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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

FDA approves new cochlear implant with easier access to MRI and expanded connectivity ready for Google’s direct streaming to Android smartphones

FDA approves new cochlear implant with easier access to MRI and expanded connectivity ready for Google’s direct streaming to Android smartphones

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Centennial, Colo. (June 17, 2019) — Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of the new CochlearTM Nucleus® Profile™ Plus Series Cochlear Implant and the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor’s new built-in connectivity featuring direct streaming with compatible Android™ smartphones. The Nucleus Profile … Continued

Cochlear implants improve hearing capabilities for child with congenital hearing loss

Cochlear implants improve hearing capabilities for child with congenital hearing loss

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“Meet my amazing daughter, Logan Nicole. At birth, Logan was not able to breathe through her nose due to choanal atresia, a condition in which a bone was blocking her nasal airway. A week before her scheduled choanal atresia correction surgery, Logan’s team looked at her CT scan to plan out her surgery and in … Continued

Living with single-sided deafness? The Baha System can help

Living with single-sided deafness? The Baha System can help

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What is single-sided deafness? Single-sided deafness (SSD) is a condition in which an individual has a profound hearing loss in only one ear. SSD can make everyday activities more difficult, including business meetings, crossing the street, driving a car and enjoying social gatherings in noisy environments. Have you or a loved one been living with … Continued

Child with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss loves her “ears”

Child with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss loves her “ears”

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“My 17-month-old daughter, Corinne, was diagnosed with profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss when she was just 2 weeks old. She is the only person on either side of the family with hearing loss, so no one saw it coming. I remember her first auditory brainstem response test (ABR) like it was yesterday. We were told … Continued

How a cochlear implant surgeon’s perspective on cochlear implants and hearing loss solutions helped his father-in-law hear again

How a cochlear implant surgeon’s perspective on cochlear implants and hearing loss solutions helped his father-in-law hear again

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Cochlear implants have been a big part of Dr. Kelsall’s professional career, as well as his personal life. His father-in-law, Chuck, had been slowly losing his hearing over the years and started checking out of family gatherings and daily life. His loved ones began to notice his sense of humor slowly start to fade, and … Continued

Baha 5 Sound Processor improves hearing capabilities for child with conductive hearing loss

Baha 5 Sound Processor improves hearing capabilities for child with conductive hearing loss

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“My son’s name is Michael R. Jr. We call him M.J for short. M.J was born April 25, 2018. He had his first newborn hearing test done when he was only 2 days old. He failed the first hearing test for his right ear, but passed the hearing test for his left ear. They did … Continued

Cochlear implants return lost sense to man with hearing loss due to antibiotics

Cochlear implants return lost sense to man with hearing loss due to antibiotics

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“A series of beeps pierced my 18-month silence. Then, ‘One, two, three, four …’ Those were the first words I heard. Counting up from the moment I left a silent world, a parallel dimension of four senses rather than five. I did not expect the first sounds to be numbers. I hate numbers; I am … Continued

Child born with profound hearing loss gets cochlear implants and joy from ability to hear sister

Child born with profound hearing loss gets cochlear implants and joy from ability to hear sister

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“Our family’s hearing loss journey began on February 3, 2015, when Carly’s older sister, Allie, was born. When Allie failed the newborn hearing screening twice in the hospital, we panicked. Allie was seen by her pediatrician a day after we brought her home and between hormones, being a new mom and not having a full … Continued

Born deaf, child with Connexin 26 gene mutation and cochlear implants has mastered English and is learning Russian

Born deaf, child with Connexin 26 gene mutation and cochlear implants has mastered English and is learning Russian

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“Sonya was born on a sunny Sunday in New York City. I will never forget the surreal moment that the nurse rolled her bassinet into our room. From behind the glass walls of the crib, Sonya just stared back at us with her big gray eyes blinking. It was clear she was taking in everything … Continued