Lbarbar Posted February 22, 2016 Report Share Posted February 22, 2016 Dear All, My name is Linda Barbar ….. I have a profound hearing loss in both ears, and I have used hearing aids for more than 25 years ……. last week I was told that I am a candidate for cochlear implant … at first I was very happy … But after talking to people who had implant and reading many posts on the net …. I am scared now…. From what I understood it’s a long journey …. not an easy one …. my doctor told me it’s a one way surgery …. So I can’t get back to my hearing aid …. what if I wasn’t comfortable with the implant and the new sound? Through my 25 years of using hearing aids, every time I was going to change my aids for a new and more advanced one, I was told that I will feel a huge improvement in my hearing and that I will be able to understand speech much better….etc …. But actually I never felt a big difference …. So what if the same happened here? Also I have read here that people are still finding it hard to deal with crowded places …. And this is my biggest problem with my aids …… I have talked a lot, but I guess my question is: Is cochlear implant worth it? Is the result worth the long journey? Thank you Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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