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<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Dennis-S.-graduation-e1564516861252-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Dennis S. graduation" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Written by: Dennis S. “For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse. So collapse. Crumble. This is not your destruction. This is your birth.” — Zoe Skylar This quote is one that I recently found, but it describes how my adult life has gone, minus &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/back-to-learning-after-menieres/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/back-to-learning-after-menieres/">Back to learning after overcoming Meniere’s disease</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Back to learning after overcoming Meniere’s disease

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Woman-with-Baha-System-after-learning-about-Baha-System-insurance-coverage-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“At the age of 16, ‘what’ became my most used word. For the next 43 years after waking up with sudden and total hearing loss (single-sided deafness) in my right ear, I constantly asked people to repeat themselves. Back in the mid-1970s, my parents took me to doctors, but no one had an explanation. More &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/baha-system-insurance-coverage/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/baha-system-insurance-coverage/">Woman’s journey to a bone conduction implant after learning about Baha System insurance coverage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Woman’s journey to a bone conduction implant after learning about Baha System insurance coverage

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Child-with-connexin-26-gene-mutation-with-sibling-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“On May 20, 2014, our son, Maxfield, was born five weeks early, but otherwise was perfectly healthy. This was our second child and everything seemed to be just the same as our daughter’s birth. When he did not pass the hearing screening in the hospital, we assumed it was a fluke. The second screening showed &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/connexin-26-gene-mutation/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/connexin-26-gene-mutation/">Child with Connexin 26 gene mutation loves listening to music with his cochlear implant</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Child with Connexin 26 gene mutation loves listening to music with his cochlear implant

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Woody-S.-and-his-Nucleus-7-Sound-Processor-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Woody-S.-and-his-Nucleus-7-Sound-Processor-300x300.jpg 300w, https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Woody-S.-and-his-Nucleus-7-Sound-Processor-600x600.jpg 600w, https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Woody-S.-and-his-Nucleus-7-Sound-Processor-768x768.jpg 768w, https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Woody-S.-and-his-Nucleus-7-Sound-Processor.jpg 960w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px"><p>“I was born with excellent hearing. Unfortunately, about 35 years ago when I was in my 40s, I had a traumatic experience, nothing physical, and slowly started to have hearing issues. When my daughters began complaining that I left the directional signals on in the car, I accepted the realization that I was not hearing &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/nucleus-7-sound-processor/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/nucleus-7-sound-processor/">Retired CPA gets cochlear implant, Nucleus 7 Sound Processor and ease of conversation back</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Retired CPA gets cochlear implant, Nucleus 7 Sound Processor and ease of conversation back

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/woman-with-her-doctor-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="woman with her doctor" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Some examples of parts and accessories that are generally covered by insurance are cables, coils, magnets, and rechargeable batteries. &#160; To verify medical necessity, we will request a letter or certificate of medical necessity from your clinician. This documentation typically includes the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System codes (HCPCS codes) that apply to the specific &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/cochlear-insurance/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/cochlear-insurance/">Navigating your insurance: covered parts and accessories</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Navigating your insurance: covered parts and accessories

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/girl-with-money-and-piggy-bank-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="girl with money and piggy bank" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Determine Your Payment Options Flex Spending Account (FSA): An FSA is a pre-tax savings account for out of pocket medical costs. You may establish an FSA during your employer&#8217;s insurance open enrollment period, if available. FSA funds can only be used for the portion of the cost not covered by insurance, and the funds do &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/cochlear-accessories-covered-by-insurance/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/cochlear-accessories-covered-by-insurance/">Ways to reduce your costs – paying for parts and accessories</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Ways to reduce your costs – paying for parts and accessories

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Katie-S.-cropped-e1564505632158-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Katie S. sitting on statue" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Written by: Katie S. I was not born with my hearing loss; it is the product of a “series of unfortunate events” as I like to call it. These events ultimately led to the loss of most of my natural hearing capability in my left ear as an eleven year old. After five years of &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/college-with-a-cochlear-implant/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/college-with-a-cochlear-implant/">Off to college with a cochlear implant</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Off to college with a cochlear implant

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/woman-on-computer-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Cochlear implants While health plans have their own definitions of medical necessity, cochlear implants are recognized as standard treatment for severe-to-profound deafness and most insurance companies cover them. In 2004, Medicare, Medicaid, the Veteran&#8217;s Administration and other public health care plans covered cochlear implants. In 2004, more than 90 percent of all commercial health plans &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/commercial-billing-insurance-services/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/commercial-billing-insurance-services/">Did you know Cochlear’s Reimbursement &#038; Insurance Services may be able to bill your insurance company directly for replacement parts, accessories and repairs?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Did you know Cochlear’s Reimbursement & Insurance Services may be able to bill your insurance company directly for replacement parts, accessories and repairs?

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/MaKayla-Beach-2019-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="MaKayla Beach 2019" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>Written by: Angel V. Each year as we prepare to return to school, the feelings of fear and worry do not go away. Every year I have the same questions: has the teacher ever taught a child with cochlear implants? Will the teachers know what to do if something goes wrong with her equipment? In &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/thrive-in-school/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/thrive-in-school/">Living with cochlear implants and learning to thrive in school</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Living with cochlear implants and learning to thrive in school

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Meteorologist-with-progressive-hearing-loss-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail=""><p>“I can remember hearing everything when I was younger. I remember the way birds sang in the spring, the sound of leaves rustling in the wind and the sounds of insects on a warm summer night. I also remember when it all disappeared again and again. That is the exhausting problem with hereditary progressive hearing &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/progressive-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/progressive-hearing-loss/">Meteorologist with progressive hearing loss gets cochlear implant to return to sounds he loves</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Meteorologist with progressive hearing loss gets cochlear implant to return to sounds he loves