RESULTS
Graeme Clark scholarship winner: Derek Lee

Graeme Clark scholarship winner: Derek Lee

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Name: Derek Lee University: UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Major: Master’s in biostatistics Sound Processor: Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6, unilateral Derek’s hearing journey When Derek was 18 months old, he was diagnosed with a stage three neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nerves. After undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, he underwent a bone marrow transplant. The transplant … Continued

Alexandra Bushby receiving award

Graeme Clark scholarship winner: Alexandra Bushby

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Name: Alexandra Bushby University: McMaster University Major: Masters degree in Mathematics Sound Processor: Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7, bilateral Alexandra’s hearing journey While Alexandra’s parents aren’t sure what caused her hearing loss, they believe she was born with partial hearing loss and it progressed into profound hearing loss by the time she was two and a half years … Continued

Laura Smith

Anders Tjellström scholarship winner: Laura Smith

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Name: Laura Smith University: Texas A&M in College Station, TX Major: Mechanical Engineering Sound Processor: Cochlear™ Baha® 5, unilateral Laura’s hearing journey Laura’s hearing loss developed when she was around seven years old. Doctors were never able to diagnose an exact cause, but it may have been the result of numerous ear infections and a cholesteatoma. … Continued

Rachel Knobel

Graeme Clark scholarship winner: Rachel Knobel

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Name: Rachel Knobel University: University of Delaware Major: Doctorate in physical therapy Sound Processor: Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6, bilateral Rachel’s hearing journey Rachel was born deaf, and although the cause was never determined, she was fortunate that doctors identified her hearing loss early on. “My parents met a surgeon who educated them about the process,” Rachel said. … Continued

Congrats to Katie Soudek

Anders Tjellström scholarship winner: Katie Soudek

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Name: Katie Soudek University: Baylor University in Waco, TX Major: Psychology with a minor in American Sign Language Sound Processor: Cochlear™ Baha® 5, unilateral Katie’s hearing journey When Katie was 11 years old, her left ear drum ruptured and didn’t heal properly. Doctors tried a variety of different solutions, including hearing aids, but none of them … Continued

Sam Bidwell recieving his award

Graeme Clark scholarship winner: Sam Bidwell

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Name: Sam Bidwell University: Wesleyan University Major: Mathematics Sound Processor: Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7, bilateral Sam’s hearing journey When Sam was 11 months old, he contracted bacterial meningitis. He underwent treatment, but afterwards he was diagnosed with profound hearing loss. Sam was implanted on his left side when he was 14 months old, and on his right … Continued

Amber Greenburg accepting award

Anders Tjellström scholarship winner: Amber Greenburg

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Name: Amber Greenburg University: Union University in Jackson, TN Major: Conservation Biology Sound Processor: Cochlear™ Baha® 5, unilateral Amber’s hearing journey Amber was first diagnosed with single-sided hearing loss when she was in second grade. “I failed my hearing test, so they ran tests, but they couldn’t figure out exactly what had caused it,” she recalled. … Continued

Jessica H. recieving award

Graeme Clark scholarship winner: Jessica Hayden

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Name: Jessica Hayden University: University of Maine Major: Microbiology and Biochemistry Sound Processor: Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7, bilateral Jessica’s hearing journey Jessica was born deaf, but her hearing loss wasn’t diagnosed until she was around 16 months old. She received her first cochlear implant when she was two years old, and her second when she was seven … Continued

Meet the winners of the 2019 Graeme Clark and Anders Tjellström scholarships

Meet the winners of the 2019 Graeme Clark and Anders Tjellström scholarships

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Five students were awarded the 2019 Graeme Clark scholarship, awarded to Nucleus recipients: Sam Bidwell, Wesleyan University “My cochlear implants have impacted my life in almost any way I can think of,” Sam said. “I’ve never let my hearing loss define me, for good or for bad. I’ve always been that really smart kid who … Continued

Mathias and family sitting around table

How to personalize your hearing experience with the Cochlear Nucleus Smart App

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Smartphone apps can help you do so many things: check the weather, buy movie tickets, plan a vacation, or count your daily steps. Now there’s even an app that can help you take control of your hearing experience! With the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Smart App you can control your Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor directly from … Continued

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How to connect your Cochlear Nucleus 7 or Baha 5 Sound Processor to your iPhone for easy wireless streaming

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Thanks to the Made for iPhone connectivity of the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 and Baha® 5 Sound Processors, staying connected is easier than ever. You can stream calls, music, and other sounds straight from your phone to your sound processor, making for easy wireless streaming. Do you have questions about how it works or how to … Continued

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How to use your Mini Mic 2+ wireless accessory to stream in-flight entertainment straight to your Cochlear Sound Processor

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Flying is stressful. By the time you park at the airport, check your bags, go through security, find your gate, double-and triple-check you’re getting on the right plane, find your seat, and shove your carry-on into the overhead compartment, you’re exhausted. Thankfully, Cochlear™ technology can make the rest of your flight a pleasant experience. With … Continued

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Happy Thanksgiving! Here are 5 tips for hearing around the dinner table

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The holidays can be a tricky season—and not just because you’re trying to check off everything on your gift list, plan for travelling or hosting relatives, and stay warm despite dropping temperatures. For people with hearing loss, holiday celebrations such as Thanksgiving are extra challenging because they are not generally an ideal hearing environment. Often … Continued

Cochlear’s 2018 Holiday Sale is here!

Cochlear’s 2018 Holiday Sale is here!

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Every year when November rolls around, I know I should start shopping for the holidays, but decide to do it later because it’s overwhelming, exhausting, and expensive. Can you relate? I know I’m not the only one who procrastinates and then ends up spending a bunch of money on last-minute gifts. It’s stressful. But it … Continued

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Watch: Mom shares how her son’s bilateral Cochlear Baha 5 Sound Processors help him succeed in school and sports

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Meet Josh G.—an 11-year-old boy who loves playing sports, eating pizza with friends, and streaming his favorite shows. Josh’s mom, Emily, says it has been a long journey to get to this point. When Josh was young, he had a severe ear infection that started issues with hearing loss. Watch as Emily shares Josh’s transformation … Continued

Cochlear™ Baha® 5 recipient Patrick S. shares his experience playing soccer on the USA Deaf Men’s National Team

Cochlear™ Baha® 5 recipient Patrick S. shares his experience playing soccer on the USA Deaf Men’s National Team

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Soccer players must work together to defend their territory, move the ball forward, and predict the opposing team’s moves—all while working against the clock. In order to succeed, they need to communicate. When all the team members are deaf or hard of hearing, communication takes on a whole new meaning. Meet Patrick S., a Cochlear™ … Continued

Bridget shares how she maintains an active lifestyle with the Cochlear™ Kanso® Sound Processor

Bridget shares how she maintains an active lifestyle with the Cochlear™ Kanso® Sound Processor

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When you’re on the move, you need a sound processor that can keep up with you wherever you go. Meet Bridget T., a Cochlear™ Kanso® recipient and Cochlear Americas employee, who says her sound processor is light and comfortable enough to wear all day—whether she’s at work, in a yoga class, or even running a … Continued

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‘He lives a normal life’: Tiffany shares how her son with microtia, atresia can hear with bilateral Cochlear Baha 5 Sound Processors

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When a child is born with hearing loss, it can be an emotional experience. Along with the joy of welcoming a new person into the world, parents face an overwhelming number of questions and choices about how to proceed. However, parents don’t have to do it all on their own. There is a community of … Continued

Marty G.

Five Care and Maintenance Tips For Your Cochlear Nucleus 7 Sound Processor

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Much like changing your car’s oil, replacing the head of your electric toothbrush, or putting a protective case on your phone, there are easy steps you can take to maximize the lifespan and effectiveness of your Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor. Meet Marty, a Nucleus 7 recipient and Cochlear volunteer with plenty of experience taking … Continued

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Training to hear: Watch as Cochlear Nucleus Recipient Anna shares how learning to hear with a Cochlear Implant is like preparing for a triathlon

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The best things in life take practice. Whether it’s running a marathon, learning a new language, or learning to hear with a Cochlear™ Implant, it’s not likely to happen overnight. You have to contribute time and effort in order to see lasting results. Meet Anna, a bilateral Cochlear Implant recipient. She knows firsthand how important … Continued

Hearing Down Under! Step 7: As My Trip Ends, a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Cochlear Technology

Hearing Down Under! Step 7: As My Trip Ends, a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Cochlear Technology

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Greetings from Cairns! I’m on my way for a behind-the-scenes look at Cochlear Technology! After enduring below-freezing temperatures in Canberra, the capital of Australia, I decided to fly up north to the tropical coast of Queensland. I’m staying at a backpackers’ hostel right next to the beach, enjoying a few lazy days to read and … Continued