Around the world, there are lots of celebrations at this time of year, that will bring families and friends together, whether that’s in person or virtually. Are you ready?
Here are some things to think about ahead of time to make sure you don’t miss out…
You may be planning to buy gifts for loved ones, but don’t forget your CI! Check your cables, microphone covers and batteries. Visit our online store and make sure you have everything you need, so your sound processor will be part of the celebrations with you. As a Cochlear Family member, you get free delivery too.
If you usually use your smartphone for video calls, you might decide to use a larger screen, such as an iPad, over the holidays. Plan ahead to make sure you are paired and ready to go. Check if your larger screen device is compatible.
Watch our video on how to pair your sound processor:
We’re not talking about your outfit (although that is important too!) If you are lucky enough to be taking a dip in the hot tub or ocean, you can still stay in the conversation with an Aqua+ accessory. If you prefer the cozy (dry) atmosphere of a movie at home with family and friends, you might enjoy a True Wireless TV Streamer
Focus on fun
Parties and other social gatherings can be a real challenge. The ForwardFocus² feature on Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 and Kanso® 2 Sound Processors can be very helpful in ambient noise, such as a restaurant or at a party. Switched on via the Nucleus Smart App, ForwardFocus decreases noise coming from behind1 so you can focus on face-to-face conversation. If you plan to use this function, make sure you have asked your clinician to enable it!
Jack is a Cochlear Nucleus 22 recipient who has upgraded his sound processors several times over the past 33 years and is now impressed with his Nucleus 7 Sound Processor.
“Even in just being a part of the discussion in a very noisy environment, utilising features like ForwardFocus gives me the ability to know that I can contribute powerfully, effectively and well, without being concerned that I can’t hear,” says Jack.
Find out more about ForwardFocus
We hope you enjoy celebrating with people you care about this holiday season.
- Cochlear Limited. D1376556. Acceptance and Performance with the Nucleus 7 Cochlear Implant System with Adult Recipients. January 2020.
- ForwardFocus is a clinician-enabled, user-controlled feature.
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The Cochlear Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is compatible with Apple and Android devices. The Cochlear Nucleus Smart App is available on App Store and Google Play. For compatibility information visit www.cochlear.com/compatibility
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