Profoundly deaf - anyone like me, have CI?

JClarke

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I know, I have never, never discussed anything related with CI in this section, but a question has sprung in my mind, time to time. BUt I have been assessed once, and that was nearly ten years ago (1999) in Sydney. But now, I have noticed the technology improved a lot, and am wondering, like myself who is profoundly deaf, does anyone - with same sort of or near similarity have a CI that could help? No?

Please discuss, but I would not want to see any wars or whatever - regarding to LunixGold's rules. Thank you.
 

Hear Again

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prior to receiving both of my ci's, i had severe-profound hearing loss for 10 years and have been quite happy with my decision to be implanted.
 

etalton

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I can't speak to the issue of how a CI would help you, as although I do have one, my surgery was just over two weeks ago and it has not been activated yet. However, I can tell you that it is rare that any negative comments rear their ugly head in this forum. Even those that do not agree with CI are usually respectful of others.
 

JClarke

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The only point is, it might not be possible becuase that I have bilingual sensorineural hearing loss which means that is profoundly deaf.
 

Hear Again

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The only point is, it might not be possible becuase that I have bilingual sensorineural hearing loss which means that is profoundly deaf.
ci's are designed for people who are profoundly deaf. jake, have you ever worn hearing aids before? if so, there's a good possibility that you could benefit from an implant even if it meant only being able to hear environmental sounds. i'm not trying to push you in the direction of getting a ci; i'm only pointing out the facts as to who is helped by them.
 

Chevy57

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Well, I do not agree that adults and older children have gotten CI. But they are not perfect to hear all words. One to three kids suppose to get CI and could understand to hear all words. They must go to all hearing schools. No deaf schools and no mainstream schools.
 

JClarke

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ci's are designed for people who are profoundly deaf. jake, have you ever worn hearing aids before? if so, there's a good possibility that you could benefit from an implant even if it meant only being able to hear environmental sounds. i'm not trying to push you in the direction of getting a ci; i'm only pointing out the facts as to who is helped by them.
The problem is that I retired my hearing aids precisely, 8 years ago. Becuase I am sick and tired of the hearing aids, it was useless. I tried once 5 years ago, in the end of the day, threw it out.
 

Hear Again

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Well, I do not agree that adults and older children have gotten CI. But they are not perfect to hear all words. One to three kids suppose to get CI and could understand to hear all words. They must go to all hearing schools. No deaf schools and no mainstream schools.
chevy,

what do you mean by the bolded statement? can you explain?

also, children with ci's do attend deaf schools. in fact, it isn't uncommon for deaf schools to have programs specifically designed for students who have ci's. i also know of many children with ci's who are successfully mainstreamed especially when they are raised in an oral-only environment. (i know that's probably going to rub some of you the wrong way, but it's true)
 

Hear Again

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The problem is that I retired my hearing aids precisely, 8 years ago. Becuase I am sick and tired of the hearing aids, it was useless. I tried once 5 years ago, in the end of the day, threw it out.
despite that, there's still a good possibility you could benefit from a ci. i know one ci user who had been totally deaf for 30 years who is now able to talk on the phone, watch tv/movies and enjoy music.
 

JClarke

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the point is, I would be keen to hear the sounds for the first time, but I recall, 10 years ago, that I wasn't a candidate for the CI, but I believe the technology has improved, where all in no matters of the condition can be the candidate of the CI> I also recall that Pinky is in the same boat as I, with 110Db, I can not remember the last time I went to the hearing centre! :shock:

I might consider to find my hearing aids, it is somewhere in my family home, where would they be? Hmm...

But the results I get 10 years ago has affected me and my parents, but being deaf is who I am. No matter if I can not hear. But CI has a little interest in me. I did the same thing, 5 years ago, but my mum was pointless in telling me off. But did the technology improve the devices as it would be; today?
 

Hear Again

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the point is, I would be keen to hear the sounds for the first time, but I recall, 10 years ago, that I wasn't a candidate for the CI, but I believe the technology has improved, where all in no matters of the condition can be the candidate of the CI> I also recall that Pinky is in the same boat as I, with 110Db, I can not remember the last time I went to the hearing centre! :shock:

I might consider to find my hearing aids, it is somewhere in my family home, where would they be? Hmm...

But the results I get 10 years ago has affected me and my parents, but being deaf is who I am. No matter if I can not hear. But CI has a little interest in me. I did the same thing, 5 years ago, but my mum was pointless in telling me off. But did the technology improve the devices as it would be; today?
i can understand that.

however, people who choose to receive ci's are not denying or ashamed of their deafness. rather, they view their ci's as a tool.

with or without my ci's, i am still deaf/deafblind.
 

JClarke

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True, I can understand that too, hear again. But the question remains unanswered since I have noticed the improvements of the CI's, I just read a thread from Skullchick, somewhere - that a source from whatever the website came from was interesting and raied a point to what I would like to know. But as myself, having these condition, I mentioned earlier, would be possible despite to the technology of today?
 

faire_jour

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Well, I do not agree that adults and older children have gotten CI. But they are not perfect to hear all words. One to three kids suppose to get CI and could understand to hear all words. They must go to all hearing schools. No deaf schools and no mainstream schools.
No, CI's are not perfect, but nothing is. As a hearing person, I never hear every single word, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't use my ears!
Also, my daughter just received her CI last month and was activated friday, She uses ASL and goes to a Deaf school. She is in a bi-bi class with all Deaf students.
You are wrong about many things.
 

JClarke

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Can everyone please stick to the topic. Chevy57, can you please refrain from taking this thread off course, that is not what I want, okay? Thank you.
 

Bottesini

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I wonder Jake, why don't you go to an CI audiologist and ask if the technology is now better and you could have it?
 

faire_jour

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True, I can understand that too, hear again. But the question remains unanswered since I have noticed the improvements of the CI's, I just read a thread from Skullchick, somewhere - that a source from whatever the website came from was interesting and raied a point to what I would like to know. But as myself, having these condition, I mentioned earlier, would be possible despite to the technology of today?
Yes, you absolutly can have a CI if you are profoundly Deaf. Yes, yes, yes, you can. You will not get the same kind of benefit as a person who was born hearing, or someone with a progressive loss, or someone who has done great with hearing aids and is totally oral. But that doesn't mean that you won't get benefit, or that you won't love what you do hear.
 

etalton

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The problem is that I retired my hearing aids precisely, 8 years ago. Becuase I am sick and tired of the hearing aids, it was useless. I tried once 5 years ago, in the end of the day, threw it out.
Each person is different in how they will do with CI. However, the main theory is that if you were once able to hear, the memory of sounds that you heard should make it easier to relearn with CI. It takes time and patience and WORK, but as Hear Again has sited, it can be done.
 

Hear Again

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True, I can understand that too, hear again. But the question remains unanswered since I have noticed the improvements of the CI's, I just read a thread from Skullchick, somewhere - that a source from whatever the website came from was interesting and raied a point to what I would like to know. But as myself, having these condition, I mentioned earlier, would be possible despite to the technology of today?
if you don't mind my asking, what condition are you referring to? hope this isn't derailing your thread. if it is, please disregard my post.
 

JClarke

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I wonder Jake, why don't you go to an CI audiologist and ask if the technology is now better and you could have it?
I am tempted to email to these professionals, but what I have researched, but I am not sure if it would be true. I read People who over 18, is a deaf mute, is profoundly deaf, uses signs and are well invovled in the deaf community is not candidiate for a CI - this what I thought, being a deaf mute; I am not a mute. I talk very well, I sign fluently (Auslan) and am well invovled in the deaf community but I balance well within the hearing world, such as my workplace and other hearing socialisization.
 

JClarke

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if you don't mind my asking, what condition are you referring to? hope this isn't derailing your thread. if it is, please disregard my post.
My hearing condition; please see post #4 but if you can not find it, it is what it is said below though.

The only point is, it might not be possible becuase that I have bilingual sensorineural hearing loss which means that is profoundly deaf.
 
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