Originally Posted by GrendelQ
Tough decision! I've read great things about Medel: here's a wonderful blog by a young woman outlining her experience
This shouldn't be the first consideration at all, but once you decide on a CI, remember the massive amount of accessories and cords and batteries, etc, that come with, as well as understanding the software and sound strategies employed and how to achieve what you need with the right program. Sharing both the stuff outside and the stuffing inside might make sense, if all else is equal in your mind.
That is a good point... I have read Sara's blog... I have seen many blogs from MedEl and AB, but almost none from Cochlear... but that might be me. I am not sure what all comes with the CI, that is something I have not asked, but I will need to ask the surgeon, or the Audiologist. The thing that frightens me about AB is the number of recalls they have had... and I am not sure that is something I am ok with putting in my princesses head, something that has had so many recalls... but I have also heard it is the best for music... which is something she may enjoy as she gets older... I don't know what to do with hers... and I may be rethinking my decision to go with MedEl... but I do like the size of their processors... my surgeon also has implanted many more Cochlear Americas brand than anything else... But I know that one person on here, CDmegers or something like that, is a recipient from my Surgeon...