Hi I’m Joyce. I just had surgery on March 8. I did very well- but one week post surgery tinnitus kicked in. It sounds like air blowing constantly in my Implanted left ear. On my 10 day post surgery visit with my dr he said the tinnitus is normal . He said once I’m activated I won’t notice the noise. My activation date is April 6th. I was also shocked at how much less I can hear since the surgery. My dr assured me that’s because I’m only hearing with my right ear and I have a severe hearing loss in that ear too. Activation is two weeks away. I’m scared but I xcited at the same time but I’m determined to be optimistic. I’ll keep you posted.