Question: Is the Baha System available yet for pediatric patients in Colombia (South America)?
Thank you! //Ruth
Answer: Hi Ruth. Yes, absolutely! The Baha System has been available in Latin and South America since 2006, with approximately 3000 users currently in Colombia. Out of those, 60% are adults and 40% are children.
Check out the Latin American Cochlear website for more information.
//The Baha Blog team
Could you – or anyone you know – apply for the Anders Tjellström UK & Ireland Scholarship?
The unique award is open to Baha recipients who are:
- a UK or Irish resident and implanted at a UK or Irish Baha implant centre
- currently completing their final year of school or sixth form college and who have been accepted onto a full-time university or other tertiary education course
- 18 years or over at application deadline
- mature students who have been accepted onto a full-time or other tertiary education course
- students currently undertaking a full-time university degree or other tertiary education course
- studying for a minimum of 2 years
- previous applicants are eligible to apply if they meet the above criteria
Applicants must submit their completed application form with all supporting documentation and required information by the deadline. No late applications or part of the application pack will be accepted. Please do not send original documents where copies have been requested, as documents will not be returned.
Deadline date for applications: 30 November 2016
Read more and download the application here
Every year, the Cochlear Graeme Clark and Anders Tjellström Scholarships are awarded to students with Nucleus or Baha implants respectively, on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to the Cochlear ideals of leadership and humanity.
Meet the 2016 scholarship winners
If you or someone you know is a high school senior graduating in the spring of 2016 in the United States and Canada, and have applied to an accredited college, university or technical school in 2017, take the opportunity to win this scholarship of $2,000 per year for up to four years!
How to apply:
The Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship is a unique award open to Nucleus Cochlear Implant recipients. Download the application form here.
The Anders Tjellström Scholarship is a unique award open to Baha system recipients. Download the application form here.
All materials must be submitted to Cochlear Americas with a postmark no later than September 30, 2016.
Yesterday the winners of the US Graeme Clark and Anders Tjellström scholarships were announced! Named after hearing implant industry pioneers, the annual scholarships recognize Nucleus Implant and Baha System recipients who not only demonstrate exemplary success in their academic pursuits, but also leadership and humanity in their local communities.
“We are proud to recognize these eight exceptional students and reward them with college scholarships,” says Tony Manna, president of Cochlear Americas. “The winners overcame remarkable challenges and achieved so much in their young lives. We are excited to see what the next chapter has in store for this year’s scholarship recipients.”
Five students were recipients of the 2016 Graeme Clark Scholarship:
- Kelin McCloskey (Washington College) from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
- Megan Zahneis (Miami University) from West Chester, Ohio
- Natalie Synder (Rochester Institute of Technology) from West Henrietta, New York
- Taylor Thompson (Purdue University) from Franklin, Indiana
- Willa Tsao (Cornell University) from Wind Lake, Wisconsin
Three students were awarded the 2016 Anders Tjellström Scholarship:
- Allison Villa (University of Mississippi) from Oak View, California
- Kathleen “McKenna” Nelson (University of North Carolina at Wilmington) from Greenville, North Carolina
- Skyler Mason (Arizona State University) from Phoenix, Arizona
“The Cochlear Baha System has allowed me to experience life more fully. I can hear my family and friends laughing, making jokes and sharing some of our favorite memories,” says Kathleen Nelson. “I’m also finally able to fully hear my violin when I play. The first time I played with full hearing was so powerful it moved me to tears.”
For more information about the scholarships, visit www.Cochlear.com/US/Scholarship.
Could you apply for a £6,000 education scholarship?
Cochlear UK invites Baha System Implant recipients to apply for the prestigious Anders Tjellström Scholarship Award.
The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to the Cochlear ideals of leadership and humanity. (One prize winner).
The scholarship award provides a college age student with a grant for tuition, for a student either currently completing their final year of school and who has been accepted onto a university or other tertiary education course, a mature-aged student who has been accepted onto a university or other tertiary education course, or a student currently undertaking a university degree or other tertiary education.
Cochlear is proud to support academic excellence and take pride in opening up the world of sound to our recipients and seeing how they use the capabilities of their Baha to help attain major milestones on their journey to academic and personal success.
Dr Anders Tjellström says:
“The sponsorship is a wonderful opportunity to help Baha recipients by supporting them financially when they continue their education. It also highlights how lives are enhanced through access to Cochlear implantable hearing solution technology, with the help of health care professionals.”
Deadline for applications is 31 January 2016.
To find out more and to request an application form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Anders Tjellström
This time of year is a great opportunity to reflect on what you are thankful for. For us here at Cochlear it’s incredibly rewarding to see how our products impact people’s lives. Today approximately 150-200 new people who couldn’t hear yesterday will be able to hear, thanks to the amazing technologies behind the Baha solution and cochlear implants.
For many of those people, the gift of sound is something they are very thankful for. But also to be part of the Cochlear family, around the world, sharing a special bond. Watch the video above to see some of our users across the globe.
If you or a loved one is experiencing hearing loss, the best thing you can do is to get help right away. Click here to find a hearing care professional in your area.
Cochlear is strengthening the relationship with GN ReSound!
Last week it was announced that Cochlear Limited, global leader in implantable hearing solutions and GN ReSound, leader in Smart Hearing aids, will collaborate to develop the world’s smartest bimodal hearing solutions! The Smart Hearing Alliance will improve the hearing outcomes for more people of all ages with moderate to profound hearing loss.
GN ReSound CEO Anders Hedegaard says:
“GN ReSound is committed to advancing what is possible for people with hearing loss. This collaborative offering will help us change the lives of so many more people.”
Cochlear and GN ReSound have had a successful history of collaborating on technology and product development, resulting in the implantable hearing industry’s first bimodal solution using True Wireless. With GN ReSound’s leading 2.4 GHz wireless technology, recipients of Nucleus 6 and Baha 5 implants can stream sound directly to their ears completely without wires or bulky neck-worn components!
“This is a big step forward for our customers and professionals,” says Cochlear CEO Chris Smith. “The majority of cochlear implant recipients are bimodal users, so simplifying the management and improving the performance of their hearing solutions will be a huge benefit.”
Read more about this exciting collaboration here.