Let’s Celebrate Our Hearing Technology!

I admit that the event crept up on me; I didn’t even know it was “a thing”.  But on February 25th, when dozens of posts and tweets jumped out at me bearing the hashtag #cochlearimplantday, I sat up and took notice. After decades of hearing aid use, I had never expected to be a cochlear implant…

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Whazzat? Changing Cochleas, Part 6

How’s my life going with a cochlear implant (CI)? Well, for starters—although I can’t speak for other recipients—it’s a lot LOUDER. All sounds are louder: the ones that I recognize as well as new ones that, without any visual clues, I need help in identifying. Luckily, there are trained people standing by for this job.…

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