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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.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Roger-Smith-1-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">What is your name and job title? Hi, I’m Roger Smith and I’m a Senior Product Manager with the Sound Processors and Connectivity team in Global Strategic Marketing. Which country/region office do you work from? I’m based at the headquarters office in Sydney, Australia, but a lot of my time is spent collaborating with the &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/nucleus-8-interview/">Continued</a>

Interview with an expert: All about the Cochlear Nucleus 8 Sound Processor

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/MicrosoftTeams-image-32-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Where are you located? I’m based in Arizona. Where did you grow up? Small border town in Southern CA. I’ve lived in Sacramento CA, St. Louis MO, Lebanon NH, and Philadelphia PA. ​ How long have you had a hearing loss and do you know what caused it? Since 3.5 years old – progressive hearing loss; genetic &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/cochlear/community/cochlear-employee-with-hearing-loss-in-arizona/">Continued</a>

Meet Emily—Cochlear employee and recipient shares her story and advice

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Holiday-Blog-Picture-2-e1668033738861-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">1. Practice listening exercises before the holidays get here. As you prepare to interact with others, it’s a good idea to spend time actively engaging in exercises helping your auditory neural pathway thrive.. Focusing attention through active participation in hearing rehabilitation exercises can aid in the boost of confidence you are looking for as you &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/services/hearing-resources-help-you-engage/">Continued</a>

The holidays are here! Let this be the year you connect. Hearing resources help you engage.

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Carson-who-failed-his-newborn-hearing-test-with-cat-scaled-e1665522641431-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“When Carson was born, he was a beautiful healthy baby weighing 9.9 pounds! He was so perfect, and we were in love. When it came time for his newborn screening test we were so surprised that he failed it. The doctor reassured us that it was ok and that some babies don&#8217;t pass them right &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-loss/children/failed-newborn-hearing-test/">Continued</a>

Carson, a healthy baby who failed his newborn hearing test, received cochlear implants and now loves the sound of cars!

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Mathias-failed-his-auditory-brainstem-response-test-watching-football-e1664921658492-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“Our story probably starts out like most others. We welcomed our sweet little boy, Mathias, into the world in May 2020. Before leaving the hospital, he had his newborn hearing screening. Once the nurse was done, she stated ‘he did not pass, but that’s okay. Newborns usually have fluid in their ears.’ We scheduled further &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-loss/children/failed-auditory-brainstem-response-test/">Continued</a>

After a failed auditory brainstem response test, Mathias got cochlear implants and fell in love with sound

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/49882960113_fadd966747_k-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“I was born with a conductive hearing loss and my parents didn’t know I was deaf at first because I was reacting to the things around me. My parents aren’t sure if it was the vibrations of the noises that I was reacting to, however my teachers did start to notice that I wasn’t hearing &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-loss/conductive/bilateral-conductive-hearing-loss/">Continued</a>

Chad struggled with bilateral conductive hearing loss, until he received the Cochlear Osia System

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Nucleus8_-_side_shots_all_colors_7in-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Lone Tree, Colo. (November 1, 2022) — Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, receives U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the CochlearTM Nucleus® 8 Sound Processor. The Nucleus 8 Sound Processor is now the smallest and lightest behind-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor available in the industry. 1-3 It is &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/nucleus-8-sound-processor/">Continued</a>

FDA approves Cochlear’s Nucleus 8 Sound Processor, smaller, smarter, better connected cochlear implant technology

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Kiaan-an-infant-with-sensorineural-hearing-loss-in-a-hammock-e1663280096794-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“Kiaan came into our lives as the perfect Thanksgiving gift on November 24th. Despite the exhaustion of going through a fairly long delivery, I was literally on top of the world when I first held him in my arms. My husband and elder son were also elated as we all felt that our family of &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-loss/children/infant-with-sensorineural-hearing-loss/">Continued</a>

Infant with sensorineural hearing loss now enjoys many adventures thanks to his “super ears”

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Kate_Obermayer_sand_dune-scaled-e1666634326628-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Where are you located? I live in a beautiful little village called Shoal Bay, in Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia. Where did you grow up? I grew up in a small town on the edge of the Australian outback called Dubbo, which means “Red Earth” in the local Aboriginal language. How long have you &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/cochlear/community/cochlear-employees-with-hearing-loss/">Continued</a>

Cochlear employees with hearing loss

<img width="300" height="201" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Picture1-300x201.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Being able to identify sounds around you, even when there is background noise, is an important part of navigating daily life in your home and out in the world. Yet for many with hearing loss, it can be challenging to sort through the background noise and focus in on what’s important. This is why we’ve &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/services/identify-sounds-background-noise/">Continued</a>

New Listening Walk Skill Builder in CoPilot helps you identify sounds in everyday life scenarios with background noise