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<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Making-A-Difference-speakers-Celebration19_TW-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Making A Difference" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>Andreas and Caroline Schwabe Throughout their marriage, Caroline and Andreas Schwabe worked as a team to manage Caroline’s hearing loss. A year after marrying, Caroline got her first pair of hearing aids. The pair adopted an idea that was at the core of every decision: “What provides the best hearing outcome?” Where we do we &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/making-a-difference-changing-the-way-the-world-sees-hearing/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/making-a-difference-changing-the-way-the-world-sees-hearing/">Making a difference: changing the way the world sees hearing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Making a difference: changing the way the world sees hearing

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Caroline-and-Andreas-Caroline-had-cochlear-implant-surgery_REDUCEDFILESIZE-e1548970772722-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>Andreas S., husband to Caroline S. (read her blog series here), tells his perspective on her hearing loss and cochlear implant surgery through the ups and the downs of having a “hearing impaired relationship,” as he says. Read his perspective on experiencing a new relationship with his now hearing wife: “Caroline and I are hearing &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-implant-surgery-husband-perspective/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-implant-surgery-husband-perspective/">Cochlear implant surgery from a husband’s perspective</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Cochlear implant surgery from a husband’s perspective

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/woman-and-man-playing-guitar-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="woman and man playing guitar" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>Hearing therapy, or rehabilitation, following your implant surgery is instrumental to hearing redevelopment and can possibly even bring back sounds you may have completely forgotten about. Hearing therapy approaches may vary from person to person depending on the severity and timing of your hearing loss. No matter what sound processor you have, hearing therapy is &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/what-is-hearing-therapy-why-important/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/what-is-hearing-therapy-why-important/">What Is Hearing Therapy And Why Is It Important?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

What Is Hearing Therapy And Why Is It Important?

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Jeffrie-with-Acoustic-neuroma-symptoms-and-her-Baha-5-450x600-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>What are some common acoustic neuroma symptoms? An acoustic neuroma is a benign and usually slow-growing tumor that develops on the hearing nerve that connects the inner ear (cochlea) to the brain. Pressure from this tumor can cause hearing loss in the affected ear. Symptoms are different for every patient, but some common ones include: &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/acoustic-neuroma-symptoms/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/acoustic-neuroma-symptoms/">Acoustic neuroma symptoms and how the Baha System can help your hearing loss</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Acoustic neuroma symptoms and how the Baha System can help your hearing loss

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Katie-at-her-first-day-of-preschool-after-having-meningitis-and-hearing-loss-e1547509070581-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>“Friday, August 5, 2011 started off just like any other day. I did not think much of it when Katie told me she needed to stay home from preschool because she did not feel good. That was not an uncommon occurrence. Like most 4 year olds, she was ‘sick’ and ‘needed’ to stay home with &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/meningitis-and-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/meningitis-and-hearing-loss/">Mother recounts daughters harrowing journey with meningitis and hearing loss</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Mother recounts daughters harrowing journey with meningitis and hearing loss

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Bonnie-with-Treacher-Collins-and-hearing-loss-e1547054057889-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>Symptoms of Treacher Collins Syndrome The symptoms of Treacher Collins Syndrome can range from unnoticeable to severe. Some of the most common symptoms include, but are not limited to: Eyes that are slanted downward and away from the nose A small jaw (microngathia) Underdeveloped cheekbones Microtia and atresia in one or both ears Treacher Collins &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/conductive/treacher-collins-and-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/conductive/treacher-collins-and-hearing-loss/">Do you have conductive hearing loss due to Treacher Collins Syndrome?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Do you have conductive hearing loss due to Treacher Collins Syndrome?

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Caroling-who-had-cochlear-implant-surgery-biking-with-her-husband-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Caroling-who-had-cochlear-implant-surgery-biking-with-her-husband-300x300.jpg 300w, https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Caroling-who-had-cochlear-implant-surgery-biking-with-her-husband-600x600.jpg 600w, https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Caroling-who-had-cochlear-implant-surgery-biking-with-her-husband-768x768.jpg 768w, https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Caroling-who-had-cochlear-implant-surgery-biking-with-her-husband.jpg 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px"><p>Read to see how Caroline S.’ activation day went! Want to read her first blog to hear about her life leading up to her cochlear implant surgery? Click here. “On my activation day, we invited my referring audiologist and she kindly brought huge coffees for everyone. The morning was very exciting! It takes a few &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/post-cochlear-implant-surgery/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/post-cochlear-implant-surgery/">“My Beautiful Cyborg” – a woman’s journey through cochlear implant surgery, Part 2</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 2

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Nick-with-pediatric-sensorineural-hearing-loss-playing-Football-e1547245321238-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>“Nicholas was diagnosed with hearing loss at his newborn screening. A week later, an audiologist told us that he was classified as having a bilateral pediatric sensorineural hearing loss. His right ear was diagnosed with a moderate loss and his left ear was diagnosed with a mild to moderate loss. The hearing loss was to &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/pediatric-sensorineural-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/pediatric-sensorineural-hearing-loss/">Boy with pediatric sensorineural hearing loss becomes football star with cochlear implants</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Boy with pediatric sensorineural hearing loss becomes football star with cochlear implants

<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