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Santa hears again

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Being able to hear and understand a child’s request is the most important part of Santa Cliff S.’ job. When he was struggling to do that in hearing aids, he knew it was time to find a different solution for his hearing loss. See how Santa hears again with the gift of the Baha® System: … Continued

How these new parents made the decision to help their son hear: Carson’s cochlear implant story

How these new parents made the decision to help their son hear: Carson’s cochlear implant story

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Lisa and Christopher B. were ecstatic to have their first child. Two days into the throes of parenthood, they learned their little boy, Carson, didn’t pass his newborn hearing test. Having no connection to hearing loss, the new parents were stunned, confused, sad and worried about their child’s future. Find out how this family decided … Continued

Parents get cochlear implant tattoos so their child doesn’t feel left out

Parents get cochlear implant tattoos so their child doesn’t feel left out

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“We first found out Connor had profound hearing loss when he was 15 months old. Connor had passed his newborn hearing test that they do in the hospital when he was first born, so we didn’t think he had any hearing issues. But little did we know, we were way wrong. As time went on, … Continued

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A Cochlear customer support story: What happened when my son lost a cochlear implant sound processor

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Kelly J., whose son is a bilateral Cochlear Implant recipient, highlights one of the many reasons she chose Cochlear. See how Cochlear’s customer support and service helped this family:    “Although Sean was born hearing, it wasn’t until he was 12 months old that we detected a speech delay. With early intervention speech in place, … Continued

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From CMV diagnosis to failing the hearing screening: Mom knew cochlear implants were the route for her son to hear

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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common congenital viral infection and the leading nongenetic cause of deafness in children. This was the start of Jessica S.’s son, Dawson’s, story: “Dawson’s hearing journey began before he was even born. When I was around 12 weeks pregnant, I found out I had … Continued

Tips for hearing at holiday get-togethers

Tips for hearing at holiday get-togethers

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The holidays are a great time to make new memories. They are also great times for those with hearing loss to learn new sounds and words, providing language development and language enhancement opportunities. The right hearing strategies can help set you or your child with hearing loss up for success this holiday season. Check out some holiday hearing … Continued

New movie, Wonder, to feature Treacher Collins syndrome

New movie, Wonder, to feature Treacher Collins syndrome

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The 2012 children’s novel and New York Times bestseller Wonder is being adapted into a Hollywood movie starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Trembley. Premiering November 17, Wonder tells the story about a 10-year boy, Auggie, with Treacher Collins syndrome who starts school after being home-schooled for years. Sadly, Auggie gets bullied because of his rare facial medical … Continued

Bilateral Cochlear Implant recipient tries Nucleus 7

Bilateral Cochlear Implant recipient tries Nucleus 7

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Rebecca G. struggled with fluctuating hearing loss for four years before she received her first Cochlear Implant. When she became a bilateral Cochlear Implant recipient, Rebecca had the opportunity to get the newest technology, the Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor. See why she fell in love with the new device: “My problems started with vertigo and … Continued

Bilateral Cochlear Implants bring the sounds of home back for a Veteran

Bilateral Cochlear Implants bring the sounds of home back for a Veteran

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports hearing loss is “by far the most prevalent service-connected disability among American Veterans.” In honor of Veterans Day, we share the story of Eric K., an Army Veteran whose life was changed forever in the wake of an injury he sustained while serving. Years later, an audiologist pointed … Continued

WATCH: Heartfelt conversation between mom, dad, teenager who is deaf about wanting her to hear

WATCH: Heartfelt conversation between mom, dad, teenager who is deaf about wanting her to hear

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These are just some of the real questions and honest answers a mother, Carla M., father, Bruce M., and daughter, Abigail M. (13), sat down to ask each other in the “I Want You to Hear” video series. The “I Want You to Hear” video series explores the emotional journey for parents and children of … Continued

From growing up with SSD to hearing sounds she never knew existed, Andrea’s future opens up

From growing up with SSD to hearing sounds she never knew existed, Andrea’s future opens up

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After suffering from chronic ear infections as a child, Andrea M.’s parents decided to try surgery. Two procedures later, her hearing loss didn’t get better. It got worse, leaving her deaf in one ear. Growing up with single-sided deafness (SSD) wasn’t easy for Andrea, and it wasn’t until she started studying to be a nurse … Continued

Hearing loss took her from music but a cochlear implant led her back

Hearing loss took her from music but a cochlear implant led her back

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Sherilyn J. struggled with hearing loss for years, causing her to pull away from the things she loved and the person she had always been. A combination of forces, her CochlearTM Nucleus® Implant System, a Vanderbilt research study and a singer-songwriter’s lyrics, brought Sherilyn back to her biggest passion, music: “A chance meeting and photo … Continued

Young woman overcomes hearing loss to become a doctor

Young woman overcomes hearing loss to become a doctor

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Ally R. struggled with high-frequency hearing loss for more than 15 years from her late teens throughout her formidable young adult years. Pursuing a medical degree, Ally had to eliminate some career paths because of her hearing loss. When the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Hybrid™ Implant System* came on the market, Ally knew she couldn’t let her hearing … Continued

Trick-or-treating tips for children with hearing loss

Trick-or-treating tips for children with hearing loss

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Halloween is a night filled with fun and celebration. Decked out in new costumes, kids fill the streets and run from house to house in an effort to get a bag full of treats. Every parent wants to make sure their child is safe and can participate in all the excitement. For parents of children with hearing … Continued

Cochlear Implant Reliability: I Choose Quality. I Choose Cochlear.

Cochlear Implant Reliability: I Choose Quality. I Choose Cochlear.

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We know choosing a cochlear implant is a big decision. Whether it’s for yourself or your child, you want to trust that you are choosing the best hearing solution for today and for a lifetime. Along with hearing performance, implant reliability is an important consideration when making your decision on a cochlear implant brand. The … Continued

Add ‘ears’ to your pumpkin with Cochlear’s pumpkin stencils – download today!

Add ‘ears’ to your pumpkin with Cochlear’s pumpkin stencils – download today!

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If you’re looking to celebrate Cochlear or add “ears” to your pumpkin this Halloween, new Cochlear pumpkin stencils are available for you to download and print now: http://go.cochlear.com/rs/087-KYD-238/images/CAM-MK-WEB-1629-2017-Cochlear-Pumpkin-Stencils.pdf. Once you have your pumpkin picked out and you’re ready to go, here’s how to carve the Cochlear stencil into it: Step 1: Cut out a circle at the top … Continued

Cochlear Implant helps critically-acclaimed pianist hear the music again

Cochlear Implant helps critically-acclaimed pianist hear the music again

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“The following describes the four major hearing challenges I faced throughout my life… Part I I was playing piano at 3 years old, and my life in music began soon after. However, at age 9, I lost most of my hearing in my left ear due to a virus. I continued studying music with little … Continued

Because of my cochlear implant, I thrive in the hearing world

Because of my cochlear implant, I thrive in the hearing world

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Caitlin B. was diagnosed with hearing loss when she was 2 years old. Twenty-five years later, she reflects on how much she has accomplished already with her cochlear implant and what’s to come:  “Very often I am asked if I am from another country. No one ever suspects I am deaf; they just think I … Continued

WATCH: Mom, little girl who is deaf talk about choosing cochlear implants so she can hear

WATCH: Mom, little girl who is deaf talk about choosing cochlear implants so she can hear

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These are just some of the real questions and honest answers a mother, Mia P., and daughter, Zoe S. (10), sat down to ask each other in the “I Want You to Hear” video series. The “I Want You to Hear” video series explores the emotional journey for parents and children of what it’s like … Continued

David feeling proud with Cochlear implant

A bimodal hearing story: I thought I was hearing pretty well until my family told me otherwise

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David K. had been a hearing aid user for years, but as his family started pointing out, he was missing a lot. Originally hesitant about getting a cochlear implant, David reflects that he wouldn’t have waited if he knew then what he knows now. With the Smart Bimodal Hearing Solution, pairing a Nucleus® Cochlear Implant in one … Continued

Gael at Cochlear's Celebration’s workshop

Service, information, support: My journey from battling hearing loss to being a member of the Cochlear Family

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Earlier this year, Gael Hannan, well-known hearing loss writer and advocate, took the leap of getting a cochlear implant. Gael shared the journey to her cochlear implant and choosing the CochlearTM Kanso® Sound Processor on HearingHealthMatters.org in the seven-part series, “Changing Cochleas” (see the series here). She shares more of her journey below: By Gael … Continued