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A breast cancer survivor with Meniere’s disease enhances her passions for travel and hiking with the latest Baha System technology

A breast cancer survivor with Meniere’s disease enhances her passions for travel and hiking with the latest Baha System technology

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For hiking enthusiasts, true joy doesn’t just lie in the final destination or sweeping view, but throughout the entire journey — the physical challenge, the calming breeze and the sounds of nature overhead. When avid hiker Lyn began to lose hearing in one of her ears, she didn’t realize how much she was missing out … Continued

5 Tips to help extend the life of cochlear implant rechargeable batteries

5 Tips to help extend the life of cochlear implant rechargeable batteries

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The amount of charge a battery can hold and the amount of power it can provide decreases over time as batteries age. If you use rechargeable batteries, (which you can purchase from the online Cochlear Store), here are five ways you can help to prolong their life. 1. Don’t let your batteries completely die With … Continued

Ask a researcher about hearing rehabilitation! Dr. Julia Drouin shares her insights

Ask a researcher about hearing rehabilitation! Dr. Julia Drouin shares her insights

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What inspired you to research hearing rehabilitation? As clinician-scientist, I have always been interested in research areas that bridge basic science with patient care. My early research examined the mechanisms in our brain that allow us to understand speech even though it may sound really different if, for example, you are listening to a person … Continued

The Halo accessory for the Cochlear Kanso 2 Sound Processor takes Jack’s adventures to new levels

The Halo accessory for the Cochlear Kanso 2 Sound Processor takes Jack’s adventures to new levels

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Teens often struggle to find confidence at the best of times, so when 14-year-old Jack stood on his school stage to have his head shaved to raise funds for cancer research, no one was more surprised than his moms, Sasha and Meredith. They attribute their son’s growing confidence to the discretion of his two new … Continued

Hearing between the lines: how to listen for emotions

Hearing between the lines: how to listen for emotions

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The human voice carries a great deal of information that offers important clues for recognizing someone’s voice as well as their emotions. Emotions can affect a person’s pitch when they’re speaking. When you are frightened or excited, the muscles around your voice box contract. This strains your vocal cords, causing your voice to pitch higher. … Continued

Everyday tips to care for your Kanso and Kanso 2 Sound Processor

Everyday tips to care for your Kanso and Kanso 2 Sound Processor

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Set-and-forget strategies A helpful strategy for taking care of your sound processor is to set up a simple schedule to remember basic maintenance. The nightly check-in Follow these steps every night when you’re getting ready for bed. Brushing your teeth could become a cue. Turn off your sound processor as well as any other accessories … Continued

How to start dating with hearing loss and more – Gael’s tips for living skillfully

How to start dating with hearing loss and more – Gael’s tips for living skillfully

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Did you ever wish you had a practical guide to manage different hearing situations? Like whether to disclose your hearing loss on a date, how to navigate work phone calls, or where best to sit in a restaurant? Gael, who has congenital hearing loss, a cochlear implant and hearing aid, has written a new book … Continued

Be your own hearing advocate at work

Be your own hearing advocate at work

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Comfortable with her Cochlear Baha 5 Sound Processor From her first job as a Marine Technician in the Navy to her current role as a Recruitment Consultant, Kelly has been an advocate for herself and others with hearing loss. She is comfortable wearing her Cochlear Baha 5 Sound Processor at work. It’s her fourth Baha … Continued

Five top rehab tips after activation

Five top rehab tips after activation

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I believe in the 4 Ps Patience, practice, perseverance and a positive attitude have been key to learn to listen again after activation, says Cathy, who received her first cochlear implant two decades ago and then her second five years ago. “I believe in the 4 Ps.” “I think it was easier the second time … Continued

Why your drying unit should be your best friend for cochlear implant maintenance

Why your drying unit should be your best friend for cochlear implant maintenance

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How to get started There are different types of dehumidifiers but, in general, they are either electronic or non-electronic. Depending on your Cochlear™ Sound Processor model, your processor may be compatible with one or the other – or both. Don’t use just any dehumidifier or you risk damaging your sound processor. Cochlear makes sure to … Continued

New CoPilot tool helps you record and identify sounds in your everyday life

New CoPilot tool helps you record and identify sounds in your everyday life

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My Sounds is the latest in a series of skill builder activities featured in our free mobile app, Cochlear™ CoPilot, developed by experts especially for adults with cochlear implants to build listening confidence. It allows you to record sounds around your home to practice listening with the goal of being able to recognize sounds that … Continued

How to care for your Cochlear Nucleus 7 Sound Processor

How to care for your Cochlear Nucleus 7 Sound Processor

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Can you tell me why my sound is muffled? Most likely, the cause of this issue is that your microphone cover needs to be changed. You should replace it every three months – or sooner if it appears dirty. You can purchase replacement covers online. To watch how to replace your microphone covers, watch this … Continued

5 ways apps can help with rehabilitation

5 ways apps can help with rehabilitation

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Did you know that there are a lot of mobile apps designed to help you live more confidently with hearing loss? And that using self-guided apps on your smart phone can actually help build your listening skills? Apps are great because they give you easy access to knowledge, tools and strategies to better manage your … Continued

Quilt enthusiast weaves together confidence, connection and community after upgrading to the Baha 6 Max Sound Processor

Quilt enthusiast weaves together confidence, connection and community after upgrading to the Baha 6 Max Sound Processor

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The art of quilting involves harnessing connection, cultivating passion and appreciating beauty. For avid quilter Michelle, the same can be said for her hearing journey. When Michelle needed more hearing power, she upgraded to the Baha® 6 Max Sound Processor and gained a whole new sound experience. Michelle first started advocating for her hearing when … Continued

How to wear a helmet with your Cochlear sound processor

How to wear a helmet with your Cochlear sound processor

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Cycling, snowboarding, horse riding, skateboarding and other similar outdoor activities, are great ways to stay fit, enjoy the outdoors and lead an active lifestyle. For many sports, it’s important to stay safe by wearing a helmet, but it’s just as important to be able to hear – whether it’s listening to your teammates or staying … Continued

Discover the new online Cochlear Store

Discover the new online Cochlear Store

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What you’ll find in the new store You’ll find everything you need for your sound processor to help keep you hearing your best, including our wide range of parts and accessories. It’s always helpful to have spare rechargeable batteries on hand, or a storage case. Are you planning a vacation somewhere tropical? Grab a Dry-Brik … Continued

Two-time upgrade recipient continues her enhanced hearing journey with Nucleus 7 Sound Processor

Two-time upgrade recipient continues her enhanced hearing journey with Nucleus 7 Sound Processor

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Change is the only constant in life — and embracing it often opens the door to new possibilities. Gabrielle has found this to be especially true throughout her hearing journey. She recently completed her second Cochlear Sound Processor upgrade to the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, unlocking enhanced sound and the latest technological features. “I am … Continued

Aural rehabilitation in practice with Dr. Pratesi

Aural rehabilitation in practice with Dr. Pratesi

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Laura Pratesi, AuD, discusses the importance of aural rehabilitation and how she puts it into practice. What is the value of aural rehabilitation for your adult patients? “Aural rehabilitation is immensely valuable. I recommend it to patients at just about every stage in their hearing wellness journey. I explain that aural rehab is like ‘physical … Continued

Cochlear implant recipient rides the dirt bike race of his life

Cochlear implant recipient rides the dirt bike race of his life

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Hearing loss doesn’t hold recipient back Twenty-year-old dirt bike rider and cochlear implant recipient, Nick recently undertook the ride of his life: the gruelling Tatt’s Finke Desert Race in Alice Springs, the Red Centre of Australia. Entering on a motorbike he built himself with the guidance of a family friend, Nick had been preparing for … Continued

Why hearing loss is no barrier for athletes with cochlear implants

Why hearing loss is no barrier for athletes with cochlear implants

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What motivates a young athlete to charge down a ski ramp and launch off a 100-meter-high platform and into the air? “I just wanted to fly,” says former German champion ski jumper and cross-country skier Peter. “There is no similar feeling for me. It is an exciting mix of freedom and relaxation with pure tension.” … Continued

5 ways family can support with hearing therapy!

5 ways family can support with hearing therapy!

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Support from family and friends goes a long way – and it might mean something different for each person! When we talk about support, the first thing many people think of is the emotional support one might need after experiencing a major life change like getting a cochlear implant. For hearing implant recipients, support may … Continued