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<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-piggy-bank-FB-and-Twitter-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>Happy New Year! The beginning of the year might be a great time for you to consider replacing your current sound processor with next-generation technology. Using your insurance benefits at the beginning of the year might be a good option for you if you’ve been considering replacing your current sound processor. As the new year &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/insurance-benefits/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/insurance-benefits/">New Year, New You: Using Your Insurance Benefits At The Beginning Of The Year</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

New Year, New You: Using Your Insurance Benefits At The Beginning Of The Year

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Eli-with-microtia-and-atresia-with-his-brothers-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>“On the morning of August 6, 2018 months after beginning our adoption process, we stood in a conference room in the Civil Affairs building in Wuhan, China. We chatted with the other adoptive family, all of us nervously waiting, when suddenly…there he was, the beautiful boy whom we would name Elias and bring home to &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/microtia-and-atresia/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/microtia-and-atresia/">Audiologist chooses Baha System for adopted son’s hearing loss from microtia and atresia</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Audiologist chooses Baha System for adopted son’s hearing loss from microtia and atresia

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/connect-1-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>As a Cochlear volunteer and mentor, you know firsthand how impactful it is for people to have someone to talk to, someone to listen, and someone with them as they navigate the journey through hearing loss. On this International Mentoring Day we spoke with Cochlear volunteer Marilyn K. of Rochester, MN about what being a &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/cochlear_celebrates_volunteers_international_mentoring_day/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/cochlear_celebrates_volunteers_international_mentoring_day/">Cochlear Celebrates Volunteers on International Mentoring Day</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Cochlear Celebrates Volunteers on International Mentoring Day

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Caroline-who-had-cochlear-implant-surgery-and-her-husband-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>“I am Caroline S., and I live in Edmonton, Canada with my beloved husband, Andreas. He is the most supportive husband, and I am so grateful for his love and help through all the years of my hearing journey. I have a box of tissues next to me as I write this. Hearing loss is &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/pre-cochlear-implant-surgery/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/pre-cochlear-implant-surgery/">“My Beautiful Cyborg” – a woman’s journey through cochlear implant surgery, Part 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

“My Beautiful Cyborg” – a woman’s journey through cochlear implant surgery, Part 1

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Mathias-and-family-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>Smartphone apps can help you do so many things: check the weather, buy movie tickets, plan a vacation, or count your daily steps. Now there’s even an app that can help you take control of your hearing experience! With the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Smart App you can control your Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor directly from &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/personalized-hearing-experience-with-cochlear-nucleus-smart-app/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/personalized-hearing-experience-with-cochlear-nucleus-smart-app/">How to personalize your hearing experience with the Cochlear Nucleus Smart App</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

How to personalize your hearing experience with the Cochlear Nucleus Smart App

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Abbie-and-her-metal-with-bilateral-cochlear-implants-e1544727945430-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>“Abbie was born April 21, 2002 and she just turned 16. We learned she was profoundly deaf in both ears after she failed all the standard hearing tests they do on all babies in the hospitals here in Nova Scotia, Canada. We were quickly led to the direction of getting her bilateral cochlear implants. We &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/bilateral-cochlear-implant-recipient-is-a-deaf-olympics-star-in-volleyball/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/bilateral-cochlear-implant-recipient-is-a-deaf-olympics-star-in-volleyball/">Bilateral cochlear implant recipient is a Canadian deaf Olympics star in volleyball</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Bilateral cochlear implant recipient is a Canadian deaf Olympics star in volleyball

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Bruce-D.-a-Veteran-with-hearing-loss-1-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>“‘Our’ story is your story as well as mine! There are many personal experiences relating to my hearing loss that I know have also occurred in the lives of others who share the same disability. We have all struggled to remain in, or return to, the hearing world around us. Potential for new technology After &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/93-year-old-veteran-with-hearing-loss-gets-cochlear-nucleus-implant/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/93-year-old-veteran-with-hearing-loss-gets-cochlear-nucleus-implant/">93-year-old veteran with hearing loss gets Cochlear Nucleus Implant and revived life</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

93-year-old veteran with hearing loss gets Cochlear Nucleus Implant and revived life

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Courtney-hugging-elephant-with-Cochlear-Aqua-Kit-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>“My name is Courtney H. and here is my story. At 27 years old, I went on my first international trip to Thailand, where the Aqua+* kit was an extremely useful addition to my usual Cochlear Implant toolkit. But, before I dive into Thailand, let us start at the beginning. The beginning I was my &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-aqua-kit-allows-woman-to-travel-to-thailand-for-a-water-festival/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-aqua-kit-allows-woman-to-travel-to-thailand-for-a-water-festival/">Cochlear Aqua+ kit allows woman to travel to Thailand and hear the fun of a water festival</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Cochlear Aqua+ kit allows woman to travel to Thailand and hear the fun of a water festival

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/woman_texting-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>Thanks to the Made for iPhone connectivity of the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 and Baha® 5 Sound Processors, staying connected is easier than ever. You can stream calls, music, and other sounds straight from your phone to your sound processor, making for easy wireless streaming. Do you have questions about how it works or how to &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/connect-cochlear-nucleus-7-baha-5-sound-processor-to-iphone-for-easy-wireless-streaming/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/connect-cochlear-nucleus-7-baha-5-sound-processor-to-iphone-for-easy-wireless-streaming/">How to connect your Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 or Baha® 5 Sound Processor to your iPhone® for easy wireless streaming</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

How to connect your Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 or Baha® 5 Sound Processor to your iPhone® for easy wireless streaming

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Heather-skydiving-with-single-sided-deafness-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>“Hi there, my name is Heather. I am 35 years old, and I have been living with single-sided-deafness (SSD) my entire life. I was born in 1983 with two completely developed ears, except I was deaf in one ear. Back then, there was not much that could be done for people with SSD. I remember &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/woman-with-single-sided-deafness-hears-with-both-ears-with-baha-system/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/woman-with-single-sided-deafness-hears-with-both-ears-with-baha-system/">After coping with single-sided deafness, woman gets to hear with both ears with Baha System</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

After coping with single-sided deafness, woman gets to hear with both ears with Baha System