Originally Posted by Angle1989
Now I'm really confused. I'm late deafend. It's only been 6months. It happened over night. But, I have a terrible loud noise in my brain and or ears that's driving me crazy and it's getting worse. I say brain because I'm deaf due to an illness that caused a couple seizures which caused brain swelling. At first wouldn't consider CI because I'm frightened my brain might be affected. But, I just started to consider CI because the noise makes me feel like my brains going to blow. See specialist 12/13/2011. I don't know what to do. HELP!!!!!!
It is up to you, Angle1989.
Do you want to restore your hearing? If you do, then get a CI or specialized Hearing Aid. Also with the CI you don't return to normal hearing levels. You only get like 20-30 channels (that I've read) out of the 100+ possible with normal hearing. You also have to go in for sound re-mapping on an every now and then basis. I don't have a CI so I can't tell you how it feels like, you would be better off asking someone who was later deafened and got one. Keep in mind that implants run several thousands, in the double digits.
If you want to live with it, (the cheaper, health-safe option) then pick up a sign language and drop your speaking friends, and meet deaf people who communicate with sign language and writing/typing.