Rachel Potvin

Rachel has lived with progressive hearing loss (hereditary) for most of her life. She starting using bilateral hearing aids in her early teens and received her first Advanced Bionics CI in 2016 and her second nine months later. In 2018, she moved her family to Ohio to join Advanced Bionics as a Cochlear Implant Consumer Specialist. In her spare time, she loves reading and outdoor activities like camping and hiking, and is rarely found without a cup of coffee in her hand.

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Is a Cochlear Implant the Right Hearing Loss Solution for Me?

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 By Rachel Potvin

Hearing loss can cause feelings of isolation, frustration, depression, and fatigue. It has even been tied to cognitive decline. While one of the most common conditions in adults, hearing loss is also one of the most undertreated conditions. In fact, research indicates that less than 20% of those who could benefit from hearing devices such as hearing aids actually try them. There are many reasons why people do not seek treatment for their hearing loss. Denial, embarrassment, cost, and a lack of understanding of available solutions are just a few of them.