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Terry Bush

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About Terry Bush

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    Candidate for a hearing implant
  • Implanted
    No
  • Implant Period
    Under 1 year
  • Implant Type
    Cochlear Implant
  • Hearing Loss Type
    Sensorineural
  • Cause of Hearing Loss
    Menieres
  • Pre/post lingual Hearing Loss
    Post lingual Hearing Loss
  • Sudden/Progressive Hearing Loss
    Progressive Hearing Loss
  • Uni/bilateral Implant
    Unilateral implant
  • Country
    United States
  1. I took it easy when blowing my nose after that and it happened several more times. It took about 6 months for it to disappear and now it doesn’t happen at all. It just takes time for the swelling to do completely away and for everything to sclerose down so that contact can’t be broken.
  2. I posted this on Facebook page so if you've seen it before I apologize. i am trying to gather information from other that may have experienced the same issue. Here goes: I blew my nose when due to congestion and rhinitis. I was very congested. I immediately lost any sound provided by my implant. I determined that I had introduced air underneath the implant which caused it to lose contact with my skull. After the air dissipated with some digital massage, the sound returned. It was very disconcerting. I spoke with my surgeon and he said he was told that there are reports of this happening up to 3 months post-op. It has happened several more times although I have been trying to blow my nose more gently. This time of year I am so congested that I have to blow my nose to be able to breath. Has anyone else experienced this and, if so, has it resolved and how long did it take? I am going to have a CT done to look at implant placement and electrode array insertion.
  3. Not sure I have one of those? Haven’t even had time to go through everything I received on activation day. Is it an additional item?
  4. Doing well! Thanks for asking. I’ve already gone through the 4 programs they gave me initially and I feel like if I could get more volume that would be awesome. I held my phone up near the mic and played a song and I heard the lyrics and am appreciating the music as well! I feel very fortunate to have this response so soon after activation. How about you?
  5. i got activated today and I heard speech, albeit not normal I feel blessed to get that type of reaction upon initial activation! I can't wait to see what happens over the next few months. I haven't heard speech in my right ear for so long that even the altered speech is better than what I had!
  6. I am excited for my activation this Friday at 10:00 am. Can't wait to see what it's like when it gets turned on. I'll post an update!
  7. I am 4 days post surgery and doing well. I have had a fair bit of post-op pain and I am trying to wean myself off pain meds. I have altered taste sensation on that side of my tongue but knew to expect this. I have my activation on the 29th and am excited about that.
  8. Thanks so much for the kind words of encouragement! My surgery is in 8 hours and I can't sleep. Not really worried just excited. @Jane: sounds like you're doing well! Have you had it activated yet?
  9. I am having surgery done Sept. 13th. I am excited about regaining some hearing but also a bit anxious which is not like me. I have Meniere's Disease and my right ear is deaf now. i have moderate hearing loss in my left ear. I am in Oklahoma and my insurance approved unilateral CI which is off-label in the US so I feel fortunate. My hearing loss only started 2 years ago but my right ear spiraled down the toilet rather quickly. I am excited to know this forum exists for information and support. Looking forward to many years of information and better hearing.
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