Cochlear Awareness Network (Australia/NZ)

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Chad's Story 18/2/16


Chad: is an Australian recipient of the Baha. This has helped him regain his confidence in all listening environments. He was implanted in 2003 and is currently principal of Redcliffe Primary School in Perth.

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Alistair's Story 2/2/16


Alistair: "For as long as I can remember, right through to the present time, I have been troubled with middle ear infections, particularly in my left ear. Slowly, over time these infections caused my hearing to fail, with the greatest loss in my left ear."

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Robyn's Story 18/11/15

Robyn: "I've been working very hard over the last 4 years on captioning as part of the Captioning Working Group to raise awareness of the lack of access for the Deaf and hard of hearing in NZ. NZers Please watch our 1 min video and sign the petition for us."

You access it HERE
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Jane's Story 2/11/15

Jane: "...the Australian movie unIndian has happened and I’m in the movie so it’s all very exciting. I play the receptionist at Cochlear and you get a look at my implants in the movie! I attended the movie premiere in Melbourne a few weeks ago and did a short video for Cochlear."

You can see it HERE
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Telephone with confidence 8/3/16

Telephone with confidence

Do you know someone with a Cochlear implant who would like to increase their confidence using the phone? For a limited time Cochlear is offering access to a free support program to build confidence using the phone? Get in touch with Andrew for more information:

Faye's Interviews 8/3/16


Faye: "If you want to listen to the Radio Interview I did in 2013, it is online at 2RPH Sydney." Faye talks about her experience as a Cochlear Implant recipient and continues with a discussion on individual assessment for suitability of this device.

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Getting Started Programme 11/2/16


How do you know if you need a Cochlear Implant or if one will benefit you? Where do you go to find out? Where do you start?

These are questions we all have to answer before we actually have a Cochlear Implant and sometimes, given our level of deafness it all seems too hard. We can’t phone, we are often isolated and it’s not even easy to make a doctor’s appointment.

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You can also research the guidelines for having a Cochlear Implant. You can take a hearing quiz at Cochlear’s Getting Started Programme where some of the symptoms of hearing loss are outlined. There is also a Newsletter which gives you some hints and tips to hear better, funding options and download and information kit.

Bethany'sCochlear Implant success18/1/16

Bethany's new youtube video published 6 Jan 2016

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Cochlear Support 8/2/16


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News / Events 18/4/16

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one in six, from the Deafness Forum - newsletter of interest.

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National Spotlight March 2016 edition

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Graeme Clark

Graeme Clark Scholarship 2016

for Cochlear™ recipient undergraduates in New Zealand or Australia. Applications close 24 June 2016.

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Hear For You 2016 mentoring programs are now open. Dynamic workshops for deaf & hard of hearing teens of high school age in Australia & New Zealand.

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Music & CI's.

Cochlear Implants have successfully helped so many people gain access to environmental sounds, understand speech without lip reading and talk on the phone. Although not everyone will be able to music enjoyment is possible.

Read Felicity at Beats of Cochlea
Listen to a concert performed by people who have cochlea implants
Read how Felicity regained music

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