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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/2020/11/Rachel-who-went-from-wearing-hearing-aids-to-bilateral-cochlear-implants-e1606244591178-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">&#8220;Having a hearing loss is like a roller coaster. You have your ups and downs in many situations, whether it’s going to a restaurant, sitting in the classroom or simply having a conversation with a friend. I have faced adversity due to my hearing loss ever since I was born with severe to profound bilateral &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/hearing-aids-to-bilateral-cochlear-implants/">Continued</a>

College student transitions from hearing aids to bilateral cochlear implants

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Colin-hiking-1-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">The Kanso 2 Sound Processor is a discreet off-the-ear hearing device that makes it easier for you to connect to the people and technology you love. We sat down with recipients who upgraded to the Kanso 2 Sound Processor to learn more about their experience with this new technology and some of the new features &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/kanso-2-upgrade-experience/">Continued</a>

Kanso 2 Sound Processor recipients share experience upgrading to new technology

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Baha-images-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">My sound processor won’t turn on This might be your battery, which can be affected by daily use, the volume setting, use of wireless audio streaming, the sound environment, and battery strength. There are three things you can do to troubleshoot this common problem. Replace the battery. Ensure you remove the sticker on the side &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/baha-5-troubleshooting-tips/">Continued</a>

Cochlear Baha 5 Sound Processor: Five troubleshooting tips to stay on air

<img width="300" height="295" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Image-1-turkey-300x295.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Unwanted sound is just &#8220;noise&#8221;! When sound interferes with conversation, thinking, concentrating, working, or sleeping we see it as undesirable background noise. Listening in Noisy Environments Social norms around behavior in public have changed, especially regarding noise&#8230; people holding loud phone conversations in public and music being pumped through speakers in cafés and shopping malls &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/listening-in-noisy-environments/">Continued</a>

Listening in noisy environments

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/D1679378_Kanso2_eDM_Connect-image_900x507-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Your new Cochlear Kanso 2 Sound Processor has many great new features that you most likely didn’t have with your previous device. While the User Guides that came with your sound processor are always the best place to start, let’s look at the features you’ll likely use the most so you can start enjoying the &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/kanso-2-technology-tips/">Continued</a>

Recently upgraded? Here’s five key Cochlear Nucleus Kanso 2 Sound Processor technology tips

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Family-at-table-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Nanette Thompson is a Speech-Language Pathologist and a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS) Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. As the coordinator of Listening 2 Learn, she works closely with The Listen Foundation, The Marion Downs Center, University of Colorado Hospital, and Rocky Mountain Cochlear Implant Center providing diagnostic services and weekly speech, language and listening therapy &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/cochlear-implant-communication-strategies/">Continued</a>

Cochlear implant communication strategies to help improve conversation

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Kayla-who-switched-to-a-different-cochlear-implant-company-who-now-has-cochlear-e1603488317449-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“When I was just six months old, I lost my hearing from an adverse reaction to a bad batch of vaccines. After five years of my family adjusting to a new way of life, I was implanted with a cochlear implant from another company. Though this hearing solution worked for me for almost two decades, &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/switched-cochlear-implant-company/">Continued</a>

Nurse switches to Cochlear after decades with different cochlear implant company

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Jan-who-was-a-candidate-for-a-cochlear-implant-at-the-HearO-Award-night-e1603407699460-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“I look back over the years and recall when I first realized I was losing my hearing in my early 30s. Knowing that my grandma, mother and sister had all experienced severe hearing loss, it was obvious that it wasn’t something that would go away. At first, I wore a hearing aid in my right &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/candidate-for-cochlear-implant/">Continued</a>

From learning she was a candidate for cochlear implants to going bilateral, woman gains new life

<img width="293" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Kane-a-child-with-ansd-sitting-in-a-chair-scaled-e1603402266973.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“My heart sank slowly into the pit of my stomach as I stared blankly through the audiologist while she explained that our infant son had auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD), and we needed to learn sign language. Every moment of our traumatic four-month NICU experience flashed before my eyes. I teared up, looked down at &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/child-with-ansd/">Continued</a>

Parents feel empowered to advocate for their child with ANSD with Cochlear by their side

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/social-bluffing-e1604511534980-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">Survival skill or conversation crasher? Basically, it’s a way to go along and avoid having to interrupt for clarification. You may smile, laugh, nod and pretend understanding to overcome an awkward moment or to feel part of the conversation. Unfamiliar or formal situations with people who are not well known to us are often more &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/services/cochlear-implant-social-bluffing/">Continued</a>

Tempted to practice cochlear implant social bluffing? Time to reconsider…