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TammyWest

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I had severe hearing loss.  about 15% hearing in each ear.  I wore two hearing aids which did not do me a whole lot of good.  I would mostly say I muddled thru everything.  I have put myself in a corner and usually do not go out anywhere but work without my husband so he can run interference for me.  I misunderstood everything and missed out on alot of conversation that I just did did not get and I don't always have people repeat, it gets frustrating on both sides.  I have just became a new recipient of a cochlear implant in the left side and was turned on 2/1 and I feel like I am doing remarkable well.  I am hearing things I have not heard in years.  Speech complete understanding is coming slow.  But I am hearing speech where I would have before never heard anything!!  In a noisy environment (kids school for literacy night) I made it thru all by myself with my child!!  I was hearing everything anyone said to me.  It think I am looking for it to be a more wholesome sound quality that I think I used to hear.  Time will tell.  I can hear whispering for the first time in probrably 30 years!!  Elevators ding!  I am excited.  I was very leary about going into this and alot of people encouraged me for which I am very grateful for the push. 

 

I made the decision to go bilateral in Nov. 2010 and am progressing nicely!  If it works even half as good as my first CI I will be very pleased.

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My good luck!
One Year Ago
I can't believe my good fortune, when my rechargeable went out at the Christmas parade on Sat.  I stuck it in my pocket, I should never do this...
Ok, I am doing so well being bilateral but I definetely know there are things I still miss even though I hear so so so much better than with two hearing...
mappings
3 Years Ago
I have been hearing wonderfully well since I am now bilateral but I just went in for a new mapping a couple of weeks ago and I feel like I have gone...
I guess all this blessed hearing comes along with sounds that we don't really neeed or want to hear.  My co-worker in the next office is catching a...
A Tuesday Funny!
4 Years Ago
I answer the phone at work alot so I keep my processors set on "auto telecoil" most all the time.  Well, I decided to go shopping at Best Buy...
E BOOKS
4 Years Ago
This isn't about my experience but one I hope to have.  Has anyone out there used the Kindle or some other type of the new gadgets to see if they...
Bell's Palsy
4 Years Ago
I got good news from my Dr. this week, I had gotten a staple infection after my bilateral surgery (right before Thanksgiving) and had gotten a mild case of...
complications
4 Years Ago
Has anyone had the complication of Bell's Palsy?  I do since my second CI surgery and I am just wondering how long the effects of it last.  My...
Battery Life
4 Years Ago
Well, it does not take too many times not getting the batteries in the charger to wake up!!!  I went to Bass Pro shop last night with my 6 year old...
Staying home alone
4 Years Ago
I am hearing too good to stay at home in the quiet by myself!  I have three noisy kids in the home and I made the mistake of getting lamenant flooring,...
phone with cochlear
4 Years Ago
I work in an office with a multi-line phone and am currently using speaker phone which does not work out really well for me and I am wondering if anyone...
I was activated 2/1 and am just now getting around to the dvd.  For some reason I cannot hear sound.  Can anyone give advise with that? ...
New Hearing
5 Years Ago
I am hearing again after many years of strugging with hearing aids!      Iwas turned on 2/1 and am told I am doing...
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