Preparing for the Future
I have bilateral vestibular schwannomas and also neurofibromatosis type 2. I have lost most of my hearing on the left side and have 0% word recognition on that side. I have a very mild hearing loss on my right side. Yesterday I got BiCROS hearing aids which is making a huge difference. I had an appointment with my doctor yesterday. He asked if I was making preparations for losing my hearing. Apparently only a small percentage of individuals with this condition retain hearing. I told him I was taking a webinar class on lip reading, but other than that I didn't know what I needed to do to prepare. He didn't respond with suggestions after I made that comment other than to say that cochlear implants are likely in my future. I know technology will play a part in the future and don't need any suggestions regarding specific programs or apps right now. That is available in other threads. I guess what I want to know is how do I prepare for a significant hearing loss and/ or deafness?