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blog_imageI was born deaf with a Warrenburg gentic mutation and I just recently went in to get a hearing test to get new hearing aids when my doctor asked me what I thought about cochlear implants.  It had been mentioned when I was younger 30 years ago but they felt hearing aids worked as well.  But now there has been great improvements and they are saying cochlear implants are better and I am very interested in it now because I have two young children and I really want to be able to hear and understand them better.  I am trying to learn about other people's experiences to see what their experiences were. 
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one year later...
One Year Ago
hello!!! what a roller coaster that year has been.  the first several months was surely a test of my patience.yes there were lots of tears shed....
7 month update.
2 Years Ago
so today, I had another speech therapy. This is to help with my listening skills.. I dread them, but by the time, I'm done, it's not as bad. but I...
blowing nose
2 Years Ago
does your ear after surgery ever get better enough that you can blow your nose without it hurting and not hurt if you pop it/
Cochlear implant update:  thought it'd been a while so here's an update.  Actually  had some amazing moments.  I can understand...
after that last mapping I had, it has been awesome and great.  yesterday and today my processor seems to be really annoying and I can't stand the...
update
2 Years Ago
 GOOD NEWS!! had my CI check up and they finally did the audi nerve test and they warned me that it can get loud, really uncomfortablly loud. Then...
remote isnt working
2 Years Ago
i have recharged it and am trying to pair it up with the ci but nothing happens. it wont even light up to come on.  when plugged in it will come on but...
update
3 Years Ago
helloi didnt disappear.   nothing new or exciting to report. i have a hard time finding time to work on the sounds and way beyond. had it for a few...
so I was very excited to try it out and see how it works and wow, I did horrible!!  i had to listen to 3 beeps and try to tell the difference and i got...
Had my remapping doctor appt last Friday..did bunch of adjustments and stuff.i have had my sensitivity set at 0 and they told me typically they want me to be...
Update
3 Years Ago
I am on  my 6th or 7th mapping in 1.5 months.  The last appt I had, I did not have any mapping but she did my testing to see how well I could hear...
Everyone seems to be very excited for me and i'm constantly being asked how is it going, are there changes?  The biggest change was when I went from...
I don't really consider this a big moment since I am not hearing very clear. they are very faint white static noises.  (that's probably the best...
what do I hear???
3 Years Ago
Can someone give me a good explaination I could use to tell others what I am hearing.  Now I am hearing things.  people are talking to me like they...
I came in to find 3 audiologist and my interpter in the room with me. Did the same usual testing, then they were testing then asking me if I felt it or hear...
I ran 3 miles for the first time on Sunday to start my training program that is in June. I wore that snug fit thing and it fell off and I was struggling...
ow my ear
3 Years Ago
I have the achy shivers fever flu and my ear is hurting when I swallow. (oh I have a sinus infection too). I hope this isn't anythign more serious just a...
2nd mapping
3 Years Ago
had my 2nd appt today to have another mapping.Of course this morning I actually felt like it was a good day. I actually didn't have to put on the device...
I still do not hear anything from other people or stuff. but when I talk especially the TH, MM, or P's, I hear them! it's only so brief and I try to...
I still do not hear anything from other people or stuff. but when I talk especially the TH, MM, or P's, I hear them! it's only so brief and I try to...
Day 3
3 Years Ago
Day 3 and still no sound.  Yesterday I shedded a LOT of tears.  Tears of frustration, disappointment, and joy. It is really hard when I have...
I am needing a lot of support! I just got my device turned on yesterday.  It's working... BUT I CANT hear!  it's all vibrations and every...
It's on!
3 Years Ago
 I am been approved to be a candidate for a Cochlear implant!I still need to work out the details with the doctor but it sounds like it will be sometime...
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