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Hi everyone,

I have just received a bonebridge implant and wondered if anybody on here could give some advice. The incision was made literally right behind the ear where the ear is connected to the head, and as result I have quite a lot of swelling and my right ear is sticking out. Has anybody else had similar issues with their implant? I'm wondering if perhaps the incision was made too close to the ear. 

Could anybody also advise on how long it took their swelling to go down?

Thank you! 

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Hi @Cam and welcome to HearPeers!  Congratulations on your BoneBridge!

 

I have cochlear implants but my incision was made where you described and at first my ear did stick out due to swelling.  It went down.

I slept in a recliner for the first few nights to keep my head elevated.

Hopefully some BoneBridge users will chime in.

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Hi @Mary Beth

Thanks for letting me know - hopefully the swelling goes down! 

I’m going for my ‘switch on’ on 4th November, so hopefully it all works well.

All the best.

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Keep us posted @Cam

Wishing you the best!

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Hey there Cam. How are thing sounding. Did your swelling do down. I'm looking to get mine Jan-6. 

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Hi everyone,

The results are good? I am really looking forward to some good results.

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Hi all,

sorry for the late reply!

Yes the swelling has gone down and it is working perfectly. The bonebridge really helps me in picking up sounds and I am very pleased with the results.

Although since the operation I have developed continuous tinnitus on the left side (opposite to the implant site which is on the right) which has occurred for the last 3 months - which is quite annoying. The medical team have done investigations and there is no sound being directly emmitted by the implant, so they are unsure what has triggered the sounds that I am hearing.

Perhaps it was triggered as a result of surgery but perhaps not - it could just be a coincidence that I have developed tinnitus post-op. 

Despite that I am enjoying the benefits that the bonebridge brings.

Cam.

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10 hours ago, Cam said:

Hi all,

sorry for the late reply!

Yes the swelling has gone down and it is working perfectly. The bonebridge really helps me in picking up sounds and I am very pleased with the results.

Although since the operation I have developed continuous tinnitus on the left side (opposite to the implant site which is on the right) which has occurred for the last 3 months - which is quite annoying. The medical team have done investigations and there is no sound being directly emmitted by the implant, so they are unsure what has triggered the sounds that I am hearing.

Perhaps it was triggered as a result of surgery but perhaps not - it could just be a coincidence that I have developed tinnitus post-op. 

Despite that I am enjoying the benefits that the bonebridge brings.

Cam.

Thanks @Cam

Do you have a SSD or other case?

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1 hour ago, lee said:

Thanks @Cam

Do you have a SSD or other case?

Hi Lee,

I have mild to moderate conductive hearing loss in both ears.

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