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Visit the largest online cochlear implant community to share stories, meet mentors, and make friends that completely understand all the joys and challenges that you or a loved one are going through.  It can be overwhelming and stressful trying to make sense of all the information that’s out there. Sometimes it just helps to know you aren’t alone.

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A Community That Cares

With over 20 years experience, AB understands the stress and emotions that come with hearing loss and we strive to make this process as easy as possible, which is why we created our Bionic Ear Association (BEA™)

The BEA™ is your go-to support network full of people ready to answer your questions and guide you every step of the way. It’s also the easiest place to connect with a one-on-one mentor who understands exactly what you’re going through.

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Connect with real recipients who have had life-changing experiences with AB technology.

 

Sheila

“When I received my second cochlear implant from AB after so many years of one-sided listening with a competitor, I needed to retrain my brain to learn how to vocalize sound. A four-day stay at a large hotel provided the perfect opportunity. I stood in the center of the elevator area, closed my eyes, and pointed right to the “ding” of an arriving car. I was now at 80% accuracy, which is amazing for less than two months of surround sound!”


—Sheila A, bilateral AB recipient

 

 

Wayne

“Using bilateral Harmony™ sound processors let me hear and understand my grandson wherever he is. Compared to when I wore hearing aids, now I can carry on a conversation with other relatives and friends that aren’t even in my sight.”

—Wayne, bilateral AB recipient

 

 

Howard

“One day I was flying my radio-controlled planes at the club field with only one other guy at the field, but I kept hearing other voices. I asked him where the voices were coming from and he said that the wind was coming from the direction of a nearby soccer field -- a half a kilometer away! Even after almost 10 years of bionic hearing, I’m still stunned by its capabilities.”

—Howard, bilateral AB recipient

“One day I was flying my radio-controlled planes at the club field with only one other guy at the field, but I kept hearing other voices. I asked him where the voices were coming from and he said that the wind was coming from the direction of a nearby soccer field -- a half a kilometer away! Even after almost 10 years of bionic hearing, I’m still stunned by its capabilities.”


—Howard, bilateral AB recipient

“One day I was flying my radio-controlled planes at the club field with only one other guy at the field, but I kept hearing other voices. I asked him where the voices were coming from and he said that the wind was coming from the direction of a nearby soccer field -- a half a kilometer away! Even after almost 10 years of bionic hearing, I’m still stunned by its capabilities.”


—Howard, bilateral AB recipient

“One day I was flying my radio-controlled planes at the club field with only one other guy at the field, but I kept hearing other voices. I asked him where the voices were coming from and he said that the wind was coming from the direction of a nearby soccer field -- a half a kilometer away! Even after almost 10 years of bionic hearing, I’m still stunned by its capabilities.”


—Howard, bilateral AB recipient

“One day I was flying my radio-controlled planes at the club field with only one other guy at the field, but I kept hearing other voices. I asked him where the voices were coming from and he said that the wind was coming from the direction of a nearby soccer field -- a half a kilometer away! Even after almost 10 years of bionic hearing, I’m still stunned by its capabilities.”


—Howard, bilateral AB recipient

 

 

Lindsey

“Joshua was born with a profound hearing loss. When he was implanted, he had no speech. Now, five months later, Joshua's speech is considered above average! Thanks AB for giving us the magic of sound and all of those little moments on Joshua's journey that we thought would never be possible.”


—Lindsey, mother of Joshua, AB bilateral recipient

“Joshua was born with a profound hearing loss. When he was implanted, he had no speech. Now, five months later, Joshua's speech is considered above average! Thanks AB for giving us the magic of sound and all of those little moments on Joshua's journey that we thought would never be possible.”

—Lindsey, mother of Joshua, AB bilateral recipient
“Joshua was born with a profound hearing loss. When he was implanted, he had no speech. Now, five months later, Joshua's speech is considered above average! Thanks AB for giving us the magic of sound and all of those little moments on Joshua's journey that we thought would never be possible.”

—Lindsey, mother of Joshua, AB bilateral recipient
“Joshua was born with a profound hearing loss. When he was implanted, he had no speech. Now, five months later, Joshua's speech is considered above average! Thanks AB for giving us the magic of sound and all of those little moments on Joshua's journey that we thought would never be possible.”

—Lindsey, mother of Joshua, AB bilateral recipient
“Joshua was born with a profound hearing loss. When he was implanted, he had no speech. Now, five months later, Joshua's speech is considered above average! Thanks AB for giving us the magic of sound and all of those little moments on Joshua's journey that we thought would never be possible.”

—Lindsey, mother of Joshua, AB bilateral recipient

 

 

Sam

“Taking part in a triathlon demands the best of me in three disciplines – swimming, bike riding and running. My Neptune™ processor not only allows me to hear the competition around me, it lets me hear the crowd cheering and offering words of encouragement.”

—Sam, bilateral AB recipient

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