Vera’s story. The journey from assessment to implantation and beyond

Chapter 1 –

Many people wonder if having a cochlear implant is the right choice, they have similar fears and share hopes and dreams about how an implant will affect their lives. What can they expect? What will happen? How will they feel before and after surgery?

Working with MED-EL, Vera, a MED-EL cochlear implant recipient, shares her personal journey from her pre-operative consultation, surgery and life following switch-on in a series of short videos.

The videos not only follow Vera’s journey but also highlights the challenges and achievements on the road to hearing again. In her own words, Vera shares her experience of living with hearing loss and how she felt during each stage of her cochlear implant journey and beyond.


Episode 1 – The Decision

Episode 2 – The Surgery

Episode 3 – The Activation

Episode 4 – The Rehabilitation

Episode 5 – Life with a Cochlear Implant

Episode 6 – The final chapter due out soon!

To follow Vera’s journey the videos can be found at


MED-EL appreciate that cochlear implant users never want to miss a moment to hear life. That’s why honest, transparent, and up-to-date information about the reliability of our cochlear implant systems is of key importance to us, so you can make an informed choice.

MED-EL’s reliability data is unique in that it includes all reasons for an implant explantation, not just reliability.

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UK Shop

If you are a UK registered user, the parent or supporting professional of a UK registered user, you are now able to buy a range of items directly from MED-EL UK including spares, replacement cables, batteries and other exciting accessories.

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UK Music Grant

MED-EL UK offers two music grant awards per year: one for recipients under 19 years of age and one for ages 19 and over. The grant gives the winners the chance to own a musical instrument of their choice and take lessons for one year.

Learn more today.