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Cochlear Implants: From no so humble beginnings

Cochlear Implants: from not-so-humble beginnings

From their inception, cochlear implants have paved the way in user benefits and innovation. Thirty years ago, remarkably, they provided hearing to those with severe and profound hearing loss for rudimentary speech recognition in quiet settings, especially in addition to lip-reading. Outcomes: Average sentence understanding with modern cochlear implants in quiet without lip-reading exceeds 80%. […]

Deafness Forum of Australia

Deafness Forum of Australia

Children and young adults under 26 years of age who receive services under the Australian Government Hearing Services Community Service Obligations Program, will qualify for the NDIS. People who are 26 years and older will probably be eligible to enter the Scheme if they have hearing impairment of more than 65 decibels in their better […]