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<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20181004_Cochlear_Baha_Tiffany_165604-2-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>How Hearing Aids Work Hearing aids are small electronic devices that capture sound and make it louder. They are typically a solution for those who have mild to severe hearing loss and have some remaining healthy sensory hair cells in the damaged inner ear (cochlea) that can transmit sound to the hearing nerve using amplification. &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/bone-conduction-implant-system/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/bone-conduction-implant-system/">How a bone conduction implant system is different from a traditional hearing aid</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

How a bone conduction implant system is different from a traditional hearing aid

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/friends-grabbing-a-drink-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="friends grabbing a drink" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>Below are some questions you should consider in identifying whether you may benefit from additional participation in hearing therapy and which type might be best for you. Questions to consider Do you understand most speakers easily and completely? Are you able to understand a speaker without seeing his/her face? What if the speaker is at &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/is-it-too-late-for-hearing-therapy/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/is-it-too-late-for-hearing-therapy/">Is It Too Late For Hearing Therapy?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Is It Too Late For Hearing Therapy?

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Grandparent-with-cochlear-implants-Gail-with-her-husband-e1551378118859-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>“Why am I a ‘bionic woman?’ Technology! Almost 11 years ago, I had bilateral knee replacement surgery. Over five years ago, I had cochlear implant surgery in my right ear. Six months ago, I had my second cochlear implant surgery (left ear). Almost one and a half years ago, I had bilateral mastectomy surgery with &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/high-frequency/grandparent-with-cochlear-implants/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/high-frequency/grandparent-with-cochlear-implants/">Meet the ‘bionic woman’ who is also a grandparent with cochlear implants</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Meet the ‘bionic woman’ who is also a grandparent with cochlear implants

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Jessica-Hayden-FB-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Jessica H. recieving award" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>Name: Jessica Hayden University: University of Maine Major: Microbiology and Biochemistry Sound Processor: Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7, bilateral Jessica’s hearing journey Jessica was born deaf, but her hearing loss wasn’t diagnosed until she was around 16 months old. She received her first cochlear implant when she was two years old, and her second when she was seven &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/graeme-clark-scholarship-winner-2019-jessica/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/graeme-clark-scholarship-winner-2019-jessica/">Graeme Clark Scholarship Winner: Jessica Hayden</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Graeme Clark Scholarship Winner: Jessica Hayden

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Caroline-and-Andreas-spouse-of-a-cochlear-implant-recipient-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>Andreas S., a spouse of a cochlear implant recipient (Caroline S. is a Cochlear™ implant recipient, read her blog series here), is back to tell his top tips of being a spouse of a cochlear implant recipient or a spouse of a loved one with hearing loss (read his previous blog here): #DEAFNOTDEAF My wife &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/spouse-of-a-cochlear-implant-recipient/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/spouse-of-a-cochlear-implant-recipient/">Tips from a spouse of a cochlear implant recipient</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Tips from a spouse of a cochlear implant recipient

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/IMG_5545-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Consumer Electronics Show Cochlear" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>“This is a huge accomplishment for a person with normal hearing, but for someone who is deaf? People who meet me and learn what I do for a living don’t understand how I am able to work in a job where one of my primary responsibilities is to transcribe meeting notes verbatim, and my response &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/consumer-electronics-show/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/community/consumer-electronics-show/">Cochlear volunteer shares at Consumer Electronics Show how Cochlear technology allows recipients to listen at work and home</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Cochlear volunteer shares at Consumer Electronics Show how Cochlear technology allows recipients to listen at work and home

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Madison-a-ballerina-and-a-child-with-conductive-hearing-loss-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>“The lights are dimmed, the stage is bare and the audience is silent in anticipation. Over the hush, a voice is heard, ‘Hello, my name is Madison, and I have hearing loss. I am also known as the Bionic Ballerina.’ Your heart catches, but you miss the rest of the introduction because your eyes well with tears, pride and &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/child-with-conductive-hearing-loss/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-loss/children/child-with-conductive-hearing-loss/">Child with conductive hearing loss transformed into the ‘Bionic Ballerina’</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Child with conductive hearing loss transformed into the ‘Bionic Ballerina’

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Suellen-parenting-with-a-cochlear-implant-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>“As I discussed in my previous blog, I lost almost all my hearing by the age of 30. I had my first son when I was 27 years old and by then, my hearing was almost completely gone. For me, the world was silent without my hearing aids. Parenting before cochlear implants With my hearing &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/parenting-with-a-cochlear-implant/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/parenting-with-a-cochlear-implant/">The difference in living and parenting with a cochlear implant compared to hearing aids</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

The difference in living and parenting with a cochlear implant compared to hearing aids

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/FUN3539-2019-Scholarship-Winners-300dpi-e1549997429313-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>Five students were awarded the 2019 Graeme Clark scholarship, awarded to Nucleus recipients: Sam Bidwell, Wesleyan University “My cochlear implants have impacted my life in almost any way I can think of,” Sam said. “I’ve never let my hearing loss define me, for good or for bad. I’ve always been that really smart kid who &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/cochlear-scholarships-2019/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/cochlear/family/cochlear-scholarships-2019/">Meet The Winners Of The 2019 Graeme Clark And Anders Tjellström Scholarships</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Meet The Winners Of The 2019 Graeme Clark And Anders Tjellström Scholarships

<img width="300" height="300" src="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Virginia-playing-the-piano-with-her-baha-5-attract-system-e1549668835240-300x300.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;"><p>“In 1986, my husband pointed out to me that I was not hearing him well. Of course, I said, ‘very funny’ and laughed it off. I was 26 and the last thing I expected to hear was that I was losing my hearing. I went to an ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT) and learned &#8230; <a href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/baha-5-attract-system/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/baha-5-attract-system/">Woman uses Baha 5 Attract System to excel in karate</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://hearandnow.cochlearamericas.com">Cochlear Hear and Now</a>.</p>

Woman uses Baha 5 Attract System to excel in karate