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How long have you been implanted?


Mary Beth
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How long have you been implanted?  

22 members have voted

  1. 1. I have been implanted for

    • I am a candidate for a CI
      3
    • I have a CI surgery date
      0
    • Under 3 months
      1
    • 3-6 months
      1
    • 6-11 months
      2
    • 1-3 years
      6
    • 3-6 years
      7
    • 6-10 years
      2
    • 10-15 years
      0
    • Over 15 years
      0


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How long have you been implanted? Or your child if you are a parent of a CI user.

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Ok friends.  Let’s give this poll a try.

After you enter your choice in the poll, tag some others.

 

@Joan

@Nikki

@Mary Featherston

@Megan L.

@Cara Mia

@Jdashiell

@Hearing Again

@Kara of Canada

@Hicksy

@Jewel

 

I tagged 10.  

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I got a bit tag happy! 😊 

I believe I tagged everyone who has posted in the past week.

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I am a candidate and have an appointment with an audiologist in a couple of weeks to review the options and make a decision on which manufacturer I am going to choose. A daunting decision to say the least because each manufacturer says they are the best. 

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@JohnL

It is a big decision. 

Were you able to enter your selection in the above poll?

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I answered.  6-11 months, which is accurate for the right side.  Left side is younger.

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Yes, I was able to enter a selection. 

And it is a huge decision. I know this is a Med El sponsored board but I really wish I was able to communicate with users of the other manufacturers (especially Cochlear Inc because that product interests me as much, if not more, than the med el product line). 

But at least this has helped with the med el products. 

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June 2015 - left side

August 2016 - right side

Sugeons from the University of Miami through the VA

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@JohnL

All 3 brands have ways candidates can be put in touch with CI users.  Reach out to customer service and ask.

I chose Med-El for my CI brand but have friends with all three FDA approved brands.  Although having choices makes our decision process more difficult, I believe that competition between brands helps users in the end.

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@JewelHi everyone!! I've been implanted for 7 months. Boy did you CI vets hit it on the head when you said after implantation would be super super busy. 

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@Mary Beth thank you. I will visit 5he forum more often. I just started back college full time. Getting used to being g surrounded by so many young people on campus. It's definitely different this time around in my late 40's AND being able to hear and understand and participate in class discussions. I would love to start a blog or article on the differences between now and 30 years ago as a young undergraduate just coming to grips with severe hearing loss. Anyone have any ideas where to submit such an article or blog?

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7 hours ago, Mary Beth said:

How long have you been implanted? Or your child if you are a parent of a CI user.

@Mary Beth

I will not be implanted 'till Feb 8th

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@C T lex  You are why I made the “I have a surgery date” option in the poll!

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Had all tests and scans, selected colour of external device, just awaiting surgery date! Letter should arrive any day now...

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