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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3789" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]I met Janet just after she received a cochlear implant three years ago. There was a genetic component to her hearing loss. Her brother received a cochlear implant before she did. She is an...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3775" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]As she describes it, Sue had a lifelong progressive moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss in both ears. Wearing hearing aids from the age of eight, she struggled but used many of the compensation...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3770" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] I recently learned that Dr. Loren Bartels had performed a cochlear implant surgery on a five month old child. He was also the surgeon who performed bilateral cochlear implant surgery on me in December...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3760" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Dr. Vicky Moore is an audiologist and co-owner of The Hearing Spa in Sarasota Florida.  Along with being an independent hearing aid dealer, she does evaluations for cochlear implants candidates and is an...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3741" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Debbie is a bilateral Cochlear Nucleus 7 recipient. Is also an amazing person. Her hearing loss was gradual so she does not know when it began but it was diagnosed when she was...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3737" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Vinell has a long-term progressive, profound hearing loss. There is a genetic component within her family for hearing loss. At one point she had to give up the career she loved as a...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3732" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Kathy discovered her hearing loss while self-testing an audiometer as a school nurse. She realized that either the machine had a problem or her hearing. It was her hearing. Many will be able to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3725" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Growing up with normal hearing, Chris woke up one morning when she was 32, to discover she had lost her hearing in one ear. The sudden hearing loss was compounded by a progressive...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3720" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Totally deaf for 35 years, Richard received bilateral cochlear implant surgery just prior to his 65th birthday. He went from zero speech comprehension to 85% with time and effort at rehabilitation. He was...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="3713" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] We first met David more than two years ago. His high frequency hearing loss was interfering with his job as a reporter and was a strain on him and his family. He was...