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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.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Kim-who-has-single-sided-profound-hearing-loss-with-her-husband-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“My name is Kim and I live in central New York. I am a portrait photographer married to an amazingly supportive husband. We have two teenage boys and a sweet rescue dog. I have single-sided profound hearing loss with extremely poor word recognition in my right ear. It began in 2011 when I had the flu &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/single-sided-profound-hearing-loss/">Continued</a>

Woman with single-sided profound hearing loss gets the Osia System for better hearing

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Misty-with-the-Mini-Microphone-2-scaled-e1620920180488-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“Silence. A word as a child Momma did not have to live with. The sound of the birds chirping, dogs barking, even friends or family laughing would be soon forgotten as a young adult. The tone of her own mother’s voice, the calming matriarch in the family, faded away as if sailing from shore. We &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/mini-microphone-2/">Continued</a>

Daughter reflects on mom’s life with Alzheimer’s disease and how cochlear implants helped her enjoy sound in her remaining years

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/pat-k-feature-image-Copy-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Hear-O Of the Year Pat K." loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">2020 Hear-O of the Year However, only one volunteer from our Community Hear-O winners will receive the annual Hear-O of the Year national award and this year that coveted title goes to volunteer Patricia “Pat” K. of Glen Allan, Virginia! Pat, like most of our previous winners was surprised with the award when the local &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hear-with-you/cochlear-in-your-community/hear-o-of-the-year/">Continued</a>

Cochlear Americas announces winner of the 2020 Hear-O of the Year Award for outstanding volunteerism

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Don-image-2-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“I started to lose my hearing in my 50s. There was no direct cause for it, just that loud sounds in life were catching up with me. Hearing aids helped for a bit, but then I started to lose large chunks of hearing overnight.  I was at a wedding when the bride’s friend, who happened &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/kanso-2-sound-processor-upgrade/">Continued</a>

Retired teacher shares Kanso 2 Sound Processor upgrade experience and why he loves using the phone

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Addison-who-has-profound-sensorineural-hearing-loss-with-her-cochlear-implants-e1618595149658-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“I had no complications during my pregnancy or delivery. Addison passed her newborn hearing screening at birth. Actually, Addison passed all of her developmental tests/screenings with flying colors. We presented some concerns to our pediatrician that Addison was only saying ‘Mama’ and had said ‘up’ once, but our pediatrician told us that her receptive language &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/profound-sensorineural-hearing-loss/">Continued</a>

After Addison’s diagnosis of profound sensorineural hearing loss, cochlear implants were her next step for hearing

<img width="300" height="254" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Lou-Ferrigno-with-his-cochlear-implant-sound-processor-scaled-e1620929625239.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">-‘It’s like I’m reliving my life,’ says Ferrigno about hearing with a cochlear implant -When hearing aids no longer provided benefit, Ferrigno took the next step in his journey to better hearing -Ferrigno continues his path to healthy aging by addressing hearing health Lone Tree, Colo. (May 18, 2021) — During May’s Better Hearing and &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/lou-ferrigno-cochlear-implant/">Continued</a>

‘The Incredible Hulk’ Lou Ferrigno hears with a cochlear implant

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Christine-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;ve had my implant for 15 years and I&#8217;ve pretty much plateaued with my ability – mainly because I don’t really work on it,” says Christine, who uses a Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor. How CoPilot can help a crazy lifestyle “I&#8217;m a mom of three children aged 13, 10, and 6, and own a &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/copilot-helps-with-hearing-therapy/">Continued</a>

New Cochlear tool, CoPilot, helps with hearing therapy

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/James-who-was-struggling-with-hearing-aids-with-his-guitar-300x300.jpeg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“At some point in the 10th grade, I realized I couldn’t hear what the girls in class were saying. I assumed they were whispering because, well, 10th grade ladies do that. My parents thought otherwise and took me to a doctor. Hearing tests confirmed I had some hearing loss. At the time, I was just &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/struggling-with-hearing-aids/">Continued</a>

James discusses how cochlear implants have brought music back after struggling with hearing aids

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Marley-with-enlarged-vestibular-aqueduct-syndrome-e1618593811604-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“We first found out Marley had hearing loss in her right ear at birth and it was confirmed a month later with an auditory brainstem response (ABR) test with our audiologist. Marley saw an ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT) shortly after and had an MRI done. With the MRI, we learned that Marley has &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/enlarged-vestibular-aqueduct-syndrome/">Continued</a>

Marley’s enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome and bilateral cochlear implants have led her to a bright future of hearing

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Couch-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">A self-guided app A cochlear implant helps to improve hearing outcomes, and research shows that people who take an active role in managing their hearing health by building knowledge and skills, are more likely to experience improvement in broader real-life listening and communication outcomes. With this in mind, Cochlear CoPilot has been developed as a &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/copilot-here-to-help/">Continued</a>

New Cochlear tool, CoPilot is here to help you tap into your full potential