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Delivered from enforced isolation thanks to her Cochlear Implant

Delivered from enforced isolation thanks to her Cochlear Implant

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Chris G. started to lose her hearing as a young, professional woman striving to achieve her dreams. After years of declining hearing, causing frustration, uncomfortable situations and ultimately forcing her to isolate herself, Chris learned a cochlear implant could be a treatment option; however, fear of surgery provided her an excuse to procrastinate. Attending a … Continued

Baha System helps young woman hear after struggling with middle ear issues her whole life

Baha System helps young woman hear after struggling with middle ear issues her whole life

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Shannon S. battled hearing loss her whole life due to constant middle ear issues. After overcoming multiple surgeries, hearing aids that never gave her much benefit and misinformation from a doctor, Shannon finally learned from a new doctor that the Baha® System would provide her access to clear sound she needed. Find out how the … Continued

Grandmother with bilateral Cochlear Implants enjoys independence, sounds of family again

Grandmother with bilateral Cochlear Implants enjoys independence, sounds of family again

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Jan J. started losing her hearing in her 30s, and it kept declining over the years. By the time she was in her 50s and in the most powerful hearing aids, Jan’s hearing was so bad she wasn’t able to communicate with others, especially the ones she loved most. Learn about Jan’s journey and how … Continued

Hearing conversations about cochlear implant headroom?

Hearing conversations about cochlear implant headroom?

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Shane C. received his Cochlear Implant in 2006, and thanks to Cochlear’s innovative sound processing chip, he continues to benefit from each new release of sound processor technology without any additional surgeries. Hear from Shane on why he doesn’t worry about cochlear implant headroom with Cochlear: “I was not born with hearing loss, but at … Continued

Musician with conductive hearing loss now hears, develops talent with the Baha System

Musician with conductive hearing loss now hears, develops talent with the Baha System

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Jamie G. has always dreamed of being a singer, but at an early age, her doctor told her it wasn’t possible to be a musician with conductive hearing loss. Read how Jamie overcame the odds: “At the age of 14, I was asked by my otolaryngologist what I wanted to be when I grew up. … Continued

Audiologist in training chooses the SMARTbimodal hearing solution

Audiologist in training chooses the SMARTbimodal hearing solution

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Emily C. grew up with hearing loss and while in college, training to be an audiologist, her hearing declined further, making her a candidate for a cochlear implant. Having enjoyed ReSoundTM hearing aids and wireless accessories for years, the partnership between ReSound and Cochlear to bring the world’s only SMARTbimodalTM hearing solution to market helped … Continued

How life has improved for this Cochlear recipient with single-sided deafness

How life has improved for this Cochlear recipient with single-sided deafness

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Becky H. suffered from single-sided deafness (SSD) after a medical issue caused her to faint. This year, she was able to upgrade to the Baha® 5 Sound Processor making life and her relationships with her family more enjoyable since she can hear clearly with two ears: “My name is Becky, and I am 46 years … Continued

Cochlear Valentine Card - Adult

Who do you hEARt this Valentine’s Day? Tell them with a Cochlear Valentine!

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Looking for a fun way to tell someone how much you hEARt them on Valentine’s Day? Share a Cochlear Valentine with them! We have eight Cochlear Valentine’s Day cards to choose from, and you can easily download, print, cut out and distribute from these links:Four cards (more appropriate for children): http://go.cochlear.com/rs/087-KYD-238/images/Valentines%20Day%20Cards.pdf Four cards (more appropriate … Continued

After Amelia struggled in hearing aids, Cochlear Implants and Kanso were the solution for her to hear

After Amelia struggled in hearing aids, Cochlear Implants and Kanso were the solution for her to hear

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Mary K. reveals the emotional journey for her and her husband when they learned their youngest child, Amelia, was born deaf. After trialing hearing aids and months of struggling to keep Amelia’s hearing aids on, her parents decided Cochlear Implants and the off-the-ear Kanso® Sound Processors would be the best solution for their little girl … Continued

Bimodal hearing, family support gave this man his life back

Bimodal hearing, family support gave this man his life back

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Severe hearing loss took Christopher J.’s career, hobbies and livelihood away from him. Thankfully, his supportive, loving family helped guide him to hearing loss professionals that provided him with the bimodal hearing loss solution, giving Christopher his hearing and life back: “In 2015, a progressive hearing loss took almost everything from me. Severe hearing loss … Continued

Cochlear recipient impacted by deafblindness ensures nothing holds her back

Cochlear recipient impacted by deafblindness ensures nothing holds her back

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Whether it’s tumbling across a competition floor or climbing independently on an indoor rock wall, you’d never know Meagan G. suffers from deafblindness. Now a bilateral Cochlear Implant recipient and an active True Wireless accessories user, Meagan finds it easier to achieve her goals and enjoys the sounds along the way: “First appearances can be … Continued

Siblings with Cochlear Implants hear together

Siblings with Cochlear Implants hear together

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“Sophie and Jacob were both born with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. They were first diagnosed with moderate hearing loss, but as time passed, we learned they have a profound hearing loss. This new news prompted us to seek care at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. We met two audiologists May 4, 2017 and they suggested … Continued

Baha SoundArc

Cochlear Americas announces the release of the Baha SoundArc

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Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the world leader in implantable hearing solutions, announces today the commercial availability of the new CochlearTM Baha® SoundArc in the United States and Canada. The Baha SoundArc is an effective and stylish new wearing option designed to provide children with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss or single-sided sensorineural deafness (SSD) … Continued

How this musician with a Cochlear Implant connects with his faith

How this musician with a Cochlear Implant connects with his faith

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“My name is Jean-Claude, and I am deaf/hard of hearing with a Cochlear Implant and a hearing aid. I am also a musician that has been given a second chance. To understand where I am, you will need to understand where I came from and how my journey to hearing loss began. I am 44 … Continued

The day started like any other until sudden hearing loss hit

The day started like any other until sudden hearing loss hit

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Angie M, active grandmother and court reporter, will never forget the day that changed her life. The day sudden hearing loss, or sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), took her hearing and began pulling her away from the two favorite aspects of her life, family and career. Frantically looking for a solution to hear again, she found … Continued

Why my Kanso Sound Processor is my most prized possession

Why my Kanso Sound Processor is my most prized possession

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“I’ve been hard of hearing since my late teens…and maybe even earlier. Looking back, I can see that I wasn’t hearing the way that other people did, even when I was only 15 years of age. However, while I was a teen, I’d been too young to understand that I had a problem. I guess … Continued

Sprint kayaker doesn’t let hearing loss hold her back from her dreams

Sprint kayaker doesn’t let hearing loss hold her back from her dreams

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“I am a sprint kayaker from Toronto, Canada. A sprint kayak is a long (17 feet) skinny boat that is only as wide as my hips, so it’s very tippy. It takes years of practice to be able to paddle in my kayak without falling into the water. The goal in sprint kayak is to race the boat … Continued

In denial about hearing loss for most of her life, a cochlear implant shines new light on her world

In denial about hearing loss for most of her life, a cochlear implant shines new light on her world

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“I was born deaf in my right ear and lost most of the hearing in my left ear when I was in my 20s. I wore a hearing aid in that ear for 30 years before my audiologist convinced me that a cochlear implant would benefit me greatly. (It actually took him five years to … Continued

Read ‘em again: The top Cochlear stories from 2017

Read ‘em again: The top Cochlear stories from 2017

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Nucleus 7 is here: The world’s first Made for iPhone cochlear implant sound processor The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is the world’s first Made for iPhone cochlear implant sound processor to allow users to stream sound from iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® directly to their sound processor, offering greater accessibility, connectivity and wireless solutions. Loved … Continued

A Cochlear Family story: Some born deaf, some born hearing, all celebrate being able to hear

A Cochlear Family story: Some born deaf, some born hearing, all celebrate being able to hear

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Summer H. is the proud mother to four beautiful children. Two of them were born with significant hearing loss; two have normal hearing. Because of cochlear implant technology, this mom could overcome her fears and the whole family can celebrate being a Cochlear Family: “Our family is like most families. We participate in sports and … Continued