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For 34 years, cochlear implants have enabled Ginger to have a successful career and support her family well into her 60s after having hearing loss in both ears

For 34 years, cochlear implants have enabled Ginger to have a successful career and support her family well into her 60s after having hearing loss in both ears

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“Living with hearing loss was definitely difficult. Even though I was a very proficient lip reader through my school years, there were a lot of things that I could not follow, and my friends would let me borrow their notes to study. I didn’t hear well enough to carry a telephone conversation, so when I … Continued

Cochlear Osia System recipient with conductive hearing loss gains sound after 50 years

Cochlear Osia System recipient with conductive hearing loss gains sound after 50 years

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“I am a recent recipient of the Cochlear Osia System. I was diagnosed with a cholesteatoma in my left ear in 1970 at age 12. I underwent a canal wall down procedure, all the structures in my middle ear were removed and I developed conductive hearing loss. Six months later, I underwent a second procedure. … Continued

After losing hearing due to addiction, motivational speaker Kay hears with cochlear implants

After losing hearing due to addiction, motivational speaker Kay hears with cochlear implants

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“I’m a woman in sustained long-term recovery for over 10 years from an addiction to painkillers. One year prior to finding my pathway to recovery from an addiction that began when I was prescribed painkillers for a knee injury, I began to lose my hearing in 2009. I lost my hearing over the course of … Continued

Cooper was born with Waardenburg syndrome and now hears with cochlear implants

Cooper was born with Waardenburg syndrome and now hears with cochlear implants

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“When our son Cooper was born profoundly deaf, there was no one more shocked than me and his father. As two hearing adults, it had never crossed our radar that there was a possibility our baby could be born without the ability to hear. What started out as a world-rocking diagnosis 18 months ago has … Continued

Nucleus 7 Sound Processors help shining star Beckett enjoy a life of hearing

Nucleus 7 Sound Processors help shining star Beckett enjoy a life of hearing

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“Beckett came into this world quickly and immediately changed the trajectory of our lives. He showed signs of respiratory distress within hours of his birth and for nearly two weeks he fought through pneumonia and another unidentified virus. During his hospital stay, he failed his newborn hearing screening twice, but we were told it was … Continued

Woman with single-sided profound hearing loss gets the Osia System for better hearing

Woman with single-sided profound hearing loss gets the Osia System for better hearing

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“My name is Kim and I live in central New York. I am a portrait photographer married to an amazingly supportive husband. We have two teenage boys and a sweet rescue dog. I have single-sided profound hearing loss with extremely poor word recognition in my right ear. It began in 2011 when I had the flu … Continued

Daughter reflects on mom’s life with Alzheimer’s disease and how cochlear implants helped her enjoy sound in her remaining years

Daughter reflects on mom’s life with Alzheimer’s disease and how cochlear implants helped her enjoy sound in her remaining years

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“Silence. A word as a child Momma did not have to live with. The sound of the birds chirping, dogs barking, even friends or family laughing would be soon forgotten as a young adult. The tone of her own mother’s voice, the calming matriarch in the family, faded away as if sailing from shore. We … Continued

After Addison’s diagnosis of profound sensorineural hearing loss, cochlear implants were her next step for hearing

After Addison’s diagnosis of profound sensorineural hearing loss, cochlear implants were her next step for hearing

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“I had no complications during my pregnancy or delivery. Addison passed her newborn hearing screening at birth. Actually, Addison passed all of her developmental tests/screenings with flying colors. We presented some concerns to our pediatrician that Addison was only saying ‘Mama’ and had said ‘up’ once, but our pediatrician told us that her receptive language … Continued

‘The Incredible Hulk’ Lou Ferrigno hears with a cochlear implant

‘The Incredible Hulk’ Lou Ferrigno hears with a cochlear implant

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-‘It’s like I’m reliving my life,’ says Ferrigno about hearing with a cochlear implant -When hearing aids no longer provided benefit, Ferrigno took the next step in his journey to better hearing -Ferrigno continues his path to healthy aging by addressing hearing health Lone Tree, Colo. (May 18, 2021) — During May’s Better Hearing and … Continued

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