Cochlear Implant Patient Stories

We asked some of our Cochlear Implant recipients if they would be prepared to respond to some questions of ours and share their experience with others:

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."