Karth Posted September 8, 2016 Report Share Posted September 8, 2016 Hi guys, Long time lurker, first time poster B/g- L cholesteatoma when I was younger causing erosion of my L middle ear bones with lifelong conductive hearing loss in L ear and relatively normal sensorineural hearing in that ear. Had L mastoidectomy and canaloplasty in childhood with no further disease recurrence; one failed attempt at reconstruction to restore hearing in high school, then left it as I was sick of operations. Have coped reasonably well since but bone conducting headphones kept reminding me of the joy of '3d' hearing. I was following the BB development closely and finally bit the bullet and had a L sided bonebridge inserted 4 days ago! Kind of in that phase of cautiously hoping for a good result. I have a couple of questions for recipients of the same; - Has the device limited your physical activity in any way? In particular I used to dive and do a lot of contact sports; I know contact sports will probably be limited now, but it would be great to still be able to go diving in the future, or even sky diving etc. I'm sure gym etc will be no problem. - Anyone have a clear idea of the lifespan/duration/durability of the device (implanted section)? I understand it has a 5 year warranty but is to be considered a lifetime device. I guess I'm looking for some reassurance that the device will be robust enough to last me. With thanks, and looking forward to joining the team, Karth Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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