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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

Meteorologist with progressive hearing loss gets cochlear implant to return to sounds he loves

Meteorologist with progressive hearing loss gets cochlear implant to return to sounds he loves

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“I can remember hearing everything when I was younger. I remember the way birds sang in the spring, the sound of leaves rustling in the wind and the sounds of insects on a warm summer night. I also remember when it all disappeared again and again. That is the exhausting problem with hereditary progressive hearing … Continued

Child born with hearing loss gets cochlear implant at age 1, now fascinated by sound

Child born with hearing loss gets cochlear implant at age 1, now fascinated by sound

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“Olivia was born profoundly deaf due to an unknown cause. She failed multiple newborn screenings before receiving the final diagnosis of a bilateral profound hearing loss. She was the first on both sides of the family to be born deaf. Scared for future of child born with hearing loss As hearing parents, we were scared for … Continued

Mother gets tattoo of Baha Sound Processor to celebrate son with ear malformation at birth

Mother gets tattoo of Baha Sound Processor to celebrate son with ear malformation at birth

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“Our 5-year-old son, Myles, was born with a birth defect known as unilateral microtia, Grade 3. Microtia is rare and affects less than 1 in 10,000 live births (according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) with various grades ranging from simply a smaller ear to possibly no ear at all. Doctors have not … Continued

Woman with severe to profound hearing loss enjoys better conversations with cochlear implant

Woman with severe to profound hearing loss enjoys better conversations with cochlear implant

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“I lost my hearing at 20 months old and had ear infections from the age of 20 months old through my early 30s. My hearing loss had remained consistently in the same range of a severe to profound hearing loss, and I had always worn hearing aids in both ears. My journey to my cochlear … Continued

Child with cochlear nerve deficiency is given the gift of sound with cochlear implants

Child with cochlear nerve deficiency is given the gift of sound with cochlear implants

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“After the birth of our first child, we discovered he had a bilateral sensorineural profound hearing loss. He had failed multiple newborn hearing screens at birth, which resulted in a referral to the ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT) for further examination. We were in shock and had no idea what laid ahead. We were … Continued

Woman with hybrid cochlear implant system becomes employee at Cochlear Americas

Woman with hybrid cochlear implant system becomes employee at Cochlear Americas

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“I first became aware that I might have hearing loss in my early 30s. At that time, I was the Regional Vice President of Sales & Marketing for a small company that sold services to the tourism industry. I had been married for about four years and my husband was becoming annoyed with how frequently … Continued