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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/2020/10/Copyright-2020-Rose-Mavis.-Pink-Roses-an-artist-with-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="">“My journey as a hearing-impaired person began when it was discovered I had a severe to profound hearing loss at 3 ½ years old before a tonsillitis operation. The attending ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT)  noticed that I was not responding to voices. He tested me on the spot with a tuning fork and &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/artist-with-hearing-loss-2/">Continued</a>

Artist with hearing loss gains independence after getting cochlear implant

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Anina_Cochlear-Recipient-Artwork-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">As the saying by Harvey Fierstein goes, “art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.” So then, what better way to decorate a new office space than with pieces of artwork that do just that? The Cochlear team is continually inspired by the strength and resilience of cochlear implant recipients. &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/cochlear-recipient-artwork/">Continued</a>

Cochlear recipient artwork enriches the walls of the Cochlear North American headquarters

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Cochlear-AG-Bell-Parent-Support-Line-e1602610463747-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">At Cochlear, we recognize the emotional journey that many families take when their child is first identified with hearing loss.  Because of this, Cochlear is proud to partner with AG Bell to sponsor their Parent Support Line, which provides valuable resources and support to families on their hearing journey.  We had a moment to connect &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/cochlear-agbell/">Continued</a>

Cochlear partners with AG Bell to help parents of children with hearing loss through the AG Bell Parent Support Line

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Tyler-and-how-his-cochlear-implants-gave-him-confidence-e1600291995218-300x300.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 a 3-year-old toddler, I was diagnosed with hearing loss with no known cause. My hearing loss was classified as moderate to severe, so at the age of 4, I was fitted with my first pair of analog hearing aids. Fast forward to age 11, I woke up while camping one morning and &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-implants-confidence/">Continued</a>

Cochlear implants gave Tyler the confidence to explore opportunities he never thought possible

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Salar-discusses-his-bilateral-cochlear-implants-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“We are the measure of our relative growth. How one overcomes obstacles and grows as a person shows their actual capacity, regardless of the starting situation. I was not provided with an adequate starting hand. Yet, I have repeatedly proven that I can overcome adversity irrespective of its nature and magnitude. A bumpy road to &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/bilateral-cochlear-implants/">Continued</a>

Graduate student reflects upon the life-changing influence of receiving bilateral cochlear implants

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/D1749605_Carly-Sane-1-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Kanso 2 recipient snowboarding" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Carly’s off-the-ear sound processor fits her active lifestyle Do you lead an active lifestyle? Carly runs and practices yoga most days, and in the winter months you’ll find her snowboarding with friends on the slopes of the Colorado mountains. All the while, she likes to stream her favorite music or phone calls to her sound &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/off-the-ear-kanso-2/">Continued</a>

Everything you’ve been waiting for in an off-the-ear device: introducing the Kanso 2 Sound Processor

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Kanso.png-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Video chat with cochlear implant" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">&#8220;I was recently invited to a group video hangout. In that one hour, I not only learned a lot about the video platform, but more importantly, what a difference it makes to feel a part of a caring, supportive group of people – even if I didn’t hear everything,&#8221; said Bec. Bec is a cochlear &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/video-chat-with-cochlear-implant/">Continued</a>

How I survived my first video chat with a cochlear implant

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/child-with-auditory-neuropathy-spectrum-disorder-pic-1-e1600720494551-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“Leighton’s diagnosis began at birth when she failed her newborn hearing screening. After many months of testing and travelling to multiple specialists, she was diagnosed with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD). Her MRI revealed both of her auditory nerves were small, which caused her severe to profound hearing loss. It soon became clear that hearing &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/child-with-auditory-neuropathy-spectrum-disorder/">Continued</a>

Child with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder soars with cochlear implants

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/EOYB-Image-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">To learn more about how to maximize your insurance benefits before the end of the year, we spoke with Lauren Klein, a Customer Relationship Specialist (CRS), here at Cochlear. As a member of the CRS team, Lauren is an expert at helping recipients understand the benefits of upgrading to new technology and guiding them through &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/2020-insurance-benefits/">Continued</a>

How to maximize your 2020 insurance benefits before the end of the year

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Melody-who-suffered-from-hearing-loss-from-vasculitis-with-her-husband-e1599232792460-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“My father was a career Air Force officer, so I was raised on military bases all over the world. I had hearing at birth and was able to enjoy many childhood experiences which shaped my personality and life. I was a ballet dancer from age 5, played the piano and clarinet, and participated in many &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/hearing-loss-from-vasculitis/">Continued</a>

After hearing loss from vasculitis, cochlear implants brought the old Melody back from isolation