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David A.

Cochlear™ Nucleus® 8 Sound processor - Bimodal

A quick summary about David A.

  • Daily conversations with my wife are possible with my cochlear implant
  • I own a business and can communicate freely with my clients
  • Volunteering is a priority in my life

Tell us a bit about yourself

Prior to deciding to get a Cochlear Implant (CI), I upgraded hearing aids 4 times in hopes it would add clarity to my hearing, but they only added volume, not clarity. I own a business and prior I was only able to communicate with others through email which really hurt my business. I used to coach youth sports and was unable to with hearing aids only as I did not understand what my players were saying. I stopped going to many family functions because I was unable to participate in conversation. After going to meetings and talking with volunteers (with all 3 brands), I decided to get a CI in 2017, it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Now, with the CI, I can do everything again!

I enjoy working out almost every day, and love Zumba. I'm married to my amazing wife, and we have daily conversations at a low volume because of the CI, which is awesome! She has helped me a lot on this journey! I have three kids (empty nest) who I talk to often and see when we can.

I have been volunteering since 2018, it’s a high priority in my life. I offer suggestions to candidates with tips on how to learn to hear clearly with the CI and tips on using the products. I offer to meet with them in any way: phone call, video chat, etc. I’m always available to connect.

Descargo de responsabilidad

El programa Connect with a Mentor (Conectarse con un mentor) de Cochlear es monitoreado de lunes a viernes, excepto algunos feriados. La respuesta a las preguntas y consultas presentadas durante los fines de semana o feriados podría demorarse.

Consulte a un profesional de la salud sobre los tratamientos para pérdida de la audición. Los resultados pueden variar, y un profesional de la salud le explicará los factores que podrían afectar el resultado. Lea siempre las instrucciones de uso. No todos los productos están disponibles en todos los países. Comuníquese con su representante local de Cochlear para conocer la información del producto. 

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