Paul’s Cochlear Implant Story

Born deaf, Paul never knew what it was like to have perfect hearing.  Throughout his life he has worn hearing aids, but had to get used to missing out on many of the words people used in general conversation.

An assessment at Northside Audiology was followed by a Cochlear implant.  Since his implant, Paul has experienced gradual progress, noticing improvement each time he returns to Northside Audiology for a mapping session.  Paul is pleased to hear full sentences now, without having to lip read.

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  • Matthew

    Matthew

    "With Northside’s help and the gradual increase in programming, it became better and finally leading to normality."
  • Jeanette

    Jeanette

    "It was pretty amazing - actually being able to hear things I hadn’t heard in a long time. A lot better than I thought."
  • Hazel

    Hazel

    "I suddenly heard high pitched sounds... [then] driving home, I heard my right turn indicator for the first time in 20 years."
  • Paul

    Paul

    "They have been great... It has changed and am now hearing the common sentence without lip reading."
  • Kerrie

    Kerrie

    "I can use the phone again. It has given me more confidence to socialise again. I can hear birds singing."
  • Norma

    Norma

    "There is no doubt about the level of hearing and comfort from the very first, and it only improves."
  • Joanne

    Joanne

    "If i have a conversation with someone sitting on my left, I can hear them. It took a lot of getting used to, but it was all worth it."
  • H.E.

    H.E.

    "I would recommend a Cochlear Implant to anyone who is hearing impaired, and who is found to be potentially able to benefit."