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Cochlear's Hear & Now Blog

Learn more about our recipients and their experiences with Cochlear.*

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/cake-4x3-1-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" decoding="async" fetchpriority="high">Jane was nominated by her local Cochlear Engagement Manager, Martha Schley Smith. She shared, “It’s hard to figure out where to begin when it comes to writing all the ways Jane has contributed to not only the Cochlear implant community but the hearing loss community as a whole. She is always the first to raise &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/cochlear/community/2023-hear-o-year/">Continued</a>

Congratulations Jane, Cochlear Americas 2023 Hear-o of the Year volunteer

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/beforereconstruction-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" decoding="async">“When they first laid my daughter on my chest after she was born, her right side was facing up and I noticed right away her ear looked ‘different.’ I immediately pointed out her folded little ear to my husband and his response became our anthem: ‘It’s OK.’ Since then, each and every step we have &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-loss/children/osia-for-children/">Continued</a>

The Osia System, now FDA cleared for children 5 and older, has quickly helped Daphne lead a vibrant life

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Partner-or-No-Partner-Blog-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" decoding="async">Hearing activities you can complete with a practice partner Improving your hearing outcomes is a team sport! While it’s true that you can work on hearing rehabilitation on your own, a practice partner can also play a valuable role in your hearing journey. So enlist a family member, friend, neighbor or colleague and check out &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/services/hearing-practice-partner/">Continued</a>

Tips and tools for improving your listening skills, with and without a hearing practice partner

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/image-1-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" decoding="async" loading="lazy">Name: Cathy Why did you upgrade? “Upgrading means I can look forward to new technology and what it will bring. I think having the newest technology is awesome! With the most recent upgrade being able use to the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Smart App on my phone is out of this world!” What do you like best &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/services/cochlear-volunteers-upgrade/">Continued</a>

Cochlear Volunteers share why they recommend upgrading. “I know each time it only gets better”

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Hayden-swim--scaled-e1717000292257-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" decoding="async" loading="lazy">“We learned of Hayden’s hearing loss the summer of 2020. He had always been a calm, happy baby, but we suspected something was wrong when he didn’t react to fireworks going off in our neighborhood on the Fourth of July. He had passed his newborn hearing screen at the hospital and there is no family &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-implants-water-resistance/">Continued</a>

Diving into sound: Hayden’s journey to cochlear implants

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/86523EE1-DAC6-4ADE-A73E-17ABE543FC6D-scaled-e1716999029419-300x300.jpeg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" decoding="async" loading="lazy">“24 years ago, after my birth, I was given a newborn screening where it was identified that I had profound bilateral hearing loss. It was and is idiopathic; to this day, I still don’t know the source of my hearing loss. What I do know is, my hearing loss has never been able to define &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-technology-improvements/">Continued</a>

Improvements in cochlear implant technology have helped Sean flourish in his life professionally and in athletics

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/1705092654140-e1715120778516-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" decoding="async" loading="lazy">“My name is Elly; I’d love to share my hearing loss story with you. My hearing loss journey started at birth. I was born with a rare disease called Fanconi anemia which made my body not produce healthy blood cells in the bone marrow. As a result of this disease, I was left with no &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-loss/conductive/conductive-hearing-loss-in-women/">Continued</a>

Elly’s resilience with conductive hearing loss helped empower her to become a model

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/image_6483441m-e1714165746526-300x300.jpeg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" decoding="async" loading="lazy">“Hi, my name is Debora. I am originally from Brazil, living in the USA and married to an amazing American husband for over 13 years. Our first baby boy, Jake expanded our family and in 2021 we became a family of 4 when Jamie was born. Jamie was born with severe to profound bilateral sensorineural &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-loss/children/children-hearing-health/">Continued</a>

Early intervention for children’s hearing health, assists young boy hear with cochlear implants

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Nomiki-Smiling-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" decoding="async" loading="lazy">Listening fatigue: What it is, how to recognize and manage it. Listening fatigue is commonly reported by recipients. It happens when the brain gets tired from focusing on listening, especially in difficult situations such as noisy places, group conversations, or virtual meetings. Beyond making you feel tired, listening fatigue can affect your mood, concentration, productivity, &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/services/manage-listening-fatigue/">Continued</a>

Nomiki’s seven steps to reduce and manage listening fatigue

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/832962FA-C7A6-47D4-B7CC-D791268B6191-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" decoding="async" loading="lazy" srcset="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/832962FA-C7A6-47D4-B7CC-D791268B6191-300x300.png 300w, https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/832962FA-C7A6-47D4-B7CC-D791268B6191-600x600.png 600w, https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/832962FA-C7A6-47D4-B7CC-D791268B6191-1024x1024.png 1024w, https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/832962FA-C7A6-47D4-B7CC-D791268B6191-768x768.png 768w, https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/832962FA-C7A6-47D4-B7CC-D791268B6191.png 1080w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px">“My name is Sandra. I&#8217;m a mom of two daughters and one son. I love being a mom. Back in the year 2000, I lost hearing in my right ear. I now wear a cochlear implant on my right ear, which helps me hear everything. I woke up one morning and thought my hearing aid &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/overcoming-hearing-loss/">Continued</a>

One Aided Ear, One Full Heart: Sandra’s story of overcoming hearing loss

*The stories above are shared by our recipients nationwide and not exclusive to that of a Cochlear Hearing Center recipient.