kwooddell Posted October 18, 2012 Report Share Posted October 18, 2012 I am the Mom of an 18 month old son who will receive a cochlear implant on his right side next month. Right now, we are trying to decide between two brands...Cochlear and Med El. How did you decide? We've been told the good thing is they are both good and children have great success with both so we really can't make a bad decision. But, how to decide is difficult. I'm just reading everything I can get my hands on. It does help to read about others experience with the CI and that it takes time. My son received hearing aids a week ago and we know he can hear better, especially on his left side, but the progress is slow. He's not turning towards sounds or his name, we can't read a book to him yet. Interestingly, he is quieter. He used to yell/grunt and slam cabinet doors and doors all over the house. He's not doing that as much now. I see a difference in him but it is so subtle I can't explain it. I've always felt my words never got through to him, like there was a wall between us, but with the hearing aids I don't feel that way. I'm sure the CI will make it even better. Any advice you have about choosing a brand? Expectations? Anything is appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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