Jeanette’s Cochlear Implant Story

2010 was when Jeanette first realised she had experienced hearing loss.  “I had an attack where I lost my balance and had ringing in my ears.”  Jeanette’s hearing loss led to a degree of social isolation: “I had no social life because I would go out with a group of friends and couldn’t get into a conversation because I couldn’t hear… so I would get depressed and make excuses not to go out.”

Jeanette underwent an assessment at Northside Audiology, which she described as simple and relaxed.  After her subsequent Cochlear implant, Jeanette describes her hearing as “100% better.”  The ringing in her ears has improved significantly; and if she has a conversation with someone sitting to her left, she can hear them. “It took a lot of getting used to, but it was all worth it.”

The personalised follow-up provided by Northside Audiology has also been a delight for Jeanette, who says she was “treated as an individual, not a number.”

  • Matthew


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

  • 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


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

  • Paul


    “They have been great… It has changed and am now hearing the common sentence without lip reading.”

  • Kerrie


    “I can use the phone again. It has given me more confidence to socialise again. I can hear birds singing.”

  • Norma


    “There is no doubt about the level of hearing and comfort from the very first, and it only improves.”

  • 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.


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