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Mon, Nov 25 7:19am · Mayo Clinic Minute: New technology for cochlear implants in Hearing Loss

Collen, thank you for your reply. I asked an impossible question. Sorry. That was my impatient voice. Who really knows what may be CI procedure in 3 years? CI recipients who wish upgrades should ask their CI audiologist(s) and anyone who may have information on new procedures. Thank you again.

Fri, Nov 15 4:38am · Mayo Clinic Minute: New technology for cochlear implants in Hearing Loss

Coleen, Regarding the video and article from @hlaasdan, I'm thinking 3 years out and new technology and techniques such as in the article, do you know if the cochlear implant surgery can be redone when the recipient receives an upgraded processor?

Wed, Oct 2 7:41am · Strategies for Dining Out with Hearing Loss, PTSD, TBI, Autism, Alz in Hearing Loss

The website goal is a good one but it is not working yet. It is young 🙂

Fri, Sep 20 4:36am · Hearing Loss: Come introduce yourself and connect with others in Hearing Loss

To everyone in the Northern Virginia area, Hearing Loss Connection aka HLCnova, is a beginning support group of people with an interest in hearing loss information. We gather together on the third Saturday of the month at 10:30 AM at Northern Virginia Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Fairfax, VA. You are invited to attend and join in the conversation of smartphone apps this Saturday.

Thu, Sep 19 6:20am · Getting the right hearing aid for my 12 year old in Hearing Loss

Mommyd, the answer to your question of who and where to go for hearing aid information and purchase is, to me, dependent on the fit of the person looking for a hearing aid and the provider. I am not a child, 75 this weekend, and, like many, my experience of audiologists and hearing aids has been grim. At present, I use a hearing aid specialist who is sort of similar to a Costco hearing aid service I visited. The hearing aid specialist did all the same hearing tests, asked me for preferences of hearing aids (meant I had to do my homework before this conversation), and goal of hearing gain. His is a family-owned business for over 40 years and I have been satisfied by this relationship. I know from hard experiences over 25 years that I have to do my search first beforehand so that we can more likely have a level discussion. After 3 years, I continue to use this particular hearing aid specialist along with a university-related cochlear implant audiologist who specializes in the brand of my CI. The key to any professional relationship is that the professional listens to you, gives eye contact, and responds with personalized information that you have requested, what I call the "fit" of the relationship.

Fri, Sep 6 3:44pm · Cochlear Implants in Hearing Loss

Davekoh, everyone's hearing loss is different and cochlear implants are directly impacted by those differences. One size doesn't apply here. My hearing from my CI 27 months ago is somewhat improved but not at "stand-alone" hearing stage.

Fri, Sep 6 3:30pm · Balance issues and hearing loss in Hearing Loss

Mike, thanks for the further info on your Tai Chi experience. My current trainer has not heard of it, so I'll follow your suggestion to view it on YouTube first and see what I can do. Thanks again, Alice

Thu, Sep 5 6:12pm · Balance issues and hearing loss in Hearing Loss

Mike, you make your version of Tai Chi sound very doable and very helpful. I had a very aggressive Tai Chi instructor about 15 years ago and hated it. I will look for an instructor of your type of Tai Chi and give it a try. Thank you for your post.