CI is great for people like you with very profound hearing loss. Ive read some of your other threads. You said you didn't have enough residual hearing to hear with HAs so you stopped wearing them. Was the audiologist even able to record any responses on your audiograms before you got CI? I am just curious what db loss you had. My own audiologist puts the loss at 120db as the point where HAs cease to be of any benefit.
You can see how I feel about CIs from my blog in my sig. I am not against CIs, just against all the hype CIs have gotten in the last 2-3 years. Nowdays people see CIs as something they "gotta have" as the "latest and greatest" or to "upgrade" from their HAs which are already giving them plenty of benefit. Alot of people have unrealistic expectations nowdays, ive posted a thread about this woman who hears worse with CI than HA. But in your case, you had nothing to lose and the only risk was the surgery itself.
Not everyone gets good speech comphrension, although postlinguals have better odds of improved speech. I am superb at reading lips and can get 80% to 95% of the words from a person who speaks as clear as I do. I don't struggle with speech. lip reading is another way I gain access to speech. I can hear most environmental sounds and I have enough residual hearing that my audiologist feels I won't see any improvements with CI over HA so he doesn't recommend CI for me or anyone with equal or more residual hearing than me.
for choosing stem cells over CI are numerous. Many thousands have gotten stem cells for all conditions with 90% success rate. I have emailed/contacted stem cell centers, read articles, did my research and know the facts. Chloe
got such good results she can hear well without HAs! My hearing loss is the same in both ears. Recent audiogram: 125Hz=55db, 250Hz=70db, 500Hz=90db, 750Hz=110db, 1000Hz-8000Hz=NR at 110db. I discuss my deafness and stem cells in my blog