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User Stories
How My Hybrid CI Helps Me Hear Music Better: Laura’s Story

Meet 38-year-old Laura, a musician and cochlear implant user from Finland. Laura lost her hearing in 2018 and could not carry on with everyday life and could no longer make music. In this article, she tells us how life with hearing loss felt and how an EAS system—consisting of cochlear implant technology for high-pitched sounds and hearing aid technology for low-pitched sounds—helped her go back to fully enjoying and making music again.

Tips & Tricks
Five Ways Family Members Can Support Hearing Implant Recipients

Communicating in crowded rooms or with background noise can be hard even for people with normal hearing. But hearing implant users can have a hard time understanding everything that is said and therefore feel frustrated during a conversation. As a family member or friend of someone who uses a hearing implant or who has hearing loss, there are a few things you can do to help make communication easier. Here are five tips for ways you can help.