That is actually how I found my girlfriend on PlentyofFish. She's hearing and I'm deaf but she understands deaf culture and knows sign language.... Not fluently but enough to make life easier for me lol. 3 years strong as of May 3rd :D
I think people can search based on shared interests
I'll be getting my first CI in February *happy dance*
I will never understand why a hearing aid is never really covered and a CI usually is... other than it being a medical procedure, but aside from that I don't get it. Counting my lucky stars though!
I do agree though that a CI is NOT a cure...
The only chat room I have found for a more sincere mature group online is from here: http://myhearingloss.org/
The only problem is it is only up on certain days and you must have an updated Java plugin for the chat to work.
It was actually less intimidating than I expected it to be, but the psychiatrist was letting me read questions from her computer and I would answer them out loud as she typed up my answers. It was just to make sure I was stable and had realistic expectations on the CI.
By the way, surgery day...
I go in for surgery Feb 6th!!!! So freaking excited!!! I decided to go with Advanced Bionics :) They will do the worse side and I got a surgeon that has awesome reviews from my peers! so happy!
*clears throat* sorry, had to share :giggle:
I know on the show "How It's Made" hearing aids are sjown, but what about the cochlear implant? That would be cool to watch (how they make the processor and implant).
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