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  1. I had sudden onset of single sided deafness three and a half years ago in my left ear. It was diagnosed as sensorineuro hearing loss. My right ear has normal hearing but has had one recent surgery to remove inflammatory tissue from my middle ear. Since the onset of hearing loss, I have had great difficulty localizing sound and also hearing in noisy environments. I am hoping that the cochlear implant will help me with these. Localizing sound is a safety issue for me as I do a lot of walking and bicycling in the community. I would love to hear from others with single sided deafness with nor
  2. Hi everyone, So with my rapidly declining hearing, I'm left with almost no hearing in my right ear. I am scheduled for a surgery on 14th August which is really soon. The problem is, my usual doct is no longer with the hospital and im given another doct which is experienced (14 years), but I do not trust as much. He told me that the following are complications from the surgery, but are very rare: -Meningitis (I took 2 vacines for this already) -Facial Paralysis (Is this reversible does anyone know?) -Lost of sense of taste -Infection -Implant might not wo
  3. Ernie


    Hello I have had my implant for 4 weeks and I what to know what people do for a haircut. Do you shave the area where the processor goes or use Nair or what. Now my wife curs it with hair clippers everyday, If not it falls off 60 times a day. does some one make a shaver that just shaves a round area the size of a half dollar. I cut out a piece of plastic and when my wife is ready to cut my hair. I put on the cochlear processor and mare sure it is in the right place. She then puts the plastic cut out around it and removes the processor . and cuts everything in the circle with a small clipper. T
  4. Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum and here's our backstory. We discovered that my son is profoundly deaf in his left ear at his kindergarten screen. He passed his newborn screen with no issues. We were shocked as he has apparently adapted very well and you would never know. Hears perfectly out of his right ear, does well in school so far (he's now in first grade) and is very athletic. The cause of his hearing loss is unknown but we're guessing it was early in life as he has adapted so well and doesn't seem to know any different (to the point where he doesn't even fully accept that
  5. Daniel the Stranger

    Activation May 28

    Hi guys, I was activated today. Very happy with the results so far in the sense that all my electrodes are intact and working as they should. Tested with different sounds, I could differentiate the high from low pitches. Everything sounds like helium, even while I'm typing on the keyboard. Same with voices, all of them sound like helium voices. Wind is the only different sound I have got, I felt it like a person blowing a whistle. Sometimes I need to remove the processor to make sure that I'm getting sounds and not the tinnitus giving me false sensations. Audiologist dec
  6. This week, doctors tried to do me a MRI and it was not possible. The MRI machine was 1.5 Tesla, but in the moment I entered in the tube I felt an moderate/intense pain. It was was increasing during the time. They took me out of there in few seconds. Really I don't know what happened because I understood MRI was possible with my CI. They follow the recommended indications. Have had someone same issue?
  7. Mo W

    My Story

    Hi Everyone, My name is Mo , I am a 28 yr old science teacher in NY and this is my abridged story. After a few years of intermittent tinnitus ear pressure, and vertigo, I was diagnosed with unilateral Meniere's Disease at the age of 18 in 2007. Over the course of the next 9 years, I was on diuretics, a low sodium diet, steroids, steroid injections, etc and things only really helped to slow it down. My ENT very quickly realized that this was a rapidly progressing version of Meniere's ( instead of the many decades long progression that most people have) and referred me to a Meni
  8. Daniel Pinto

    Hello from Portugal

    Hello , I' m father of one child that was born deaf of right hear and with loss on left hear. He started using a hearing aid device at left hear and latter on he was implanted on right hear with a cochlear implant. He is eleven now and his speaking therapist strongly recommended that we buy a FM aid system for school purposes. This device should pair both hearing devices. The devices my son uses are: - Right hear: Coclear implant brand Med-El, model OPUS 2 & Rondo - Left hear: Hearing aid, brand WIDEX, model Fashion Power Unique 220. I really would appreciate if s
  9. WenD

    New Here

    Hi Just had my surgery on May 26th, and my implant was activated on July 8th. What a month this has been with learning, experimenting, and getting much more social again. I have auto immune inner ear disease, and the meds just stopped working last August. Downhill from there until the CI was the best, and probably only, sensible option. What a relief. I am thrilled. I have so many questions and still a way to go to using everything. Glad to be here too.
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