Peter 16245 Posted November 5, 2016 Report Share Posted November 5, 2016 I'm here to learn, so rest assured I will be absorbing all I can from everyone's knowledgable posts. As a "silver surfer" with age-related hearing loss, I've now reached the stage where hearing aids aren't doing much (or anything, to be honest) for my hearing. I was referred to the South Wales (UK) Cochlear Implant team about two years ago, and having gone through the treadmill of all their test procedures I have finally seen the Consultant Surgeon and been placed officially on the waiting list. With our National Health Service each individual CI patient application has to be funded on its merits, and I understand that (unofficially) the implant will probably be in about 18 months. So now is the time to research and learn!! Today I went to a "Technology Day" organised by the National CI Users' Association, where four manufacturers gave brief presentations and there was the opportunity to interact with existing CI users (including one gentleman who had his CI implanted 25 years ago!!). It's all very intriguing, and I'm grateful that a forum such as this exists - many thanks to you all in advance..... :-) Cara Mia 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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