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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

From learning she was a candidate for cochlear implants to going bilateral, woman gains new life

From learning she was a candidate for cochlear implants to going bilateral, woman gains new life

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“I look back over the years and recall when I first realized I was losing my hearing in my early 30s. Knowing that my grandma, mother and sister had all experienced severe hearing loss, it was obvious that it wasn’t something that would go away. At first, I wore a hearing aid in my right … Continued

Parents feel empowered to advocate for their child with ANSD with Cochlear by their side

Parents feel empowered to advocate for their child with ANSD with Cochlear by their side

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“My heart sank slowly into the pit of my stomach as I stared blankly through the audiologist while she explained that our infant son had auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD), and we needed to learn sign language. Every moment of our traumatic four-month NICU experience flashed before my eyes. I teared up, looked down at … Continued

Learn how cochlear implant helped woman with hearing loss caused by Meniere’s disease

Learn how cochlear implant helped woman with hearing loss caused by Meniere’s disease

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“I lost my hearing as a result of Meniere’s disease. I began having vertigo attacks when I was 37, and each attack slowly deteriorated my hearing. I was told at that time that my hearing loss was permanent and there was nothing, not even hearing aids, that could help me. I was left to simply … Continued

Artist with hearing loss gains independence after getting cochlear implant

Artist with hearing loss gains independence after getting cochlear implant

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“My journey as a hearing-impaired person began when it was discovered I had a severe to profound hearing loss at 3 ½ years old before a tonsillitis operation. The attending ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT)  noticed that I was not responding to voices. He tested me on the spot with a tuning fork and … Continued

Cochlear recipient artwork enriches the walls of the Cochlear North American headquarters

Cochlear recipient artwork enriches the walls of the Cochlear North American headquarters

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As the saying by Harvey Fierstein goes, “art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.” So then, what better way to decorate a new office space than with pieces of artwork that do just that? The Cochlear team is continually inspired by the strength and resilience of cochlear implant recipients. … Continued

Cochlear partners with AG Bell to help parents of children with hearing loss through the AG Bell Parent Support Line

Cochlear partners with AG Bell to help parents of children with hearing loss through the AG Bell Parent Support Line

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At Cochlear, we recognize the emotional journey that many families take when their child is first identified with hearing loss.  Because of this, Cochlear is proud to partner with AG Bell to sponsor their Parent Support Line, which provides valuable resources and support to families on their hearing journey.  We had a moment to connect … Continued

Cochlear implants gave Tyler the confidence to explore opportunities he never thought possible

Cochlear implants gave Tyler the confidence to explore opportunities he never thought possible

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“When I was a 3-year-old toddler, I was diagnosed with hearing loss with no known cause. My hearing loss was classified as moderate to severe, so at the age of 4, I was fitted with my first pair of analog hearing aids. Fast forward to age 11, I woke up while camping one morning and … Continued

Graduate student reflects upon the life-changing influence of receiving bilateral cochlear implants

Graduate student reflects upon the life-changing influence of receiving bilateral cochlear implants

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“We are the measure of our relative growth. How one overcomes obstacles and grows as a person shows their actual capacity, regardless of the starting situation. I was not provided with an adequate starting hand. Yet, I have repeatedly proven that I can overcome adversity irrespective of its nature and magnitude. A bumpy road to … Continued

Child with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder soars with cochlear implants

Child with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder soars with cochlear implants

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“Leighton’s diagnosis began at birth when she failed her newborn hearing screening. After many months of testing and travelling to multiple specialists, she was diagnosed with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD). Her MRI revealed both of her auditory nerves were small, which caused her severe to profound hearing loss. It soon became clear that hearing … Continued

After hearing loss from vasculitis, cochlear implants brought the old Melody back from isolation

After hearing loss from vasculitis, cochlear implants brought the old Melody back from isolation

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“My father was a career Air Force officer, so I was raised on military bases all over the world. I had hearing at birth and was able to enjoy many childhood experiences which shaped my personality and life. I was a ballet dancer from age 5, played the piano and clarinet, and participated in many … Continued

New online tool available to check hearing aid performance, help support those who may benefit from a cochlear implant

New online tool available to check hearing aid performance, help support those who may benefit from a cochlear implant

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Lone Tree, Colo. (Sept. 9, 2020) — Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, is encouraging adults with hearing loss to utilize the Cochlear Hearing Aid Check, a new, free online tool that launches broadly this Healthy Aging Month. The tool allows adults with hearing aids who are struggling to hear … Continued

Woman’s hearing loss leads to a lifetime of giving back as a pediatric audiologist

Woman’s hearing loss leads to a lifetime of giving back as a pediatric audiologist

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“If you had told my mom 35 years ago that I would grow up to become both a pediatric audiologist and a classically trained chef she never would have believed you. At that time, I was diagnosed with mild hearing loss secondary to enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome (EVAS)/Pendred syndrome. My mom was told that I … Continued

Find out why cochlear implants are the standard of care for advanced adult hearing loss

Find out why cochlear implants are the standard of care for advanced adult hearing loss

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The World Health Organization estimates that globally there are 466 million people with a disabling hearing loss. If left untreated, by 2050 this is expected to rise to over 900 million or 1 in 10 people. To address this critical health and quality of life issue, a landmark paper was published in the Journal of … Continued

Child with progressive hearing loss receives cochlear implants and speech recognition

Child with progressive hearing loss receives cochlear implants and speech recognition

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“When Ava Marie was born, she failed her newborn hearing test, but we were told that was common in a newborn born via C-section. When she was 1 month old, she passed and we were told everything was normal. Around 10 months, Ava started to show signs of developmental delays. She started therapy around one … Continued

Woman with single-sided deafness gets Baha System and a new focus on advocacy

Woman with single-sided deafness gets Baha System and a new focus on advocacy

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“As a new mom in my early 30s running on several hours of sleep a night, I was in complete denial that hearing loss could even be happening to me. I thought that hearing loss is an age-related process…this is just a nasty sinus infection…it will eventually get better. Three months later, my ear, nose … Continued

Teen writes book about hearing loss journey to inspire others with hearing loss

Teen writes book about hearing loss journey to inspire others with hearing loss

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“When my son was born and diagnosed with hearing loss, he was the first deaf person I had ever met. To say we were overwhelmed charting this new territory would be an understatement. Once the shock wore off and acceptance kicked in, we were able to roll our sleeves up and get to work, providing … Continued

Nucleus 7 connectivity changes one man’s appreciation for music, sports and family relationships

Nucleus 7 connectivity changes one man’s appreciation for music, sports and family relationships

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“My journey as a cochlear implant recipient has been an amazing one. In fact, it has been life changing. I was born with hearing loss, but I wasn’t diagnosed until age 4. A few months later, I was fitted with hearing aids. From the time I started kindergarten, I was put into a mainstream school … Continued

Child with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder receives cochlear implants and love of music

Child with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder receives cochlear implants and love of music

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“Shelby was born quickly but with no complications on November 7, 2017. She was beautiful and perfect. The day after she was born, she did not pass her newborn hearing screening. My husband and I were not worried, as we were confident it was just fluid in her ears, since she was born so quickly. … Continued

As surgeries resume, pediatric cochlear implantation can now be done as young as 9 months

As surgeries resume, pediatric cochlear implantation can now be done as young as 9 months

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Lone Tree, Colo. (May 19, 2020) — Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval on March 17 to lower the age of cochlear implantation from 12 months to 9 months for children with bilateral, profound sensorineural hearing loss. This important approval ensures children born … Continued

Young woman thanks parents for making the decision for her to hear with a cochlear implant

Young woman thanks parents for making the decision for her to hear with a cochlear implant

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“My name is Jacquie and I lost my hearing when I was young. My mother was exposed to cytomegalovirus (CMV) when she was pregnant with me and my twin brother, Stephen. CMV is a common virus that most people don’t know they have. If a woman gets the CMV infection during pregnancy, it can be … Continued