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<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Donnie-K.-went-from-hearing-aids-to-a-cochlear-implant-and-now-races-UTVs-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 Donnie K. and I live in Houston, Texas. I have a profound hearing loss in both ears due to meningitis that I contracted when I was just over 1 year old. It was a pretty traumatic experience for my parents, but I was young enough that I did not know any better. &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/sensorineural/hearing-aids-to-cochlear-implant/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/sensorineural/hearing-aids-to-cochlear-implant/">From hearing aids to a cochlear implant, man lives dream of hearing and racing UTVs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

From hearing aids to a cochlear implant, man lives dream of hearing and racing UTVs

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/option3-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Centennial, Colo. (June 17, 2019) — Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of the new CochlearTM Nucleus® Profile™ Plus Series Cochlear Implant and the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor’s new built-in connectivity featuring direct streaming with compatible Android™ smartphones. The Nucleus Profile &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/nucleus-profile-plus-implant/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/nucleus-profile-plus-implant/">FDA approves new cochlear implant with easier access to MRI and expanded connectivity ready for Google’s direct streaming to Android smartphones</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

FDA approves new cochlear implant with easier access to MRI and expanded connectivity ready for Google’s direct streaming to Android smartphones

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Richard-Reed-e1559854541391-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Richard Reed" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Music is everywhere in the world. It enriches our lives and accompanies our rituals – from birthdays to weddings and beyond. &#160; But for many cochlear implant recipients, whether you’re trying to experience music for the first time or reconnecting with it, enjoying music can often require time and effort. &#160; For Richard Reed, a &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/hearing-tips-richard-reed/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/hearing-tips-richard-reed/">10 hearing tips helped musician reconnect with music</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

10 hearing tips helped musician reconnect with music

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Logan-with-congenital-hearing-loss-e1560205409615-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“Meet my amazing daughter, Logan Nicole. At birth, Logan was not able to breathe through her nose due to choanal atresia, a condition in which a bone was blocking her nasal airway. A week before her scheduled choanal atresia correction surgery, Logan’s team looked at her CT scan to plan out her surgery and in &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/congenital-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/congenital-hearing-loss/">Cochlear implants improve hearing capabilities for child with congenital hearing loss</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Cochlear implants improve hearing capabilities for child with congenital hearing loss

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Heather-skydiving-living-with-single-sided-deafness-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>What is single-sided deafness? Single-sided deafness (SSD) is a condition in which an individual has a profound hearing loss in only one ear. SSD can make everyday activities more difficult, including business meetings, crossing the street, driving a car and enjoying social gatherings in noisy environments. Have you or a loved one been living with &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/living-with-single-sided-deafness/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/living-with-single-sided-deafness/">Living with single-sided deafness? The Baha System can help</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Living with single-sided deafness? The Baha System can help

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Derek-Lee-FB-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Name: Derek Lee University: UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Major: Master’s in biostatistics Sound Processor: Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6, unilateral Derek’s hearing journey When Derek was 18 months old, he was diagnosed with a stage three neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nerves. After undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, he underwent a bone marrow transplant. The transplant &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/graeme-clark-scholarship-winner-2019-derek/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/graeme-clark-scholarship-winner-2019-derek/">Graeme Clark scholarship winner: Derek Lee</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Graeme Clark scholarship winner: Derek Lee

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/pic6-e1559229669982-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“My 17-month-old daughter, Corinne, was diagnosed with profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss when she was just 2 weeks old. She is the only person on either side of the family with hearing loss, so no one saw it coming. I remember her first auditory brainstem response test (ABR) like it was yesterday. We were told &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/bilateral-sensorineural-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/bilateral-sensorineural-hearing-loss/">Child with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss loves her “ears”</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Child with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss loves her “ears”

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/woman-looking-at-phone-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="woman looking at phone" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>In 2018, fifth generation Bluetooth® wireless streaming was native in the world’s leading smart phones and Bluetooth headsets were the most popular wearable device in the world—providing a connection that lets the wearer tune in or tune out the world. &#160; It turns out, hearable wireless technology is a powerful equalizer. It increases the range, &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/hearable-wireless-technology/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/hearable-wireless-technology/">Wireless streaming makes “hearables” the most popular wearables in the world</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Wireless streaming makes “hearables” the most popular wearables in the world

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/feature-EC-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Ear Community Picnic" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Creating a community At the time of Ally’s birth, there wasn’t enough information available about options for children born with hearing loss. So, Melissa embarked on her mission to gather and share information about resources and options by establishing the Ear Community. During early childhood, hearing is critical to a child’s development and can impact &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/ear-community-picnics/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/ear-community-picnics/">Cochlear partners with Ear Community to support hearing loss advocacy efforts</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Cochlear partners with Ear Community to support hearing loss advocacy efforts

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Capture-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Cochlear implants have been a big part of Dr. Kelsall&#8217;s professional career, as well as his personal life. His father-in-law, Chuck, had been slowly losing his hearing over the years and started checking out of family gatherings and daily life. His loved ones began to notice his sense of humor slowly start to fade, and &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/hearing-loss-solutions/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/hearing-loss-solutions/">How a cochlear implant surgeon’s perspective on cochlear implants and hearing loss solutions helped his father-in-law hear again</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

How a cochlear implant surgeon’s perspective on cochlear implants and hearing loss solutions helped his father-in-law hear again