I am considering getting a Cochlear Implant as my hearing has dropped below the realm of human voices and my aid does not help me with this. I was born deaf in one ear and am now have profound loss in my other. When I attended my local community college I took ASL as I knew this day was coming. There where 4 people that had cochlear Implants in my classes over the 2 semesters and 3 out of 4 said they did not work for them ( this was over 20 yrs. ago ). I am sure the technology has gotten much better since then, but as I embark on this journey I need more information ( as much as possible ) to help me make the right decision. I own my own business ( Building Contractor, that specializes in Remodeling and Home Repair ) talking to my clients is getting much harder! I have had Tinnitus for the last 50 yrs. and it makes hearing voices harder if they aren't speaking above the ringing.