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Girl with enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome gets Cochlear Implants after frustration with hearing loss

Girl with enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome gets Cochlear Implants after frustration with hearing loss

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“When Liviana was born, she failed her newborn hearing screening and the follow up test two weeks later. They recommended we come back to get an auditory brainstem response test (ABR). After speaking with a few friends who also had children that failed their hearing screenings due to fluid, and being uneducated on the matter, we … Continued

Future doctor recalls life as a child with sensorineural hearing loss and Cochlear Implants

Future doctor recalls life as a child with sensorineural hearing loss and Cochlear Implants

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“Hi, my name is Conner Svetly. I was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, I am 22 years-old and just graduated from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a Masters of Health Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. I attended Chapman University in Orange, California for my undergraduate education, where I majored in … Continued

After a failed newborn hearing screening, Kevin skis, swims and lives an active life after Cochlear Implants

After a failed newborn hearing screening, Kevin skis, swims and lives an active life after Cochlear Implants

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“My son, Kevin, is 12 years old and has bilateral Cochlear Implants and started with the Cochlear Nucleus® Freedom® Sound Processors. He was born in California before they adopted universal newborn hearing screening, but we were fortunate that the hospital where he was born had implemented the screening test 2 weeks prior to his arrival. … Continued

Dreams put on hold from hearing loss and lupus, woman dreams again with Cochlear Implants

Dreams put on hold from hearing loss and lupus, woman dreams again with Cochlear Implants

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“In the summer of 2015, I began having trouble with my hearing. I went to an ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT) where I lived and did not pass the hearing test. After several failed tests, with continued worsening hearing loss, my ear specialist presented me with an option to have cochlear implant surgery. Challenging … Continued

Brothers born with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss share common bond over Cochlear Implant successes

Brothers born with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss share common bond over Cochlear Implant successes

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“My son Ethan was born in December of 2001 in the Dominican Republic. My husband and I had been there for many years; with the beautiful weather, jobs we loved, a relaxed lifestyle and surfing on the weekends…we thought life could not be better. A child was a wonderful addition to our lives. Our suspicions that Ethan had … Continued

Do you have conductive hearing loss due to Otosclerosis? Learn how the Baha System could help.

Do you have conductive hearing loss due to Otosclerosis? Learn how the Baha System could help.

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Otosclerosis is a rare disease which is most likely inherited but also can be influenced by a virus, such as the measles. This particular disorder is when there is abnormal bone growth in the middle ear that can potentially cause hearing loss. Ask your Audiologist about the benefits of a bone conduction implant to treat … Continued

After ringing in ears and hearing loss, Doctor forced to retire. He describes new life with Cochlear Implants as “heaven”

After ringing in ears and hearing loss, Doctor forced to retire. He describes new life with Cochlear Implants as “heaven”

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Bob T. was a successful doctor when he started suffering from ringing in ears and hearing loss. After his hearing loss got worse, he started to mishear patient information. Fearing patient safety, he was forced to retire and leave a life he loved behind. After getting the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Hybrid™ Implant System*, his life was … Continued

After multiple ear surgeries, nurse cries tears of joy after hearing with Baha System

After multiple ear surgeries, nurse cries tears of joy after hearing with Baha System

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Mellissa B. struggled with hearing loss after going through multiple ear surgeries throughout her life. Frustrated with the pain of surgeries and multiple infections, she was ready to hear but did not want to be in any more pain. After her family started noticing her struggling to hear, she trialed a Cochlear™ Baha® System and … Continued

Was your child born with microtia and/or atresia? Learn about a solution to give them access to sound

Was your child born with microtia and/or atresia? Learn about a solution to give them access to sound

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For children born with microtia and atresia, getting them access to sound for their affected ear or ears is crucial to provide them with all opportunities to hear the world around them. Learn more about the Cochlear™ Baha® Sound Processor as a solution to treat their hearing loss. What is microtia and/or atresia? Microtia is … Continued

Child born with hearing loss begins to babble and hear brother months after getting Cochlear Implants

Child born with hearing loss begins to babble and hear brother months after getting Cochlear Implants

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Keri S. jumped into action when learning her son, Shane, was born with a sensorineural hearing loss. After receiving advice to look into cochlear implants as a hearing solution when his language was not developing, she was ready to make sure her son could live life without limits like his older brother. Fast forward to … Continued

Eager to understand what rehab with cochlear implants could look like at home for your child? Check out these videos below!

Eager to understand what rehab with cochlear implants could look like at home for your child? Check out these videos below!

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Natalie T. and her daughter, Elsie, love to do rehab for Elsie’s Cochlear™ Implants in the comfort of their own home! In addition to their professional rehabilitation sessions, Elsie gets to practice her listening and spoken language skill development at home with her mom. Rehab with cochlear implants is different for every child, but we … Continued

Desire to hear at her daughter’s graduation, woman transitions from hearing aid to cochlear implant

Desire to hear at her daughter’s graduation, woman transitions from hearing aid to cochlear implant

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“My hearing loss journey began on May 1, 1974. The cause of my bilateral sensorineural hearing loss was never formally identified, but the doctors believed it was from when my mother contracted fifth disease while pregnant with me, coupled with two severe ear infections when I was a toddler. At the time of diagnosis, my … Continued

Are you a cochlear implant candidate? Audiologists outline the process

Are you a cochlear implant candidate? Audiologists outline the process

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We are excited to feature two guest authors on our blog! René H. Gifford, Ph.D. and Jourdan T. Holder, Au.D. will be discussing: why people who could benefit from a cochlear implant are not getting referred to be evaluated, what the referral and evaluation process looks like to get a cochlear implant, and what surgery … Continued

Did you lose your hearing because of a cholesteatoma? The Baha System can help.

Did you lose your hearing because of a cholesteatoma? The Baha System can help.

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A cholesteatoma, often caused from chronic ear infections, can cause hearing loss from damage to the delicate bones of the middle ear. The Cochlear™ Baha® 5 Implant System is an implantable hearing solution that could be the answer to help with this type of hearing loss. Read on to learn about how you could benefit … Continued

Top 10 cochlear implant surgery tips from a new cochlear implant recipient

Top 10 cochlear implant surgery tips from a new cochlear implant recipient

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Kate S. has been on a new hearing journey, recently getting the CochlearTM HybridTM Implant System* with the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor and has been chronicling her journey from before her surgery through her cochlear implant activation and beyond (be sure to follow our Facebook page for her video journals)! Read on to see … Continued

Born with microtia and atresia, Lily has a Cel-EAR-bration for her new life with the Baha System

Born with microtia and atresia, Lily has a Cel-EAR-bration for her new life with the Baha System

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Mary K. was shocked to see her daughter, Lily, born with unilateral microtia and atresia. After being in denial about her daughter’s hearing loss, Mary realized something was off with Lily emotionally and intellectually. Seeking out a plan to treat her hearing loss, Lily’s new doctor recommended the Cochlear™ Baha® System, opening up the sounds … Continued

Competitive horseback rider with hearing loss gets back in the saddle with Cochlear Implants

Competitive horseback rider with hearing loss gets back in the saddle with Cochlear Implants

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Robin C. was an active and competitive person, participating in horseback riding, sports and even scuba diving! When her hearing loss began to decline, Robin lost the joy in all of her passions and felt especially frustrated trying to be a horseback rider with hearing loss. After retiring from her job and losing her confidence … Continued

Eager to retire on own terms, woman finds alternative solution to hearing aids to save her career

Eager to retire on own terms, woman finds alternative solution to hearing aids to save her career

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Rita D. struggled to balance her career and worsening hearing loss, using coping mechanisms to get by. After multiple pairs of hearing aids, she developed an allergic reaction to her ear molds that was so severe, she could not wear them anymore. Facing no other option but retirement, Rita was desperate to find an alternative … Continued

Struggling with hearing loss for years? You are not alone.

Struggling with hearing loss for years? You are not alone.

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Have you been struggling with hearing loss for many years? Are your hearing aids not providing enough benefit? If so, this can be your wake-up call. A cochlear implant may be a solution for you to start enjoying the sounds of life again; from hearing children laugh to a whispered “I love you”. People who … Continued