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<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/priscila-an-artist-with-hearing-loss-e1554999834560-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“It all started when I was 17 years old, when I still lived in Brazil, where I was born. Until then, I had never noticed I had a hearing loss. That year the doctor told me that I had a cholesteatoma in my right ear. It had already pierced my eardrum and corroded part of &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/artist-with-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/artist-with-hearing-loss/">Artist with hearing loss honors the world of hearing loss with her works of art</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Artist with hearing loss honors the world of hearing loss with her works of art

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/nashville-celebration-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Sheiladawn Fitch was so excited about the opportunity to unite with other cochlear implant recipients, share her experiences and learn from others, the grandmother drove three days cross-country from her home town in southern Texas to Cochlear’s ‘Celebration 2019’. &#160; Given her fear of flying, she set out on the 991 mile road trip to &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/cochlear-celebration-2019/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/cochlear-celebration-2019/">Music and making memories draw record crowd to Cochlear Celebration 2019</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Music and making memories draw record crowd to Cochlear Celebration 2019

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Kate-who-wore-hearing-aids-and-her-daughter-e1554490873245-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“I am no one special. I do not do anything out of the ordinary; I do not even have a high-powered job, but a couple of months ago something amazing happened to me that for most people is ordinary. I heard my daughter say ‘I do’ at her wedding. For my daughters’ whole lives, I &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/sensorineural/hearing-aids-daughter-wedding/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/sensorineural/hearing-aids-daughter-wedding/">After struggling in hearing aids, mother hears at daughter&#8217;s wedding thanks to a cochlear implant</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

After struggling in hearing aids, mother hears at daughter’s wedding thanks to a cochlear implant

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Katie_Soudek-FB-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Congrats to Katie Soudek" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Name: Katie Soudek University: Baylor University in Waco, TX Major: Psychology with a minor in American Sign Language Sound Processor: Cochlear™ Baha® 5, unilateral Katie’s hearing journey When Katie was 11 years old, her left ear drum ruptured and didn’t heal properly. Doctors tried a variety of different solutions, including hearing aids, but none of them &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/anders-tjellstrom-scholarship-winner-2019-katie/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/anders-tjellstrom-scholarship-winner-2019-katie/">Anders Tjellström Scholarship Winner: Katie Soudek</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Anders Tjellström Scholarship Winner: Katie Soudek

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Ken-K-with-hearing-loss-e1553896130724-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“Enjoying outdoor activities often requires depending on all five senses. If you are a birdwatcher like me, hearing can be even more important than sight to distinguish different species. Some birders do up to 70 percent of identifications by ear. In fact, in the summer, I hear more birds than I see, thanks to all &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/hearing-loss/">Avid birdwatcher does not let hearing loss get in the way of his passion</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Avid birdwatcher does not let hearing loss get in the way of his passion

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Debby-and-her-cochlear-implant-accessories-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“Due to failing hearing, I had to start wearing bilateral hearing aids in my mid-30s. Over the next 30 years, I had to go back for stronger and stronger hearing aids. The last set I was given was all but useless, as I could not hear people. The sound was just racket and or white &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-implant-accessories/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-implant-accessories/">After hearing aids were no longer enough, woman finds joy in cochlear implants and cochlear implant accessories</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

After hearing aids were no longer enough, woman finds joy in cochlear implants and cochlear implant accessories

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Sam-Bidwell-FB-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Sam Bidwell recieving his award" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Name: Sam Bidwell University: Wesleyan University Major: Mathematics Sound Processor: Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7, bilateral Sam’s hearing journey When Sam was 11 months old, he contracted bacterial meningitis. He underwent treatment, but afterwards he was diagnosed with profound hearing loss. Sam was implanted on his left side when he was 14 months old, and on his right &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/graeme-clark-scholarship-winner-2019-sam/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/graeme-clark-scholarship-winner-2019-sam/">Graeme Clark Scholarship Winner: Sam Bidwell</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Graeme Clark Scholarship Winner: Sam Bidwell

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Untitled1-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>The Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a volunteer or volunteer family who has made significant contributions to Cochlear’s mission, day in and day out, for 10 years or more.  This award is a very special one, as it demonstrates how our commitment to recipients translates to Cochlear volunteers’ commitment to helping others. Since &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/lifetimeachievementaward/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/lifetimeachievementaward/">Cochlear Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award presented to dynamic husband and wife duo.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Cochlear Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award presented to dynamic husband and wife duo.

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/hlaa-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="HLAA W4H" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>People just like you – people with hearing loss and those concerned about hearing health &#8212; walk in cities across the country in the spring and fall. Maybe you are one of them. A Day in the Life of the Walk4Hearing Last year, I attended more Walk4Hearing events than ever, and frankly, I love it! &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/never-walk-alone/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/never-walk-alone/">2019 Walk4Hearing Spring Walks: You&#8217;ll Never Walk Alone</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

2019 Walk4Hearing Spring Walks: You’ll Never Walk Alone

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Rishi-in-the-pool-with-sensorineural-hearing-loss-300x300.jpeg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“Our son, Rishi, failed the newborn hearing screening at the hospital four times. The kind technician tried to reassure us and said it was probably just the machine. We waited in agony for a follow-up in a clinic a week later. We passed the time trying to startle our newborn to check his hearing, trying &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/sensorineural-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/sensorineural-hearing-loss/">Worried parents find peace when child with sensorineural hearing loss gets cochlear implants</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Worried parents find peace when child with sensorineural hearing loss gets cochlear implants