Medicaid might also pay for the CI as well. She should check her insurances and see what exactly it covers. I don't know about FL, but I know that Texas Medicaid/Medicare covers the surgery and mappings. Same with New York. Other states Medicaid/Medicare probably also has similiar coverage for the surgery and mappings.
FYI: Coverage for the needed therapy afterward might be a bit more dicey, so should check that as well.
I am at medicare website now. That what you mean
Medicare has 4 primary components:
Medicare Part A — Hospital
Medicare Part B — Medical Insurance
Medicare Part C — Medicare Advantage
I got other website. It say more than 90 percent.
BionicEar.com - Harmony Cochlear Implant by Advanced Bionics
Medicare Part D — Prescription Drug Benefits
Yes, I will. Thank you for Tip and advice. Can I ask you? Why I have to wait for my name on lists? is that why because of customer's evaluation and have a surgery on the schedules? I just wonder.
It's OUR choice to have them done. We knew and took the risk to have them. I was implanted 3 months ago and must say i am glad to have them after 30 years of profound deafness, It had made my life alot better because it had given me chance to communicate better in the hearing environment. I still have deaf friends who is non implantee, they didn't support me having it done but after 3 months they realised it's helping me and we are back chatting again, it probably goes same for everyone who was/is implanted.
If i were you i would keep your opinions to yourself or create a thread of your own instead of going round the posts saying silly things like "you are off my list" It's pure childish. I don't care if i am not on your "list" as i don't deal with people who is so negative about other people's opinions. Besides You haven't been around long time, why bring it up! This forum was ambiencable until you came along!
This is Pinky's thread...... Bog off troll.
Warning: Ci is not for Teen-Adult Prelingual Profound Deaf who were born deaf or never wear technically devices (hearing aids) or minimum (less than a few year).
I did have one aid, didn't do much help than standing next to jumbo jet to get the sounds! Had intensive speech therapy from 2 to 16.
At the very least, prelingually profoundly Deaf people who never wore hearing aids could still benefit from a CI by being able to hear environmental sounds. They may never be able to understand speech or talk on the phone, but to many prelinguals who have CIs, they are more than satisfied with having the ability to hear environmental sounds.
If a postlingually deaf person has the right to get a CI, so does someone who is prelingually Deaf (provided they have realistic expecations).