"Growing up with the Cochlear implant meant that, even though I was profoundly deaf... It has allowed me to attend normal schools. It's allowed me to attend university. It's allowed me to pursue a career I chose."

- Holly, Cochlear™ Nucleus® recipient, Australia.

Holly's hearing loss hasn't impacted her success

Holly holds a special place in Cochlear's history. In 1987, she became our first commercial paediatric recipient when she was four years old after losing her hearing due to meningitis.

Unrestricted by her hearing loss due to her Cochlear implant, Holly's lived life the way she wants: from attending mainstream schools and university to pursuing a career in law.


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† Holly is an immediate family member of an employee of Cochlear Limited.