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Mentors share how support is vital for teens with hearing loss

Mentors share how support is vital for teens with hearing loss

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Tips for Mentoring Teens with Hearing Loss Being a teenager is tough at the best of times, but when you feel different because of hearing loss, it’s good to get support from others just like you. “Teenagers face particular challenges when they have hearing loss. It’s tough being different,” says John Lui, national manager of … Continued

8 questions to check your hearing if you’re over 50

8 questions to check your hearing if you’re over 50

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Peter’s experience-global cochlear implant task force Did you know that people are more than twice as likely to get their pet checked by a vet than they are to get their own hearing checked? Yet “deafness or impaired hearing has a profound impact on people’s lives,” says Peter, a cochlear implant recipient from Australia. “Unless … Continued

Meet our Cochlear Recipient Solutions members from the Central region

Meet our Cochlear Recipient Solutions members from the Central region

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Laura Chesky, M.S. Speech and Hearing, Teacher of the Deaf and optimist Recipient Solutions Manager – Central Prior to joining Cochlear Americas in 2021, Laura was a Teacher for the Deaf in a public school system in Plainfield, IL. She served as an independent provider in Illinois’ Early Intervention system as a Developmental Therapist and … Continued

Must-know hacks for hybrid working with hearing loss

Must-know hacks for hybrid working with hearing loss

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Before the pandemic, in the UK, about one in 10 people had worked from home at least one day in the week, but by 2022 that figure had risen to one in five. In the US, data shows that, in 2022, about 42% of workers who could work remotely had a hybrid schedule, and 39% … Continued

12-year-old Ignacio shares how he connects with sports, video games and friends through his Baha® 6 Max Sound Processor

12-year-old Ignacio shares how he connects with sports, video games and friends through his Baha® 6 Max Sound Processor

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Connecting with the things he loves “I really like playing PlayStation and thanks to the new Baha 6 [Max Sound Processor], I was able to broadcast live with my friends…and listen to the sound of the game.” The Baha 6 Max Sound Processor is a premium-power bone conduction sound processor that provides powerful output in … Continued

Meet our Cochlear Recipient Solutions members from the Eastern region

Meet our Cochlear Recipient Solutions members from the Eastern region

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The Cochlear™ Recipient Solutions Program provides a virtual learning experience for hearing implant recipients looking to increase confidence with new devices and to achieve hearing goals. Debra, a recipient who recently met with a Recipient Solutions Manager (RSM), said, “My RSM gave me the confidence I needed to re-enter the hearing world head-on and not … Continued

Must-read Cochlear battery guide

Must-read Cochlear battery guide

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What factors impact battery life? Daily battery life varies for every sound processor user and is dependent on a variety of factors. Some of these factors include the programs and sound processor functions you use every day, your sound environment or volume levels. The size and type of battery has an impact as well as … Continued

Optimice su salud auditiva con estos recursos destacados para usuarios en español

Optimice su salud auditiva con estos recursos destacados para usuarios en español

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1. Comience con Cochlear Recipient Solutions   Cochlear Recipient Solutions ofrece sesiones educativas virtuales para usuarios de implantes auditivos que buscan aumentar la confianza con nuevos dispositivos. Entonces, cuando llegue el momento de actualizar su procesador de sonido, normalmente cada cinco años, Recipient Solutions estará allí para ayudarle durante el proceso. Los temas incluyen lo … Continued

How your sound processor is rated for water and dirt

How your sound processor is rated for water and dirt

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Know the facts Do you know that exposure to sweat, water, dust, and dirt can impact the performance and lifespan of your sound processor? By understanding a few simple facts you can easily protect your device while also living your life as you’d like. To start, it’s important to know how your device is rated … Continued

10,000th Osia Implant recipient shares how she hears conversations clearly again

10,000th Osia Implant recipient shares how she hears conversations clearly again

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Finding a solution with the Osia System Regina’s hearing loss became apparent in 2012. Regina, now 55 and living in Germany, started using hearing aids. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, she began noticing how her hearing had deteriorated further. “After my hearing deteriorated during COVID-19,” she said, “my ENT doctor and acoustician informed me that … Continued

Do you love cycling and the Tour de France? Enhance your watching experience with the Cochlear Wireless TV Streamer.

Do you love cycling and the Tour de France? Enhance your watching experience with the Cochlear Wireless TV Streamer.

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Arguably the world’s greatest cycling event, the Tour de France, kicks off in July, which will see many cycling fanatics and armchair enthusiasts alike tuning into the always-thrilling TV coverage. But how do you enhance your experience of the event? Tony’s experience Tony, from the UK, loves watching live sports, but he says subtitles can … Continued

How to control both your hearing devices with the Nucleus Smart App

How to control both your hearing devices with the Nucleus Smart App

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Controlling both devices “If I had one app to control both, I’d be able to get more control out of how I use my hearing and adjust all the settings a lot more and make the most out of my processor,” says 29-year-old Bec, who uses a Cochlear Nucleus® 8 Sound Processor on one ear … Continued

Troubleshooting your Cochlear Osia 2 Sound Processor

Troubleshooting your Cochlear Osia 2 Sound Processor

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My sound processor won’t turn on 1. Try turning the processor off and on again. Turn it off by gently opening the battery door until you feel the first “click”. To turn it on, completely close the battery door. 2. If this doesn’t help, try replacing the battery. To do this, hold the sound processor … Continued

Why Bernie thinks upgrading to the latest technology is “fantastic and so much easier”

Why Bernie thinks upgrading to the latest technology is “fantastic and so much easier”

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Sport has been a major part of Bernie’s life since he was 7 years old − as a player, someone who enjoys watching myriad sports and as a long-time sports journalist. Bernie believes that this love of sports is the reason he lost his hearing, having been hit in the head by a cricket ball … Continued

How Cochlear Recipient Solutions Managers can help you increase device confidence and achieve hearing goals

How Cochlear Recipient Solutions Managers can help you increase device confidence and achieve hearing goals

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What is the Cochlear Recipient Solutions Managers Program and how do recipients benefit? The Cochlear the Recipient Solutions Managers Program provides a virtual learning experience for hearing implant recipients looking to increase confidence with new devices and to achieve hearing goals. Recipient Solutions Managers provide a range of focused sessions, allowing recipients to join other … Continued

How to get through airport security with a hearing implant

How to get through airport security with a hearing implant

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Many of us are starting to travel again but if it’s been a while since your last trip, it’s easy to forget the routines at the airport. With these quick tips, you don’t need to worry about getting through airport security with your cochlear implant or bone conduction solution.   Check the rules about batteries … Continued

Child playing in hot tub smiling; keep child's hearing device on

How to keep your child’s hearing device on and working, and why: More time “in sound” may lead to better language development for kids

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A study conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that for kids with cochlear implants, the more time they spent each day wearing their sound processor, the better their early language development assessments were one year after implantation. Of course, keeping your child’s sound processors on can be a challenge, so … Continued

Meet Ulla—Cochlear employee and recipient from Finland, as she shares her story and how she connects Baha, Osia and Cochlear Nucleus system candidates to our recipients

Meet Ulla—Cochlear employee and recipient from Finland, as she shares her story and how she connects Baha, Osia and Cochlear Nucleus system candidates to our recipients

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Where are you located? Valkeakoski, Finland. Which is about 2 hours from the capital Helsinki by car. Where did you grow up? I was born and grew up in the Finnish city, Nokia. Yes, the same company making the Nokia cell phone. Nokia started as a paper mill over 100 years ago. And Nokian Tires … Continued

Will video calls replace in-clinic visits? 5 myths about remote care

Will video calls replace in-clinic visits? 5 myths about remote care

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What is remote care? Have you heard about remote care, or telehealth? It’s becoming more common in many areas of health care, including hearing health. But what really is remote care? It simply means the ability to access care without a physical visit to your clinician, usually through a computer or smartphone. While it’s grown … Continued

A young adult with single-sided deafness shares his love for music and his Baha 6 Max

A young adult with single-sided deafness shares his love for music and his Baha 6 Max

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Hi Pete, how are things going? You know, between music and social media and doing live shows and rehearsals, it’s been really fun recently. Are you performing a lot? It slows down a little bit this time of year and picks up again in the summer with outdoor gigs and stuff. We’re getting ready to … Continued

Cochlear’s Achieve anything Global Summit is coming soon

Cochlear’s Achieve anything Global Summit is coming soon

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Achieve anything program As we celebrate World Hearing Day globally in March, we are reminded not only of the impact of hearing loss, but also the inspirational stories of how people with hearing loss are overcoming obstacles and want to make the world better for others. That’s why excitement is building rapidly for the Cochlear … Continued