5 Games to Encourage Your Child to Make First Sounds

Once your child has their cochlear implant and can hear their own voice, they will begin to play with making their first sounds. This is the perfect time to encourage your child to learn and make [...]

Making Music From Maths: Meet MED-EL’s Master of Sound Coding

Peter Nopp is the Director of Research Signal Processing at MED-EL. Peter and his team use mathematical operations to code sound, shaping how and what people with a MED-EL cochlear implant [...]

5 Tips for Your Child With Hearing Loss and Additional Disabilities

With the right support, a child with hearing loss and additional disabilities can make significant improvement in communication skills. Rehabilitation can feel like a long journey, however by [...]

Exploring the World With a Cochlear Implant: Samantha’s Story

Samantha is a 24-year-old bilateral cochlear implant recipient bitten by the travel bug. She shares how her implant has enabled her to explore the world. Currently living in Texas, USA, Samantha [...]

16 Ways to Teach Past Tense Verbs to Your Child

Learning a language happens in stages. There are lots of different rules and exceptions, and this is especially true for learning past tense verbs.

Athlete Hunter Taylor: Playing Sport With a Cochlear Implant

A world-class volleyball player, 21-year-old Hunter Taylor was one of the first children in the USA to receive a cochlear implant. Born with hearing loss, Hunter embodies the notion of no limits, [...]

14 Tips For Meeting People When You Have a Cochlear Implant

It can be difficult to meet new people, and that’s not to mention meeting people when you have hearing loss. Different voices, different situations, all of this can lead to difficulties in [...]

Interview with MED-EL’s Head of Cochlear Implant Manufacturing, Ali Mayr

As one of MED-EL’s first three employees back in 1990, Ali has overseen the manufacturing of every cochlear implant that has ever carried the MED-EL name. Here, we’ve taken the chance to sit down [...]

Hearing Earlier Can Mean Hearing Better

Hearing better happens with early and meaningful exposure to sounds. It is the best way to help a child develop their listening and spoken communication.