Cochlear implants have restored hearing to many deaf people, but they haven’t advanced much since they were unveiled in the 1970s. That may be set to change with an exciting new advance, not in the technology of the device itself, but rather in using gene therapy to increase the device’s effectiveness. Today researchers announced that they’ve been able to restore tonal hearing in guinea pigs with the new method of gene delivery.
The cochlear implant is indeed a miraculous device, restoring hearing to those who would otherwise live out their lives in silence. What the implant -- and the brain -- can’t do, however, is restore hearing to the way it used to be. Cochlear implants are a tremendous advance for people with hearing loss.
I discovered during my cochlear implant journey that the medic team don’t give you a lot of information, just some general ballpark end-user results and info on the implantation process. Once I started digging, I discovered a whole lot of stuff which enabled me to make an INFORMED decision.
I have found that one of the BIGGEST misconceptions still floating around when it comes to choices in deafness is in thinking that sign language and cochlear implants are mutually exclusive. They are not.
When I turned on the implant about a month and half after surgery, I ran down the hall, screaming. I expected that I would be able to hear instantaneously. That proved not to be the case.
At the age of 9, I was diagnosed with severe hearing loss in both ears. For 22 years I rejected accommodations and often pretended to hear when I couldn't. In April 2012, I could no longer ignore my declining hearing. I FINALLY shared my truth, and made the life changing decision to get a cochlear implant. My journey began as a quest to hear, but it's so much more. This is my self-acceptance story. This is my search for CLARITY.
CochlearImplantHELP is here to help you wherever you are in your cochlear implant journey. Whether you are just starting to research about a cochlear implant online, or are a seasoned user looking for ways to connect to your favorite piece of electronic equipment, CochlearImplantHELP has what you need.
Cochlear Implant Online was founded in 2001 by Rachel Chaikof who was a 14 year-old cochlear implant user at that time. She wanted to create a better awareness of cochlear implants and that deaf children today can learn the language through hearing and speaking and so, she decided that creating a website would be effective.
Country kids with cochlear implants.
HearingJourney is the place to chat, laugh, and share stories about cochlear implants and hearing loss. Join today, say hello, and receive a warm welcome from this lively group!
A blog about hearing loss and getting a cochlear implant.
A blog about my experience of being deaf and getting a cochlear implant.
A Positive Journey with an Advanced Bionics Cochlear Implant!
A blog entailing a deaf user going through the Cochlear Implant Journey.
The NCIUA is the sole national association in the UK that represents all Cochlear Implant users.
From one life to another, a Cochlear Implant Journey.
I've been deaf since the age of 4 and it progressively got worse and I was severely to profoundly deaf in both ears before deciding to have a Cochlear Implant in my right ear in August. I started this blog so you can see me going through the process of having a cochlear implant and the experience I have had with it so far!
This blog is a record of our efforts to "turn on" Drew's ears, and our daily adventures...
Advanced Bionics is a global leader in developing the most advanced cochlear implant systems in the world. Acquired by Sonova Holding AG and working with Phonak since 2009, AB develops cutting-edge cochlear implant technology that restores hearing to those with severe-to-profound hearing loss.
BCIG is a unique group of health care professionals and other interested parties in cochlear implant provision in the UK
We help people hear and be heard. We empower people to connect with others and live a full life. We help transform the way people understand and treat hearing loss. We innovate and bring to market a range of implantable hearing solutions that deliver a lifetime of hearing outcomes.
MED−EL was there at the beginning and they will be there for you today, tomorrow and in the future offering state−of−the−art hearing implant solutions that are comfortable to wear and easy to use.