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hsamuels · Platinum Member · ✭✭✭

About Me

I am a late-deafened adult with bilateral HiRes 90k implants. After using a mostly ineffective hearing aid for 12 years, the implants had a dramatic impact on my life. At home, I can now hear my wife and children. At work, my responsibilities have changed from sitting in front of a computer all day to include participating in meetings, and even business travel!


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My favorite thing about my AB Cochlear implant is
The ability to communicate with family, friends and colleagues.
With my AB cochlear implant, I can
Relax in social situations, use a telephone (including a cell phone) and enjoy music.
My favorite sound is
My childrens' voices!
I chose AB because
As an engineer, I can appreciate the upgradeability of the implant itself. I plan to use them for a very long time, and look forward to continued improvements in my hearing in different situations as the technology advances.
I am a BEA Mentor because
It gives me great satisfaction to be able to help others experience the improved quality of life afforded by cochlear implants.
I can help cochlear implant candidates by
listening to your concerns, sharing common experiences, and providing assistance and guidance in choosing an implant.