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Join the Largest Online Cochlear Implant Community

HearingJourney is an ideal place to chat, laugh, and share stories with people across the globe. Say hello and receive a warm welcome from this lively group, browse topics and ask questions, then take part in any of the dozens of conversations about the joys and challenges of hearing with cochlear implants.

A weekly web chat takes place every Thursday, providing members with the opportunity to chat live with each other. Join today for helpful information and support.

"HearingJourney was a huge source of encouragement and the first place I ran to after activation."

Pamela Farley, bilaterally implanted at age 44

HearingJourney Mission Statement

HearingJourney.com is the Bionic Ear Association’s online community sponsored by Advanced Bionics. This welcoming community is designed for anyone considering cochlear implants and their loved ones who are seeking accurate, timely, and reliable educational information on cochlear implants and hearing loss. In keeping with AB’s commitment to a lifetime partnership, HearingJourney offers a warm and nurturing place for asking questions, receiving support, and connecting with important services. Get answers to all your questions about hearing with cochlear implants, how to use your T-MicTM and cell phone, and more.

The Listening Room: Support for Success

Learning to listen with a hearing aid or cochlear implant is a rewarding journey that takes patience, perseverance, and a positive attitude.

In addition to the supportive HearingJourney online community, AB also provides The Listening Room, a one-of-a-kind online resource that gives you a foundation of interactive, uniquely designed practice activities to improve listening skills so that communicating with others is a successful experience. The fun, helpful, no-cost exercises in English can be done alone; with a therapist, parent, or listening coach; on paper; or with an MP3 player.

Register for free to get started and access the extensive resources inside The Listening Room!

Join Our Weekly Web Chats

Join AB’s HearingJourney to participate in the online community’s weekly web chat. Slated for Thursday nights at 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. PST (7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. EST), these chats give you the opportunity to ask questions, share stories, and speak with recipients in real time.

The Listening Room is for All Ages

Activities for Infants & Toddlers

  • Revolve around a young child’s day, targeting important moments like getting dressed, eating, playing, and bath time
  • Incorporate songs and finger plays to engage your child in communicating and interacting
  • See an example: High Chair Theatre


Activities for Preschool and School-Age Children

  • Strengthen vocabulary and concepts that they are learning in the classroom
  • Include weekly activities and monthly murals
  • Feature songs, auditory discrimination games, and much more
  • See an example: Pan-de-mo-nium Circle Time


Activities for Teens and Adults

  • Maximize hearing performance with a variety of activities to help you practice listening
  • Offer exercises to practice on the phone before talking with others
  • See an example: Telephone Sounds Practice

“This is such a great website! It has tons of useful listening activities!”

June Beach, implanted at age 40, bilaterally implanted at age 52

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