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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

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