Hi everyone! I'm in the Envoy Esteem clinical study, and I will be implanted on June 18th. Any members still around who have had the implant? I've been following this study for quite some time, and I am very excited. I was a part of the study back in 2005, but I failed my baseline testing two days before surgery and was forced to drop out. At that particular point of testing, I had to listen to a cd and repeat the words requested, but I had a very hard time understanding this particular man's voice. I was really devastated. Yesterday, I managed to pass all the testing, so everything's looking great. I'm always up for meeting fellow patients! By the way, for those of you who have/are interested in cochlear implants...Envoy is set to begin studies on a fully implantable cochlear implant with NO outer components! I've heard this study will begin sometime in 2009. It's amazing how much technology has been advancing over the years!