Cochlear™ Osia® 2 Sound Processor – Unilateral
A quick summary about Jeannie G.
- I avoided crowded situations until I got my Osia® System*
- Being a childcare provider, I can hear my kids now
- I love the outdoors
Tell us a bit about yourself
I was told at age 16 that my hearing in my right ear was gone. 40 years ago, there was nothing that would help with my combination of a nerve and conductive loss. I just accepted it as part of who I was. As I got older, I started avoiding crowded social situations because I would miss so much of what was being said. When Covid hit, masking took away my ability to read lips, making communication even more difficult. It was at that point I learned about the Osia system. I felt like this was something I needed to pursue. I was also very worried that after 40 years, the amount of sound I would be hearing could be a sensory overload.
I was implanted in July 2021, activated in August and have been smiling ever since. I love to be outdoors, walking and hiking. I can hear so many subtle sounds now thanks to my Osia Sound Processor. I work as a childcare provider; it has helped so much with hearing my kids during language development. Taking phone calls is something I can now do with ease.
As a mentor I can share my very positive experience with my Osia Sound Processor.
Check my story on the Hear & Now blog: https://hearandnow.cochlear.com/hearing-solutions/bone-conduction/partial-hearing-loss/
*The Cochlear Osia 2 Sound Processor with Aqua+ is dust and water resistant to the level of IP68 of the International Standard IEC60529 when used with LR44 alkaline or nickel metal hydride disposable batteries. This water protection rating means that the sound processor with the Aqua+ can be continuously submerged under water to a depth of up to 3 meters (9 feet and 9 inches) for up to 2 hours. Refer to the relevant User Guide for more information.
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