TheresaO Posted December 9, 2017 Report Share Posted December 9, 2017 Greetings! This is my first online forum and I am not active on social media. So I am not really sure how this works. However I really like the idea of being able to connect with others facing similar issues. I experienced sudden deafness in May. I had a cochlear implant (kanso) in July and it was turned on in Aug. In retrospect I may not have done a lot of research on my options and really trusted my audiologist’s advice. Being deaf it seem like any option to be able to hear was better than the state I was in, particularly because my mind was making up so much noise in my head to compensate for the loss of hearing. I was starting to go crazy but that’s a whole another story. So the good news is the implant quieted all the noises/voices in my head and I am able to participate in conversations. I guess I was just surprised at the point of turn on of how I was now living in a Mickey Mouse world. My doctor had said the turn would be like Christmas but I didn’t understand that because I was going to be given a backpack full of stuff ! I am able to distinguish now between male and female voices. I was curious if anyone had any experience similar to mine. Will I ever hear or be able to understand music like I had previously? I miss listening to music and I think the fact that my husband plays guitar makes it even harder. Thanks so much for creating this community ! Theresa Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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