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    Some Weird Cochlear questions?

    Thank you, and that is hopeful that they can last quite a bit longer than the 7 years they told me? Right now, I haven't gotten this far in this slow process to discuss the type of implant I can choose from? I guess if they decide to go ahead, then that will come soon and hopefully I will be...
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    Some Weird Cochlear questions?

    Okay, I just read some posts about cochlear implants using tons of batteries. The Hearing clinic did not get into this with me, other than to say you put it on a base every night like your phone, so does the charge only last a day, and do you have to keep buying batteries? How long is a...
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    Cochlear implants, do they help?

    The link you gave says "the Federal Communications Commission has ruled that International calling through internet relay services is not allowed. Your IP address has been identified as a call originating outside of the United States and its territories. Therefore, your call cannot be completed...
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    Cochlear implants, do they help?

    Thank you. I don't think the hospital is prepared to deal with deaf people. I tried to go to an appt on my own, at first they ignored me at the desk because I could not hear what the receptionist was asking? So she turned and went about her work which I thought was pretty rude? Another came...
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    Some Weird Cochlear questions?

    Thank you for answering some of my questions. Wow, that is good news to know that there is hope for it to last longer. It's also good to know that it doesn't affect the unimplanted ear. Not that I can hear anything out of mine, but the reason I say this, what if something else came on the...
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    Some Weird Cochlear questions?

    I'm not sure whether I will end up with an implant or not, but I have some questions running through my head that I hope someone can answer? They say an implant lasts about 7 years, is that just a general amount of time, but can it last longer? Which brand is best? Then what happens after...
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    Cochlear implants, do they help?

    Yesterday, I had vestibular tests done, ENG and the VEMP which are really important in determining problems with hearing and balance. I don't think I did very well with the water in the ear test which makes most people dizzy? I've read that it's a good sign if you are dizzy, but when she did...
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    my cochlear implant horror story

    I have Tinnitus and experience the roaring at times, other times a constant motor of some sort running. I know how frustrating that can be and as I have said in the above post, I can't imagine it being amplified more than it is? My question, did you have tinnitus before the surgery, and could...
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    my cochlear implant horror story

    I'm so sorry you are going through this. I am in the process of going through tests for CI. One of the listed risks is that surgery may not help or benefit. At least they are honest about that Getting the results of my CT, the surgeon said he thinks he can do it, that concerns me because he...
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    Cochlear implants, do they help?

    EllietheEncourager, thank you for trying and standing in the gap for us.
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    Cochlear implants, do they help?

    Thank you again. Well today, is another one of these days? The doctor called regarding my CT scan and it was a virtual appointment because of Covid, so they spoke with my husband on the phone which said " DR. said that the CT looked okay but a little bit of the brain is in the way but he's...
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    Cochlear implants, do they help?

    Thank you all for understanding. When I read your posts, I felt so bad for you too because I know exactly how it feels, and it doesn't feel good to feel like that non person or object they are talking about? I hope everything works out for you as well.
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    Cochlear implants, do they help?

    Thank you, I don't know what to think, I don't know if I can do this anymore, I find the appointments frustrating. My husband comes along to help me communicate but I can't make out sound, and they don't seem to make an effort to communicate with me, and here I'm sitting in the middle of the...
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    Cochlear implants, do they help?

    Thank you. Well, I did fail the speech tests miserably so badly that it surprised even me. I knew it was bad, but not quite as bad as the tests showed? She's telling me both my ears are pretty much the same (both have dropped significantly.. She said my R one is even a little worse and I...
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    Cochlear implants, do they help?

    Thank you LoveBlue and Limited2. From my understanding I will be having a balance test later if I pass all the first tests with the Audiologist which are to be done with hearing Aids and without to see if I am even eligible for the implants.. I will try to be as exact as I can be when they ask...
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