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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.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Krystal-a-recipient-who-inspires-conversation-around-hearing-loss-scaled-e1635371350819-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“My name is Krystal, and I was born profoundly deaf in 1995. I am a bilateral recipient who received my first cochlear implant when I was young. Implantation and becoming a case study in cochlear implantation I used to live in Australia, and my first surgery was in North Queensland, Australia where I received a &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/conversation-around-hearing-loss/">Continued</a>

Emmy Award winner, film editor and cochlear implant recipient inspires conversation around hearing loss

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/1-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Do you still struggle to hear in noise? You’re not alone. Conversation nearly always involves listening in varying levels of background noise with competing speakers who are moving around. So it’s not surprising that difficulty understanding speech in these environments is a commonly reported challenge among cochlear implant recipients. Significantly clearer speech If you’ve had &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/benefits-of-upgrading-your-sound-processor/">Continued</a>

Research supports benefits of upgrading your older sound processor

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Max-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">How important is it to involve other people and seek support along your cochlear implant journey? What’s the role and value of advice and support from others outside your immediate social network who have a cochlear implant? We asked several cochlear implant recipients and the response was unanimous. “It was the most important thing I &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/peer-support-for-implant-recipients/">Continued</a>

Why peer support for implant recipients is so powerful

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Child-who-has-cochlear-implants-and-speech-therapy-e1632774732448-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“Our sweet baby girl, Emma, was born in 2007. This being my second child, we had the C-section planned and everything went great. On the day we were going home, one of the nurses came in to take Emma for her third hearing screening, which was news to me because I wasn’t even aware that &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/cochlear-implants-and-speech-therapy/">Continued</a>

Competitive gymnast and cheerleader hears with cochlear implants after successful speech therapy

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/image-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Stephanie serves as a liaison between  families and the health care system. She also just happens to have two Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processors herself. Through her job and personal upgrade experiences, she has learned many tips and tricks along the way. One of her favorite accessories is the Cochlear True Wireless Mini Microphone 2+ &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-wireless-mini-microphone-2/">Continued</a>

Family consultant shares 8 tips for using the Cochlear True Wireless Mini Microphone 2+

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Bill-the-first-cochlear-implant-recipient-from-Alaska-and-his-wife-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“I had meningitis when I was 5. I fell into a short coma from the illness and when I woke up, I couldn’t hear. From then on, I wore a hearing aid until 1987 when I experienced total hearing loss at 35 years old. My parents found an outstanding program at a local university that &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/first-cochlear-implant-recipient-from-alaska/">Continued</a>

What happened to the first commercial cochlear implant recipient from Alaska? Learn about Bill’s story

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/IMG_0743-sized-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Sonny &#38; Cher’s “It’s the Little Things” was one of the many songs Steven remembers listening to as a young child in rural Nebraska before he lost his hearing due to meningitis in 1974. 5 years old at the time, Steven tried using hearing aids for a while, but they never really worked for him. &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/nucleus-22-implant-recipient/">Continued</a>

A Nucleus 22 implant recipient receives a mega upgrade after three decades

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Ana-book-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Bringing people a benefit through justice Fascinated by opposing arguments and motivated by a desire to help others, 19-year-old law student, Ana, has a dream of one day serving on the judiciary. “I have always been very interested in social causes and knowing that, in a way through my studies, I can bring a benefit &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/college-studies-and-work-with-hearing-loss/">Continued</a>

Navigating college studies and work with hearing loss

<img width="300" height="225" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Carrie-who-had-ear-problems-after-a-cholesteatoma-with-her-family-scaled-e1632264551950.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“My name is Carrie and I recently turned 26 years young. I was a very active child. I played lots of sports, was constantly outside and enjoyed every minute of it. At a very young age, I had my first sets of ear tubes and adenoids removed, like many children in America have done at &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/conductive/ear-problem-from-cholesteatoma/">Continued</a>

After suffering from ear problems from a cholesteatoma, teacher gets Baha System

<img width="300" height="165" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/GDA-scaled.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/GDA-scaled.jpg 1679w, https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/GDA-600x330.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px">This prestigious honor is given to products, services or projects that exceed the Good Design Award criteria. It celebrates the Kanso 2 Sound Processor’s excellence in design-led innovation and recognizes Cochlear’s investment into future-focused research and development. Cochlear is dedicated to bringing sound to people all over the world and connecting them to the people &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/good-design-award/">Continued</a>

The Cochlear Nucleus Kanso 2 Sound Processor wins gold at the Good Design Awards!