What was supposed to be a routine health check-up became the shock of a lifetime for Melissa after her daughter, Isabella, failed a hearing test.
However, with early intervention, Isabella is improving in her speech development. She's not as shy as she was, and has even started playing soccer.
Isabella received her Baha 5 Attract system when she was five years old.
"After the surgery, we went home that day," Melissa said.
"We were home by noon and by three o'clock we had to remind her to stop jumping around. That's how easy it was."
Melissa says the Baha 5 Attract system has allowed Isabella to learn to read, make friends more easily, and enjoy playing soccer.
Please seek advice from your health professional about treatments for hearing loss. Outcomes may vary, and your health professional will advise you about the factors which could affect your outcome. Always follow the directions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.
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In Australia, Cochlear™ Nucleus® implant systems are intended for the treatment of moderately severe to profound hearing loss.
In Australia, Baha® bone conduction implant systems are intended for the treatment of moderate to profound hearing loss.
In Australia, the Cochlear™ Osia® System is indicated for patients with conductive, mixed hearing loss and single-sided sensorineural deafness (SSD) aged 10 years and above with up to 55 decibels sensorineural hearing loss. Patients should have sufficient bone quality and quantity to support successful implant placement. Surgery is required to use this product. Any surgical procedure carries risk.
For Cochlear™ Nucleus®, Osia® and Baha® systems: This product is not available for purchase by the general public. For information on funding and reimbursement please contact your health care professional.
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