"Every time I listen to someone on the phone I still get goose bumps – and I was implanted in 2008 – because I know what I couldn't do before."

- Ann D. - Nucleus® recipient

When the student becomes teacher

Ann failed a school hearing test when she was 12 years old. To compensate for her hearing loss, she always sat at the front of the classroom to understand the teacher.

Later in life, Ann studied sign language and became a professional interpreter and teacher. Immersed in the Deaf community, Ann developed a negative opinion that cochlear implants were invasive and unnecessary.

That was until she met her first student with a cochlear implant. Ann was stunned at his success, in and out of the classroom. She reassessed her attitude to cochlear implants, and eventually, got one to improve her own hearing.


Views expressed by Cochlear recipients are those of the individual. Consult your hearing health provider to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology. Outcomes and results may vary.