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    It's been quite a while so i think I need to reintroduce myself

    My name is adam, living now in Mt. Pleasant SC. Grew up hearing, started to lose hearing in mid 20's. it all went away about 3 years ago so I now have 2 cochlear implants.
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    telecoil equiped cell phone.

    first let me apologize if this topic has already been covered. I'm sure it has. but can't find any posts on it. ok heres the deal. about 6 months ago i went Deaf. just in the last 2 months i have recieved 2 cochlear implants. My cell phone is a blackberry curve 8520 smartphone. I cannot...
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    telecoil equiped cell phone.

    first let me apologize if this topic has already been covered. I'm sure it has. but can't find any posts on it. ok heres the deal. about 6 months ago i went Deaf. just in the last 2 months i have recieved 2 cochlear implants. My cell phone is a blackberry curve 8520 smartphone. I cannot...
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    ptcallaghan good luck on activation today!!!

    let us know how it went!!!! adam
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    Med-El

    Med-El has just launched the Hearpeers community. it's a pretty good one. Check it out at HearPeers | The Hearing Implant Community
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    I'm BIONIC

    Well it' official, I am now Bionic. I had my surgery last Tuesday. I have the MedEl Sonata implant. My activation is May 11th.
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    new surgery date

    well it has been a while since I have posted. a lot has happened but the short update is that my surgery date has been changed from June 2nd to April 26th. I found out yesterday. I will have to go with Med-el as my first choice was not an option at this hospital. Can't wait!!! adam
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    running shirt

    hey everybody, I am an ultramarathon runner and am looking for a running shirt that says DEAF RUNNER on the back. since I run so far, I don't run fast. people come up from behind and pass me then I get "the look" as they pass, I guess iritated that i didn't move when they said something, i don't...
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    well it finally happened

    hey everybody, the last couple of months ive noticed a drop in my hearing. My ha's have pretty much outlived thier usefullness so I was going to order a new pair in January. I have to have a current audiogram so I went in on Monday to get it taken care of. Come to find out my hearing...
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    insurance companies

    hey everyone We are switching to a new insurance comapny at work for next year. does anybody know offhand if bluechoice covers hearing aids or cochlear implants?
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    types of hearing tests

    can somebody please tell me what and expanded hearing test is as well as what is involved with a HINT test? these were mentioned for my next visit. Just trying to get an idea of what I'm in for.
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    question about hearing test

    good morning everybody, I had a hearing test yesterday because i felt that my hearing had dropped a bit. it did. It was between 90 and 95 across the board. The thing that was weird was that i scored 64% on word recognition in quiet. I'm wondering if anybody else scored so high on the...
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    Vlogs

    Hey everybody, I just completed ASL 2 classes and am looking for some VLOGs to watch for practice. are there any good ones that you know of that won't be too tough for me to follow? Adam
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    just got back from audie visit

    Well it looks like I am going to need new HA's. She gave me a choice of two, one being less expensive. Either the Exelia or the versata. I already have Bi cross aids so it is "only" going to cost me $2000 for the cheaper one. Unfortunitley they do not take payments, it's all or nothing. That...
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    Let them hear

    I have heard that this organization will help fight insurance companies to approve covering CI'S but if you get them to help you, you can only get a CI that they tell you to get. Is that true? Adam
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    exercise and CI's

    Do you or can you wear your CI while exercising? I would imagine they are like HA's in that you can't get them wet. Adam
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    tomorrow is the day

    I will be having surgery tomorrow morning. They will be doing a Labyrinthectomy. Basically what they are going to do is remove the vestibular (balance) system from my left ear. I have had many problems with vertigo and fistulas. I've had a number of surgeries but still having very problematic...
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    Eating out

    If you are eating out with a hearing person, do you get mad if the waiter or waitress talks to the hearing person about what you want? Why or why not? Adam I am hard of hearing and that happened the other day to me. It irritated me a little bit because I missed most of what she said at...
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    Ear surgery

    Well it looks like I am going to have a Labyrinthectomy. I will be going to my ENT on 10/13 to set a surgery date. They will be removing the vestibular system in my left ear. This will destroy any residual hearing as they will cut the hearing nerve and remove the cochlea as well as the balance...
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    Labyrinthectomy

    Has anybody had this done? My Ent suggested this for me as i have had chronic vertigo. My left ear has profound loss so we wouldn't have to worry about losing any hearing. basically what they would do is remove the vestibular system (balance center) in that ear. I would like to talk to anybody...
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