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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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    Cochlear implants, do they help?

    Tomorrow is the big day and I'm so nervous. Say a little prayer. So far, I've been reading some info they sent me. I did find out that the implants are more successful when a person can still hear a little on their own, so it is recommended that a person not wait until they are totally...
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    Cochlear implants, do they help?

    Thank you, counting down the days till the 26th when I have my first appointment. I realise that I will have to get some testing prior to see if I am even a candidate? I have been wearing hearing Aids for a few years now, one ear is totally gone it seems,, and the other is poor as well,but I...
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    Cochlear implants, do they help?

    Very encouraging post LoveBlue I do have sensorineural hearing loss, can CI'.s help that kind of hearing loss as well?
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    Cochlear implants, do they help?

    While I can still hear sound, my understanding of speech seems to be totally gone. My Audiologist gave me the loudest hearing Aid possible, and it doesn't help. I can still hear the sound and turn up the instrument till they are loud, but can't make out what anyone is saying to me? So she...
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    Tinnitus is driving me insane.

    Smile...yes, I've looked up the cures for that as well and almost fell for a popular one that was going around with a infomercial that claims he had tinnitus and was completely cured, well , something made me look it up and check some reviews on it, and sure enough, it was very questionable and...
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    Tinnitus is driving me insane.

    I'm bringing up an old post to say that tinnitus adds to my insanity, not only do I have the hearing loss, but instead I have unusable noises in my head that aren't actually there or should I say are not coming from my ears? Like is that punishment or what? Also I wanted to mention, that I...
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    Does stress make hearing loss worse?

    Thank you Old Analog, I will do that. No, not embarrassed, just angry, frustrated, that I don't feel a part of things I enjoyed before. like people and communication. Still communicate by Text and paper, but it's not the same, Some days are worse than others. Guess I have to accept my new...
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    "Unknown Causes" of Hearing Loss

    I lost my hearing due to genetics plus an overactive immune system which caused another illness. It wasn't sudden but happened in the course of a few years. I've been on medications (antibiotics and others and treatments to treat the disease, some of which also damaged hearing,. Now I'm...
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    Are you "embarrassed" by your hearing loss?

    I'm not embarrassed, just so frustrated because I want so bad to hear and communicate again with my family, my friends, the kids, doctors, every aspect of what I use to do I now have to rely on my husband to speak for me at the doctor's and call for appts and deal with important engagements and...
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    Does stress make hearing loss worse?

    Thank you Old Anolog and manya-hoh I forgot to mention that I have tinnitus with my hearing loss as well, and I do know Stress makes that worse, for me anyways. . I think though with the weekend party, (children involved as well) it was too much noise and commotion and I was trying to hear...
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    Does stress make hearing loss worse?

    I hosted a little birthday party this weekend and found my hearing is worse. I have had hearing loss for some time now and soon I have to return to the Audio;ogist and then the ENT regarding cochlear implants, but for some reason she wanted me to lose all my hearing first. I'm almost there...
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    Almost all deaf now.

    I know how you feel, I am so sorry to hear. Did they tell you your hearing loss is permanent? Did they talk about Cochlear implants at any point? The first time my ENT also said my hearing loss is progressive and there is nothing she can do and that nothing will help? Well, I was referred...
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    Almost all deaf now.

    Thank you, but in Canada, it may be a little different as Cochlear implants aren't done as readily as in the States? Just up to a few years ago, Implants were only done for children, recently they changed it and included adults. and are doing more of them, but still I think they are limited to...
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    Almost all deaf now.

    I am so happy for your wonderful success story it brings tears to my eyes; I was sent to the Specialist by my Audiologist a few months back. 2nd time around, I already had lost the hearing in my right ear and had little hearing left in my left. She said to wear my hearing Aids till ALL my...
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