In honor of International Cochlear Implant Day, which falls annually on Feb. 25, we compiled dozens of activation day and first time hearing experiences videos and images, submitted by Cochlear recipients, into one heartwarming video.

Experience the anticipation, energy and emotion of activation day to the joys of hearing a balloon squeak, a bird chirp and a mother’s loving “good morning.”

From choosing a cochlear implant to activation day, and every hearing milestone along the way, we celebrate your journey and every sound you hear with Cochlear!


Visit www.cochlear.com/us to find out if Cochlear implants could be a hearing solution for you or a loved one.

Visit IWantYouToHear.com for information on Cochlear implants for your child.

Renee Oehlerking
Renee Oehlerking is the Public Relations Manager at Cochlear Americas where she is responsible for the region’s public relations and consumer marketing social media. Renee enjoys uncovering, telling and showcasing the inspiring stories of hearing implant recipients. As a recent transplant to Denver, Colorado, Renee enjoys exploring all that the state has to offer outdoors.