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<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Woman-with-severe-to-profound-hearing-loss-e1562190286380-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“I lost my hearing at 20 months old and had ear infections from the age of 20 months old through my early 30s. My hearing loss had remained consistently in the same range of a severe to profound hearing loss, and I had always worn hearing aids in both ears. My journey to my cochlear &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/sensorineural/severe-to-profound-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/sensorineural/severe-to-profound-hearing-loss/">Woman with severe to profound hearing loss enjoys better conversations with cochlear implant</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Woman with severe to profound hearing loss enjoys better conversations with cochlear implant

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/TomR-e1563212660254-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Tom R HearO of the Year" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Our volunteers truly embrace and embody Cochlear’s mission. They empower others by instilling confidence to advance their hearing experience. In addition, our volunteers transform lives by spreading awareness about hearing loss and by changing the perception of how hearing devices can impact one’s life. Our volunteers similarly find innovative ways to connect with others and &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/hearo-of-the-year-winner/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/hearo-of-the-year-winner/">Congratulate HearO of the Year winner &#8220;Tom R.&#8221; for his outstanding volunteerism</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Congratulate HearO of the Year winner “Tom R.” for his outstanding volunteerism

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Child-with-cochlear-nerve-deficiency-playing-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“After the birth of our first child, we discovered he had a bilateral sensorineural profound hearing loss. He had failed multiple newborn hearing screens at birth, which resulted in a referral to the ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT) for further examination. We were in shock and had no idea what laid ahead. We were &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/cochlear-nerve-deficiency/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/cochlear-nerve-deficiency/">Child with cochlear nerve deficiency is given the gift of sound with cochlear implants</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Child with cochlear nerve deficiency is given the gift of sound with cochlear implants

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/MRI-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="MRI" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>What is an MRI? Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic technique used to obtain images of organs and tissues by means of a very powerful magnetic field measured in tesla (T). MRI scans can range in strength from 0.2 T to 7.0 T, with 1.5 T being the most common. Safety considerations for medical &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-implant-mri/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-implant-mri/">Can a person with a Cochlear implant have an MRI? Find out!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Can a person with a Cochlear implant have an MRI? Find out!

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Wendy-who-has-a-hybrid-cochlear-implant-e1561050685319-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“I first became aware that I might have hearing loss in my early 30s. At that time, I was the Regional Vice President of Sales &#38; Marketing for a small company that sold services to the tourism industry. I had been married for about four years and my husband was becoming annoyed with how frequently &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/high-frequency/hybrid-cochlear-implant/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/high-frequency/hybrid-cochlear-implant/">Woman with hybrid cochlear implant system becomes employee at Cochlear Americas</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Woman with hybrid cochlear implant system becomes employee at Cochlear Americas

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Devon-cholesteatoma-and-hearing-loss-and-her-Baha-5-Sound-Processor-e1561049837689-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“In my memories, it seemed I always had either a sinus or ear infection as a child, and the two alternated just enough that I was a constant presence in my doctor’s office. Things hit a peak when I was in the 7th grade, when my left ear started draining and I was referred to &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/cholesteatoma-and-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/cholesteatoma-and-hearing-loss/">Woman with cholesteatoma and hearing loss gets Baha System to hear kids’ voices</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Woman with cholesteatoma and hearing loss gets Baha System to hear kids’ voices

<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