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Cochlear Americas Provides Support for Cochlear Implant Recipients to Pursue Higher Education
Date:3/30/2009

to unite the Cochlear community of recipients, volunteers and their families to share experiences and successes. Celebration is the largest gathering of cochlear implant recipients in the world, bringing together more than 600 recipients and their families.

For 2009, Cochlear Americas received 80 scholarship applications from students in 27 states across the U.S. and five provinces in Canada. Eligible students must have a Nucleus cochlear implant and must be entering their first year of college or enrolled in an accredited university. Selection criteria include academic performance, letters of recommendation, awards and activities, and a short personal essay describing academic inspiration and other interests. Past winners of the scholarship have gone on to achieve great success, including graduating college with honors, playing collegiate-level sports and pursuing graduate degrees in medicine and law. Brief biographies of the 2009 scholarship winners are available online at www.cochlearamericas.com.

About Cochlear Americas

Cochlear Americas is the world's leader in advanced hearing technologies. Since launching the first multichannel cochlear implant system more than 25 years ago, Cochlear Limited and its U.S. headquarters have brought the miracle of sound to more than 150,000 hearing-impaired individuals across the globe. Cochlear Americas' state-of-the-art cochlear implant technology, based on extensive research and development at preeminent academic institutions, provides the ability to hear sound and better understand speech, enhancing both learning capabilities and quality of life for those with severe-to-profound hearing loss. Cochlear Americas also markets an implantable bone-anchored hearing device for treatment of conductive and mixed hearing loss, as well as single-sided deafness. For more information about Cochlear Ameri
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