Hearing-device wearers report that assistive technology to contain background noise is still a holy grail and needs industry co-operation, according to an Action on Hearing Loss survey: Ninety-six per cent of respondents said hearing in noisy settings is a major challenge. Just 12% of hearing aid users and 27% of cochlear implant wearers are satisfied now. Help From The Hearing-Device Industry
Olivia Williams is reading Applied Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology (US), and received her first cochlear implant at age 5, after losing her hearing when aged four. 1) Would you consider being deaf and a cochlear implant user part of your identity? Why, or why not? Yes, I do consider myself as a cochlear
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