AllDeaf.com
Perks - Advertise - Spy - Who Quoted Me  
Go Back   AllDeaf.com > Deaf Interests > Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants
LIKE AllDeaf on Facebook FOLLOW AllDeaf on Twitter
Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 03-27-2009, 12:00 AM   #1
bebito831
Registered User
 
bebito831's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Monterey County Ca.
Posts: 212
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Do you sleep with your hearing aids/ci on?

I never used to sleep with my hearing aids off when I was younger. After I had my first daughter (who is now 11) I started sleeping with one hearing aid on for fear she would cry and I wouldn't be able to hear her. So now 11 years later I still sleep with just one hearing aid on at night.

How about you all? Do you sleep with your HA/ CI on?
__________________
Melissa
bebito831 is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
All Deaf

Beitrag Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on AllDeaf.com
   
Unread 03-27-2009, 12:05 AM   #2
john57
Registered User
 
john57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 455
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
nope, I do not wear my hearing aid and especially my CI since I just get 33 hours of battery power from it. My ears needs a rest and they will perform better in the morning when I put the aids back on.
john57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 12:15 AM   #3
candybrowneyes
Registered User
 
candybrowneyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,358
Blog Entries: 1
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to candybrowneyes
i was when i had the open fit HAs but I wont with these, my audi told me its bad for the aids because of the moisture from body heat... i wish i could though it helps with tinnitus.
__________________
Love is the force that transforms and improves the soul of the world...
candybrowneyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 12:34 AM   #4
Pepsi
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,369
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I do not wear my HAs when I sleep.
Pepsi is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 12:36 AM   #5
VamPyroX
bloody phreak from hell
 
VamPyroX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: 40.18, 58.41
Posts: 34,376
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to VamPyroX Send a message via AIM to VamPyroX Send a message via Yahoo to VamPyroX
I don't sleep with my hearing aid on.

I might fall asleep or take a nap with my hearing aid, but never intentionally.
__________________
Check out my city... CLICK HERE!
(If you've already visited yesterday, visit again today!)
VamPyroX is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 12:41 AM   #6
Hear Again
Registered User
 
Hear Again's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 20,122
Blog Entries: 6
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I don't sleep with my CIs on unless I have an important appointment that I can't miss the following day. For some reason, vibrating alarms do not wake me, so I have to keep my CIs on in order to hear the radio alarm on my talking clock radio.

If I don't have anywhere important to go, I sleep with my CIs off and love the complete silence.
Hear Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 01:24 AM   #7
overthepond
Registered User
 
overthepond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Great Britain
Posts: 2,079
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
utter silence is for me!!! I like my sleep. If i fall asleep on the couch my CI probably be still on and i don't notice much unless i roll over to the implanted side... it is really uncomfortable!!!...
overthepond is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 02:07 AM   #8
Assynt
Registered User
 
Assynt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 19
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I, too, started sleeping with one HA on after my son was born and still keep this habit, though it is no longer necessary.

As for the speech processor, I always take it off for the night... Reason: first, after 24 sequential hours of wearing it its performance nearly falls to the floor; second, the magnet tends to fall off every time my head touches the pillow and the entire device seems to be rather fragile
Assynt is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 03:04 AM   #9
~*Kaelei*~
Registered User
 
~*Kaelei*~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Posts: 1,571
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to ~*Kaelei*~ Send a message via MSN to ~*Kaelei*~ Send a message via Yahoo to ~*Kaelei*~
No, I can't sleep with CI on.... I must have absolute silence to be able to sleep.

But there has been times that I would fall asleep on the couch while watching TV/Movie with CI and I don't wake up unless there was a loud noise from the TV. Sometimes I fall asleep on the plane and the engine won't bother my hearing while I have CI on.

But about 99% of the time, I must have absolute silence to go to sleep, to be able to be in deep sleep. Or otherwise, every single noise whether it's soft or loud, it wakes me up.

All my life, I've been sleeping with no sounds so it's like its only way I'm able to sleep.... no sounds at all.
__________________
~*Kaelei*~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 04:02 AM   #10
JamieLynn
Registered User
 
JamieLynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,336
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Just wondering: wouldn't mothers be using this more than other people?

Jamie
JamieLynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 04:28 AM   #11
Frisky Feline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 25,174
Likes: 42
Liked 83 Times in 57 Posts
No i don't wear my HAs when i go to sleep. i like to be a VERY silent. My kids are over 5 years old.

If they were babies, i had a baby cry signular. I still have it . I could have used them again when its necessary.
Frisky Feline is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 06:26 AM   #12
~*Kaelei*~
Registered User
 
~*Kaelei*~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Posts: 1,571
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to ~*Kaelei*~ Send a message via MSN to ~*Kaelei*~ Send a message via Yahoo to ~*Kaelei*~
My husband would've woke me up if the baby was crying. At least that what he did when Tristan was a baby, he would shake me to wake me up, to let me know the baby is crying.

Now my kid is 3 years old, He would just come to me if he needs me, he knows I can't hear so he would poke me to wake me up.
__________________
~*Kaelei*~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 08:48 AM   #13
JamieLynn
Registered User
 
JamieLynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,336
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ~*Kaelei*~ View Post
Now my kid is 3 years old, He would just come to me if he needs me, he knows I can't hear so he would poke me to wake me up.

Thatís what bf is doing with me whenever I fail to hear the alarm clock. I hate beeping alarm clocks so ours is set on musicÖ. Iíve always had sleeping troubles ever since I was little, but once Iím asleep, Iím sleeping

Sometimes Adam even has to shake me because poking isnít enough

Jamie
JamieLynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 09:43 AM   #14
Bottesini
Old Deaf Ranter
 
Bottesini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: HFA
Posts: 41,102
Blog Entries: 1
Likes: 74
Liked 104 Times in 64 Posts
No not when sleeping. It is a good way to get fungal and bacterial infections. I take them out clean and dry and clean ears too.
__________________
Bottesini is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 01:18 PM   #15
JennyB
Registered User
 
JennyB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 1,211
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to JennyB
I have hard molds and if I fall asleep with them in I end up with bruised ear canals and I can't wear my hearing aids for a week...so no!
__________________
Queer, Deaf, radical disability theorist, feminist, activist, advocate, and linguist. Fear me!

NEW BLOG!

Jenny~B
http://fiestydeafanddisabled.wordpress.com
JennyB is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 01:30 PM   #16
Lissa
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,325
Blog Entries: 1
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I sleep with no hearing aid or implant
__________________
lissa, 24, profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss.

Nucleus 5 in my left ear, Implanted October 2000, activated November 2000.
Oticon Spirit Zest C SP in my right ear
Lissa is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 04:30 PM   #17
cdmeggers
Registered User
 
cdmeggers's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2,829
Likes: 29
Liked 11 Times in 7 Posts
nope, must be off.
__________________
My Ear Blog
Advanced Bionics BEA Volunteer Mentor
cdmeggers is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 04:33 PM   #18
Lissa
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 4,325
Blog Entries: 1
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
For those who keep their hearing aid on to hearing their children crying in the night, could you not get a vibrating pager that vibrate when the baby/child cries?
Or would you sleep through that?
__________________
lissa, 24, profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss.

Nucleus 5 in my left ear, Implanted October 2000, activated November 2000.
Oticon Spirit Zest C SP in my right ear
Lissa is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 06:07 PM   #19
PePe LePew
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 718
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sleeping with Hearing aid on

I don't sleep with my hearing aid on at bedtime...In the daytime like if I watch TV I would fall asleep with my hearing aid on, sometime if I'm expecting someone at the door while I'm napping I have to have my hearing aid on so I can hears someone knockin'...if a man has to inspected my home, i leave my hearing aid on so I know he's at the door if I was sleeping (napping).

I never sleep with it at bedtime, not a good ideas, your ear canal needs air!
PePe LePew is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 06:26 PM   #20
Vivie
Registered User
 
Vivie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Greece
Posts: 289
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
No , never slept with HA on...

with CI I unintentionally sometimes fall asleep...but at night I always remove it..when I get to be a mother I'll shell out the money for an vib alert system..my alarm clock always wakes me up by vibration!
__________________
http://greek-ci.blogspot.com/ <--English blog!!

Implanted left ear on 22th May 2008 with Nucleus Freedom Implant
Activated 28th May 2008 with Nucleus Freedom BTE ( chocolate colour )
Vivie is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 06:48 PM   #21
bebito831
Registered User
 
bebito831's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Monterey County Ca.
Posts: 212
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for your replies everyone.

I never invested in a bed vibrator to alert me when my babies cried, wouldn't it wake up my husband also?

My youngest is now 3 so I really don't need to wear my ha on at night anymore, I used to love sleeping in complete silence, but now since my girls are older my fears have turned from not being to hear them cry, to being worried about intruders in their rooms and such. We have regular baby monitors set up in their rooms and the receivers sit next to my bed.


I only wear one ha on at night and I take turns so that my ears get a rest. I don't think I would be able to sleep comfortably any more not being able to hear my girls.

My husband has perfect hearing but I swear he can sleep through anything! LOL
__________________
Melissa
bebito831 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-27-2009, 06:57 PM   #22
Lavender
Registered User
 
Lavender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: WackoPlanet
Posts: 1,842
Blog Entries: 1
Likes: 1
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
No, I don't sleep w/ HA's on. When my son was baby, yes I did leave 'em on overnight or fell asleep.
__________________
>------------------------->
I don't trust words.

I trust actions.

<------------------<
Lavender is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-28-2009, 10:06 PM   #23
Bebonang
Registered User
 
Bebonang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A
Posts: 8,508
Likes: 132
Liked 14 Times in 12 Posts
I always take my hearing aid off when I goes to bed. I had a flashing light alarm clocks in the old days and they work for me a lot. I had never had a vibrating bed that would wake me up from the dead. As for my only son, I could not afford a flashing or vibrating baby cryer so I put my son facing down in his little baby carrier next to my bed and just put my hand on his back to feel his crying if he cried. I never had a problem with it. I never used my hearing aid to hear his cry, because like glasses you just don't wear the hearing aid. Beside it is not comfortable to wear the hearing aid to bed on.

I remember when I was in the hospital for the stomach surgery, I was told by the surgeon that I should leave my hearing aid on but take my glasses off. I was puzzled at him and when I was out into darkness and not hearing any sounds. When I woked up from the surgery in the hospital room, I was a little bit groggy and I felt my hearing aid on and I did not like having the hearing aid on like that. This was the first time I have ever wore a hearing aid on in the hospital. I don't know where that surgeon get the idea for me to leave my hearing aid on.
__________________
DEAF SINCE BIRTH

Gegiibishedjig (Deaf Person)

You speak to me on lip..
I don't speak..
I sign with you..
You gesture..
I can't hear you..
You can hear me..
You can see and I can see..
-Smell, Sense, Taste, Feel and See-
Was born with broken ears..
I was not perfect, but I am used to being happy and Deaf..
Bebonang is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-29-2009, 12:11 PM   #24
bebito831
Registered User
 
bebito831's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Monterey County Ca.
Posts: 212
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bebonang View Post
I always take my hearing aid off when I goes to bed. I had a flashing light alarm clocks in the old days and they work for me a lot. I had never had a vibrating bed that would wake me up from the dead. As for my only son, I could not afford a flashing or vibrating baby cryer so I put my son facing down in his little baby carrier next to my bed and just put my hand on his back to feel his crying if he cried. I never had a problem with it. I never used my hearing aid to hear his cry, because like glasses you just don't wear the hearing aid. Beside it is not comfortable to wear the hearing aid to bed on.

I remember when I was in the hospital for the stomach surgery, I was told by the surgeon that I should leave my hearing aid on but take my glasses off. I was puzzled at him and when I was out into darkness and not hearing any sounds. When I woked up from the surgery in the hospital room, I was a little bit groggy and I felt my hearing aid on and I did not like having the hearing aid on like that. This was the first time I have ever wore a hearing aid on in the hospital. I don't know where that surgeon get the idea for me to leave my hearing aid on.
You got to keep your hearing aid on during surgery, I have never heard of that. I did wear my hearing aids during labor when I gave birth to my girls but not for any other procedure at the hospital. That is interesting to know.
__________________
Melissa
bebito831 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-29-2009, 01:40 PM   #25
Babyblue
Registered User
 
Babyblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 12,232
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I always take mine off, before I go to bed. I usually take it off when I want some quiet time to myself as well.
Babyblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-29-2009, 07:43 PM   #26
sara1981
Registered User
 
sara1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: North Little Rock,Ar
Posts: 7,395
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to sara1981
NOPE! when i was little girl i using hearing aids and i got remove hearing aids before bedtimes i dont think will be both! i would agree with posts.
__________________


Katie the beagle puppy she so adorables!!
sara1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-29-2009, 07:56 PM   #27
SeanB
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 740
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nope! I would probably crush or rwist any accessories attached to the CI processor, matter of fact, I don't take unecessary risks considering the CI is fragile as it is.
SeanB is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-25-2010, 08:22 PM   #28
JR
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2 year old wants to sleep with aids in

I am a parent of a 2 year old with hearing loss. He wears bilateral HA's, but we think his hearing loss may have progressed recently and are awaiting an ABR.

In the meantime, I think he is waking up at night a bit disoriented- perhaps because he is not hearing as well without his aids now.

Anyway- tonight he wouldn't lay down for bed unless I left the hearing aids in. Sounds like some do this, but many do not because of moisture issues.

I think I will try it for a night and see if he sleeps better with them in.

Any other advice?

Keep in mind he is 2 (and acting like it these days).
JR is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-25-2010, 09:25 PM   #29
sr171soars
Registered User
 
sr171soars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 2,700
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
No, I never have worn my HA or my CI when sleeping. Well, my wife made me wear my CI once or twice when she went out of town. I was taking care of the kids and they were young. I will say that I didn't sleep as well as I usually do.

I use a flashing light alarm to wake myself up even though my wife can hear anything. She goes by the theory that I'm a big boy and I can handle getting up in the morning on my own.
__________________
But trailing clouds of glory till He comes...

Foolishness is not a virtue
sr171soars is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 06-25-2010, 09:54 PM   #30
coolgirlspyer90
Registered User
 
coolgirlspyer90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,667
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
No, i don't sleep with my cochlear implant on. I don't like sleeping with it because when i put my head against the pillow, my cochlear implant presses against my ear and when i get up, the pressure releases and it hurts for a little bit. I sometimes fall asleep with my cochlear implant on a nap without even knowing it. I try to avoid that. But no, i don't sleep with my cochlear implant on. as well for my hearing aid when i used to wear it.
coolgirlspyer90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 AM.


Join AllDeaf on Facebook!    Follow us on Twitter!

AllDeaf proudly supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Copyright © 2002-2014, AllDeaf.com. All Rights Reserved.