When researching an implantable hearing solution, it can be reassuring to connect with those that have walked a similar path to your own. Mentors in the Connect with a Mentor Facebook group come from a variety of backgrounds and are passionate about helping others on their hearing journeys.
“Part of being a person is about helping others.” – Regis Murayi
Connecting with others helps
When making important decisions, it’s a good idea to speak to others with first-hand experience to learn about what your next steps may be and learn about the things you may not yet know to ask about. This connection can provide reasurance, and be a great resource to help as you sift through information. With a mentor’s insights and knowledge of what general steps are involved with getting an implantable hearing solution, the path to better hearing can become a little easier.
A place to connect and learn
The NEW Cochlear Americas – Connect with a Mentor Facebook group was created to help those researching hearing implants to connect with experienced Cochlear recipients so that they can get answers to frequently asked questions about what it’s like to have a Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implant or Bone Conduction Solution, what types of questions the mentor asked their audiologist to help him or her make a decision, or how they partnered with their surgeon and audiologist to prepare for the path ahead. Having a mentor is like having a personal guide to help you as you explore your options.
Types of information that mentors share
Mentors share details about:
- Their own personal experiences
- How they researched hearing loss solutions for themselves or their child
- Resources and information to help you make an informed decision
- Tips that they wish they knew when they were learning about hearing implants
Connect with a single mentor for one-on-one support or ask the group a question to take advantage of the mentors’ collective years of experience. The mentors are happy to share their knowledge and help others because they know the challenges that come with having hearing loss and it’s effects on professional and personal lives.
Do you want to learn about implantable hearing solutions directly from Cochlear recipients and their loved ones? Join the Cochlear Americas – Connect with a Mentor Facebook group today.