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What are cochlear implants? What can they do for people with hearing loss who cannot benefit from hearing aids? These questions and more are answered in Bridge to Sound with a 'Bionic' Ear a book whose time has come. ISBN 0-9718546-0-2

The sounds of a waterfall, the fizz of a soda, the ticking of a clock, the vows of your child as they wed; most of us take these sounds for granted. But for millions, these are sounds unheard, joys unimagined.

For a variety of reasons, many amoug us have suffered a profound hearing loss. Once they would have had no hope. But today, technology exists that can unlock the mysteries of sound, and make it possible for them to hear. This technology is changing lives across the globe and across all age groups.

Bridge to Sound with a 'Bionic' Ear tells the stories of anguished parents trying to help their child; teenagers hearing for the first time; adults and seniors hearing again. Reading Bridge to Sound with a 'Bionic' ear is like having a roomful of people telling you their hopes and fears, and how they came to make the life-changing choice to hear. It is packed with extensive research documentation, lists resources for those seeking help with their hearing health decisions, and much, much more. It should be on the bookshelf of everyone with an interest in hearing loss and cochlear implants.

Bridge to Sound with a 'Bionic' Ear was compilied by Cynthia Farley, herself a cochlear implant user since 1995. She is also the founder of "Hear This Organization" a nonprofit entity dedicated to increasing public awareness of issues relating to hearing loss.

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