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Mar 25, 2019 · Hearing Loss: Come introduce yourself and connect with others in Hearing Loss

Also stay away from the kitchen, especially if there are no doors to deaden the clattering sounds.

Mar 21, 2019 · Cochlear Implants in Hearing Loss

Medicare does cover in most cases. I think their requirements is under 40% discrimination with hearing aids and severe/profound hearing loss. Good luck! 🙂

Mar 21, 2019 · Cochlear Implants in Hearing Loss

I've seen 90+ year olds get them and say it was totally worth it. Don't wait. Don't think you are too old. Go get an evaluation.

Mar 21, 2019 · Cochlear Implants in Hearing Loss

I will! Can't wait!

Mar 21, 2019 · Cochlear Implants in Hearing Loss

As for guessing. The test I was doing, they actually marked right/from wrong based on syllables/sounds and not the entire word. So repeating back what I thought was being said, and I try REALLY hard to be right, they could see what sounds I was actually getting right.

Mar 21, 2019 · Cochlear Implants in Hearing Loss

Hi! Instead of retyping my story, I'll just copy and paste my introduction post. 🙂

Hi! My name is Gerid. I am bi-modal. I've been severe/profound deaf since I was 2 years old from pneumonia. I am currenlt 39 years old. Either the high fever ruined my hearing or the antibiotics did it. Doctors aren't sure but they are leaning towards antibiotics probably being the cause. I have worn HAs all my life up until about 3 years ago when I got my first Cochlear Implant. My word recognition was 24% combined with both hearing aids in. 0% in my right ear. 24% in my left. 6 months after getting an implant, my right ear went from 0% to 66% percent. I am now at a combined 96% word recognition! I am getting my 2nd implant done in July 2019. I wish I had gotten my implants done 5 years sooner but unfortunately I was sucked into a vortex of nasty and untrue rumors/perceptions about Cochlear Implants. I am now a Cochlear Implant volunteer. I am also President of Hearing Loss Association of America, OAK Chapter in Grand Rapids, MI. I work for CaptionCall as well, talking with providers about captioning telephone services. My life is an open book and I love to talk with others about my experiences and connect them with resources to help them seek answers to their own questions.

Mar 21, 2019 · Hearing Loss: Come introduce yourself and connect with others in Hearing Loss

Hi! My name is Gerid. I am bi-modal. I've been severe/profound deaf since I was 2 years old from pneumonia. I am currenlt 39 years old. Either the high fever ruined my hearing or the antibiotics did it. Doctors aren't sure but they are leaning towards antibiotics probably being the cause. I have worn HAs all my life up until about 3 years ago when I got my first Cochlear Implant. My word recognition was 24% combined with both hearing aids in. 0% in my right ear. 24% in my left. 6 months after getting an implant, my right ear went from 0% to 66% percent. I am now at a combined 96% word recognition! I am getting my 2nd implant done in July 2019. I wish I had gotten my implants done 5 years sooner but unfortunately I was sucked into a vortex of nasty and untrue rumors/perceptions about Cochlear Implants. I am now a Cochlear Implant volunteer. I am also President of Hearing Loss Association of America, OAK Chapter in Grand Rapids, MI. I work for CaptionCall as well, talking with providers about captioning telephone services. My life is an open book and I love to talk with others about my experiences and connect them with resources to help them seek answers to their own questions.