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    How do i explain i don't want my hearing aids?

    I have found that writing a letter helps now first there are rules to this. NO JUDGEME TS.. NO BLAMING ..NO EXCUSES..**** just a sample here**** Hey mom. I have something I need to talk to you about that's important and I need you to understand..I'm having problems with_________ and ________ and...
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    Cochlear battery?

    Yes. If mine have sat more than week I usually put them on the charger and within 10 min they are full charge but the older your batteries are the less charge they will take. Try to write down how much time your battery has charge. Record when you put it in and when it dies so you can track how...
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    What to do in order to get new cochlear implant if I already had old one?

    Most of the newer implants work with the old models. I had my first surgery in 1999 and have 24 channel I'm not sure if you have 22 or 24 coul but I know 24 works with everything out there. You may have to call Cochlear 1(800)633-4667 . Tell them who you are when you got your implant, update...
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    CI and ability to use electrical devices on face

    I have 2 cochlears and ha e never heard of that being a proe.m. your implants are so fR into your ear it probably wouldn't even register. I WOULDNT USE IT BY YOUR MAGNETS IN YOUR HEAD THAT THE COIL ATATCHES TO BUT OTHER THAN THAT IT SHOULD BE FINE
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    Piercing

    I WOULD WEAR YOUR GLASSES AND YOUR HEARING AIDE AND A MASK WHILE YOU ARE AT THE PIERCING PLACE AND ASK THEIR OPINIONS.. NOT JUST ONE THOUGH (YOU MAY JUST GET SOMEONE TRYING TO MAKE YOU HAPPY). ,ASK a few people.Then decide if it's what you want to do. Just remember they hurt when they get pulled
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    Prelingual deaf adult getting CI

    Oops sorry I missed something. THEY TOLD ME BEFORE IMPLANT THAT I would need speech therapy but that was if it worked well. They did not expect a good outcome and said it's harder the longer you are without sound to make it work..BUT IT DID WORK. IT TOOK SOME THERAPY AND A LOT OF LISTENING...
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    Prelingual deaf adult getting CI

    I did hear as a kid but very little. As an adult I started losing more and by the time I was 30 it was gone. I spent a lot of time not hearing and decided to get Cochlear Implant. They TOLD ME THAT THE LONGER YOU GO WITHOUT USE OF YOUR EAR THE MORE SPEECH THERAPY YOU WILL NEED BECAUSE YOUR BRAIN...
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    lv decided on no hearing aids or operations.

    I AM COMPLETELY DEAF. I have 2 Cochlear implants I have no sound recognition left without them. I don't wear them all the time. I DO WEAR THEM TO GO OUT but when I'm at home I like it quiet like you. On occasion I will turn them on and enjoy sounds from movies but captions are fine for me...
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    Signing with one hand

    You interested in trying? My relay# is (734)344-4323
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    Signing with one hand

    I have same problem left arm bad but just use best you can it will be OK we will understand.
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    Looking for an ASL practice partner

    same here. I'm lda and I know some asl but no one around me is interested in learning so I have zero conversations except at drs offices.
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    ASL Practice Buddies on Zoom

    I would love to do this. I. my email is gamesrubylove@yahoo.com
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    What to do in order to get new cochlear implant if I already had old one?

    call Cochlear reimbursement @ 1(800)6334667. First you have 24 array inside if you got it in 1994. Second It should still work. Cochlear does have a program where they will give you loaners or a used one on a donation site until you can get one plus Every 5 years you are due to get an upgrade...
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    Cochlear battery?

    It should hold its charge. mine always have but make sure you time how many hours your battery lasts because as they get older time decreases and it may leave you wondering why it's dying so fast
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    CI sound quality

    If you use subtitles or listen to audio book and read along your brain or listen to music while reading the words to songs your brain will recognize the words faster. You are still pretty new to it so it may still take some time.. If you love music also listen to your favorite song until you can...
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    Cochlear Implants in noisy bars and nightclubs

    I have Cochlear and yes it's bad in bars dance clubs and busy noisy places. Audiologist can turn down but not turn off background noise. It is so bad at times it makes me cry in these places so I usually click it off or turn it way down(almost off) and just read lips as best as I...
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    Anyone want to be a friend to a hoh girl and help with asl

    I'm pretty slow but I'll be friends and try
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