many of you know, our son JQ was born deaf. At 18 months JQ received
his first cochlear implant and for the first time, our son could
hear our voices. At 8 JQ received his second cochlear implant and
he continues to thrive. The Hearing loss community has been very
important to us and JQ's progress.
is Better Hearing & Speech Month. The Million Ear Challenge
is an effort to increase awareness of hearing loss and advanced
hearing solutions. In May, Cochlear is challenging the public to
help spread the word about hearing loss and hearing loss solutions
to 1 million people in 31 days. We want to encourage as many people
as possible to get involved in this effort and inspire others to
help change the lives of those who may be struggling with hearing
This challenge is important because when we reach our goal of spreading
the word to 1 million people, well celebrate the achievement
by donating Cochlear implant parts and accessories to not-for-profits
to help support people in need.
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- Hearing loss is the 2nd most prevalent global health issue, affecting
more than those with Parkinsons, epilepsy, Alzheimers
and diabetes combined.
- Almost 50 million Americans have hearing loss. The number is expected
to double by 2030.
 Hearing Health Foundation. Hearing Loss & Tinnitus Statistics
[Internet]. 2016 [cited 23 February 2016]. Available from: http://hearinghealthfoundation.org/statistics.
 Hearing Health Foundation. Preventing Hearing Loss [Internet].
2016 [cited 23 February 2016]. Available from: http://hearinghealthfoundation.org/preventing-hearing-loss.