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<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Child-with-Baha-5-Sound-Processor-with-conductive-hearing-loss-e1557786488260-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“My son&#8217;s name is Michael R. Jr. We call him M.J for short. M.J was born April 25, 2018. He had his first newborn hearing test done when he was only 2 days old. He failed the first hearing test for his right ear, but passed the hearing test for his left ear. They did &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/conductive-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/conductive-hearing-loss/">Baha 5 Sound Processor improves hearing capabilities for child with conductive hearing loss</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Baha 5 Sound Processor improves hearing capabilities for child with conductive hearing loss

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Bring-Back-the-Beat-Worlds-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Bring Back the Beat Worlds" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>The primary objective of cochlear implants is to optimize speech intelligibility. Given the emotional power of music, it’s no surprise that more than one cochlear implant recipient has said, I can understand speech with the sound processor, but music doesn’t sound as good as it used to. &#160; The issue is that music is a &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/how-to-regain-hearing-music/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/how-to-regain-hearing-music/">How To Help Regain Hearing Music With Bring Back The Beat</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

How To Help Regain Hearing Music With Bring Back The Beat

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Laura-Smith-FB-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Laura Smith" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Name: Laura Smith University: Texas A&#38;M in College Station, TX Major: Mechanical Engineering Sound Processor: Cochlear™ Baha® 5, unilateral Laura’s hearing journey Laura’s hearing loss developed when she was around seven years old. Doctors were never able to diagnose an exact cause, but it may have been the result of numerous ear infections and a cholesteatoma. &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/anders-tjellstrom-scholarship-winner-2019-laura/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/anders-tjellstrom-scholarship-winner-2019-laura/">Anders Tjellström Scholarship Winner: Laura Smith</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Anders Tjellström Scholarship Winner: Laura Smith

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Brad-after-lung-surgery-with-hearing-loss-due-to-antibiotics-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“A series of beeps pierced my 18-month silence. Then, ‘One, two, three, four …’ Those were the first words I heard. Counting up from the moment I left a silent world, a parallel dimension of four senses rather than five. I did not expect the first sounds to be numbers. I hate numbers; I am &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/hearing-loss-due-to-antibiotics/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/hearing-loss-due-to-antibiotics/">Cochlear implants return lost sense to man with hearing loss due to antibiotics</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Cochlear implants return lost sense to man with hearing loss due to antibiotics

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Carly-with-profound-hearing-loss-e1556059323994-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“Our family’s hearing loss journey began on February 3, 2015, when Carly’s older sister, Allie, was born. When Allie failed the newborn hearing screening twice in the hospital, we panicked. Allie was seen by her pediatrician a day after we brought her home and between hormones, being a new mom and not having a full &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/profound-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/profound-hearing-loss/">Child born with profound hearing loss gets cochlear implants and joy from ability to hear sister</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Child born with profound hearing loss gets cochlear implants and joy from ability to hear sister

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/April_28_Poll_YES-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Volunteer Blog" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Velda M. was diagnosed with Meniere&#8217;s disease after experiencing severe episodes of vertigo. Meniere&#8217;s disease is an inner ear disease that typically affects one ear and can cause pressure or pain in the ear, severe cases of dizziness or vertigo, hearing loss and a ringing or roaring noise, also known as tinnitus. Here is her story during &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/bilateral-recipient-cochlear-implants-close-natural-hearing-better-hearing-and-speech-month/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/bilateral-recipient-cochlear-implants-close-natural-hearing-better-hearing-and-speech-month/">In honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month, Velda M says cochlear implants are as close to natural hearing as she can remember</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

In honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month, Velda M says cochlear implants are as close to natural hearing as she can remember

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/April_28_Poll_NO-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>John B. knew his hearing had hit rock bottom when he misheard a question during a work presentation to about 250 coworkers about a big project. He still remembers the day just like it was yesterday. John was an expert lip reader, but after answering the question in great detail, he noticed the shocked faces &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/isolation-hearing-loss-cochlear-implant-recipient-lives-life-fullest-better-hearing-and-speech-month/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/isolation-hearing-loss-cochlear-implant-recipient-lives-life-fullest-better-hearing-and-speech-month/">After years of isolation due to hearing loss, cochlear implant recipient lives life to the fullest</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

After years of isolation due to hearing loss, cochlear implant recipient lives life to the fullest

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Marty_ZZ2A9643_FINAL_Lrg-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Better Hearing and Speech Month" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>My name is Marty G., and at age 69, with a Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor in my right ear and a hearing aid in my left, I feel so fortunate to be able to hear even better than I did many years ago with two hearing aids. &#160; How my hearing loss began My hearing &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/living-best-life-during-better-hearing-and-speech-month/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/living-best-life-during-better-hearing-and-speech-month/">Marty G. living her best life to inspire others during Better Hearing and Speech Month</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Marty G. living her best life to inspire others during Better Hearing and Speech Month

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Rachel-Knobel-FB-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Rachel Knobel" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Name: Rachel Knobel University: University of Delaware Major: Doctorate in physical therapy Sound Processor: Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6, bilateral Rachel’s hearing journey Rachel was born deaf, and although the cause was never determined, she was fortunate that doctors identified her hearing loss early on. “My parents met a surgeon who educated them about the process,” Rachel said. &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/graeme-clark-scholarship-winner-2019-rachel/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/graeme-clark-scholarship-winner-2019-rachel/">Graeme Clark Scholarship Winner: Rachel Knobel</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Graeme Clark Scholarship Winner: Rachel Knobel

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Sonya-with-connexin-26-gene-mutation-and-cochlear-implants-e1556055276716-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“Sonya was born on a sunny Sunday in New York City. I will never forget the surreal moment that the nurse rolled her bassinet into our room. From behind the glass walls of the crib, Sonya just stared back at us with her big gray eyes blinking. It was clear she was taking in everything &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/connexin-26-gene-mutation-and-cochlear-implants/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/connexin-26-gene-mutation-and-cochlear-implants/">Born deaf, child with Connexin 26 gene mutation and cochlear implants has mastered English and is learning Russian</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Born deaf, child with Connexin 26 gene mutation and cochlear implants has mastered English and is learning Russian