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Andrea P

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    User of a hearing implant
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    Middle Ear Implant
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  1. Hi Mary Beth, Thank you for replying! I have had 3 surgeries but for this surgery, they replaced a prosthetic ear bone (incus, which my prior prosthetic was an older model and had fallen to the side) and they placed a titanium rod because my ossicles were so far back from my eardrum there was no conduction happening. So my hearing is all my own essentially. It’s hard because I can’t turn this new noise off and it’s so much to handle. From being deaf in my left ear my whole life to now hearing is too hard to handle. I want to turn it off.
  2. Hi everyone, I’m new to this group and looking for some advice or insight. I was born with congenital cholesteatoma of my left ear and have been deaf in my left ear since birth. I am 29 years old and had my last surgery on Monday. I can hear! It’s all very exciting but I didn’t anticipate the shock, overwhelmingness, and sensory overload that would ensue. Going out in public is so overwhelming I barely leave my house. Everything is so loud, and I’m having trouble coping with this new hearing. It hasn’t even been a week and my hearing is supposed to improve for up to 3 months. Has anyone
  3. Hello, I know this is a bit late to the first post. I too was born deaf in my left ear 29 years ago. I had my 3rd surgery earlier this week and now I am able to hear. It hasn’t been a week yet but as exciting as it is to hear it’s so overwhelming. I didn’t realize how this would affect me. I can’t function normally in life and I barely want to leave my house because everything is so loud. I’m wondering if anyone has had a similar experience and had any resources for me or how your children coped with it. Thank you. Andrea P.
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