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My Cochlear Implants - A Child's Story

Sahar Reiazi is a mother of three wonderful children: Ghazal, age 5, and twins, Sina and Saghar, age 4. Sahar was inspired to write and illustrate a children's book about cochlear implants which you may download free. Please CLICK on the following link to learn more: My Cochlear Implants

How to choose a cochlear implant if you are a music lover

Leo Tolstoy said that “music is the shorthand of emotion.” Listening to music is a universal experience that requires no shared understanding of words or language, and it can stimulate a full range of emotions such as joy, sadness, fear, excitement, and nostalgia. When choosing a cochlear implant (CI), the first concern is how well it delivers speech sounds. Please CLICK on the following link: Choosing A Cochlear Implant

Why I wish I had gotten cochlear implants sooner

I received my first cochlear implant (CI) in 2013 in my left ear and in 2018 in my right ear. But I wish I had gotten them sooner. I learned that this is a feeling shared by most people with CIs. When I asked why they waited, they said it was because all the unknowns of a CI overwhelmed them when making this decision. Please CLICK on the following link: My Wish

Looking For CI Resources And Support While Stuck At Home?

During this unprecedented time, we should all stay at home to minimize the spread of the virus. But that shouldn’t keep us from being productive or connecting with others. As we all do our part to overcome this pandemic, here are some helpful resources to keep your ears and mind engaged. Please CLICK on the following link: CI Resources

Bimodal Hearing: MED-EL Cochlear Implants and Hearing Aids

For a person with hearing loss, it can take years to find the right hearing aid. There are endless variations of form, features, and fitting parameters. Of course, there’s also significant cost to changing to a new hearing aid. Please CLICK on the following link: Bimodal Hearing

Hearing Aid Check And  Frequently Asked Questions

The Hearing Aid Check was developed by an independent research body, National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL). It is designed for adults to compare their performance with hearing aids to people with cochlear implants. Please CLICK on the following links: Hearing Aid Check  FAQ

Vera’s Story

One person's experience from start to finish with the MED-EL system. Please CLICK on the following link: Vera's Story

How do Cochlear Implants Work? The SYNCHRONY Cochlear Implant—MED-EL

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Bring Back the Beat

Introducing a fun music training app developed specifically for people with cochlear implants. Please CLICK on the following link: Bring Back The Beat

My Cochlear Implant Journey- By Donna Woods

In this blog, Donna Woods opens up by describing her hearing loss progression over the years that finally led to her having a cochlear implant procedure carried out recently. Donna was first diagnosed with hearing loss and Meniere’s Disease over 30 years ago. Currently, she is one of two HLAA representatives based in Bowling Green, KY who provide assistance and guidance to the hearing loss community in that area. She has extensive knowledge and experience of hearing loss and treatment with hearing aids. In this blog, she gives a personal account of her own recent experience of having a cochlear implant, the recovery process associated with it and finally the activation and fine-tuning of the device. If you are considering having a cochlear implant and want to understand more on what it entails, then please CLICK on this link: Donna's Cochlear Implant Journey

My Cochlear Implant - A Journal

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Adult Cochlear Implants: Mayo Clinic Radio

On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Matthew Carlson, a Mayo Clinic otorhinolaryngologist, and Dr. Aniket Saoji, a Mayo Clinic audiologist, discuss cochlear implants for adults. Please CLICK on the following link: Adult Cochlear Implants

Cochlear Implants - An Information Guide

Cochlear implants may be a solution if your hearing aids are not helping you understand sounds and speech. Cochlear America walks us through the process of qualification, costs, benefits etc. Understand this is a website of Cochlear America. Advanced Bionics and Med-El also have resources. Please CLICK on the following link: Cochlear Implants Information Guide

Cochlear Implant Animation

The following video is an animation showing how cochlear implant (aka, "bionic ear") surgery is performed to restore hearing in patients who are deaf or have severe hearing loss. Please CLICK on the following link: Cochlear Implant Animation

Cochlear Nucleus 7 Sound Processor | Cochlear Implant Processor Review

In this video, Dr. Cliff Olson, Audiologist and founder of Applied Hearing Solutions in Anthem Arizona, reviews the Cochlear Nucleus 7 Sound Processor from Cochlear.  Although this is a review of the Nucleus 7, most of the information presented applies to all of the implants. Please CLICK on the following link: Cochlear Implant Processor Review

Advanced Bionics Naida Q90 Cochlear Implant Review

In this video, Dr. Cliff Olson, Audiologist and founder of Applied Hearing Solutions in Anthem Arizona, discusses the features of the Advanced Bionics Naida Q90 Cochlear Implant. Please CLICK on the following link: Cochlear Implant Review

A Step By Step Approach To Choosing The CI Manufacturer

Choosing to have a cochlear implant is a major life decision. In the following article, Alice suggests the approach you should take when deciding on which CI manufacturer you should choose. Please CLICK on the following link: Choosing the CI Manufacturer

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