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Successful laby 2011 considering Cochlear Implant

Discussion in 'Your Living Room' started by hurricaneone, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. hurricaneone

    hurricaneone Member

    May 20, 2014
    I had a successful laby December of 2011 . My life returned to 95 percent normal. Over the years I have been able to do most of what I want to do. I play competitive golf tournaments, camp , fish ect . I do have other issues like anyone who has never had menieres. I am considering a cochlear implant for single sided deafness because sometimes my good ear will have issues from allergies which causes my hearing to drop . Usually a short round of prednisone fixes the problem. I have been approved by Emory university for the implant but I need to talk with someone that has traveled this road . I will say that having the laby was a great decision . Any ideas from my menieres family would be great. Larry
  2. Kevinb003

    Kevinb003 Active Member

    May 15, 2014
    Dallas area
    Larry. I was implanted for SSD this past December. I have a thread on his forum of my experience. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.
  3. redwing1951

    redwing1951 Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2014
    New Hampshire/Florida
    Hi Larry So good to hear from you and great to know you are living your life! I remember your laby journey. I also had a laby in 2012. I had a conversation with my OTO about a cochlear implant after my good ear bottomed out on 2 different occasions. His recommendation was to have the implant while you still have hearing in your good ear. However he also stated that the technology changes every day and waiting until you are ready can be an advantage. My last bad spell with my ear was 2 years ago. I have yearly hearing test and my hearing is stable. I will consider an implant if and when the hearing in my good ear starts to fail me. I am sure you will make the right decision for you. Best of luck.

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