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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

After struggling in hearing aids, mother hears at daughter’s wedding thanks to a cochlear implant

After struggling in hearing aids, mother hears at daughter’s wedding thanks to a cochlear implant

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“I am no one special. I do not do anything out of the ordinary; I do not even have a high-powered job, but a couple of months ago something amazing happened to me that for most people is ordinary. I heard my daughter say ‘I do’ at her wedding. For my daughters’ whole lives, I … Continued

Avid birdwatcher does not let hearing loss get in the way of his passion

Avid birdwatcher does not let hearing loss get in the way of his passion

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“Enjoying outdoor activities often requires depending on all five senses. If you are a birdwatcher like me, hearing can be even more important than sight to distinguish different species. Some birders do up to 70 percent of identifications by ear. In fact, in the summer, I hear more birds than I see, thanks to all … Continued

After hearing aids were no longer enough, woman finds joy in cochlear implants and cochlear implant accessories

After hearing aids were no longer enough, woman finds joy in cochlear implants and cochlear implant accessories

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“Due to failing hearing, I had to start wearing bilateral hearing aids in my mid-30s. Over the next 30 years, I had to go back for stronger and stronger hearing aids. The last set I was given was all but useless, as I could not hear people. The sound was just racket and or white … Continued

Worried parents find peace when child with sensorineural hearing loss gets cochlear implants

Worried parents find peace when child with sensorineural hearing loss gets cochlear implants

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“Our son, Rishi, failed the newborn hearing screening at the hospital four times. The kind technician tried to reassure us and said it was probably just the machine. We waited in agony for a follow-up in a clinic a week later. We passed the time trying to startle our newborn to check his hearing, trying … Continued

How a bone conduction implant system is different from a traditional hearing aid

How a bone conduction implant system is different from a traditional hearing aid

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How Hearing Aids Work Hearing aids are small electronic devices that capture sound and make it louder. They are typically a solution for those who have mild to severe hearing loss and have some remaining healthy sensory hair cells in the damaged inner ear (cochlea) that can transmit sound to the hearing nerve using amplification. … Continued

Meet the ‘bionic woman’ who is also a grandparent with cochlear implants

Meet the ‘bionic woman’ who is also a grandparent with cochlear implants

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“Why am I a ‘bionic woman?’ Technology! Almost 11 years ago, I had bilateral knee replacement surgery. Over five years ago, I had cochlear implant surgery in my right ear. Six months ago, I had my second cochlear implant surgery (left ear). Almost one and a half years ago, I had bilateral mastectomy surgery with … Continued

Tips from a spouse of a cochlear implant recipient

Tips from a spouse of a cochlear implant recipient

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Andreas S., a spouse of a cochlear implant recipient (Caroline S. is a Cochlear™ implant recipient, read her blog series here), is back to tell his top tips of being a spouse of a cochlear implant recipient or a spouse of a loved one with hearing loss (read his previous blog here): #DEAFNOTDEAF My wife … Continued

Child with conductive hearing loss transformed into the ‘Bionic Ballerina’

Child with conductive hearing loss transformed into the ‘Bionic Ballerina’

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“The lights are dimmed, the stage is bare and the audience is silent in anticipation. Over the hush, a voice is heard, ‘Hello, my name is Madison, and I have hearing loss. I am also known as the Bionic Ballerina.’ Your heart catches, but you miss the rest of the introduction because your eyes well with tears, pride and … Continued

The difference in living and parenting with a cochlear implant compared to hearing aids

The difference in living and parenting with a cochlear implant compared to hearing aids

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“As I discussed in my previous blog, I lost almost all my hearing by the age of 30. I had my first son when I was 27 years old and by then, my hearing was almost completely gone. For me, the world was silent without my hearing aids. Parenting before cochlear implants With my hearing … Continued

Woman uses Baha 5 Attract System to excel in karate

Woman uses Baha 5 Attract System to excel in karate

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“In 1986, my husband pointed out to me that I was not hearing him well. Of course, I said, ‘very funny’ and laughed it off. I was 26 and the last thing I expected to hear was that I was losing my hearing. I went to an ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT) and learned … Continued

Cochlear implant surgery from a husband’s perspective

Cochlear implant surgery from a husband’s perspective

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Andreas S., husband to Caroline S. (read her blog series here), tells his perspective on her hearing loss and cochlear implant surgery through the ups and the downs of having a “hearing impaired relationship,” as he says. Read his perspective on experiencing a new relationship with his now hearing wife: “Caroline and I are hearing … Continued