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    Candidate for a hearing implant
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  1. Hi Brant, I went with Med El. I have the Rondo and the Opus 2. I like them a lot. And yes, you definitely have to put in the effort and work to get the full benefit I'm told. I'm willing to work at it, and I'm looking forward to the CI experience getting better and better. I hope mine last as long as your dads. LOL. I'm excited for you. Good luck with everything keep us posted. Bev
  2. Hi Brant, I started the activation process a week ago. I can hear people talking and am able to tell what they are saying. The speech does however, sound a bit "tinny" and "robotic". My audiologist said it will get better in time. So am being patient. It's only been a week. Good Luck on your journey to better hearing. Bev
  3. Hi Duncan, You will be fine! I was activated 3 days ago. Already hearing sound and speech from my implanted ear. It's a bit robotic but I've been reassured by the audi and others that that will get better with time. Good luck with your surgery and keep us posted. Bev. Originally from UK, Birmingham. Live in the US now.
  4. Hi All I had CI surgery two weeks ago. I never had surgery before and am in my fifties, so needless to say I was very, very nervous. To those of you who maybe a little apprehensive as I was about having the implant, don't be. The whole team at the hospital have been wonderful before and after the surgery. They answered all of my questions and were/are never impatient if I have any concerns. Surgery went well. I was in the OR at 10am and remember waking up in recovery a little before 1pm. I had nausea and pain for the first couple of days but that has gone away. The implanted ear is a
  5. Hi Mel Sorry to hear you're having a difficult time after your CI. I think one of the best thing you can do is get a second opinion from another experienced doctor. I hope you feel better soon and get to the bottom of what is causing your symptoms. Best wishes Bev
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