Mairiphinc Posted May 31, 2016 Report Share Posted May 31, 2016 Hi all! I'm new so be gentle! I've just been approved to have the Bonebridge with Mr Green at Manchester Royal Infirmary. I have been deaf in my left ear since birth due to prematurity, the nerve to my brain never developed and I got my first BAHA on headband at 28 but I've always found it too awkward to wear, the headband slips off all the time and it fizzes and crackles every time my hair touches it. So I finally decided to be brave and go for an implant and the Bonebridge seems like the best currently available and also very convenient and easy to hide if you don't want to wear the external processor sometimes. I guess what I'm nervous about is that it is such a big op with General Anaesthetic and bone being drilled away and I have never had an operation before. I have got by with one ear for my whole life so far so I keep thinking whether I really need it and whether it will actually make any difference to me. Most of the people I've read who have had it seem to be adults who have gone deaf as adults so they felt disabled and it really helped them, whereas I have never known any different. Has anyone else had the Bonebridge after being deaf since birth/childhood? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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