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Hi my name is Jerry, I'm 73 years YOUNG *smile* Ya Right!

 

I was born October of 1939 

 

I joined the Cochlear community in the spring of 2010

 

FIRST cochlear implant. April 7, 2010, Activation May 6, 2010.

Bilateral implant September 12, 2011 activated October 12, 2011

 

I was in the US Army at the age of 18 years, and served with Elvis. Yep..that was long ago. (Time flies when your having fun) *grin*  I was hurt in the Army when a Grenada exploded close by. 'BANG' That was the beginning of my head noise. After the broken bones and burns got better I returned to duty. 

  

I had progressive hearing loss in both ears. I got my first pair of hearing aids, and I had to keep getting stronger ones, after years I couldn't hear with aids.

 

I have raised birds before losing my hearing, I always enjoyed hearing birds sing. I like the 'Oldies' songs and music, the radio was on most of my off the time. 

 

I'm married and we have three children. They are grown and marred and now have children of there own. Oldest Granddaughter is a nurse at the hospital I was implanted at. Our oldest Grandson is in the US Navy stationed in Japan. One of our twin Grandsons is in the US Army, he just returned from serving in the Iraq. The other twin Grandson is in College up state. We also have a teenage Grandson that is still in high school.

Our youngest Grandchildren are 7 years old, 6 years, 4 years and 2 year. I never heard there voices until Cochlear came around *Smile* 

 

I have "Spastic Dysphoria" vocal cord spasm. My voice often gets stuck or is breaking up. I also have "Meniere's Disease" it started in July 2000. I'm doing fine for the shape I'm in *smile*

 

We have 2 dogs, one is a little mixed breed 'Me-two' that is 9 years old. Then comes 'Joli' our 2 year old Standard Poodle. I now can hear a "Bark" sometime to often. *smile* 

 

I enjoy meeting new people, and I like talking about my new ears.

I'm not a good speaker, and I can't write or spell.

 

Let's make friends, and talk about COCHLEAR *Smile*

   ~~~ Jerry ~~~ 

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Sorry, been so long between messages. Im taking injections in my ear drum, to help with the vertigo.  I've had the 4th. And the 5th is...
"Binaural Meniere's Disease" has had me sick most of this year. Last year it was just mostly night spins. now the real thing has put me on the...
Meniere's 2012
3 Years Ago
I'm having my first Meniere's spins for the new year..OMG, it's an old fashion one on a High Speed Merry-go-round. (Stop I want to get off) I'm lucky I was...
Elementary School
3 Years Ago
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Grandpa,
3 Years Ago
Was a nice Hearing Thanksgiving. My three little grandchildren wanted to play outside, and they asked me to go outside with them in the yard. We...
Speach Pattern
3 Years Ago
I don't think I can be a publicspeaker for Cochlear. I was talking to a group of people at the "Hearing Health Seminar" in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They was...
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Veteran U.S. Army
3 Years Ago
I joined the U.S. Army, just out of high school. (18 years old) I spent 4 years and 6 months or-so, in the Army. While I was in "Basic...
recalled my CI 5
3 Years Ago
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Cell phone Blog
3 Years Ago
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Spending Money
3 Years Ago
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Online Store
3 Years Ago
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Books I'm reading
3 Years Ago
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Hear with TWO ears?
3 Years Ago
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Meeting in Michigan
3 Years Ago
I received a card about a meeting in Michigan on August 11 called "Hear with Two Ears" did anyone else get invited?  Or been to a meeting...
I'm now a candate for "Binaural Hearing"  Testing start in a week or two. I'm excited to think I'm going to be able to hear...
Going to see my ENT doctor in a week. I'm looking for that specal word on asking for my 2nd implant   PLEASE!!!! HELP!!!! I'm really hoping...
'Smoke Alarm'
4 Years Ago
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The nurse called my name in the doctors waiting room.Walk me into the office hallway and I seen my doctor down the hall talking to another doctor...
I sent an e-mail to my ENT Doctor asking if I could get another Cochlear implant, sometime this year.  I'm really hoping to have another...
May, 6, 2011
4 Years Ago
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I went to my first Cochlear meeting yesterday, it was AWESOME. The meeting was in Troy, Michigan and I really enjoyed it. I was kind of worried that I...
rechargeable
4 Years Ago
I received my rechargeable battery's to day, wow that's going to make things easier.Thinking about ordering one from the special for $99, not sure if...
Tooth repaired
4 Years Ago
Tooth repairedToday I had my tooth repaired that was broken in my CI surgery. I guess the tub they put down my throat had some problems getting by my front...
Dr Wayne Robbins
4 Years Ago
 Dr Wayne Robbins D.O. Ear, Nose, Throat & Plastic Surgery.Grand Blanc, MI This is my awesome doctor that did my Cochlear Implant....
Hearing aid
4 Years Ago
My last appointment they asked me to go without my hearing aid (right side) and just use the cochlear on my left side. Went one week without and now...
Magnet
4 Years Ago
 Has anyone ever tried a stronger magnet, I have a #2 and thinking I could use a stronger one to hold it in place. (hard-headed old man) I have knocked...
bad taste
4 Years Ago
This bad taste is staying with me night and day, it seams to be getting more so. If I remember right it started out just when I was eating. Chewing a...
I heard the most interesting description of what it's like to hear more. They say it's like seeing in black and white, to more and more color. So hears...
I'm lost most of the time on the computer, looking for spell check is my biggest problem. Guess I should of paid more attention to spelling in school,...
Hat or Cap
5 Years Ago
Rain today and I can't wear a hat or cap with my CL
Sound Processor
5 Years Ago
I now have my Sound Processor turned on (May 6th) I have been stuck in this rusty tin can (sound). Voices sound like DarkVader, R2 D2, or robots. Im hopping...
Seen the doctor for my 3 week checkup, he said I was doing good and the 'headcold' didn't hurt my coohlear implant. My Processor fitting day is May 6,...
'Head Cold'
5 Years Ago
Hello,Just wanted to tell you this 'Head Cold' that has been chasing around the family has got me. Came down with it on Wednesday the 21st. It seams...
The one week check up went great.  Removing Stitches and it's healing good now I got a three week  check up to think about. 
Cochlear Implant:
5 Years Ago
 Just heard from my surgeon and he explained that the taste disturbance is due to the chorda tympani nerve. During surgery they work near it to place...
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