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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/2021/06/N7-and-K2-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">The Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 and Kanso® 2 Sound Processors are designed to help you hear your best in any environment and easily connect with technology and the people you love. If you’re ready to hear your best, there’s no better time to consider the latest sound processor technology. Why self-pay? There are a few reasons &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/self-pay-cochlear-upgrade/">Continued</a>

Options to self-pay for a cochlear sound processor upgrade

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/49888007452_7904f1fe6d_o-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Many students with hearing loss do not want to be identified as being different from their peer group. Having an informed class and creating a space where self-advocacy is encouraged is the first step to creating an environment where students with hearing loss can build their confidence, feel accepted and be empowered to learn. We &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/help-students-with-hearing-loss/">Continued</a>

6 ways for teachers to help students with hearing loss succeed in the classroom

<img width="300" height="200" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Ginger-Bertrand-who-had-hearing-loss-in-both-ears-3-of-3-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/2021/05/Ginger-Bertrand-who-had-hearing-loss-in-both-ears-3-of-3-scaled.jpg 2560w, https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Ginger-Bertrand-who-had-hearing-loss-in-both-ears-3-of-3-600x400.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px">“Living with hearing loss was definitely difficult. Even though I was a very proficient lip reader through my school years, there were a lot of things that I could not follow, and my friends would let me borrow their notes to study. I didn’t hear well enough to carry a telephone conversation, so when I &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/hearing-loss-in-both-ears/">Continued</a>

For 34 years, cochlear implants have enabled Ginger to have a successful career and support her family well into her 60s after having hearing loss in both ears

<img width="225" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/D1662403_Image_GCB_Streaming-movies-helps-solo-rehab-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/2021/07/D1662403_Image_GCB_Streaming-movies-helps-solo-rehab-scaled.jpg 1920w, https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/D1662403_Image_GCB_Streaming-movies-helps-solo-rehab-450x600.jpg 450w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px">Creative hearing therapy options for single people “I’m single and live alone, but I found 90% of the retraining materials revolved around having someone else to help. I don’t have that luxury. But living alone doesn&#8217;t mean we can&#8217;t be creative,” says Julie, who came up with other “ways to train”. “About two weeks before &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/solo-hearing-therapy/">Continued</a>

Did you know watching your favorite movies can benefit hearing therapy?

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/50279529562_239d2697e3_o1-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Communicating on the phone can be a challenge and texting may not always be a solution. To help you, we have developed a series of skill builders in our new mobile app, Cochlear™ CoPilot, designed to help you build confidence using the telephone. Telephone with Confidence features typical conversations experienced in daily life – from &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/telephone-with-confidence/">Continued</a>

You are just three taps away from getting started with ‘Telephone with Confidence’ on your iPhone using the Cochlear CoPilot app!

<img width="300" height="160" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Angela-a-recipient-of-the-Cochlear-Osia-System-with-flowers-scaled-e1623105980671.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“I am a recent recipient of the Cochlear Osia System. I was diagnosed with a cholesteatoma in my left ear in 1970 at age 12. I underwent a canal wall down procedure, all the structures in my middle ear were removed and I developed conductive hearing loss. Six months later, I underwent a second procedure. &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/cochlear-osia-system/">Continued</a>

Cochlear Osia System recipient with conductive hearing loss gains sound after 50 years

<img width="225" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/D1786374_Anna-Tess-with-dog-Remy-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/2021/07/D1786374_Anna-Tess-with-dog-Remy-scaled.jpg 1920w, https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/D1786374_Anna-Tess-with-dog-Remy-450x600.jpg 450w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px">Anna remembers growing up with hearing loss As a bilateral cochlear implant recipient since age 2, Anna remembers what it was like growing up with hearing loss and the impact her schoolteachers had on her hearing self-confidence and motivation to succeed. “Growing up, there were times that I did not understand what was said or &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/hearing-self-confidence/">Continued</a>

Five ways to help build hearing self-confidence in your child

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Kay-who-uses-cochlear-implant-sound-processors-aftering-losing-hearing-due-to-addiction-with-her-Kanso-Sound-Processor-e1623347949452-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“I&#8217;m a woman in sustained long-term recovery for over 10 years from an addiction to painkillers. One year prior to finding my pathway to recovery from an addiction that began when I was prescribed painkillers for a knee injury, I began to lose my hearing in 2009. I lost my hearing over the course of &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/losing-hearing-due-to-addiction/">Continued</a>

After losing hearing due to addiction, motivational speaker Kay hears with cochlear implants

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Cooper-who-was-born-with-Waardenburg-syndrome-with-his-cochlear-implants-WEB-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“When our son Cooper was born profoundly deaf, there was no one more shocked than me and his father. As two hearing adults, it had never crossed our radar that there was a possibility our baby could be born without the ability to hear. What started out as a world-rocking diagnosis 18 months ago has &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/waardenburg-syndrome/">Continued</a>

Cooper was born with Waardenburg syndrome and now hears with cochlear implants

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/D1787974_Jeff-and-Debbie-Gifford_image2.5-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Life is better with cochlear implants Debbie and Jeff Gifford have found “life more carefree and… spontaneous” since they each received a cochlear implant. The couple had accommodated each other’s hearing loss for most of their 31-year marriage, but now everyday situations are “markedly better” with their CochlearTM Kanso® Sound Processors and a hearing aid, &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/learning-to-hear-with-your-cochlear-implant/">Continued</a>

Tips for learning to hear with your cochlear implant