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 take action, find a solution and live by her motto ‘Go for it, live it and experience it.’

To help spread the word, Nina will be conducting a series of radio interviews all across the country on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The cities and times where she’ll be appearing are below. If you live in any of these areas, we encourage you to tune in and to tell your friends, family and social networks to do the same!

  • Baltimore/Washington, DC (WRNR-AM) — 8:40-8:50 am EDT
  • Cincinnati, OH (WVNU-FM) — 8:50-9:00 am EDT
  • Roanoke, VA (WAMV-AM) — 9:10-9:20 am EDT
  • Nashville, TN (WJJM-FM) — 9:10-9:20 am CDT
  • Milwaukee, WI (WBEV-AM) — 10:05-10:15 am CDT
  • It’s Your Health with Lisa Davis (National Show) — Click here for local stations and times

We are also taping interviews in the following markets: St. Louis, MO; Savannah, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Topeka, KS; and Denver, CO. Stay tuned for updates on local air times!


 “In this day and age, we are fortunate enough to have a variety of hearing loss treatments at our disposal, so there is no reason why anyone should have to struggle to hear,” said Nina Poersch, ‘Survivor’ Season 30 contestant and cochlear implant recipient. “Take my story for instance. When I lost my hearing, I soon realized that hearing aids wouldn’t work for me, but was told that I most likely wouldn’t qualify for a cochlear implant. I insisted on being tested, and it turned out that I was a candidate for the technology. I have lived my life the same way ever since. I don’t let anything stand in the way of my dreams just because I may have difficulty hearing.”

To learn more about hearing loss and its treatment options, visit www.Cochlear.com/US/Survivor.

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