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Cochlear Implants and Ethics

A hand holding a silver colored behind the ear processor, Harmony from Advanced Bionics, by the coil.

Today is International Cochlear Implant Day. I have had a cochlear implant (CI) from Advanced Bionics for 24 years now. Before that I wore hearing aids (HA).

I have mixed feelings today. While I love a cochlear implant, I and many other long term c1 users like me are so fed up with Advanced Bionics that made us feel forgotten by them as they haven’t upgraded the external BTE processor for 11 years now. It’s long overdue.

My 18th “Hearing” Birthday with a Cochlear Implant

A right hand holding a Harmony BTE in silver color

Today is the 18th anniversary of my cochlear implant activation. My friend jokingly told me that my implant is now considered an “adult”. It seems like just yesterday when I was browsing brochures about cochlear implants and not being sure if it’s a right decision for me to get one. It’s impossible to summarize my 18 years experience into one article, so I’m highlighting important parts.

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