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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/2022/07/Rehab_July-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="who needs hearing rehabilitation" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Who needs hearing rehabilitation? Also called aural rehabilitation or auditory rehabilitation, it’s not just about checking your speech test scores at the clinic. All the tools and resources that help to improve your confidence and satisfaction with your hearing fall under the umbrella of rehabilitation. If you want to feel more confident using your sound &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/services/who-needs-hearing-rehabilitation/">Continued</a>

Who needs hearing rehabilitation? HINT: It might be you! 3 times rehab was a great idea.

<img width="300" height="200" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/D1945831-Image-Ginger-scaled.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="new Cochlear sound processor" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/D1945831-Image-Ginger-scaled.jpg 2560w, https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/D1945831-Image-Ginger-600x400.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px">New means more “New” means Michelle is more adventurous Even though Michelle had been doing well with her acoustics hearing system for seven years, she still found herself standing back in group situations, feeling a little left out. She confesses now that she didn’t realize how much she was “actually missing” until she decided to &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/services/new-cochlear-sound-processor/">Continued</a>

Five surprising benefits to getting a new Cochlear sound processor

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Robyn_HandNBlog_header-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Hearing support from others" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Time to refocus Professional athletes are typically very comfortable with challenges and Robyn, from Hong Kong, is no different. At the peak of her career, Robyn held 21 national swimming records, was a silver and bronze medalist in the 1994 Hiroshima Asian Games and in 1997 was awarded the Badge of Honour from Queen Elizabeth &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/services/cochlear-implant-hearing-support-from-others/">Continued</a>

Where to find support, help and hope: A mother’s story about hearing support from others

<img width="1" height="1" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Heidi-an-early-cochlear-implant-recipient-with-her-family.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“I had spinal meningitis when I was 5, and my parents noticed I was having difficulty hearing soon after I returned home from the hospital. Months later, I received a hearing aid, but it was pretty useless for my severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. I couldn’t identify environmental sounds, so understanding speech was very &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/early-cochlear-implant-recipient/">Continued</a>

How being an early cochlear implant recipient led Heidi to teach deaf and hard-of-hearing children

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Cochlear-Summer-Tips-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">What does summer mean for you? Whether it’s hitting the beach, hiking in the hills or staying inside to keep out of the heat, you may not be aware of what the hotter weather means for your sound processor. With these six tips, you can feel confident that your device is being properly cared for &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/services/caring-for-your-sound-processor/">Continued</a>

Caring for your sound processor in summer–what you need to know

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Otto-who-has-hearing-loss-from-meningitis-with-family-photo-Tyra-Gefroh-Photography-e1656603222136-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“I keep hearing ‘Otto’s birth was uneventful’ – although I’d beg to differ, I know that from a medical standpoint his entry into the world gave no indication for what was to come after Nov. 26, 2020. An emergency room visit, a lengthy hospital stay and test after test Nov. 26 was Thanksgiving and we &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-loss/children/hearing-loss-meningitis/">Continued</a>

After hearing loss from meningitis, child loves listening to music with his cochlear implants

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Olive-who-received-cochlear-implants-at-school-e1655332155418-300x300.jpeg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“Olive was born in December 2019, just a couple of days before Christmas. In the hospital, she failed her newborn hearing screening. About two months later she had her first Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) where we learned she had severe to profound hearing loss. At that appointment, she got earmolds for hearing aids and at &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-loss/children/received-cochlear-implants/">Continued</a>

Since receiving cochlear implants, Olive’s vocabulary is blossoming, as is her confidence in the world around her

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Emily-who-has-hearing-loss-from-otosclerosis-in-her-teen-years-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“My hearing journey began around the age of 12 when I lost a minor amount of hearing due to otosclerosis, a genetic disease. After consulting with an ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT), I was told the hearing loss was minimal and should not have significant impact on my quality of life. I took this &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/hearing-loss-from-otosclerosis/">Continued</a>

Hearing loss from otosclerosis leads woman to cochlear implants and regained joy of music

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Lyn-3-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">For hiking enthusiasts, true joy doesn’t just lie in the final destination or sweeping view, but throughout the entire journey — the physical challenge, the calming breeze and the sounds of nature overhead. When avid hiker Lyn began to lose hearing in one of her ears, she didn’t realize how much she was missing out &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/travel-and-hiking-with-baha-system/">Continued</a>

A breast cancer survivor with Meniere’s disease enhances her passions for travel and hiking with the latest Baha System technology

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/D1793792_Adults_Email-7_Hero-image_Asian-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Cleaning and Storing the Baha 6 Max Sound Processor How should I store my Baha 6 Max Sound Processor? When you’re not using your device, turn it off and store it in a place free of dust and dirt, like the storage case or dry aid kit provided by Cochlear. Remove the battery if you &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/caring-for-your-baha-6-max-sound-processor/">Continued</a>

Q&A for caring for your Baha 6 Max Sound Processor