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Speech discrimination after surgery


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Hi, I had the surgery for my left cochlear implant on Monday and after the surgery I noticed I had better speech discrimination in my right ear. Has anyone else experienced this? It went away though after about a day and half though.

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Hi Belinda,

I can't say I noticed that after either of my 2, separate, surgeries but I do know the brain is an amazing thing and wants to utilize available resources as best it can.

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Hi Belinda,

 

Wow!  I thought it was strange but I recently told my husband that for some reason, I now hear a bit better in my non-implanted ear!  I thought it was my imagination but maybe not.

 

Can't wait to see what happens when I get "activated" this Tuesday!

 

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It didn't last for me, the better speech discrimination. I wish it had! I'm wondering if it was from the steroids?

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It didn't last for me, the better speech discrimination. I wish it had! I'm wondering if it was from the steroids?

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Good luck with the activation! I don't get mine activated until the 25th.

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I am being "activated" tomorrow.  I know that you are not supposed to wear your hearing aid for about 3 months after activation, but was wondering if there were occasions when those of you post 3 months, have "cheated" for even an hour of two,.  I intend to wear the implant 95 percent of the time but think there might come a time when I need to use the hearing aid for some reason.  If so, do you remove the external processor and rely on only the hearing aid or do you wear both?

 

Thanks

 

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Christine Morgan,

I did 'cheat' very little with my first ear, using the HA also only if I felt I really needed the added input to be able to know what was going on.

 

With my 2nd ear, I find I'm cheating more often because after about a week I felt I stopped making progress when I used just the new one.  I will continue to use just the new CI only as long as I feel I am getting better with it, but if the progress seems static, I'm going back to using both until my next mapping session.

My next mapping is 7/9/14 - not a moment too soon!

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