Cochlear Implant and Tinnitus
I am having a CI in December and am very positive about it, but I have two concerns which I hope others might help me address.
1. I have tinnitus which is worse on the side that will be implanted as it also has the worst hearing. Long term worsened tinnitus is my greatest worry. My surgeon tells me that this rarely happens and I have read that it may worsen temporarily.
2. Avoiding sneezing and nose-blowing for a couple of weeks after the operation. Certainly I can avoid nose-blowing, but sneezing, no. I have no known allergies, but I sneeze more than the average person I suspect. Every day, a few times. I can sneeze with my mouth open (as advised) but has anyone else been in this position? I'm wondering if taking an anti-allergen anyway might help.