From his favorite songs to his grandchildren’s laughter, Oscar B. shares his new hearing experiences with the Cochlear™ Hybrid™ Hearing* solution:
“I wore hearing aids for 22 years but still struggled to hear. I wanted to find something to improve my hearing to enjoy life, my relationship with my wife and family better.
With the Nucleus® Hybrid Implant System**, I hear birds chirping, the tick-tock of a second hand on a clock and the timer on the oven. I hear my grandchildren speaking. For the first time, I can hear my wife talking as she walks away with her back to me.
Not only can I hear the voices of friends and family, but I enjoy music again. My wife and I sing in the choir, and our daughter is a professional musician. Music is part of our family. I have over 300 records, and I simply love to listen to them. I enjoy that more than anything.
Since getting my hearing implant, I’ve received one upgrade. This made my hearing even better. The beauty was that I didn’t need an additional surgery, and I got access to True Wireless™ technology which streams sound directly to my sound processor from the TV and phone.
I don’t need to read lips anymore because my hearing with the Hybrid System is so much better. Now I am able to communicate with my wife, my family and friends, and again be active at my church and in my community.
Recently, I was picking up two grandkids from school. They were whispering in the back seat, and they said, ‘Granddaddy can’t hear us.’ I called them out and said, ‘You think I can’t hear, but now I hear everything you’re saying!’
I just hear better every day. I am so thankful for the technology and support provided by Cochlear.”
If you have high frequency hearing loss, click here to discover the benefits of Hybrid Hearing and if it could be a solution for you or a loved one.
*The Acoustic Component should only be used when behavioral audiometric thresholds can be obtained and the recipient can provide feedback regarding sound quality.
** The Hybrid L24 Implant is approved in the US for adults ages 18 and older.