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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="4041" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]I first heard the term “Hybrid cochlear implant” when I met David Dorsey (his interview also appears in cochlearimplantbasics.com ) in 2017. He had enough residual hearing that he was investigating these devices. 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="4032" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Is sudden hearing loss equivalent to an amputation of a limb? Does that loss manifest itself in anger or apathy or something else? Is it different for those who experience a progressive hearing...

[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="4021" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Candidates for cochlear implants frequently ask about the need or the role of speech rehabilitation. Cynthia Robinson, the founder of We Hear Here (wehearhere.org) has more than four decades of experience in the field...

[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="4013" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Champions are a breed apart. Their motivation and their dedication are far beyond average. Mohammed Ali said it best; “I hated every minute of training. But I said… Don’t quit. Suffer now and...

[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="3999" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]If adversity is a test of character, Michelle Wagner has passed with flying colors. Deciding to adopt a child, a process that took a year, it was later discovered this beautiful baby had...

[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="3992" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Many cochlear implant candidates are more concerned about music than speech. When I learned about Nanette Florian’s passion for helping fellow cochlear implant recipients and those with hearing loss get the best out of...

[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="3981" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Why would a teacher of the deaf, with her own severe hearing loss, wait years to get her own cochlear implant? I asked Mary Beth Napoli, a bilateral Med-El cochlear implant recipient and...

[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="3963" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Hi everyone! I hope you all are doing well. The bilateral CI life is treating me well. My word recognition is at 98% bilaterally and if we weren’t masked (double and triple ply)...

[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="3950" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Jack Barnes was implanted in 1988 when he was 11 after suffering a total sudden hearing loss. It was an experimental process at the time. Thirty-three years later is still using the original surgical...

[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="3938" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]It is every parent’s worst nightmare to discover their child has a serious health problem. The Trull’s son was two years old when he was diagnosed with a profound hearing loss. Frequently on social...