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<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Cochlear-sisters-Barb-and-Pat-with-Kanso-Sound-Processors-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“My name is Barbara and I am 66 years old. I knew deafness was in my future since hearing loss is hereditary in my family. Each of us was born with perfect hearing, but if or when the gene manifests itself, usually in our 20s, we gradually lose our hearing until we are profoundly deaf. &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/kanso-sound-processors/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/kanso-sound-processors/">Woman gets Kanso Sound Processors to have success with cochlear implants like her sister</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Woman gets Kanso Sound Processors to have success with cochlear implants like her sister

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Sue-Y.-and-her-hearing-loss-solution-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Hearing aids vs. cochlear implants A cochlear implant is an FDA-approved, surgically implanted medical device that mimics the function of damaged sensory hair cells inside the inner ear, called the cochlea. Cochlear implants can help you get access to the sounds you are missing, and they are designed to help you hear better and improve &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/hearing-loss-solution/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/hearing-loss-solution/">Will a cochlear implant work as a hearing loss solution for me? Find out more if your hearing aids are no longer enough</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Will a cochlear implant work as a hearing loss solution for me? Find out more if your hearing aids are no longer enough

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Noah-before-his-cochlear-implant-activation-day-e1575311191422-300x300.jpeg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“How do I even begin to tell such a delicate, uplifting story filled with all sorts of emotions about our sweet boy Noah… Noah’s story started three days after his 1st birthday. We realized he was not close to meeting any speech milestones. We were not overly concerned because in his first year, we had &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/cochlear-implant-activation-day/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/cochlear-implant-activation-day/">After cochlear implant activation day, child begins journey to speaking and saying phrases</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

After cochlear implant activation day, child begins journey to speaking and saying phrases

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/canstockphoto24576406-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Written by: Cochlear Volunteers “One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C. Maxwell Having a mentor can help us on our path to personal development, achieve career goals and build up our confidence. The &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/cochlear-mentor/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/cochlear-mentor/">National Mentoring Month: How Cochlear mentors help others thrive on their hearing journeys</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

National Mentoring Month: How Cochlear mentors help others thrive on their hearing journeys

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2020forblog-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>&#160; As one year, and decade, comes to a close and another begins, we want to encourage everyone to focus on their hearing health to kick off 2020. There’s no better way to do that than to share our Top 20 Tips to help everyone to prioritize better hearing and their hearing health in the &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/hearing-screening/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/hearing-screening/">Top 20 tips for 2020 from Cochlear Volunteers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Top 20 tips for 2020 from Cochlear Volunteers

<img width="300" height="292" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Recipient-collage-2-300x292.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>It’s that time of the year again! We made it through the holidays, identified our New Year’s resolutions and are ready to take on the New Year with gusto. To help you kick off the New Year, we asked volunteer recipients, including one of our most seasoned and unBEARably cute recipients, to share their top &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hear-always/preparedness-tips/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hear-always/preparedness-tips/">Top 10 preparedness tips from Cochlear recipients to start your year off right!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Top 10 preparedness tips from Cochlear recipients to start your year off right!

<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