Nameeta Patil Posted October 21, 2016 Report Share Posted October 21, 2016 Hello, My daughter will be 7yrs. old in December, is a bilateral cochlear implant user (Opus2). She is very well eshtablished in her hearing and speech journey and doing very well in a mainstream school. Unfortunately her journey has also been marred with niggling issues like LHS reimplant, and RHS implant site having swelling with the slightest of knocks or bumps. In the last one year she has had five such swellings, most of them have gone with usage of head bandage or stronger magnet and a course of anti-biotics. One she had to undergo a minor surgery to drain out the fluid. With all this we came to a conclusion that she needs to wear a protective headband to reduce effect of any impact all day in school. We tried the Unequal headband, it is a good headband but not a good fit. We also tried the Forcefield headband which also not a good fit and she had a swelling from an impact with this headband on her! YAIS, Yorshire Auditory Implant services, Bradford, have always been prompt and efficient in providing us with appointments with Consultants and Audiology for this purpose. Unfortunately Priyanka seems to be the only one at YAIS going through such an experience. The problem is there is no protective head gear meant for Cochlear Implant users that can guarantee to reduce impact from knocks, bumps and falls. As a parent I feel helpless seeing my daughter's spirit dampening after every such swelling episodes. The last time it happened she said, 'I am jealous of the hearing world who don't have to go through what I have too, why I am deaf?'? It would be very helpful to hear from parents who have had such similar experience and to know if there is any other protective head band better suited for this purpose. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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