Mineola Joe Posted May 17, 2018 Report Share Posted May 17, 2018 Hi folks, I’m new to this forum and hope to learn some things about what to expect as the weeks/months go by. My surgery was performed on March 20th and turn on occurred on May 3rd. I’ve lived with poor hearing in both ears for over 40 years and finally decided to go for an implant after hearing aids finally stopped helping. I know it will be a long time before the implant reaches maximum performance but I’m struggling at present. I’ve lived with tinnitus for many years but the surgery increased it tenfold in my implanted ear. Now, two months later, there has been no quietening at all. My Dr. said it would improve after turn on but that was not the case. My audiologist is having me gradually increase the volume of the device and after two weeks the ‘beeps’ and ‘chirps’ are beginning to overpower the tinnitus. That means it is getting up to serious headache inducing levels. Has anyone else experienced this and, if so, are there any suggestions how to cope? Sorry for being so long winded. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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