Tough diagnosis: Anyone else diagnosed with Recruitment?
First step towards an implant is a little overwhelming. In the doctor’s words, albeit heavily edited.
“So, you have, what is called recruitment.
Well just the most important thing to know about a cochlear implant is that it’s not a quick fix. After surgery that ear is pretty much wiped out. So, you can’t really hear for about eight weeks until you’re activated with the implant.
… when the implant is turned on. you will not be able to understand speech for a couple of months. You will have the ability to understand environmental sounds, those will develop first with listening practice over 12 to 18 months you can develop speech, understanding. The reason this may be an option for you is that it goes through a different method of transmission. Right now, hearing aids are acoustic and implant is electrical stimulation to your nerve. If it’s at the level of the inner ear, that’s causing this recruitment. We’re essentially not going through there. For stimulation to the nerve electrically. So it’s possible we can get you access to what you’re missing through a different mode of stimulation.”
Anybody had a similar Dx?