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Hi Everyone

I am new to this and I have questions to ask

1. How long did you all have to wait until you could actually recieve the Impant ? What was your porcess? Did you have to gain Med. Psychiatrist / psychiattrist? I am close on this and told to go into this with EXCITMENT.

Thank You

Lori

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I'm pretty sure there won't be just one answer.  My insurance didn't even require pre-approval for the CI - though my clinic did, they like to be sure they're getting paid.  So I saw the surgeon in February, had my first surgery in April.  There was no psychiatric or psychological approval or involvement.

But I'm with you on the excitement!

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Hi

The reason why they directed myself in this particular situation is because I carry dizziness and I'm currently off balance.

I am on medication to help but not completely.

My understanding is they are perparing myself before and after.

I am just awaiting!!

Thanks

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There is no one answer on your inquiry everyone is different. I am bilateral so I had  two operations one in 2016 and 2018.Getting approval from insurance no problems my biggest hold up setting the appointment with the hospital as my surgeon had 3 days a month at the hospital.Just a physical exam from my primary doc and I was on my way. I was very fortunate didn’t require pain meds I had no problems.

Good Luck Keep us posted

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I had an appt with the surgeon in Dec 2014.

Went for audiological testing and a MRI in January 2015.

Had another appt with the surgeon and audiologist in early Feb 2015 at which time the surgery date was scheduled.

In addition, I had a pre operative physical with my primary care physician and vaccinations.

A typical part of the process is to determine if we are mentally/emotionally ready to start this journey.  It is not unusual for candidates to meet with social workers/etc as part of the qualifying process.

Wishing you the best on your journey.

@Lori Martin

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Hi everyone

It's been awhile and some struggles along the way.

Many testing. But overall doing good.

Had hearing tests completed to basically rule illnesses out for the unbalance and dizziness that I'm currently dealing with.

The Psychiatry that is working with me say that I'm ready for the Cochlear implant.

It's been a year and going into five months.

I now have a new therapist that just got on board.

I believe I'm just awaiting for a call from my implant manager.

Thank you

Lori

 

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Good luck @Lori Martin

Let us know when you have a surgery date!

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Good luck! We'll be cheering for your success!

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Hi everyone 

It's been awhile since I wrote. I'm hanging in there with all.

I had a question for single sided deafness which I am.

I have been going through med. Psychiatry and therapy to be ready.

Now they are saying that my insurance may deny.

I have Maine care and Medicare any of you out there ever had this issue.

My team is so behind me with all.

Now I am basically just waiting.

 

Ty

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@Lori Martin

Ot sounds like things are moving forward for you.  Yay! I hope your insurance approved soon.  Keep us posted.

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Hi Mary Beth

Yes my team is saying that I am ready for the next level.

I will diffiently keep you posted.

Thanks

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