Troy C&G News: Hearing loss spurs Troy woman to help others

Elizabeth Kobylak lost her hearing from a double ear infection when her kids were young.  Over time, she became withdrawn and isolated because she could not hear those around her.  Later she discovered the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) where she found resources and tools designed to help those who experience hearing loss.  Subsequently, she learned about cochlear implant technology. On January 18, 2007, Elizabeth received her Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implant on her right ear.  She continues to wear a hearing aid on her left ear in conjunction with her cochlear implant.

Elizabeth is very grateful for those who helped her: ““Every time I see my surgeon, I say, ‘You gave me my life back,’” Kobylak said.”  After receiving the life-changing technology cochlear implant, Elizabeth pays it forward by helping others through HLAA and Cochlear Americas’ volunteer network.

Click here to read Elizabeth’s story: http://www.candgnews.com/news/hearing-loss-spurs-troy-woman-help-others-91012

Cochlear Americas thanks Elizabeth for all that she does to help individuals with hearing loss. #PoweredbyVolunteers

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Cochlear Guest Writer
Cochlear Americas showcases the stories of real people celebrating life's real moments. This blog was written by a guest writer for Cochlear Americas.