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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/2021/01/Jeanne-a-woman-with-adult-onset-hearing-loss-e1610062092641-300x300.jpeg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“I grew up as a person with normal hearing, but in 2013, at the age of 44, I began to notice that my hearing was not as good as it used to be. It got bad enough that I decided to have my hearing tested. I was shocked to find out that I had adult-onset &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/adult-onset-hearing-loss/">Continued</a>

Woman with adult-onset hearing loss gets cochlear implant and tattoo to commemorate new hearing

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Cai-who-became-an-artist-after-having-hearing-loss-from-meningitis-e1609895482456-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“When I was 8 years old, I had a profound hearing loss from meningitis. I remember as a young boy that it only took a few days before I was confirmed as having a profound hearing loss. At such a young age, I confess that I wasn’t bothered by my lack of hearing and didn’t &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/hearing-loss-from-meningitis/">Continued</a>

After hearing loss from meningitis, artist Cai is thankful his cochlear implant provides access to hear and be heard

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Image-2.0-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Mary Ann loves the outdoors. She is a master gardener and native plant enthusiast working as a consultant for people in her area who have gardening questions. She has struggled with hearing loss since her 40’s due to her career as a hairstylist. Back then, the dryers and blowers had a high-pitched squeal and over &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/kanso-2-upgrade-from-nucleus-7/">Continued</a>

‘I forget it’s even there’: Mary Ann talks about her experience with upgrading to the Cochlear Nucleus Kanso 2 and Nucleus 7 Sound Processors

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/When-hearing-aids-arent-enough-top-image-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Hearing therapy can enhance your communication outcomes Did you know that many adults with cochlear implants don’t actively seek appropriate aural rehabilitation or hearing therapy because of an assumption that the hearing technology is enough? This assumes that the technology alone is sufficient to address the broad impact of hearing loss on an individual’s daily &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/rethink-adult-hearing-therapy/">Continued</a>

Time to rethink adult hearing therapy for cochlear implants

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Image-1-1-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">A threat in the chicken coop When Elri discovered a reptile threatening the family’s chickens in their backyard coop, rather than yell “snake!” to raise alarm bells, the 12-year old took her time to explain what she had witnessed. Afterall, using multiple words and language to explain what she was seeing was something her mother &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/listening-and-spoken-language-exercises/">Continued</a>

Emergency encounter shines light on listening and spoken language exercises

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Musician-with-conductive-hearing-loss-and-the-Baha-System-1680x1116-1-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Imagine you’re in a busy café talking with a friend. You want to focus on their voice and the conversation, but there is noise all around you. There’s the hum of a nearby refrigerator, the barista banging away at the coffee machine, someone nearby typing busily on their laptop and everybody is chatting. Even with &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/cochlear-implant-music-training/">Continued</a>

Music training helps in noisy situations

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/JLCIF-logo-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Angela started losing her hearing in first grade. Growing up in a tiny South Dakota farm community, she didn’t know anyone else with hearing loss, and often felt embarrassed and ashamed. After struggling with hearing aids and lip-reading, her life changed when she received her first Cochlear™ Nucleus® 24 Implant almost 24 years ago, and &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/joyful-life-cochlear-implant-fund/">Continued</a>

Joyful Life Cochlear Implant Fund gives the gift of hearing

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Masks-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Peninnah grew up with hearing loss and wearing hearing aids. Then at volleyball practice one day she had a seizure and suddenly lost most of her hearing in her left ear. It was shortly after that Peninnah received her first Cochlear™ Nucleus® 5 Sound Processor and gained back access to the sounds she was missing. &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/hearing-loss-and-masks/">Continued</a>

College student with cochlear implant creates masks for people with hearing loss

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/A-father-with-his-child-who-has-congenital-hearing-loss-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“Luke was born with mild to moderate hearing loss from the connexin 26 gene mutation in October of 2008. The infant hearing screening is what first caught his hearing issues and by December that same year he had his first set of hearing aids. He then progressed to being profoundly deaf first in his right &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/childs-congenital-hearing-loss/">Continued</a>

Parents are determined that child’s congenital hearing loss will be the reason he succeeds

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Ella-on-the-difference-cochlear-implants-made-in-her-life-e1604697660414-300x300.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 Ella and I was born in 2007 in Woodbridge, Virginia. I was a perfectly healthy baby with no complications during pregnancy or birth, but doctors quickly discovered that I had 100 percent bilateral hearing loss. I was, and still am, the first person in my family to be deaf. We did lots &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/difference-cochlear-implants-made/">Continued</a>

13-year-old Ella talks about the difference cochlear implants made in her life