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Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:54 pm

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Dan N Baha recipient

I became single sided deaf (SSD) in December 1971 from what was assumed to be a viral infection. Over the years I simply hid my deafness. In 1985 I was fitted with CROS hearing aides and still struggled to hear clearly. I learned about the Baha in 2005 and was fortunate to try one with a headband. With a woodworker’s earplug in my good ear and the Baha device on my head, I faced away from my wife and turned on some background music. Not only was I able to hear the music clearly and make out the lyrics; I was able to have a conversation with my wife at the same time. I was instantly sold on the clarity of my hearing and was fitted in May of that year. I retired in 2013 after 32 year working for the Department of Defense and now enjoy woodworking, reading, and taking trips.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:26 am

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Sharon C - Cochlear implant recipient

Looking for answers?? I am a short termed deafened person, who was told I would never hear again. Thanks to Cochlear Implant I can hear again. I have my life back and so many of the things I missed.

My name is Sharon I became suddenly deafened after coming out of a coma. I was told there was no hope for me and I would never hear again. The depression and isolation sat in quickly. I tried hearing aids but it wasn't long before I was left out of many gatherings because I couldn’t hear. It was so depressing. I couldn’t hear my family, my grandchildren or my friends. I had heard about a cochlear implant and decided it was time to learn more. I found a site called http://www.Cochlearcommunity.com and connected with others. They became my lifeline. The offered me hope, also held my hand as they walked me understanding how I could hear again. I can hear again my family, my grandchildren and my friends. I am back out in the world again thanks to my Cochlear Implants.
Do you feel lost and hopeless?? Please don't. There are answers for you. I am an example to show you there is hope again. Please let me know if there is any way I can help you get started. Even if you just want to talk about it. That's a start, so take that step. Let us help you.

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Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:46 pm

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Scott D Price – Parent Cochlear implant recipient

Jay received digital hearing aids when he was 9 months old. He kept them until he was two and a half and his hearing deteriorated to the point he became an implant candidate.
We knew the day after Jay was born he might have hearing problems, further testing confirmed it. Jay did fine for a while with his hearing aids. Anna, our older daughter, constantly read to him, sang with him, reinforcing our efforts to keep Jay in as much of an audible environment as we could.
Jay is a Cochlear success story. After following the instructions of our hearing professionals and driving Jay all over town each week for his speech and hearing therapy sessions, Jay is a mainstreamed middle school student. Today, he is an award winning student, he listens to and plays music, and he plays competitive travel baseball. He's a regular, pre-teen kid--he just hears with a cochlear implant.
Implanting Jay was the right decision for us. Choosing Cochlear was the right decision for us.
I’m here to offer support and answer any questions.

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