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Unique Elise Chapter 4: Embracing Change with Cochlear Americas

Unique Elise Chapter 4: Embracing Change with Cochlear Americas

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After living on my own for a year and attending school in Dublin, Ireland, I was not keen on returning to my childhood home for the summer months. I enjoyed living on my own and was not ready to leave Dublin, so I scoured the internet for summer employment opportunities in Dublin. Unfortunately, I found … Continued

Unique Elise Chapter 3: Rocking Resilience – Music with the Cochlear™ Baha® 5

Unique Elise Chapter 3: Rocking Resilience – Music with the Cochlear™ Baha® 5

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The students were throwing their drinks in the air while my friends and I pushed our way through a mass of fans, trying to get a glimpse of the celebrity before being suffocated by the heat of more than a thousand George Ezra fans. In a split second, I realized I could not hear the … Continued

Unique Elise Chapter 2: Chasing confidence with hearing loss

Unique Elise Chapter 2: Chasing confidence with hearing loss

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At a university meet and greet for international students, I realized it was crucial it was for me to tell people that I have bilateral conductive hearing loss ahead of time—and that I wear Cochlear™ Baha® Sound Processors to help me hear; that without my sound processors, I consider myself deaf. I had chatted with … Continued

Unique Elise – Chapter 1: Overcoming Fear

Unique Elise – Chapter 1: Overcoming Fear

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My name is Elise Schiller and I am a bilateral Cochlear™ Baha® 5 recipient and a 2018 Anders Tjellström Scholarship winner. Follow me as I share my hearing journey throughout the next month, from studying abroad in Ireland to interning at Cochlear Americas! This is my hearing journey. At birth, I was diagnosed with a … Continued

10 Benefits of Volunteering

I choose Cochlear: 4 cochlear implants, 2 children, 1 family

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Back in 2002, when we learned that our son, Dylan, failed his newborn hearing screening, my husband and I were shocked and confused. We did not have hearing loss in our families’ histories, so my husband and I internally thought that it was “our fault” that this happened. The first audiologist that tested his hearing … Continued

‘Practice, patience, persistence’: Nucleus 6 recipient David shares his amazing journey to sound

‘Practice, patience, persistence’: Nucleus 6 recipient David shares his amazing journey to sound

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Meet David E., a bilateral Nucleus® 6 recipient. After his Cochlear Implants gave him the gift of sound, he decided to help others by becoming a Cochlear volunteer and sharing his story. Below, he recalls his journey from silence to sound: I have the Nucleus 6 from Cochlear Americas for both ears, bilateral.  When I … Continued

Summer Intern Feature: Johanna U.

Summer Intern Feature: Johanna U.

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Johanna U., a Baha® recipient and 2017 Anders Tjellström Scholarship winner, is working as a summer intern with the Cochlear Clinical Services department. Below she talks about her hearing journey and experience with the Baha system. When I was in kindergarten, I recognized that I could not hear well. I was diagnosed as having unilateral neuro-sensory profound hearing … Continued

Summer Intern Feature: McKenna N. on her Baha® Device

Summer Intern Feature: McKenna N. on her Baha® Device

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McKenna N., a Baha® recipient and 2016 Anders Tjellström Scholarship winner, is working as a summer intern supporting the Cochlear Recipient Services team. Below she talks about her journey and experience with the Baha system. My hearing loss journey started 21 years ago when I was born, and Cochlear is the gift that continues to positively impact my … Continued

10 Benefits of Volunteering

WOW! How many people can we reach?

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There is just one day left in the #MillionEar Challenge! There is still time to join the #MillionEar Challenge! Click here to join! Remember, if we reach two million people, we’ll celebrate this achievement by donating to Hearing Charities of America (HCOA) and the Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation (CIAF)! Visit each organization’s website to learn more: HCOA … Continued

Educate others: 3 in 5 Veterans

Educate others: 3 in 5 Veterans

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Did you know approximately 60 percent of returning military from Iraq and Afghanistan have acquired hearing loss or tinnitus due to noise exposure during service? According to the U.S. Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence, the numbers for those injured in the global war on terror effort are more than 350,000 service members with … Continued

2nd Most Prevalent Global Health Issue

2nd Most Prevalent Global Health Issue

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During Better Hearing and Speech Month, Cochlear is challenging the public to help spread the word about hearing loss and hearing solutions to two million people in 31 days. Did you know hearing loss is the 2nd most prevalent global health issue, affecting more than those with Parkinson’s, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and diabetes combined. [1] Join … Continued

It’s the countdown to Cochlear’s Better Hearing and Speech Month #MillionEar Challenge 2017!

It’s the countdown to Cochlear’s Better Hearing and Speech Month #MillionEar Challenge 2017!

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Did you know hearing loss impacts over 360 million people? [1] Better Hearing and Speech Month is an annual event that has taken place every May since 1927. The event was started to raise public awareness, knowledge and understanding of various forms of communication impairments including hearing and speech. With hearing loss becoming more common in … Continued

Day 2 – EMPOWERING!

Day 2 – EMPOWERING!

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One of the best words to describe day 2 of Celebration #Cochlear2017 is empowering. Friday kicked off with an amazing opening session! Tony Manna, President, North America, spoke of our wonderful network of volunteers who help candidates and recipients every day. Elena LaQuatra and Margo Klug were two featured volunteers who spoke of their journeys … Continued

Celebration 2017-Day 1 WOW!!

Celebration 2017-Day 1 WOW!!

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Wow! What an amazing day and great start of Celebration (#Cochlear2017)! The sense of community and family is overwhelming! Some highlights of the day: The #CochlearStaff worked hard to kick Celebration off so that all attendees would have an awesome time at Coronado Springs!   The Cochlear Living Room was a fun place to visit! … Continued

Sound Uninterrupted: David lost his processor in a lake!

Sound Uninterrupted: David lost his processor in a lake!

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By:David Edmonson – Volunteer I love my Cochlear implants because they have given me a new life of hearing and understanding speech. What makes it even better is the superior customer service that I receive from this company. I have had occasions to contact Cochlear’s customer service the past 3 years that I have had … Continued

My Mini Mic Moments: By Savannah Part V

My Mini Mic Moments: By Savannah Part V

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Hi everyone, it’s Savannah! I am excited to share with you a recent opportunity to try out the new Cochlear Wireless Mini Microphone 2+ that came out not too long ago. I had a chance to take it for test ride at school, and experiment with it at home. How is it, you ask? It’s … Continued

Why I Volunteer – Brian G

Why I Volunteer – Brian G

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In 1999 using the telephone reached a point of impossibility for me. Work suddenly became much more difficult and stressful. At the same time, if I could not position myself to read lips then conversation was a wasted effort. I was using a wide variety of coping mechanisms to get through each day: like reading … Continued

Shahid’s Upgrade

Shahid’s Upgrade

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It has been seven years since I first got the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Freedom® Sound Processor, and my heart was screaming now to upgrade.  Since first experiencing hearing loss nineteen years ago and becoming a Nucleus® Implant recipient in 1997, I’ve already gone through two technology upgrades where each time there were good, welcome advancements.  The … Continued

Why I Volunteer – Tara L

Why I Volunteer – Tara L

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I volunteer with Cochlear Americas because I feel it is important to give back to those that change your life. Our daughter was born 13 years ago and failed her newborn hearing screening. Her hearing loss was not the same in both ears which made it difficult to provide her with appropriate hearing support. Being … Continued