I am beginning to consider cochlear implants. I have very good hearing in my left ear, but almost nothing in my right. My Dr. said that I am a candidate for CI but did not push it. I am able to hear in many situations, but there are also many situations where I have trouble, especially noisy, indoor places (eating outdoors due to Covid has been great for me, but the masks and dividers have made hearing much more difficult). I have little/no directionality. This degree of hearing loss has been going on for about 5+ years. A recent article I read about CI candidacy stated that profound HL for 10+ years for SSHL is a contraindication (possibly b/c the brain may have lost the ability to process the impulses???). I have read the previous posts of those who have been pleased with their decision to have an implant. I'm wondering if anyone has regrets in having one, or has had a bad experience with one. Also, for others in my situation, what were some of the factors leading to your decision to either get one or not. TIA!