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Weíve just had Christmas and today itís New Yearís Eve. Like most people weíve had parties and dinners. For about 20 years I blundered through these things, using the Ďhope Iím smiling rightí smile so I didnít look too stupid or hopefully to indicate I was understanding and being part of the group.
All cultures encourage change Ė but at the same time they resist it. Change can be uncomfortable. So has a Cochlear implant entered our cultures/
Christmas Survival Tips
Surviving Christmas, Easter and other social festivities can stretch our limited hearing and cause us stress, anxiety and exhaustion. Rowena provides some of her top hints and tips to make sure you don't miss out this silly season.
Cochlear 30th Anniversary Celebration
While the cochlear implant was ground breaking in 1978, it still had a long way to go before it could be a commercial product. By 1982 the product was small enough to be portable, the Cochlear company was born and Graham Carrick became the first recipient of the commercial implant.
Cochlear Implant - Pushing the limits
A week of celebration pushed my hearing to the limits and my cochlear implant helped me cope.
Cochlear implant 9 years on
Itís so hard to believe that it is going on 9 years since I had my first Cochlear Implant. Itís such a long time that Iíve found myself thinking about how I feel about it now, as well as the differences and changes it has made in my life.
Cochlear implant decision
When I examined why it takes someone so long to make the decision to have a cochlear implant I expected fear or surgery, fear of failure and so on was the main reason. I was therefore surprised to realise there are far deeper reasons, often ones we don't recognise which makes this decision so hard.
Cochlear Implant outcomes
Why is there a variation between the outcomes for some Cochlear Implantess? I'm not a doctor, just a successful implantee and I get asked this question frequently. And what constitutes success?
Cochlear implant problems
My first implant was such a resounding success that it came as a huge shock when my second implant wasnít. But how is it now...
Cochlear Implant recall
On September 11 Cochlear Limited announced a recall of some versions of their N5 implant. This recall sent their shares immediately tumbling by a hefty 20%. why would a company which has experienced phenomenal growth and increases in share prices do something so drastic?
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