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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/2020/07/Capture-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Lone Tree, Colo. (July 6, 2020) — Cochlear Limited (ASX:COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of three new products to its suite of hearing technology solutions. The approval of the CochlearTM Nucleus® Kanso® 2 Sound Processor, Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor for Nucleus 22 Implant &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/kanso-2-fda-approval/">Continued</a>

Cochlear obtains FDA approval of Kanso 2 Sound Processor, first off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor with direct smartphone connectivity

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Carissa-and-her-family-after-her-audiologist-suggested-a-cochlear-implant-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“Hearing loss is journey. A path you stumble upon that takes every dubious turn, every steep incline, every dark tunnel&#8230; the insecurities, failures, embarrassments, self-doubts, all slowly creep into your inner core of who you perceive yourself to be. And that was my stigma of hearing loss. I was fitted with my first pair of &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/audiologist-suggests-cochlear-implant/">Continued</a>

Audiologist suggests cochlear implant, woman’s life changed

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Italians_Music-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Italians have made headlines as they played music from their balconies as a way to unite and connect during quarantine measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. As well as creating emotional connections, music plays other valuable roles and can benefit people with cochlear implants by enhancing listening skills, which can lead to improved communication &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/music_has_the_power_to_connect_us/">Continued</a>

Music has the power to connect us. See why people in Italy are making music from their balconies.

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Aleks-Recital_Alek-a-child-with-EVA-300x300.jpeg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“As a child, I had natural hearing. It wasn’t until I was 5 years old that I woke up without any sound in my left ear. The prognosis was an enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA). EVA also existed in my right ear, so my hearing would eventually decline on the other side as well. Things were &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/child-with-eva/">Continued</a>

Child with EVA gets cochlear implants, grows up to become musician

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Eileen-on-her-hearing-loss-from-a-car-accident-e1589564831507-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“My story on deafness is very unusual, as I wasn’t born deaf, never suffered with any ear infections or ear aches my entire life. My becoming slowly deaf was a result of a fender bender whiplash car accident that caused me to slam my left ear into the window. As a result of the collision, &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/hearing-loss-from-car-accident/">Continued</a>

Woman battles hearing loss from a car accident for 10 years, hears again with cochlear implants

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Music-after-getting-a-cochlear-implant-graphic-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Music is a common reason that people decide their hearing loss has progressed to needing an alternative solution to hearing aids. Music is a huge part of our world and being able to enjoy music is a goal for many after getting a cochlear implant. Sue Y., a cochlear implant recipient, realized she was ready &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/music-after-getting-a-cochlear-implant/">Continued</a>

Nervous about regaining the joy of music after getting a cochlear implant? Check out these tips!

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Savannah-a-young-adult-with-cochlear-implants-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" srcset="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Savannah-a-young-adult-with-cochlear-implants-300x300.jpg 300w, https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Savannah-a-young-adult-with-cochlear-implants-598x600.jpg 598w, https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Savannah-a-young-adult-with-cochlear-implants-768x771.jpg 768w, https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Savannah-a-young-adult-with-cochlear-implants.jpg 956w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px">“When I was born in October 1995 in Des Moines, Iowa, my parents decided to not perform a hearing test because I was born right on schedule, and everything went smoothly. They felt it was not necessary since hearing tests were not mandatory at the time. However, as I got a bit older, my mom &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/young-adult-with-cochlear-implants/">Continued</a>

Young adult with cochlear implants reflects on parents’ decision, her life and future

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Woman-who-used-to-wear-hearing-aids-with-her-family-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“My name is Cathy, and I am 58 years old living in Colorado. I was born and raised in Southern California and have been married to my lovely husband for the past 32 years (and still counting). We have two grown daughters and one son-in-law, all living in Colorado too. It is so nice to have them &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/sensorineural/hearing-aids-2/">Continued</a>

Woman thought she was hearing just fine with hearing aids, now hears more fully with cochlear implants

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Jennifer-HearO-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">&#160; “This year&#8217;s recognition may be different, but it was such a surprise! My husband was trying to pry me away from my work laptop (I am a special education teacher) and I was very resistant. He told me I had to go outside. I didn&#8217;t understand why. When I went out there, I was &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/cochlear-americas-announces-national-hear-o-year-winner-community-hear-o-winners-2019/">Continued</a>

Cochlear Americas announces the national “Hear-O of the Year” winner and the “Community Hear-O” winners for 2019

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Dad-who-received-a-cochlear-implant-blessing-scaled-e1588800220404-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“My dad has worn hearing aids for about 15 years and for most of that time he was wearing the strongest hearing aids possible. He tried the special headphones connected to the TV and the special apparatus attached to his phone. He really did try everything. The tone of my voice was especially hard for &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-implant-blessing/">Continued</a>

A cochlear implant blessing despite COVID-19