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Mar 14, 2019 · Hearing Loss: Come introduce yourself and connect with others in Hearing Loss

Hi I got my CI last summer. I did ask my audiologist what to do when something goes wrong. I was told I should contact the maker of my processor. I would be given instructions on how to send it back to them. In the meantime I was to use my backup processor. The maker of my processor will overnight a new processor to my audiologist and she will program it. I then go to her to pick it up. My processor is Cochlear so I can’t be sure of other companies

Mar 5, 2019 · Hearing loss: How do you identify yourself to others? in Hearing Loss

I was not prepared for the isolation from the world I inhabited for 40+ years prior to the onset of my progressive hearing loss. Feeling left out and surprised by the reactions of people I’d known before. Some understood, but some never really did bother to take the time to keep me in their world. As a teen of the 60’s, music was the background to my life. I managed to enjoy concerts with hearing aids but even lost that as my hearing became progressively worse. I wish I could have had this forum before, it is so great to have other people to relate my journey to

Mar 5, 2019 · Has anyone seen a audiologist at Mayo clinic in Hearing Loss

So glad to hear that you are there for your wife. My husband has been my rock through my hearing journey and is an important part of my treatment. I too started losing my hearing in my late 40’s. I went to a local ent doctor and was then referred to audiologist for my assessment. After hearing the bad news, I went decided on hearing aids. It was my audiologist who proscribed them. They helped for several years but still could not capture high pitches and thus made speech hard to follow. Through the years I had 3 different kinds. Unfortunately my hearing kept deteriorating until my audiologist told me the only thing left was a cochlear implant. I just got one last summer and have no regrets.

Mar 3, 2019 · Hearing Loss: Come introduce yourself and connect with others in Hearing Loss

I had profound hearing loss in both ears. I had hearing aids for many years. I suddenly lost most hearing in one ear and the other ear got worse. It was recommended that I get a cochlear implant in one ear. I did get one and do not regret it. I know I will never be able to hear as a normal person, but I can now hear speech better and can deal with the public without all the apprehension I had before. I still have a hearing aid in my other ear, and it helps balance the sounds

Mar 2, 2019 · Hearing Loss: Come introduce yourself and connect with others in Hearing Loss

I retired a few years ago and the phones were getting hard for me also. My hearing aids had bluetooth and made the phone easier. I got a cochlear implant in my right ear last summer and really enjoy it, but the Bluetooth is not compatible and I miss it. I am looking into a compatible hearing aid for my right ear.

Mar 1, 2019 · closed captioning lost and little or no help from Directv in Hearing Loss

I have Direct TV, and reset my system when the captions disappear or become hard to follow. My TV and Direct TV are plugged in the same extension and I turn the power off to both for about a minute. When they come back Direct TV checks for updates and checks my system-takes a few minutes. The captions reappear and all is well for a while until it starts to do it again. My receiver has not been replaced in at least 5 years, and it may be the reason I have this problem.