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Ally’s Act offers a unique opportunity to support insurance coverage for young children this year for Microtia and Atresia Awareness Day

Ally’s Act offers a unique opportunity to support insurance coverage for young children this year for Microtia and Atresia Awareness Day

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November 9th is Microtia & Atresia Awareness Day, a nationally recognized opportunity to spread awareness about this underrecognized condition. Microtia and atresia are congenital abnormalities of the ear and ear canal, that occur in approximately 1 in 10,000 live births. As a result of these abnormalities, individuals can suffer from conductive hearing loss. Through a … Continued

Hearing loss from Waardenburg syndrome led Britt’s family to cochlear implants, now he loves music and even helped spark a new invention

Hearing loss from Waardenburg syndrome led Britt’s family to cochlear implants, now he loves music and even helped spark a new invention

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“When our son, Britt, was born, we were expecting the normal hospital stay and the sometimes-blissful, often-exhausting first few months of odd sleep schedules, family visits and pediatrician appointments. He was born without any real complications and soon was perfectly happy being cradled, enjoying his bottle, sleeping and crying. The second day of his life, … Continued

Father and son with hereditary hearing loss write children’s book spreading cochlear implant awareness

Father and son with hereditary hearing loss write children’s book spreading cochlear implant awareness

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“This is the story of a proud father and son who are both cochlear implant wearers! I (Mark) was born profoundly deaf. My parents got me fitted for hearing aids when I was around 5 years old. I became an expert at lip reading quickly at a young age and was able to combat the … Continued

Experiencing severe hearing loss from Cystic fibrosis treatment, Samantha’s cochlear implants helped her regain her confidence

Experiencing severe hearing loss from Cystic fibrosis treatment, Samantha’s cochlear implants helped her regain her confidence

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“If you had told me as a young child that this was a piece I would write as a college graduate, I wouldn’t have believed you. I spent nearly 20 years of my life as a hearing person, experiencing everything life had to offer to hear naturally. I was diagnosed with Cystic fibrosis (CF) before … Continued

Rhona turned her hearing loss into a hearing win by finding love and an improved quality of life with cochlear implants

Rhona turned her hearing loss into a hearing win by finding love and an improved quality of life with cochlear implants

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“So much of the communication about hearing is based on loss: missing the sound of music, loss of understanding words, not understanding dialogue on TV or radio, barely understanding someone on the phone and of course, failing hearing tests. I really appreciate that Cochlear™ has a new campaign with the focus on Hearing WINS and … Continued

Kei-Che, an accomplished bilateral recipient, shares how her Hybrid Hearing Solution helps her advocate for accessibility

Kei-Che, an accomplished bilateral recipient, shares how her Hybrid Hearing Solution helps her advocate for accessibility

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How did you lose your hearing? “I was born deaf, with a little ‘d.’ That’s a complex statement because society attempts to define people and place them in boxes. Being born into a hearing family, they believe I was ‘hard of hearing’ because I had minimal residual hearing. Teaching myself to lipread and speech therapy … Continued

Join Us Behind the Scenes at a Video Shoot featuring Recipients as they discuss their Hearing Wins

Join Us Behind the Scenes at a Video Shoot featuring Recipients as they discuss their Hearing Wins

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Rediscovering music and connecting with family For one of our most dedicated volunteers, Mike, starring in a video shoot was a totally new experience. Mike decided to pursue a Cochlear hearing solution after the passing of his beloved wife, whom he referred to as his ‘ears’. “I was well on the way to becoming a … Continued

Eric inherited a gene resulting in adult-onset progressive sensorineural hearing loss; now with a cochlear implant his career and social life are flourishing

Eric inherited a gene resulting in adult-onset progressive sensorineural hearing loss; now with a cochlear implant his career and social life are flourishing

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“I was born and raised in southeast Texas and this is the background on my hearing journey: It was discovered that there was a gene on my father’s side of the family with variable penetrance that results in adult-onset slow/medium progressive sensorineural hearing loss beginning in my mid-40’s. Growing up I went to medical school … Continued

The Osia 2 System helped Walter continue his musical career after an acoustic neuroma caused single-sided deafness

The Osia 2 System helped Walter continue his musical career after an acoustic neuroma caused single-sided deafness

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“In early 2003, my life was upended and transformed in an unusual way: in one unexpected moment my left side hearing dropped out. It was immediately filled with a loud ringing sound that became known to me as tinnitus. It was quite an unexpected happening, indeed: I was, and still am, a guitar player. At the … Continued

Cochlear™ Osia® System becomes industry’s first active bone conduction system to enable MRI at 3 Tesla

Cochlear™ Osia® System becomes industry’s first active bone conduction system to enable MRI at 3 Tesla

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[Lone Tree, Colo.] – August 18, 2023: Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, introduces its next generation Cochlear™ Osia® System with the ability to have an MRI at 3.0 T, designed to improve hearing outcomes for people with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss and single-sided sensorineural deafness (SSD). The … Continued

Born profoundly deaf in both ears, Riley’s cochlear implants have paved a path to success, starting with her college dance team

Born profoundly deaf in both ears, Riley’s cochlear implants have paved a path to success, starting with her college dance team

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“I was born profoundly deaf in both ears. My parents didn’t find out I was deaf until I was 16 months old; they didn’t know what to do, but with the help of audiologists and doctors who explained the different ways of communication, they made the decision to go with cochlear implants. I had my … Continued

Gramm, a child whose namesake invented the multichannel cochlear implant, uses the devices for his bilateral hearing loss

Gramm, a child whose namesake invented the multichannel cochlear implant, uses the devices for his bilateral hearing loss

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“Gramm was born with bilateral moderately severe to severe hearing loss. It was detected one day after his birth. He was officially diagnosed at 5 weeks old with an auditory brainstem response (ABR) test. He received hearing aids on Halloween Day when he was 7 weeks old. Gramm’s hearing loss dropped to profound by the … Continued

Cochlear implants help car crash victim hear again after progressive hearing loss diagnosis

Cochlear implants help car crash victim hear again after progressive hearing loss diagnosis

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Brenda’s journey begins on a cloudy day in May 1992. She was driving through a school zone when the car, without warning, decided to do a U-turn right in front of her car. Brenda tried to avoid the accident but ended up getting t-boned by another car. In the accident, Brenda hit her head on … Continued

After a lifetime of challenges from single-sided deafness, Stephanie cherishes all of life’s moments with her Cochlea Osia System

After a lifetime of challenges from single-sided deafness, Stephanie cherishes all of life’s moments with her Cochlea Osia System

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“I want to share my personal story about hearing loss and why it’s important to get the right care when it’s needed and have the insurance coverage to pay for it. Living as a child with hearing loss As a child I suffered many ear infections, so my mother agreed to have ear tubes put … Continued

Jackson, a child with Usher syndrome, is on the path to be on his first baseball team with the help of his cochlear implants

Jackson, a child with Usher syndrome, is on the path to be on his first baseball team with the help of his cochlear implants

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“We were standing in the Florida heat waiting for Jackson’s turn to swing the bat and run the bases in his first ever baseball tryout. In all honesty, I couldn’t understand why we were expected to ‘try out.’ I mean, he is only 6 years old and the most baseball exposure at present was from … Continued

Susanna was determined to hear after a lifetime of hearing loss; now with cochlear implants she is a successful entrepreneur

Susanna was determined to hear after a lifetime of hearing loss; now with cochlear implants she is a successful entrepreneur

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“I was born profoundly deaf with sensorineural (nerve-related deafness) hearing loss. At the age of 3, I began to wear hearing aids. My left ear was my hearing ear (I could understand speech and sound in this ear) and my right ear was used predominantly to help me localize sound because I could not understand … Continued

Diagnosed as a child with Apert syndrome and conductive hearing loss, Ashley can now partake in her horseback riding passion with her Osia Sound Processors

Diagnosed as a child with Apert syndrome and conductive hearing loss, Ashley can now partake in her horseback riding passion with her Osia Sound Processors

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“I lost my hearing due to my craniofacial syndrome, Apert syndrome. I have bilateral moderate to severe conductive hearing loss. I started with behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids at age 3 and they weren’t enough for me. It was determined that I was a cochlear implant candidate and I received the Cochlear Baha® Start solution which is … Continued

Grace was diagnosed with hearing loss from viral meningitis; now with bilateral cochlear implants she loves to dance

Grace was diagnosed with hearing loss from viral meningitis; now with bilateral cochlear implants she loves to dance

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“Grace lost her hearing suddenly after a hospital stay from viral meningitis at age 3. After we were told Grace had meningitis, I was very confused and scared. As parents, we took all of the precautions to ensure the safety of our kids. I made sure she had regular checkups, that she was up to … Continued

As a creative writer with progressive hearing loss, Lori struggled early in life; that changed when she received cochlear implants

As a creative writer with progressive hearing loss, Lori struggled early in life; that changed when she received cochlear implants

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“My life is split into two halves: before and after 2012, when I got my first cochlear implant at 32. I was born with a severe-profound hearing loss and always struggled to hear. However, I still performed well in my classes and attended a mainstream school – I was the only kid who wore hearing … Continued

Wyatt’s parents used their insurance coverage for his Baha System; all the kids think his hearing solution is so cool

Wyatt’s parents used their insurance coverage for his Baha System; all the kids think his hearing solution is so cool

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“Moments after our first child was born, we were made aware that he did not have fully formed ears. Our heads began to spin. How is this possible? Wyatt was born with Microtia Atresia: A condition where the ears and ear canals do not fully form. Immediately our minds raced and we wondered if he … Continued

Cochlear implant recipient Sophia had no family history of hearing loss; has now been named a National Inspirer

Cochlear implant recipient Sophia had no family history of hearing loss; has now been named a National Inspirer

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“Upon birth, Sophia failed the newborn hearing screen on both ears and upon leaving the hospital, she failed only one. They thought it could be liquid from the birth but recommended I see an audiologist and an ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT). After doing an auditory brainstem response (ABR) test, it was confirmed she … Continued