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Cochlear

Cochlear's Hear & Now Blog

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

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/holly-son-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“It started as a normal school day but by lunchtime on Friday, March 13, we learned that our class field trip for the following Monday was cancelled. My second-grade class was understandably disappointed. I assured them that we would have a fun day on Monday and hopefully our field trip could be rescheduled. That afternoon, &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/distance-learning-cochlear-implant/">Continued</a>

Distance Learning: Lessons from a Teacher, Parent and Cochlear Implant Recipient

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Child-with-auditory-neuropathy-spectrum-disorder-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“Shelby was born quickly but with no complications on November 7, 2017. She was beautiful and perfect. The day after she was born, she did not pass her newborn hearing screening. My husband and I were not worried, as we were confident it was just fluid in her ears, since she was born so quickly. &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/auditory-neuropathy-spectrum-disorder/">Continued</a>

Child with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder receives cochlear implants and love of music

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Christy-and-Charly-Keane-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Lone Tree, Colo. (May 19, 2020) — Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, obtained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval on March 17 to lower the age of cochlear implantation from 12 months to 9 months for children with bilateral, profound sensorineural hearing loss. This important approval ensures children born &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/pediatric-lowered-indication-press-release/">Continued</a>

As surgeries resume, pediatric cochlear implantation can now be done as young as 9 months

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Jacquie-as-a-young-child-when-her-parents-made-the-decision-for-her-to-hear-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“My name is Jacquie and I lost my hearing when I was young. My mother was exposed to cytomegalovirus (CMV) when she was pregnant with me and my twin brother, Stephen. CMV is a common virus that most people don’t know they have. If a woman gets the CMV infection during pregnancy, it can be &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/decision-to-hear/">Continued</a>

Young woman thanks parents for making the decision for her to hear with a cochlear implant

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Child-with-Baha-Implant-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">James was born with microtia and atresia. This typically happens when the pinna (the external part of your ear) is not fully developed and/or the external auditory ear canal is quite narrow, small or closed off. James was therefore unable to hear out of his right ear. At the time of his birth, Cynthia was &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/baha-implant/">Continued</a>

Cochlear community gains two lifelong supporters as Baha Implant helps child hear

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Capture-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Lone Tree, Colo. (July 6, 2020) — Cochlear Limited (ASX:COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of three new products to its suite of hearing technology solutions. The approval of the CochlearTM Nucleus® Kanso® 2 Sound Processor, Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor for Nucleus 22 Implant &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/kanso-2-fda-approval/">Continued</a>

Cochlear obtains FDA approval of Kanso 2 Sound Processor, first off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor with direct smartphone connectivity

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Carissa-and-her-family-after-her-audiologist-suggested-a-cochlear-implant-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“Hearing loss is journey. A path you stumble upon that takes every dubious turn, every steep incline, every dark tunnel&#8230; the insecurities, failures, embarrassments, self-doubts, all slowly creep into your inner core of who you perceive yourself to be. And that was my stigma of hearing loss. I was fitted with my first pair of &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/audiologist-suggests-cochlear-implant/">Continued</a>

Audiologist suggests cochlear implant, woman’s life changed

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Italians_Music-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Italians have made headlines as they played music from their balconies as a way to unite and connect during quarantine measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. As well as creating emotional connections, music plays other valuable roles and can benefit people with cochlear implants by enhancing listening skills, which can lead to improved communication &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/music_has_the_power_to_connect_us/">Continued</a>

Music has the power to connect us. See why people in Italy are making music from their balconies.

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Aleks-Recital_Alek-a-child-with-EVA-300x300.jpeg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“As a child, I had natural hearing. It wasn’t until I was 5 years old that I woke up without any sound in my left ear. The prognosis was an enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA). EVA also existed in my right ear, so my hearing would eventually decline on the other side as well. Things were &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/child-with-eva/">Continued</a>

Child with EVA gets cochlear implants, grows up to become musician

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Eileen-on-her-hearing-loss-from-a-car-accident-e1589564831507-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“My story on deafness is very unusual, as I wasn’t born deaf, never suffered with any ear infections or ear aches my entire life. My becoming slowly deaf was a result of a fender bender whiplash car accident that caused me to slam my left ear into the window. As a result of the collision, &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/hearing-loss-from-car-accident/">Continued</a>

Woman battles hearing loss from a car accident for 10 years, hears again with cochlear implants