Brenda S.

Nucleus® 6 and Kanso®, Bilateral | Sensorineural hearing loss

A quick summary about Brenda S.

  • I was involved in a motor vehicle accident in 1992 when I was 29 years old and I suddenly lost my hearing
  • I received my first Cochlear™ implant in 2008 and my second in 2011
  • My Cochlear implants allowed me to get back into the work force and connect with others again

Tell us a bit about yourself

I was involved in a motor vehicle accident in 1992 when I was 29 years old and I suddenly lost my hearing. I wore hearing aids until they no longer provided me enough benefit. Then, in 2008 I qualified for my first implant. My left ear had a more severe hearing loss and therefore I proceeded to implant my left ear first. In 2011, my right ear also qualified for a cochlear implant. I went from being a manager of a pet food company when I had my accident, to being unemployed because I could no longer deal with customer complaints. I then accepted a part-time position as an assistant at the Canada Post and was promoted to a Postmaster position. Cochlear is a fantastic company that really cares about the hearing loss community. I thank Cochlear for their hard work and attention to detail as well as a providing me with a life-changing product.

My husband and I have 2 adult children who also shared in my Cochlear journey. I enjoy crocheting and embroidery. I am a Jehovah’s Witnesses so I often speak to others and my Cochlear implant has really helped me in those situations. 


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