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Shaun

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Shaun last won the day on January 23 2019

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About Shaun

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    User of a hearing implant
  • Implanted
    Yes
  • Implant Period
    Under 1 year
  • Implant Type
    Cochlear Implant
  • Hearing Loss Type
    Sensorineural
  • Cause of Hearing Loss
    Unknown / Prefer not to say
  • Pre/post lingual Hearing Loss
    Post lingual Hearing Loss
  • Sudden/Progressive Hearing Loss
    Progressive Hearing Loss
  • Uni/bilateral Implant
    Unilateral implant
  • Country
    United States

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  1. @Monte - dude, sorry for the late response, I'm bad at the forum thing. I assume that either your close to activation, or have been activated already? And I'm glad to hear your doing well! I was activated on the 20th, it sounds just like a Dalek in my head (see Dr. Who). Today is my first day back to work after taking a month off, so I'm struggling a bit, but I think that it will only get better. Already I'm hearing things that I haven't heard in years, often I'll have to stop and ask myself "now what was that sound". Small things like the microwave going "beep beep beep" when its d
  2. Very thoughtful @Mary Beth - I was just wondering how @Monte is doing? I’m feeling much better and looking forward to my activation on the 20th. Doesn't look as if there is enough residual to use the acoustic attachment to my Sonnet. I knew that part was a gamble though.
  3. Hi @Monte I’ll be two weeks implanted on Monday. Not turned on until the 20th, with acoustic mapping a week later. I’ve had my first follow up with the surgeon, he seemed pleased with everything so far. Personally - well, I have some tongue neuropathy and taste disturbance on the implant side. An unexpected biproduct I’m afraid. My surgeons response was less than promising when I asked him how long this could go on. He suggested that it was better than facial hemiparalysis, as the two nerves apparently were quite close in proximity (facial n.viii and ix ?). A point I could not argue
  4. Thanks Mary - I wore hearing aides for about 6-7 years prior so I’m still using my left one to mitigate what appears to be complete loss on the implant side. It’s disconserting how sudden deafness of one side can throw you off. Even the little bit that I had. The vertigo is pretty bad and I’m having some pst-surgical drainage from my right nostril when I stand up. All to be expected I guess. I work at a cancer hospital so I can’t go back until I’m functional so as not to be a liability. I have some concerns about functioning efficiently at work and hope that all will work out.
  5. Hi all - my name is Shaun. I’m a 56 yr old, progressive bilateral loss, severe tinnitus, at around 20% recognition before implant, right side implant with flex 24 on 1/21. Going with the Rondo 2 processor. Thought it might nice to get some other perspective first hand. Thoughts, tips, reflections - I’m just trying to come to grips with the change. thanks
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