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Karen's Story 22/6/16


In my second year in High School one of my teacher's picked up I might have my hearing loss because I had taken a dictation test for an examination. Although I had spelt all words correctly I had written wrong words.

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Chris's Story 9/6/16


Chris Blackham-Davison was born deaf in his left ear and not too much in his right one. No one else in his family was deaf so this was unexpected. He was raised to speak and achieved much throughout his life. However, when he reached 40 he decided to have a Cochlear Implant.

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Annette's Story 21/05/16


Annette Gilmore was diagnosed with a severe sensorineural loss at 18 months of age. Fortunately her mother was very patient with her which is the main reason Annette is able to speak so clearly today. Every time she mispronounced a word, Mum took time to teach her how to say it correctly.

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Burn's Story 11/5/16


In 2001, 75 year old Burn Reeve had his first Cochlear Implant switched on. It was a momentous event because he was watched and supported by many of his family. Especially poignant was the connection he has with his great grand-daughter Alicia who also has a Cochlear Implant.

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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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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.

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

News / Events 18/4/16

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

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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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Social/Support Groups 26/8/13

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