Written by:

Helen Tinsman, M.S. CCC-SLP

Helen is the Consumer Outreach & Engagement Manager with Advanced Bionics. She lives in Arizona with her husband and five children. Helen has a Master’s in Speech Language Pathology from Arizona State University and has a long history of working and volunteering in the hearing healthcare field.

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Seven Tips for dealing with American health insurance for your cochlear implant

Sat, 1 Jan 2022  by  Helen Tinsman, M.S. CCC-SLP

My daughter was born profoundly deaf, and as we began to look into hearing aids and cochlear implants, I was thrown into a world I knew nothing about -- insurance. Sure, I had gone to doctors’ appointments, picked up prescriptions, and had been in the hospital when I had my children, but I never thought about insurance coverage.

How a mainstream school embraced our child and her cochlear implants

Fri, 13 Mar 2020  by  Helen Tinsman, M.S. CCC-SLP

Our daughter Emmy was born with a profound hearing loss. Hearing aids were providing very little benefit and we quickly realized we needed a better solution. Our family decided that the right fit for Emmy was to pursue a cochlear implant.