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Jean -Cochlear Awareness Volunteer

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Hi, i had spinal menigitis at age 13yrs old. Lost hearing in both ears, was able to hear alittle. Tried different hearing aids that didn't help. But as you know (I'm 68 now) back then there were only hearing aids with body worn cases & I was a teen ager. Finally with alot of determanation started wearing behind the ear in 1962 & stuck with it. Wore aid in right ear, did ok until a few yrs ago. Then HA didn't help. Had implant suggested to me several yrs ago, but as with everyone, guess you know that made me mad. Hearing had gotten so bad for past yr & half, I was staying home alot, where I'm an outgoing person & enjoy every min of the day. And try to make every min count. Finall decided this past June that I didn't have anything to lose by having implant & could gain alot.When I told Ben (audiologist) that I was ready for implant, he said "I have been praying you would tell me that" I have been going to him for 35 yrs. He made appt with Dr in Columbia,S.C. for me to go to. The ball started rolling then, had all the test that were required, had right ear implanted 9-9-08 was turned on 10-8-08. I'm having alot to get my brain use to, it's hearing sounds it has not heard in 55 yrs. I go back 10-21-08 for second programing. I can understand voices pretty good. Can hear TV, but can't understand all words. I know it is going to take time & I try not to get discouraged. I like the road I'm on now. The only complaint I really have is I have noise in head like birds chirping all the time that processor is on. Does anyone else have this problem. I'm glad to be able to connect to this site. It will be a big help jean
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