Cochlear Awareness Network

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Wendy's Story 24/7/14


Wendy: (post implant)"I was hearing the soft sounds that I hadn't heard for years such as the rain, the duster dusting, the clock ticking and water running from the tap but best of all I could now hear my husband talking. He no longer had to say things three times and then write it down."

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Chris' Story 24/6/14

Chris Blackham-Davison

Chris Blackham-Davison was born deaf in his left ear and not too much in his right one. A very special part of his life was his Lions Hearing Dog, Ivy. Ivy is now retired and Chris has a new Hearing Dog, Tamari. At 40 he decided to have a Cochlear Implant. This is his story.

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Joanne's Story 17/6/14


Joanne: "I have had a progressive hearing loss since I was diagnosed around 7 years of age and I have always worn hearing aids in both ears. My hearing has steadily declined over the years and in early 2012 a quick hearing test made me realise my loss was so bad I was not going to benefit from hearing aids for much longer."

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Lachie's Story 2/6/14


"My name is Lachie: I am 16 years of age and a current student at St Bedes College in Christchurch New Zealand. I was born deaf but I have had a Cochlear Implant for over 8 years now."

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Wearable technology: Rami Banna24/7/14

Rami Banna is an engineer, product champion and technology evangelist. He talks passionately about Cochlear Implants at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool.

Bionic ear technology
used for gene therapy 6/7/14

Researchers at UNSW have for the first time used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear implant to deliver gene therapy, thereby successfully regrowing auditory nerves.

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also read/hear ABC AM story

10,000th Cochlear Implant3/7/14

A milestone was reached last week with the switch on of Christine Dougall, Australia's 10,000th Cochlear Implant recipient.

more on the ABC

the Courier Mail QLD

and my Sunshine Coast

Music Experiences with CI's26/6/14

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Music is part of our culture. Our mothers sing to us from an early age and television programs for children always include songs. So it stands to reason that when we go deaf one thing we miss is music and we want to hear it again. So when we have a Cochlear Implant, we want to hear music just the way we remembered it.

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Recent Articles

HEAR! HERE! newspaper


Upcoming Events 15/7

Begins Sunday 24 August

For CICADA events Australia wide see the
Cicada Events Calendar

In The News 26/6/14

New Zealand Health Minister funds bi-lateral implants for children.

Switch Ons1/5/14

Cochlear 22/2/14

For the latest visit facebook logo Cochlear Australia & New Zealand on Facebook

or connect with someone who understands via Cochlear Connect or get help with Music appreciation.

Social/Support Groups 16/10/13

Facebook:Awareness Network Facebook:CI Experiences
Yahoo Group: Cochlear Implant

Hearing Forums 26/4/2013

BellaOnline Deafness Site
| Baha | | Cochlear Implants |

hear the world Deafness Forum Australia

Useful Links 18/6/2013

Hearing HQ advice and support (A portal of LINKS)

Lip-reading Online

Technology Word of Mouth

Theatre Captioning Go Theatrical!

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