Jennie's story 2/2/14
I am now a bilateral cochlear implantee and when I had my second implant switched on, I emailed a description of the experience to friends and colleagues. As I had worked for years in University environments, there were many academics and researchers who received the email and I was quite surprised by the very strong response I got, some people saying it moved them to tears.
I was diagnosed with otosclerosis as a teenager and wore hearing aids from age 17.
A failed stapedectomy at age 19 led to 42 years of hearing with just a hearing aid in one ear.
You often hear stories about people whose lives change in an instant but I never really thought that would happen to me - but it did. I left home one Friday morning and headed to work as I did each day and I never returned.
Peter Taylor 1953~2013
On the 15th of September Peter gave up his heroic struggle against Leishmania. He will be sadly missed by the many people he has inspired.
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Cochlear Awareness Network
The Cochlear Awareness Network is a group of Volunteers each of whom have lived deaf but have had their hearing returned with a Cochlear hearing solution.
They have chosen to be members of the Cochlear Awareness Network to tell their stories, raising awareness for these wonderful changes in their lives. All members are available to discuss their experiences.
VidKids ™ is a national initiative which will utilise the increased reach and capacity of the National Broadband Network (NBN) to provide improved services to children with hearing and/or vision impairment in outer regional and remote Australia. Families and children will connect with qualified health professionals using video conferencing to access ongoing support tailored to each child's specific needs.
Bob and Faye trial the N6 14/1/14
Corrimal's Bob Ross and North Strathfield resident and bilateral cochlear implant recipient Faye Yarroll are 2 of 21 adult Australians who took part in a trial of Cochlear's most advanced hearing solution, the Nucleus 6 system. Bob and Faye's impresions were the subject of articles in their local papers late last year.
Blog: Jamies Quiet World7/1/2014
The joy of birth was tinged with the sadness that their beautiful baby girl was profoundly deaf.
Also linked from the Stories menu > Other Stories
Robyn Carter posted in Cochlear Implant Experiences31/12
the doc: "Blogs on Cochlear Implants"; on November 15, 2013. This is a Facebook doc, so you will have to login to Facebook to see it.
The list is of Cochlear Implantee bloggers and includes Robyn's own "The Ambling Rambler: A mix of hearing loss, Deafness, travel, and photography."
The Nucleus 629 Dec 2013
The Nucleus 6, Cochlear's 9th generation Cochlear Implant Processor has recently been released in Australia.
It is the lightest, most efficient automatic processor on the market.
It is backwards compatible to N5 and Freedom implants and will shortly be available for earlier implants.
read more on Cochlear's site
L I N K S
Upcoming Events 22/2/2014
Cochlear customers only
The 2014 Graeme Clark Scholarship is now open.
2014 Application Form
The 2013 winner
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