Amanda D.

Cochlear™ Baha® 5 SuperPower System, Baha Connect – Bilateral

A quick summary about Amanda D.

  • I had hearing aids in both ears by the time I was 8 years old.
  • I received my first Cochlear™ Baha® System in 2013.
  • I’m able to hear the children that I work with as a Special Needs Daycare teacher.

Tell us a bit about yourself

I wore hearing aids from the time I was 8 years old until I was in college. When I got my first hearing aid, I remember sitting in the hospital waiting area and telling my mom that I can hear the phone ringing and the elevator, it seemed like it was too much, and I wanted it out of my ear. Eventually I got used to my hearing aid and got a second one on my other ear. I was in college when my left ear stopped benefiting from hearing aids. I received my first Baha® in 2013 and my second in 2017 on the other ear.

Life with my Baha 5 SuperPower Sound Processors is wonderful. I love traveling to see my friends. I love going to the Cochlear Celebration to meet up and visit with my Cochlear family. My Baha System helps me carry out my duties as a Special Needs Daycare Teacher, because I’m able to hear the children that I work with and, more often than not, I can hear them the first time without having them repeat themselves. The Baha System brought me out of my shell.

I love mentoring people that need more information about the Baha System. My advice to them is, “don’t wait to get it!”

I'm also available to connect on Cochlear Americas - Connect with a Mentor Facebook group:


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