Claire

Claire Wang is a bright and happy 9-year-old who loves drawing, watching TV, playing with her 4-year-old brother and playing music on the piano.

Stephanie

Mum of five Stephanie received her cochlear implant in September 2023, and in just a few months, the change in…
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Lenni

Octogenarian Lenni Allen has proved you are never too old to get a cochlear implant, and her message to others…
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Amelia

For Amelia Stewart, her cochlear implant has not only opened up a world of sound, it’s given her the confidence…
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Claire

Claire Wang is a bright and happy 9-year-old who loves drawing, watching TV, playing with her 4-year-old brother and playing…
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Johran

Johran is a vivacious child with loads of personality. He’s a keen soccer player in the winter, does flips and…
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Christine

Christine has just graduated from Open Polytechnic Te Pukenga with a Bachelor of Applied Science, and is looking forward to…
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Kara

Receiving a cochlear implant isn’t simply about hearing. For some people, like Kara Johnson of Feilding, the impact of the…
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Andrew

The biggest joy that a cochlear implant has brought for Andrew King is the ability to multi-task in conversations with…
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The Earl Family

The Earl family Nicola, Tony, Olivia, Benji and Sadie are the Earl family of New Plymouth, in Taranaki.
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Bruce

Bruce received his cochlear implant on 16 November, 2021, a day he will always remember. He had been on the…
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Liam

Liam Melvin is brimming with enthusiasm and very outgoing. He’s a positive young 16-year-old who enjoys learning, loves being a…
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Ally

Ally Prasitdamrong has begun her university studies, and she’s inspired to be a speech and language therapist because of the…
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Louis

In those first few minutes of Louis’ cochlear implants being switched on, Leah and her husband John could see how…
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Murray

Just hours after his cochlear implant was switched on for the first time, Murray Beck celebrated by going to the…
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Evan

A year after receiving cochlear implants, 18-month-old Evan Mehlhopt uses more than 50 words and is starting to join sentences…
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Jackson

When Renee Cain learned her son was born profoundly deaf she was in shock. It was 2016, and little Jackson…
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Barbara

Barbara Bridewell’s family are no strangers to hearing loss. She and her four sisters all have varying degrees of hearing…
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Alec

At 31-years-old, Alec Nash decided to follow his passion and study law at Victoria University. While a law degree is…
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Owen

Owen Gaudin has higher than average listening skills for his age, is a great story teller, and loves dancing to…
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Kathryn

A little over a year ago, a whole new world of sound and possibility opened for Kathryn Collins, who had…
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Maree

In May of 2018, life for the Osborn family changed forever. Having lived with hearing loss that progressed to deafness…
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Addison

Addison received a double cochlear implant at the age of 14 months. Getting both implants at once meant her family could…
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