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Re: cochlear implants

Re: cochlear implants

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Posted by Yew Choong Cheong on June 19, 2000 at 03:13:57:

In Reply to: Re: cochlear implants posted by Un-Happy about Cochlear Implant on March 02, 1999 at 16:17:59:

: : i am thinking of getting an cochlear implant, i am 41 and have been wearing hearing aids since i was 5 and my hearing has gotten worse over the last couple of years, i have been told i was a good canadite for this and have gone thru all the testing, i am having a hard time making up my mind and would like feedback on whats its like to go thru with it, is it easier for someone who knows what sound sounds like? and how quick do you get back on your feet after surgery? i am looking into the bte and how good does that work. tammy

: Well, I have one I am not happy with it, and since technology is getting better, I saw something on the internet, called the Hi-sonic device, for Profoundly Deaf, for those people which really can not benefit from an hearing aid at all, but the device is suppose to be of some help in that you will hear, but i dont know how much. If you can avoid having this invasive device, why not try it the hi-sonic, see if it works, Cause I have it and I find it is uncomfortable and also do not use it, So it is not like an hearing aid that just goes outside of your ear, this
: device is also internal in and sitting on your skull drilled a hole to let the wire through your cochlea. So if you could avoid it why go through that surgery.

I would like to bring up this issue again, because I also suffer sudden hearing loss (known "nerve" deafness?), I would like to know if there is
anyone out there who had undergone cochlear implant, and would like to know if it is really effective and secure.

Also, how much does cochlear implant cost?? I heard that it is very expensive, sigh...

Hope someone will reply me. Thanks!

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