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Jack Leisure

Jack is a semi-professional photographer and the owner of a small business, along with his wife of 48 years, Patricia. They love traveling, cruising, and seeing the world, a love they developed while in the military and stationed overseas. While they are only three states short of having visited all 50 in the United States, they live in the St. Louis metro area. Jack had a progressive hearing loss in his left ear that eventually led to his obtaining a cochlear implant. He enjoys mentoring others about his experiences and how it has changed his life and his relationship with his family.

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Understand Speech Again with a Cochlear Implant

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 By Jack Leisure

I first discovered my hearing loss in Germany when I was serving in the U.S. Air Force and was selected for a special duty assignment for the National Emergency Airborne Command Post (NEACP). This assignment, however, required a few prerequisite evaluations, one of which was a hearing test. After shipping our household belongings to the States and preparing ourselves for leaving Germany in two weeks, I received notification that my orders had been canceled because I had failed my hearing test.