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Yes, lots of readers like me who usually just lurk. You are very brave and determined to master your new hearing devices. Thank you for your story and I hope you continue it. It is extremely valuable to those who haven't decided to take that next step of hearing loss: the high degree of technology that cochlear implants presents to us.
Nov 25, 2019 · 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.
Nov 15, 2019 · 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?
The website goal is a good one but it is not working yet. It is young 🙂
Sep 20, 2019 · 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.
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.