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<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Child-with-bacterial-meningitis-and-hearing-loss-e1574120478137-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“My husband John and I have two fantastic little girls named Isabella and Layla. This is the story of how our youngest daughter’s hearing journey has changed all our lives and those around us.What began as a fun-filled Memorial Day weekend in 2018 turned into any parents’ worst nightmare. It took three trips to the &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/bacterial-meningitis-and-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/bacterial-meningitis-and-hearing-loss/">After young girl has bacterial meningitis and hearing loss, cochlear implants help her hear</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

After young girl has bacterial meningitis and hearing loss, cochlear implants help her hear

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Sandy-who-has-a-sensorineural-hearing-loss-diagnosis-with-her-husband-e1573600902171-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“My hearing loss began in August 2009 when I suddenly lost most of my hearing in my left ear and was left with tinnitus or the constant sound of frying bacon, as I call it. It was startling and inconvenient. My coping skills helped to remind my friends and family that the right side of &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/sensorineural/sensorineural-hearing-loss-diagnosis/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/sensorineural/sensorineural-hearing-loss-diagnosis/">Actress with sensorineural hearing loss diagnosis gets cochlear implant</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Actress with sensorineural hearing loss diagnosis gets cochlear implant

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GaryAndCarol_Chapter1_3-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>To watch the full series of videos from each couple, please visit our Cochlear Americas YouTube page. Brenda and Brad Brenda’s gradual hearing loss made it tough to connect with her spouse, Brad, and her two daughters. She had struggled with hearing loss since she was in the first grade and gradually began to feel &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/spouse-with-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/spouse-with-hearing-loss/">The Sound of Love: Couples describe journey of a spouse with hearing loss, cochlear implants and love</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

The Sound of Love: Couples describe journey of a spouse with hearing loss, cochlear implants and love

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Teacher-with-hearing-loss-e1571765605480-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“My hearing was perfect throughout my childhood. It was so perfect that my parents joked that I never missed anything. It was soon after I started college at 18 that my hearing started slipping away. It was such a subtle loss that it went mostly unnoticed for some time. Then one night nearing New Year’s &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/teacher-with-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/teacher-with-hearing-loss/">Teacher with hearing loss gets cochlear implants to continue career helping students</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Teacher with hearing loss gets cochlear implants to continue career helping students

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Music-training-online-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Research published this year shows online music training helps cochlear implant recipients to hear some of the most difficult tasks in music perception: pitch discrimination and timbre identification. Cochlear implant recipients find it difficult to perceive pitch and timbre and their ability to perceive complex stimuli, such as music, varies widely. So, in what the &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/music-training/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/music-training/">Learn how music training can improve sound perception</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Learn how music training can improve sound perception

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Jennifer-who-has-conductive-hearing-loss-e1571759639240-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“For as long as I can remember I have been hearing impaired. For me, it has never been my identity, just a part of me. As a young child I had a surgery that took out the middle bones in my left ear when I was about 5 years old. I already had hearing loss &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/conductive/conductive-hearing-loss-2/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/conductive/conductive-hearing-loss-2/">Woman with conductive hearing loss gets bilateral Baha System for better hearing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Woman with conductive hearing loss gets bilateral Baha System for better hearing

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Child-with-cochlear-implants-after-having-hearing-loss-from-congenital-CMV-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“Our daughter Nova was born on December 9, 2016 and we immediately fell head over heels in love with her. During our hospital stay, Nova met all the expectations that the doctors had for her. Although that quickly changed the morning we were getting ready to take her home when she was given her newborn &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/hearing-loss-from-congenital-cmv/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/hearing-loss-from-congenital-cmv/">Child with hearing loss from congenital CMV gets life-changing cochlear implants</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Child with hearing loss from congenital CMV gets life-changing cochlear implants

<img width="240" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Richard-E.s-cochlear-implant-after-learning-about-cochlear-implant-candidacy-240x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“I have worn hearing aids for over 33 years. As an infant and toddler, I had many ear infections. With those infections came very high fevers and my doctors believed that the high fevers were the reason for my hearing loss. My mom was my advocate and she spent countless hours with me at the &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-implant-candidacy/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-implant-candidacy/">Man says learning about cochlear implant candidacy and getting cochlear implant is best decision he has made</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Man says learning about cochlear implant candidacy and getting cochlear implant is best decision he has made

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/blog-featured-image-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="veterans day" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Hearing loss may be an invisible after-effect of military service, but it’s not without consequence. Evidence shows the serious impact that hearing loss can have on physical, mental and emotional well-being when left unaddressed. But it’s only in recent years that hearing loss and related issues have gained mainstream attention and this extends to our &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/veterans_day/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/veterans_day/">Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Supports Veterans With Hearing Loss</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Supports Veterans With Hearing Loss

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Amanda-who-after-learning-about-cochlear-implants-now-has-them-e1570131074907-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“Amanda, now 15 years old, was born profoundly deaf and not diagnosed until the age of 7 months. She was born with the Connexin 26 syndrome. Amanda received her first Cochlear implant at 16 months old and received her second Cochlear implant about a year later. Learning about cochlear implants We decided upon the Cochlear &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/learning-about-cochlear-implants/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/learning-about-cochlear-implants/">After learning about cochlear implants, parents get child cochlear implants, child becomes softball star</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

After learning about cochlear implants, parents get child cochlear implants, child becomes softball star