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<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Susan-reached-maximum-hearing-aid-amplification-and-her-mother-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Susan-reached-maximum-hearing-aid-amplification-and-her-mother-300x300.jpg 300w, https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Susan-reached-maximum-hearing-aid-amplification-and-her-mother-600x600.jpg 600w, https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Susan-reached-maximum-hearing-aid-amplification-and-her-mother-768x768.jpg 768w, https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Susan-reached-maximum-hearing-aid-amplification-and-her-mother.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px"><p>“It was during a high school hearing test that I found out I had a hearing problem. Several years later, when I was 24 years old, I received my first set of hearing aids. I never loved them; they did the job of amplifying sounds and voices, but I always felt like someone stuck microphones &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/maximum-hearing-aid-amplification/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/maximum-hearing-aid-amplification/">Woman at maximum amplification for hearing aids turned to cochlear implants for career</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Woman at maximum amplification for hearing aids turned to cochlear implants for career

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Sisters-with-cochlear-implants-at-Disney-World-e1568843394891-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“My oldest daughter Macy was born hearing in August of 2012. I began to notice around 6 months old that there were times that she would seem to be ignoring me, but then at other times she was very attentive. I chalked it up to her being stubborn but always had that gut feeling that &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/sisters-with-cochlear-implants/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/sisters-with-cochlear-implants/">“The best choice we ever made for them,” sisters with cochlear implants thrive</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

“The best choice we ever made for them,” sisters with cochlear implants thrive

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/bill-pay-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="hands typing on a computer that reads bill pay" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Announcing electronic invoicing! We are pleased to announce that we have chosen a new, paperless electronic invoicing solution to add convenience and flexibility for our customers. Starting in November 2019, we will transition to an electronic invoicing process. Moving to electronic invoicing will avoid stacks of paper, speed up receipt of your invoice and allow &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/electronic-invoicing/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/electronic-invoicing/">Save time and paper with electronic invoicing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Save time and paper with electronic invoicing

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/AAM-Word-Cloud-002-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Early lessons in communication Reflecting on my path to becoming an audiologist and in keeping with Audiology Awareness Month, I wanted to share my journey and shed some light on audiologists’ vital role in hearing health. For the first 15 years of my life I was raised in Jamaica. Although I have been in the &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/audiology-awareness-month-2/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/audiology-awareness-month-2/">Cochlear audiologist makes hearing her mission</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Cochlear audiologist makes hearing her mission

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Anna-and-family-who-had-a-cochlear-implant-activation-video-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Have you seen the viral video of mother, Anna E., and her child, Ayla’s cochlear implant activation? The sentiments that Anna experienced were palpable and showcases how emotional a cochlear implant activation can be. We asked Anna for her perspective on the journey to her daughter’s cochlear implant and what being a part of a &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/cochlear-implant-activation-video/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/cochlear-implant-activation-video/">Star of viral cochlear implant activation video discusses her daughter’s cochlear implants</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Star of viral cochlear implant activation video discusses her daughter’s cochlear implants

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Abriana-who-had-surgery-for-a-cochlear-implant-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“Hello! My name is Abriana and I was born deaf. Sometimes there are not always answers to how someone can lose their hearing. I was born without hairs in my cochlea, and without hairs in your cochlea, you cannot hear! My journey to cochlear implants started with my parents deciding for me to undergo surgery &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/surgery-for-a-cochlear-implant/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/surgery-for-a-cochlear-implant/">Parents decided to get child surgery for a cochlear implant, now grown-up, she loves hearing in a unique way</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Parents decided to get child surgery for a cochlear implant, now grown-up, she loves hearing in a unique way

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Casey-a-child-with-progressive-hearing-loss-with-her-cochlear-implants-e1567544502969-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“Casey Marie was born on May 21, 2010, and it was the happiest day of my life. Casey was born at 5 pounds and 15 ounces; she was small but very healthy, wide eyed and hungry from the start. After spending bonding time with her, she was soon taken for her routine newborn hearing test. &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/child-with-progressive-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/child-with-progressive-hearing-loss/">Child with progressive hearing loss and cochlear implant sets sights on being a singer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Child with progressive hearing loss and cochlear implant sets sights on being a singer

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Fred-who-had-a-cochlear-implant-activation-on-a-train-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“This is my unique story about my hearing loss and the journey back to hearing. Everyone’s journey is different, but we may share many of the things I went through. Fifty years ago while in high school, I noticed a tonal difference between my right and left ear. Over the years my left ear just kept &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-implant-activation/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-implant-activation/">Man with hearing loss describes the path to his cochlear implant activation day</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Man with hearing loss describes the path to his cochlear implant activation day

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Levi-a-child-with-hearing-loss-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“’Your son has severe bilateral sensorineural hearing loss and will not develop speech without the use of assistive technology.’ We can still remember the silence and shock of that moment when the audiologist uttered those words after Levi’s first auditory brainstem response (ABR) test. Words that changed our lives and sent us down an unfamiliar &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/child-with-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/child-with-hearing-loss/">Child with hearing loss gets cochlear implant and is a role model for the family</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Child with hearing loss gets cochlear implant and is a role model for the family

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Anne-an-opera-singer-with-cochlear-implants-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“I am a singer, born and bred. Having an internationally respected choral conductor for a father and a French teacher for a mother, our family always joked that they were breeding opera singers. Yes, I was the child that heard ‘Happy Birthday’ at the age of 2 and sang it back perfectly after one listening. &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/opera-singer-with-cochlear-implants/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/opera-singer-with-cochlear-implants/">Learning how to shine out loud, the journey of an opera singer with cochlear implants</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Learning how to shine out loud, the journey of an opera singer with cochlear implants