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Tips to Maximize Your Amusement Park Time this Summer

Tips to Maximize Your Amusement Park Time this Summer

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The hottest part of the summer is coming around again, and you know what that means! It’s amusement park and Roller Coaster time! I’ve put together a few considerations for keeping your hearing in tip top shape while you’re flipping around. Keep your sound processor in a safe place on roller coasters. Sure it’s funny to hear … Continued

Baha 5 Road Trip: Back Home

Baha 5 Road Trip: Back Home

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Walking through my front door after a long trip is always a treat. I love being reminded that home really does have a smell. Of course, coming home also means returning to school, which can be both good and bad. I’m excited for the potential of the school year, but the return of school means … Continued

Repost: Hear the Summer Intern’s School Tips

Repost: Hear the Summer Intern’s School Tips

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With Fall semester coming around again, it’s time to start thinking about disability resource centers, classroom placement and foreign languages. So it seemed appropriate to re-post these tips provided by last year’s summer interns. Enjoy! This year’s group of summer interns got together and created a series of videos sharing some tips that helped them … Continued

Baha 5 Road Trip: Washington D.C.

Baha 5 Road Trip: Washington D.C.

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The last stop on my road trip: Washington D.C.! There is an official feeling of energy here in the hustle and bustle on the streets. It feels like people know what they’re doing, and they know what they’re doing is important. I took a tour of the White House, walked The Ellipse and generally explored … Continued

The Cochlear Wire turns one year old today!

The Cochlear Wire turns one year old today!

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I can’t believe that The Wire has been around for an entire year! We are so grateful for everyone who has contributed to the blog: from those of you who have shared your stories, filled out our surveys, and especially important, those of you who read the blog every day. Without your support and contributions, … Continued

Baha 5 System Road Trip: New York

Baha 5 System Road Trip: New York

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Arrived in the grand city of New York! Man I always forget how loud this place is: there is something about the cars and horns and voices and music. It can be a relief just to mute my sound processor (with my phone of course! SO COOL) for a little while, and hear a little … Continued

Baha 5 System Road Trip: Boston

Baha 5 System Road Trip: Boston

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Well folks I write to you today as a very lucky (and foolish) duck. Boston is such a lovely town. I did all the obligatory touristy activities, but I really have to say the freedom trail was by far the most inspiring. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment when you realize you … Continued

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[Video] Summer Care Tips for your Nucleus System

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I’m mostly going to let this adorable video speak for itself, but here are a few quick tips for keeping your Nucleus Sound Processor clean and safe. Every Day Check all parts for dirt and moisture. Including the battery module, battery contacts, accessory socket, audio accessories, coil, cable and sound processor. Wipe your processor coil, cable … Continued

Scholarship Tip #2: Start Your Essay Early

Scholarship Tip #2: Start Your Essay Early

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The best thing you can do for yourself is to start writing your essay now. Writing papers for class the night before is one thing; you only need to write well enough to get your desired grade. When you’re writing a scholarship application, the playing field is very different. Everyone is putting their best foot forward, … Continued

Baha 5 System Road Trip: Maine

Baha 5 System Road Trip: Maine

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Well I’m here! Every time I visit Maine it seems impossible for a real place to be this beautiful. Since this is my first East Coast trip without my parents, this trip has the sweet smack of independence and the freedom to go wherever I want. Within reason of course, I did set an itinerary … Continued

5 Main Causes of Coil Cable Failure and How to Avoid Them

5 Main Causes of Coil Cable Failure and How to Avoid Them

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Replacing coil cables can get expensive if you are out of warranty, and bothersome even if you are in. With proper care, replacing coil cables is something you should only need to do occasionally. Unless you’re replacing them, you really should only need to remove them if you are fitting a microphone protector. But clearly, life happens. … Continued

Baha 5 System Road Trip: Welcome!

Baha 5 System Road Trip: Welcome!

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Hello everyone! My name is Caroline Farmer. I’m a college student pursuing my degree in Biology. More importantly, I have been a Baha recipient for four years and I just upgraded to my new Baha 5 Sound Processor. I’m so excited about how small it is and all the cool things I’ll be able to … Continued

[Video] 25 years ago Darlene was one of the 1st to receive a multichannel cochlear implant

[Video] 25 years ago Darlene was one of the 1st to receive a multichannel cochlear implant

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Darlene Fragale was one of the first to receive a multichannel cochlear implant over 25 years ago. She visited the Cochlear Americas office in Denver, Colorado at the end of 2014 to celebrate her 25th anniversary with her Cochlear™ Implant. Darlene has spent her career counseling others and helping them learn about cochlear implants and hearing loss. She also … Continued

Baha 5 System Discretion

Baha 5 System Discretion

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The Baha 5 System’s award winning design is definitely a step up from the previous generations of sound processors in terms of discretion. The sound processors’ colors more closely reflect real hair colors. Below, we have some lovely Baha System users demonstrating all the different sound processor colors for your enjoyment: Destiny with the black, … Continued

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Scholarships for College Students with Hearing Loss

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College can be expensive and everyone is looking for scholarships to help lighten the load.  A quick google search will provide you with a vast array of scholarships for everything from having a financial need to speaking fluent Klingon. This can be both a blessing and a curse, given that it provides a wide base of scholarships … Continued

How did Nina Poersch prepare and pack for a trip of a lifetime?

How did Nina Poersch prepare and pack for a trip of a lifetime?

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If you follow Survivor, then you already know that Nina Poersch, a bilateral cochlear implant recipient, was one of this season’s competitors. I wanted to know what motivates Nina to take on such amazing challenges, as well as how she planned, packed and prepared for this adventure. Q: What are some of your favorite activities … Continued

Tune in to ‘Survivor’ Contestant Nina Poersch on the Radio!

Tune in to ‘Survivor’ Contestant Nina Poersch on the Radio!

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In honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month, Cochlear is collaborating with Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 System recipient Nina Poersch from the hit CBS show ‘Survivor’ to educate the public about what it means to live with hearing loss and the importance of never giving up on your dreams. She is challenging people with hearing loss to … Continued

Scholarship Tip #1: Don’t forget your transcript and letters of recommendation

Scholarship Tip #1: Don’t forget your transcript and letters of recommendation

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Hopefully you have already approached three of your instructors asking for letters of recommendation, but if you haven’t, now is the time. A good letter of recommendation takes time and attention. When you ask for your letters, it is helpful to provide your recommenders with your resume and a document with what the scholarship is looking … Continued

4 Reasons to use myCochlear

4 Reasons to use myCochlear

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We are excited to announce that myCochlear now includes resources for Baha System recipients! Four great reasons to use myCochlear: Learn about your equipment with Device Basics  View details of your registered equipment and warranty Gain insights from others Manage your personal details

Better Speech and Hearing Month Supporters Make it to TV!

Better Speech and Hearing Month Supporters Make it to TV!

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On May 6, HLAA and Cochlear attended Show Me St. Louis, KSDK, to spread awareness about hearing loss. We encouraged those with hearing loss to get the help they need whether it be hearing aids or an implantable solution.  Between HLAA members and Cochlear Awareness Volunteer we had over 15 people to help make hearing … Continued