Jamie-Lee

Jamie-Lee’s Story  On August 22 nd CICADA Queensland launched Hearing Awareness Week for Queensland at a function held at Ship Inn South Bank. This annual event is coincided with Awards for the CI Recipient of the Year along with Awards for those who have had a cochlear implant for 20 years. Jamie-Lee was nominated for […]

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Mary

Mary’s Story I was born in 1957 and became profoundly deaf at three months of age from an overdose of streptomycin. At the age of seven my hearing became even worse for no apparent reason. With the help of my mother, who was a teacher, I went to an ordinary primary school from Year 4 […]

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Katie

Katie’s Story  When I was 12 years old, in 1980, my hearing faded away for reasons unknown, but possibly a virus. I received my first implant in my (left) ear on 13 December 1989. I had that one for 16 years. After 10 years of silence I was very happy to eventually have my music […]

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Damien

Damien’s Story MY STORY – by Damien Endacott I’m late 30’s and working as an engineer. I started going deaf from Menieres Disease when I was 18. My right ear was the worst and I pretty much lost any decent hearing in that ear when I was 23. I got a hearing aid for my […]

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Ingrid

Ingrid’s Story  North Queenslander Ingrid Turner has experienced first hand the life-changing power of technology with Cochlear Implants (CI) opening her life to a world of sound. In December 2009, Ingrid went bilateral and was the first Queenslander to be fitted with a Nucleus 5 (Nucleus CP800) implanted in her right ear. Ingrid was diagnosed […]

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Ruth

Ruth’s Story  In May 1985, in Melbourne, I had tests that showed I would be a suitable candidate for a cochlear implant. I waited, hoping that it would become available in Brisbane, but in early 1987 I felt that I could no longer wait and spent two and a half months in Melbourne for the […]

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Robert

Robert’s Story  This month’s cochlear implant recipient story is of Robert Frith who has had an extreme loss of hearing in both ears since he was born which was not found until he was about 8 years old. He was not able to benefit from any hearing aid through his life as his loss was […]

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