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My Cochlear Implant Journey- By Donna Woods

In this blog, Donna Woods opens up by describing her hearing loss progression over the years that finally led to her having a cochlear implant procedure carried out recently. Donna was first diagnosed with hearing loss and Meniere‚Äôs Disease over 30 years ago. Currently, she is one of two HLAA representatives based in Bowling Green, KY who provide assistance and guidance to the hearing loss community in that area. She has extensive knowledge and experience of hearing loss and treatment with hearing aids. In this blog, she gives a personal account of her own recent experience of having a cochlear implant, the recovery process associated with it and finally the activation and fine-tuning of the device. If you are considering having a cochlear implant and want to understand more on what it entails, then please CLICK on this link: Donna's Cochlear Implant Journey

My Cochlear Implant - A Journal

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Cochlear Implant Animation

The following video is an animation showing how cochlear implant (aka, "bionic ear") surgery is performed to restore hearing in patients who are deaf or have severe hearing loss. Please CLICK on the following link: Cochlear Implant Animation

Cochlear Nucleus 7 Sound Processor | Cochlear Implant Processor Review

In this video, Dr. Cliff Olson, Audiologist and founder of Applied Hearing Solutions in Anthem Arizona, reviews the Cochlear Nucleus 7 Sound Processor from Cochlear.  Although this is a review of the Nucleus 7, most of the information presented applies to all of the implants. Please CLICK on the following link: Cochlear Implant Processor Review

Advanced Bionics Naida Q90 Cochlear Implant Review

In this video, Dr. Cliff Olson, Audiologist and founder of Applied Hearing Solutions in Anthem Arizona, discusses the features of the Advanced Bionics Naida Q90 Cochlear Implant. Please CLICK on the following link: Cochlear Implant Review

A Step By Step Approach To Choosing The CI Manufacturer

Choosing to have a cochlear implant is a major life decision. In the following article, Alice suggests the approach you should take when deciding on which CI manufacturer you should choose. Please CLICK on the following link: Choosing the CI Manufacturer

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