new way of life, I was implanted with a cochlear implant from another company. Though this hearing solution worked for me for almost two decades, … Continued