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CI Regrets??

Discussion in 'Your Living Room' started by No thanks, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. No thanks

    No thanks Member

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    I just visited the forum you posted about. There were many posts describing positive experiences. Makes me want to consider it... we'll see.
     
  2. david2salsero

    david2salsero New Member

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    I talked to a close friend who is SSD because of an acoustic neuroma. He decided against a CI. Main reasons include that he’s active and athletic, going through the surgery and risks, having to relearn how to hear, and the strongest reason is that he’s learned how to live with SSD. F try on reading lips to using acoustics in big gatherings to listen. In my case, I have enough residual hearing left right now; while useless for speech recognition the question for me is that a CI cannot make things worse post implant. I’m not sure that is possible. I’ll be getting more information about the procedure and will share.
     
  3. Kevinb003

    Kevinb003 Active Member

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    No, it is not worse post implant. Ultimately, you can decide not to wear the processor and you are right where you are now. Or, you can wear it and train, and learn to hear again out of a deaf ear. Pretty easy choice for me.
     
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    If David has residual hearing in the ear to be implanted, will he still have that hearing available once implanted? (If he chooses not to wear the processor?)
     
  5. Kevinb003

    Kevinb003 Active Member

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    I don’t think so, but I’m also not an expert. Stuffing the electrodes into the cochlea is pretty invasive to that anatomy so I can’t imagine any residual hearing would remain. My opinion only. I was completely deaf in my implanted ear.
     

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