Originally Posted by deafdude1
I realistically expect at least 20db improvement. Phi4sius know someone who improved 25db. Hope Phi4sius can provide his "before" and "after" audiograms!
This is why ive decided to wait 5 years for stem cells instead of getting a CI now and having to wait 15-20 years. There's many other reasons for my choice.
For you, they would have to remove the CI so yea they can insert the stem cells directly in the cochlea base opening. For me, stem cells will be injected into my arm and some will migrate upwards like it did to this guy who got 25db improvement. Ill take the safe route and 25db improvmement over risky surgery to implant the stem cells that might give me 50db improvmement if im lucky or end up losing it all among other complications. Stem cells should repair the auditory nerves too!
Might, should, hope, expect.....That is all a maybe, when we HAVE the ability to improve hearing by 100 db TODAY! I just don't get it...