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A Family’s Choice


By Jennifer Swan I really struggled with the decision to have AJ implanted.  While the surgery had the potential to give AJ a tool we viewed as beneficial, there was no guarantee that a Cochlear Implant would work for him. … Continued

Story of My Life: From Preschool to College


By Harmony Baker     From attending pre-school at what was called CASTLE (now the Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC) to a university is a BIG blessing for me because I never thought I would be able to attend … Continued

Types of Hearing Loss: Part 2


By Erika Gagnon, Au.D., CCC-A   Asymmetric Hearing Loss is when degrees of hearing loss are not the same across each ear. Typically hearing levels are similar across ears. If asymmetric hearing is found, the ENT will likely request imaging … Continued

Types of Hearing Loss: Part 1


By Erika Gagnon, Au.D., CCC-A Types of Hearing Loss:   The image above displays the outer, middle and inner ear. Sound comes in the ear canal and vibrates the eardrum. This vibration then moves the hearing bones or ossicles which stimulates … Continued

Hope for Hudson


by Marcy, his mom  Hope for Hudson … Our son, Hudson, was born in June of 2013.  Like all parents we were overjoyed to welcome this precious baby into our family.  Not long after birth it became very apparent to … Continued

Cochlear Implants & College!


by Melissa Auchter, AuD “Going to college is scary and exciting all at the same time. One of the things I knew was going to be a challenge is managing my hearing loss on my own. As I knew my … Continued

Honorary Wildcat: Family Connections


By Holly Shoun My husband and I were pleasantly surprised when we sat down in the stadium at a high school football game beside an older gentleman with a cochlear implant. Our implanted son, Parker, attends the high school and … Continued

OMG On My Game: Jonathan Shares at EHDI 2018


by Jonathan Mosher 15 years ago, I failed the newborn hearing screen. The hospital told my mom that it was probably fluid in my ears and it would clear up. We went for a follow-up 2 weeks later and I … Continued

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