Debbie from US Posted November 9, 2018 Report Share Posted November 9, 2018 Hi, I just discovered this forum and hope there are some Bonebridge recepients on here who can share their experience with me. I have SSD in my right ear from Meniere's. I knew my hearing had been getting worse, but I hadn't had an audio exam for several years until this past spring when I had a very bad recurrence of vertigo and sought out a new ENT, since I had moved. Testing showed that I had profound loss now with very low speech recognition in that ear and was told I was officially SSD. I was given the option to trial a CROS aid for 6 weeks, which I did, but was not satisfied with it. It was then that I revisited the surgeon who suggested a BAHA. I was scheduled to have the surgery for that next month, but the surgeon called me back last week to discuss receiving a Bonebridge instead as they had recently been approved for use in the US (don't know why the FDA is so slow!) and she & the audiologist feel I am a good candidate. I am now scheduled to receive the Bonebridge on Dec. 13th- an early Christmas present!!. I am excited about it, but somewhat apprehensive as well, as I will be the first person my surgeon has implanted and the first Bonebridge recipient at this hospital (Duke in NC). I am not concerned about the surgeon's skill- she does CI surgeries all the time & I figure this will be much easier than that. It just would be nice to hear some first hand accounts of the recovery from the surgery and how well it is working once the processor is activated. Thanks. Mary Featherston and Mary Beth 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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