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Bob's Story 18/9/14

Bob

In a recent interview by Donald Cameron for a Macquarie University feature article titled From nothing to something Bob said “Going deaf is the best thing that has happened to me.”

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Lily's Story 9/9/14

Lily

Sandra King writes her daughter Lily was exactly 10 months old when she had surgery for Bilateral Cochlear Implants. Lily is now three years and four months old. It has been quite a journey for us as we have no hearing loss issues on both sides of our Families.

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Gillian's Story 28/8/14

Gillian

Gillian went slowly deaf from two after a bout of mumps. She somehow lip-read well enough for it not to be discovered until age seven. By 2009 hearing aids no longer helped and she was ready to try anything. This is Gillian's story.

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Annette's Story 20/8/14

Annette

Annette: "I have been contacted from the Editor of Profiles Magazine as she wanted my story. I was told I'll be on the front cover and I was like "Oh my Gosh Me?" I was surprised that my story would be of such great interest to put me on the front cover.

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Wendy's Story 24/7/14

Wendy

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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Articles

Enjoy the Water with Aqua+5/9/14

Introducing the Aqua+, an invitation to get wet without cumbersome cases or annoying cables. It sits comfortably on the ear and can be submerged under 3 metres of water for up to 2 hours.

Watch the video to see how easy it is to use.

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Active Deaf Kid’s ear selfie campaign31/8/14

Cochlear is sponsoring bilateral cochlear implant recipient and Brisbane Barracuda water-polo player Jamie-Lee Lewis in her quest to raise funds for Active Deaf Kids. During August and September, Jamie-Lee, ADK Ambassador, is asking people to take part in an exciting social campaign called #earselfieADK.

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Questions about Cochlear Implants20/8/14

Felicity: "I frequently get asked questions about Cochlear Implants. I am a Cochlear Implantee and do not have access clinical statistics but as Bella Online's Deafness Editor and website manager for the Cochlear Awareness Network I do hear/read a lot of anecdotal stories and it is these experiences I want to share here. The most common comment I read is 'I wish I’d done it sooner.'"

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Fay details some of her experiences when she does her community group presentations.

"What questions do I get asked when out giving a CAN presentations? Question time can sometimes be interesting as I just never know what the next question will be. Here is an example of some of the questions I regularly get asked."

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Understanding Cochlear Implants26/7/14

Bethany: "How I, as a Cochlear Implantee hear with my Cochlear Implant. This video addresses how some areas are difficult for cochlear implantees but it doesn't mean we aren't capable.

"Please note that the demonstrated computer sound reproduction is not how every implantee hears."

Recent Articles

HEAR! HERE! newspaper

News/Support

Upcoming Events 10/9/14

Cochlear video contest
Entry is via Aust & NZ facebook
closes Thur 25 Sep 2014


ADK’s Ear selfie campaign see Deaf Sports Aust's Facebook page.
Ends Tue 30 Sep 2014.


Better Hearing Australia's AGM: Adelaide - Sat 4th October. Details in BHA Adelaide's Sept Newsletter


Cicada Events Calendar


In The News 26/8/14

Cochlear implant inspires designers to give Canberra Arboretum a new highlight

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Music Resources26/2/14

Tips & Hints for listening to music.

HOPE notes: Music support for Implantee & Hearing Aid users.

Cochlear Implantees share their musical experiences

Cochlear Support 22/2/14

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SocialSupport Groups 26/8/13

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Hearing Forums 26/4/2013

BellaOnline Deafness Site
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hear the world Deafness Forum Australia

Useful Links 18/6/2013

Hearing HQ advice & support (A portal of LINKS)

Lip-reading Online

Technology Word of Mouth

Theatre Captioning Go Theatrical!

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