Steven HW 96706 Posted April 28 Report Share Posted April 28 Aloha Everyone! I have been wearing hearing aids since 1995 (wow 28 yrs)... My (L) ear is my worst but I wear hearing aids in both. I have a second appointment with the CI Surgeon May 10th. I'm instructed that she will determine at that time if I am a for sure a candidate. I have been to the audiologist twice for testing. The initial test I was told I was a candidate based on my audiogram (attached). My second visit I seemed to do better. Go-figure! I am still in the process of testing but have looked at the different brands, Cochlear Americas, Med-El and Advanced Bionics. I think I have ruled out AB because they don't offer the off the ear processor. Wearing hearing aids for this long, I want to have the off the ear option. I understand this is a Med-El forum so if I'm not allowed to discuss brand selection I won't. Living on an Island, I want the easiest way to keep my devices dry and it seems the Med-El has a simple sleeve vs Cochlear Americas (CA) having a case like housing. I'm also concerned with the depth of the implant in the cochlea. I want to experience the best hearing I can, and understand the deeper the implant the better the quality of sounds. I hope that makes sense. Does anyone have both implants and can tell me which they prefer? If I am a candidate, I plan to do my bad ear (L) first and then my (R) ear next. IMG_5125.heic Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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