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Gretchen Flynn

Gretchen Flynn is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict with degrees in Social Science and Education. After working in the education field for several years, Gretchen became a stay-at-home parent to her three children. When she reentered the workforce, Gretchen worked in the financial services industry, specializing in employee benefits. Her hearing loss forced her to retire from that field, and she moved into Human Resources, again, for 12 years, specializing in employee benefits. In 2019, Gretchen came to Advanced Bionics, where she helps CI candidates and wearers throughout their hearing journey. Gretchen lives in Minnesota with her husband and very spoiled dog.

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Hearing the Full Range of Sound with Two Cochlear Implants

Thu, 18 Feb 2021  by  Gretchen Flynn

My hearing journey began on a blistering cold day in January, 1995. That morning, when I awoke to a bizarre ringing sensation in my ears, it was easy to write the experience off to my being pregnant with twins and caring for my three-year-old son. Things went downhill after my twins were born. I started having trouble hearing the stove timer, the phone, and even my husband.