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Carrie A. Leising, MA

Carrie Leising, joined Advanced Bionics in 2014 and is a Cochlear Implant Consumer Specialist. Carrie coordinates the Bionic Ear Association for the Texas region, providing education and support for Advanced Bionics’ candidates and recipients. As a cochlear implant recipient, Carrie enjoys sharing the hope of hearing through technology and innovation. Prior to AB, Carrie worked in higher education in the office of external relations for six years, fundraising for student scholarships. Carrie received her Master’s of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego.

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Why I wish I had gotten cochlear implants sooner

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 By Carrie A. Leising, MA

I received my first cochlear implant (CI) in 2013 in my left ear and in 2018 in my right ear. But I wish I had gotten them sooner. I learned that this is a feeling shared by most people with CIs. When I asked why they waited, they said it was because all the unknowns of a CI overwhelmed them when making this decision.