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Cochlear's Hear & Now Blog

Learn more about our recipients and their experiences with Cochlear.*

<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

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Image-1-sized-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">He wanted to be a firefighter since he was a teenager Inspired by family members serving in the US Navy, Marines and Fire Rescue, a teenage Matt dreamt of becoming a firefighter. It didn’t matter that he had been deaf since birth and fitted with a cochlear implant at age 2. With sign language as &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/deaf-firefighter/">Continued</a>

Deaf firefighter with a cochlear implant inspires young people to dream big

<img width="1" height="1" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Brookes-son-who-has-hearing-loss-caused-by-a-virus.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“My husband and I decided it was time to add one more baby to complete our family shortly after our daughter turned 2. When we found out our next and last baby was actually a plural, babies, we were completely shocked! Once the initial disbelief wore off, we were so excited to welcome our little miracles. I &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/hearing-loss-caused-by-a-virus/">Continued</a>

After learning her newborn son had hearing loss caused by a virus, mother’s quick action to pursue cochlear implants set child up for lifetime of hearing

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Baha-1-300x300.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“…my biggest wish was to hear my daughter’s voice,” said Mona, the world’s first recipient of a bone conduction implant. Picture: World’s first recipient of a bone conduction implant, Mona Picture: Dr. Anders Tjellström 40 Years of Baha After struggling with chronic infections from scarlet fever and hearing loss since she was a child, by &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/evolution-of-baha/">Continued</a>

The Evolution of the Baha system 1977 – 2021

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/David-with-his-Baha-5-Power-Sound-Processor-mixing-sound-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“For most of my adult life, I have worked around the technology used in radio and TV broadcasting, studying how we use technology to communicate. Compared to the average consumer, I can safely say I have an above-average understanding of how wireless technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® work. And, for an even longer time—since I &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/baha-5-power-sound-processor/">Continued</a>

Baha 5 Power Sound Processors create opportunity for David as he learns to trust his ears again

<img width="1" height="1" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Mandy-on-her-Wedding-which-was-her-cochlear-implant-anniversary-_Photos-by-Mary-Catherine-Photography.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" loading="lazy" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="">“When my husband and I began planning our wedding back in early 2019, we knew we wanted to get married in the fall. The weather in the Washington, D.C. area is typically beautiful, and our chosen venue was a farm which would be highlighted by the picturesque autumnal surroundings. After looking at a calendar and &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/cochlear-implant-anniversary/">Continued</a>

Woman’s wedding coincidentally set for the same date as her cochlear implant anniversary