Over time, the exposure to loud firearms, explosions and aircrafts can be detrimental to a veterans hearing health. In fact, hearing loss is the most common war injury.1 In recognition of Veteran’s Day, Veteran Donald Ackerman shares his experience with hearing loss and Cochlear technology. “I served as a crew chief in Vietnam. During my […]
“When I was about 39, I noticed that people were starting to mumble. The doctors were not sure why I lost my hearing. I decided to try hearing aids and realized that the only thing the hearing aids were doing for me was raising the volume. I was just hearing louder mumbling.
“Your son, Michael, will never be able to hear, speak or do the things a normal hearing person would do,” my parents were told. I was diagnosed as being profoundly deaf at the age of fifteen months. At that time, it seemed as if my opportunities were limited. In actuality, it was the beginning of […]
Most of us would agree that hearing with two ears is better than one. This is because hearing with both ears offers a clear advantage, especially when it comes to distinguishing where sound is coming from and understanding speech in noisy environments.
This is Logan. He’s my happy little guy who loves balloons, pestering his big sister and any type of truck. Oh, and he’s also profoundly deaf. Before Logan was born my husband Charlie and I had never even been around a deaf person. Of all the things new parents fret over, having a deaf child […]