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Did you know HEARING JOURNEY offers TWO ways to learn about Advanced Bionics technology directly from AB recipients and share your cochlear implant experience with others? We encourage you to visit both HJ CHAT and HJ FORUM for the best Hearing Journey experience.

HJ CHAT meets every Thursday evening from 7-10 pm ET/4-7 pm PT for a live exchange of questions, answers, and support. Please join by logging in and clicking on the green "US Weekly Chat" box on the home page. **Once in the chatroom, if you are prompted to log in again and cannot with your HJ username and password, please log in as a Guest, but with your HJ Username.

HJ FORUM is available all day, seven days a week. You can read discussions from others or add your own posts. Sign up for the Forum's DAILY DIGEST to receive a brief summary of the day's discussions by email. Want to read the most recent discussions? Log in and click on LATEST TOPICS. Want to start a new discussion? Log in and click https://hearingjourney.com/post/discussion


About Me

BEA mentor. Born deaf but hearing worsened in late teens (sudden loss in left ear; gradual loss in right ear). Naida CI user implanted at Middlesbrough 2001. From Newcastle but currently living in Manchester. Now married with two kids (all hearing).


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My favorite thing about my AB Cochlear implant is
using it with the Aquacase (accessory) in water based situations such as swimming - this means I can hear my children in the pool!
With my AB cochlear implant, I can
use the Aqua case (water proof) accessory to hear my children in the swimming pool, sea, and water games. I am extremely pleased to be able to hear what they are saying / laughing about in a very watery environment! This is certainly a the best single advantage so far - an amazing fantastic experience!
I chose AB because
I was only given one option at the time. However I would still recommend it as AB are very progressive with design functions and quality of sounds.
I am a BEA Mentor because
I want to help others with their experiences.
I can help cochlear implant candidates by
being available to answer questions about my experience.