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Jun 7, 2017 · Cochlear Implants in Hearing Loss

I am completely deaf in one ear from a virus that attacked my left ear, as well as caused vertigo. Has anyone had a cochlear implant? How much did it improve the background noise?

Apr 25, 2017 · Sudden Hearing Loss in Hearing Loss

Yes, I’ve had the CT scan& MRI as I woke up deaf in my left ear in Aug. of 2015. Had that done here but my Mayo doctors have read them & I have been approved for the surgery. They are VERY thorough. I also have the book etc. The doctor wanted the sinus scan done in addition to the CT scan if the brain, before the implant as I’ve had ongoing sinus issues that was never confronted except to prescribe more antibiotics.
Good luck in Sept.
Blessings,
Arlys

Apr 24, 2017 · Sudden Hearing Loss in Hearing Loss

I am so very sorry to hear of your journey & I wish you luck with the second surgery & much better health from now on!
Thank you for sharing & replying to my post.
Yes, my doctor at Mayo was aware of the sinus problems I have & immediately ordered a sinus scan. My right side is completely blocked & it is caused by a tooth whose roots are growing up into the sinus cavity. I am having that taken care of as soon as I can get an appointment with my dentist. My last appointment was last week at Mayo.
I now have time to think about the cochlear implant & make the final decision as I’m all set to go if I decide to do it. My only concern is that my balance may possibly be affected by the surgery as the virus caused labrynthitis (gone now with lots of therapy) as well as sudden deafness. That would mean lots of PT once again to improve my balance.
Thank you for your suggestions. I am thankful to have a wonderful cochlear team at Mayo & feel confident of them.
Blessings to you.
Arlys

Apr 21, 2017 · Sudden Hearing Loss in Hearing Loss

I am totally deaf in my left ear from a virus in 2015. Is there anybody else that experienced single sided deafness? I am considering a cochlear implant & have met with the cochlear team at Mayo.