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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

Cochlear community gains two lifelong supporters as Baha Implant helps child hear

Cochlear community gains two lifelong supporters as Baha Implant helps child hear

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James was born with microtia and atresia. This typically happens when the pinna (the external part of your ear) is not fully developed and/or the external auditory ear canal is quite narrow, small or closed off. James was therefore unable to hear out of his right ear. At the time of his birth, Cynthia was … Continued

Cochlear obtains FDA approval of Kanso 2 Sound Processor, first off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor with direct smartphone connectivity

Cochlear obtains FDA approval of Kanso 2 Sound Processor, first off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor with direct smartphone connectivity

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Lone Tree, Colo. (July 6, 2020) — Cochlear Limited (ASX:COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of three new products to its suite of hearing technology solutions. The approval of the CochlearTM Nucleus® Kanso® 2 Sound Processor, Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor for Nucleus 22 Implant … Continued

Audiologist suggests cochlear implant, woman’s life changed

Audiologist suggests cochlear implant, woman’s life changed

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“Hearing loss is journey. A path you stumble upon that takes every dubious turn, every steep incline, every dark tunnel… the insecurities, failures, embarrassments, self-doubts, all slowly creep into your inner core of who you perceive yourself to be. And that was my stigma of hearing loss. I was fitted with my first pair of … Continued

Child with EVA gets cochlear implants, grows up to become musician

Child with EVA gets cochlear implants, grows up to become musician

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“As a child, I had natural hearing. It wasn’t until I was 5 years old that I woke up without any sound in my left ear. The prognosis was an enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA). EVA also existed in my right ear, so my hearing would eventually decline on the other side as well. Things were … Continued

Woman battles hearing loss from a car accident for 10 years, hears again with cochlear implants

Woman battles hearing loss from a car accident for 10 years, hears again with cochlear implants

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“My story on deafness is very unusual, as I wasn’t born deaf, never suffered with any ear infections or ear aches my entire life. My becoming slowly deaf was a result of a fender bender whiplash car accident that caused me to slam my left ear into the window. As a result of the collision, … Continued

Nervous about regaining the joy of music after getting a cochlear implant? Check out these tips!

Nervous about regaining the joy of music after getting a cochlear implant? Check out these tips!

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Music is a common reason that people decide their hearing loss has progressed to needing an alternative solution to hearing aids. Music is a huge part of our world and being able to enjoy music is a goal for many after getting a cochlear implant. Sue Y., a cochlear implant recipient, realized she was ready … Continued

Young adult with cochlear implants reflects on parents’ decision, her life and future

Young adult with cochlear implants reflects on parents’ decision, her life and future

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“When I was born in October 1995 in Des Moines, Iowa, my parents decided to not perform a hearing test because I was born right on schedule, and everything went smoothly. They felt it was not necessary since hearing tests were not mandatory at the time. However, as I got a bit older, my mom … Continued

Woman thought she was hearing just fine with hearing aids, now hears more fully with cochlear implants

Woman thought she was hearing just fine with hearing aids, now hears more fully with cochlear implants

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“My name is Cathy, and I am 58 years old living in Colorado. I was born and raised in Southern California and have been married to my lovely husband for the past 32 years (and still counting). We have two grown daughters and one son-in-law, all living in Colorado too. It is so nice to have them … Continued

A cochlear implant blessing despite COVID-19

A cochlear implant blessing despite COVID-19

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“My dad has worn hearing aids for about 15 years and for most of that time he was wearing the strongest hearing aids possible. He tried the special headphones connected to the TV and the special apparatus attached to his phone. He really did try everything. The tone of my voice was especially hard for … Continued

Child born premature now active, thriving with cochlear implants

Child born premature now active, thriving with cochlear implants

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“My little Josie was born severely premature. She was born at 25 weeks and three days and weighed 1lb  8oz, along with her twin brother, Kyson. Just 18 days after they were born, we lost Kyson. Josie stayed in the NICU for 143 days, and while in the hospital she took her hearing test. She … Continued