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99 year-old patient is implanted with cochlear implant by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted Thu 16 Dec 2010 1:17pm Hedwig Christoph, aged 99, won't miss a single sound this Christmas. Following her surgery last week, she will be able to hear better than she has for many years - bells ringing, children singing and the gift of hearing will be hers before the New Year! Hedwig, who actively sought out her CI in order to improve her quality ... Read on »
One year anniversary of NICE guidance on cochlear implants by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 Jan 2010 8:31am One year has now passed since NICE recommended that children with severe or profound deafness should be given the option of simultaneous bilateral cochlear implants. The good news is that this does seem to be happening across England, and adults are being offered unilateral cochlear implantation as an option. NICE als ... Read on »
Hearing restored by cochlear implant after 51 years of silence by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted Fri 03 Sep 2010 9:22am A man born profoundly deaf can hear for the first time – thanks to a new cochlear implant. Richard Bizley, 51, from Lyme Regis, said his life has been changed by the implant, which has enabled him to hear everyday sounds like birds singing and people talking. Artist Mr Bizley is feeling more confident and happy since havin ... Read on »
Living With Cochlear Implants (2-1/2 Years Later) by Wendi Patient Expert Posted Sun 09 Jan 2011 3:47pm (Is it just me, or is the first sentence of a blog entry the hardest one to write?!)  Okay, so it’s been almost 2-1/2 years since my cochlear implants went “live”, and if you’re curious about life with cochlear implants a few years later, this is what it’s like for me. I wake up in my natural deaf state, and no longer cringe at the thought ... Read on »
2 year bilateral cochlear implant review by Funny Old Life Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 31 Dec 2013 8:14am So I’ve been bilateral for two years. Two amazing years. Life has taken over and I’ve been so busy that I haven’t made much time for focused rehabilitation exercises. I asked for my programming to be adjusted to include Clearvoice High with threshold levels reduced to zero, to improve sound in background noise. I asked for T-coil so I can use ... Read on »
Celebrating 20 years of FDA Cochlear Implant Approval by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted Wed 10 Nov 2010 12:00am Another good article out of Pittsburgh about an early Cochlear Implant user and celebrating 20 years of FDA approval of the multi-channel Cochlear Implant. Read on »
2013 was a big year for the cochlear implant industry. What’s in store for 2014? by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted Tue 31 Dec 2013 6:45pm 2013 has been a big year for the cochlear implant industry as three major cochlear implant manufacturers released new sound processors.  The market share has been shaking up as Advanced Bionics takes some share from [...] Read on »
Three year-old Ava is now a chatterbox thanks to cochlear implant by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted Thu 08 Apr 2010 10:05am Ava Pearson was nine months old when she became one of the youngest people in Britain to have cochlear implants. Now aged three, she has language skills months ahead of other children her age and is doing well at nursery school. Her mother, Lauren, from London, said: 'It was amazing to see her reacting to noise. I was so e ... Read on »
99-year-old gets Cochlear Implant by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted Tue 19 Apr 2011 12:00am It's never too late to improve your hearing.  A 99-year-old gets a Cochlear Implant . Read on »
My 15 year cochlear implant review... by groovychik007 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Sun 17 May 2009 10:47pm On the 27th of May, I have my 15 year review at the new cochlear implant centre! I don't know whether they are going to offer me the new Freedom behind the ear CI. Although if they do, I am able to keep my old mapping because I just hate the slightest change in my mapping. Im sure i'll put up a mini fight if they want to put a new mapping in and ... Read on »