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Hello there I have been approved for a cochlear implant and meet all the requirements. I have so many questions...dont' really know where to start. the major thing that concern me is after the activation, is it very hard to hear at first? and how long does it take to start comprhend speeches? 

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Contingent upon the issue, a few specialists and plastic specialists will exhort holding up until the point when the youngster is no less than six years of age before looking for restorative surgery. The explanation behind this is straightforward: a kid's ears achieve their full grown-up measure at that age. Rectifying the issue before this time can prompt unfortunate and erratic outcomes as the tyke's ears keep on growing bigger. Obviously, this prompts some level of cover with the start of school for most kids, which is something guardians need to think about. That said kids in kindergarten and first grade are regularly all the more tolerating of contrasts, including ear deformations, than more established youngsters.

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It seems generally agreed upon that the sooner a deaf child receives a cochlear implant, the better the auditory, language and speech results tend to be.  In the US, FDA approves at 1 year old but some children are implanted younger than that.

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When I first received my implant I could hear the noises but struggled to distinguish them. my description is a bit complex, imagine complete silence is the darkest black possible

at first sound is just white, silence is black and sound is white, then over time you get some shade of grey, you might be able to hear slight differences in sounds you can tell that there are 2 different voices and work out who they belong to. After a while you get pastel colours, you can hear sounds like birds tweeting and the phone ringing music etc then slowly the colours get bolder and brighter and there is more of them and after a while you start to get some sense of direction (if you have bilateral ones).

For me i had black and white for the first 2-3 weeks then the pastels started about 3 months after I got switched on and id say I had sense of direction 12-18 months after being switched on. In the first few months I did a lot of listening exercises  and I think this helped to develop my hearing quicker.

just remember everyone is different

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I love your description using colors!

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