Yes, she said after all other options have been exhausted, and then even after being put in the program and going through the motions, it still doesn't guarantee I will end up a candidate. Yes, I am in Canada and apparently there is a long waiting list for the implants in our Province, don't know about other Provinces? Now our Government covers at least some of the cost, before they didn't for adults, only children from my understanding. Well, it all makes sense that it's reserved first for those who no longer have any usable hearing of any kind even with the use of HA's. I'll wait, it's only fair. I can hear some with my hearing Aids IN. Hopefully the bigger speaker (amplifier) will help to improve my hearing for as long as it possibly can? I'm counting on it. Thank you .