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  1. 2 points
    This. I had no idea how much of an impact this would have, but it's been astounding. When we first started discussing this, I was worried about coverage (I shouldn't have, my company provides excellent medical) and my husband suggested that if insurance didn't cover it, I should do it anyway and we'd find a way to pay for it. I looked at him like he was crazy, but now? Not, knowing what I know, I'd take out a second mortgage if I had to in order to get CIs.
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    Marion nancy

    Wow moments

    Another wow. Was able to understand my bridge partner in a noisy auditorium with the cards covering her mouth. Was not using any ALD🌞
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    Why not. If any day someone reach a solution for reduce or eliminate it with no colateral issues. I think it wold be genius
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    Although I was/is an avid music listener, I pulled Led Zeppelin IV from my LP collection and realized I couldn't even hear Robert Plant singing... That was it for me😀
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    Makes perfect sense to me @Mary Featherston. Finding a way to keep hearing aid audiologists up to speed on the ever changing CI candidacy rules seems to be very important.
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    I had been going to an audiologist who basically just upgraded my hearing aids every time I needed them replaced. CIs really weren't on my radar, even though as the years went by, the hearing aids helped less and less. I thought I was managing fairly well, but (and this is hard to describe) even though I thought I did OK at work and whatnot I also knew I had a serious problem. But no one had ever spoken to me about CIs. Finally my audiologist went out of network and I had to go to someone else, and that person tested my hearing, gave a slight scream when she saw the resulting audiogram, and said, Look, you are a candidate for CIs. Go see Dr H at the University of Minnesota. And I did, and within a couple of months I was having surgery. I didn't hesitate.
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    Marion nancy

    Wow moments

    @Mary Beth unbelievable how exciting the journey becomes.
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    @Melissa Check this out and scroll down to Med-El’s promise https://www.medel.com/en-us/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/reliability
  9. 1 point
    Mary Featherston

    A new WOW

    We were out at our new house today - we haven't moved in yet, we keep finding things the previous owners did badly and wanting to fix them. Today my husband decided that we needed an electrical outlet in the mudroom, and he also wanted a switch to control the garage lights, because the switches in the garage aren't by the door. So he connected the switch to the garage lights and also connected it to one of the outlets, and put a nightlight in that outlet (shaped like a rubber duckie, we are just SO classy) so that if the duck is lit up, we know we left the lights on in the garage and can switch them off. But it involved pushing a wire from the basement up through the wall, so he asked me to stand there by the hole in the mudroom wall, wait for the wire, and pull it out. So I was standing there and he spoke to me - through the hole in the wall, from the basement. And I heard him. I mean, we were talking. It was amazing.
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    Mary Featherston

    A new WOW

    @Mary Beth exactly. I never stop being amazed at what I can hear with my CIs.
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    Mary Featherston

    Surgery Next Week

    They have sales a lot. It's fun, though, you can use your own photos to make your skins. Mine are a picture of Stonehenge on my left CI and a sunset behind a tree on my right.
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    I am so glad to read this, since we are at the stage of looking for implants for my 10 year old, who has done well with hearing aids since he was 3 months old but whose loss has worsened. I really worried for him about the transition from HA to CI.
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