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Sharing cochlear implant experiences, tips, special education stories, and product news. A parent's perspective raising a child with special needs.

How to Choose a Cochlear Implant | Determine What Meets Your Needs

You or your family member has just qualified for a cochlear implant, Now, your audiologist hands you several brochures of the available cochlear implant manufacturers and asks you to choose which one you want. Individuals and families will spend weeks agonizing over this decision. Read more...

 

New Swim Goggles Sure to Make A Splash With Cochlear Implant Users

A new pair of swim goggles has hit the market, and we are happy to report that they are a welcome addition to our cochlear implant accessories. Their wide, conforming, band nicely covers cochlear implant headpieces and holds them in place. Read more...

 

Troubleshooting Neptune Processor Water Leak | Battery Compartment

We found over time water leaked into the battery compartment, and the battery would begin to rust. This was very concerning to us. We thought how could the seal start breaking down so quickly? Read more...

 

Cochlear Aqua plus Accessory Secured With Ci Wear Shirt

Cochlear created the Aqua+ accessory to allow individuals to swim and enjoy the water, but what’s the point if you are afraid to go in the ocean or lake? Read more...

 

Choosing A Cochlear Implant - Is Your Provider Giving You All The Information?

People were unaware they had a choice when they were going through the selection process for a cochlear implant. Certain facilities and government run healthcare systems have contracts with certain manufactures and insurance, limiting the devices that were offered. Read more...

 

Troubleshooting Cochlear Implant | Processor Will Not Turn On

Have you ever placed a fully charged battery into your cochlear implant processor only to find out it doesn’t power up? Read More...

 

AAA Batteries for Cochlear Implant Processors

Have you ever put a fully charged AAA battery into your AB Neptune processor and had it blink as if it had full power and then shortly after shut down? When we found ourselves in a similar situation, we would replace the battery with another fully recharged battery only to have the same thing happen. Right away you think, “oh no, my processor is bad,” and then next thing you know, you are on the phone with customer service looking at replacing your device. Read More...

 

Back-to-School with Cochlear Implants – What You Need to Know

School is back in session. Is your child prepared? I’m sure you’ve already purchased items such as, backpack, pencils, paper, pens, etc., but what about your child’s cochlear implant(s)? If you are like our family and sending your child off to school with cochlear implants, there are things you should know to help your child succeed in the classroom. Read More...

 

Forcing a child to wear a cochlear implant that they clearly don’t want to wear is not the correct approach. Refusing to wear CI sound processors is generally a symptom of a problem that a child can’t necessarily express. Their behavior becomes the only way to communicate the issue. Read More...

 

Why My Child Won't Wear Their Cochlear Implant Processors?

As a parent of a child with cochlear implants, the answer to this question shocked us and made us feel as if we were torturing our child. Read More...

 

Protecting Cochlear Implant Processors In The Surf

As a parent of a child with bilateral cochlear implants, our greatest fear came when our son participated in any activity where there was a chance he could lose his processors. Read More...

 

Determining the Right Magnet Strength for My Cochlear Implant Headpiece

Finding the correct magnet strength for each person is different. Our son is bilaterally implanted, very active, and it always seems his headpieces are coming off when he is playing. We started using just two magnets that came in the universal headpiece, but that didn’t seem to work on one side of his head. We added one more magnet to make it three on the one side, and that was a mistake. Read More...

 

Signs Cochlear Implant Headpiece Magnet Strength Is Too Strong

“What is the Right Magnet Strength for My Cochlear Implant Headpiece?” I wrote how finding the right magnet strength is a trial and error process. Unfortunately, the error part of the process can cause problems that can prevent you or your child from wearing your processor for a period of time. Read More...

 

Swimming With Cochlear Implants Is Important For Water Safety

For many people, swimming is a fun and refreshing activity…especially when it’s hot. For parents, (like us), with a child who is profoundly deaf, swimming can be quite challenging, nerve racking and scary. Read More...

 

Cochlear Implant Experience – Leah's Story and Review of Ci Wear

I must admit that these few experiences I am sharing here - would have been very different deaf. For the two separate days that we did these excursions, I wore my Bilateral CI Advanced Bionics Neptune processors all day. The CI Wear shirt is so comfortable. Read More...

 

Wearing Cochlear Implants Swimming at the Beach | Best Aqua Accessory

Swimming with cochlear implants in the ocean can be challenging and raise a lot of concerns. Discover the best accessory for cochlear implants processors at the beach. This rash guard / swim shirt is designed to secure cochlear implant sound processors, adding a layer of protection for the devices and its sound cords. Read More...

 

Cochlear Implant Troubleshooting Tips For Sound Processor

Have you ever encountered your sound processor randomly shutting off, constantly flashing red and beeping or just turning red with a constant beep when powering on? Read More...

 

Is There An "I" in IEP

According to the Department of Education, “each public school child who receives special education and related services must have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Each IEP must be designed for one student and must be a truly individualized document. Read More...

 

 

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