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ElaineW · Blue Level Member · ✭✭

About Me

I was born deaf and was implanted with internal implant of HiRes90K in 2005 and Auria processor. It failed 9 months later. In Oct 2007, I was sequentially bilaterally implanted with HiRes90K and Harmony processors. I was upgraded with Naida Q70 processors in Sept 2015. I am a mum to my three boys(19,11,9) and also a foster carer and a web designer. I enjoy walking with my dog. When I have time, I enjoy music and baking.

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My favorite thing about my AB Cochlear implant is
to be able to hear my family, friends and it enables me to live life to the full.
With my AB cochlear implant, I can
use my t-mic hook to listen to music and talk on the phone. With the amazing technology of using bluetooth and ultrazoom is the coolest thing I've come across.
My favorite sound is
Water trickling over rocks in streams and fountains.
I chose AB because
it is easy to use and environmentally friendly and more economical with the battery usage - just simply recharging saves hundreds and hundreds of disposable batteries, in thus costs lots of money! I've had years and years of using the same rechargeable batteries without them ever being replaced. Also another reason I chose AB because it is always striving forward and better for the future.
I am a BEA Mentor because
at the time there was no one to help me go through my journey. I know that just to discover that your only option is a cochlear implant and that is a hard thing to accept and isolating, so by being a mentor I can reach out those who need guidance. AB have done so much for me since I began in 2005.
I can help cochlear implant candidates by
listening to them and helping them through their difficulties and guiding them to have a successful cochlear implant journey.