To once again hear birds singing and grandchildren laughing. Or a concert. What could be more beautiful to someone who has been wearing hearing aids for over 20 years?

Katherine, based in Palm Coast, Florida, USA is originally from the deep south in Georgia. She now has a cochlear implant but before this device was installed, she was almost completely deaf. A very social person, Katherine became isolated when she could not hear. Today she is able to do what she enjoys most in life – talk to her grandchildren via her iPad, go to the city hall and listen to music, watch a movie at the cinema or chat with her friends.

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We have met four people, all using medical devices that gave them a new normal life. We want to tell you their stories. How joy was brought back into their lives.

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A cochlear implant is a highly advanced electronic device that replaces the functionality of the inner ear (cochlea in Latin). Unlike hearing aids, which amplify sounds, the cochlear implant replaces the working of the inner ear and sends audio signals to the brain, making it possible to hear. There are two main components to a cochlear implant system: the implant itself, and the sound processor, which can be worn on or off the ear. Cochlear implants are for people with severe or grave hearing loss.

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