Originally Posted by Sweetpolly
HI, as for the Esteem, I am looking into seeing if I qualify. Also, is not because people want to hide their hearing aide surgical procedure. It is because the whole implant is implanted inside you and it is for people with sensorineural hearing loss. Regular hearing aides do not work on me - believe me, I have tried the best every 3 or 4 years. VA pays for it and it only the h.a.s not only makes sounds louder for me but also more garbled because I have sensorineural hearing loss very bad. So, I checked into this Esteem - I will consult with the VA and see if they will pay for it then I might get them.
Esteem products says because the implant is inside - it is direct sound I would hear as opposed to the hearing aides that collects all sounds outside of the ear. Of course I will get more answers to many questions - once I'm approved.
SweetPolly more power to you
Please let us know how your experience with it is if you get approved.
I personally couldn't go through with it but that's just me.