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  1. Hi Larry I’ve had a CI for single sided deafness. It has been great and I wouldn’t want to go back to the way I was before. My history is different to yours. I have no memory of having ever heard in my right ear. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to get a CI when I was 49. I have had it for 6 years now. It takes time to get used to it, and everyone gets something different, but listening practice really helps. You can see my story on the Medel blog https://blog.medel.com/a-hearing-therapist-chose-med-el-for-single-sided-deafness-ssd/ https://blog.medel.com/5-reh
  2. Sorry I’m not upon Children’s apps.... As she not a profiecent reader yet how about letting her watch/listen to TV shows that she knows with sound to CI alone, or using YouTube kids videos. Try 10 - 15 mins at a time. have you got any children’s audio books, or do any of her books have CD’s etc that go with them that you can play for her whilst she looks at the book? Again there are a naumber of Children’s audiobooks on YouTube too, but it’s best if you go through and select some first to make sur they are appropriate. Good luck!
  3. Hi Thanks for the prompt MaryBeth! Sorry I haven’t been on Hearpeers for ages...doing too many other things. Alexei, it is good that your son is coping well at present. As a child (about 4 yrs old) I hadn’t realised, and neither had my parents, that I couldn’t hear in my right ear until my dad held something to my that ear to listen to. Apparently i looked at him as if he was mad and pointed to my left saying “this is where I hear!” Things are harder depending on the environment you are in, and I think as life got more stressful as I got older stared to notice more difficulty t
  4. Hi Mark Herre’s a link to my experience https://blog.medel.com/a-hearing-therapist-chose-med-el-for-single-sided-deafness-ssd/ i hope you find it helpful. Happy to answer any questions you may have
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