My CI experience - The Diary of a Cochlear Implant

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#1

I am writing a diary of the journey of getting my first CI which I received December 5, 2017. I am really thrilled about how good it is even after just after 10 days of having it activated. Diary of a CI Comments are welcomed.


#2

Thank you very much for sharing this!


#3

Thank you for sharing your journey. I found it very interesting reading, as I myself have just started down the assessment journey for a CI as well.


#4

Thanks, Deaf. I hope your experience will be as good as mine if you go ahead. I’ll add more to the diary soon - right now recovering from the flu and the meds that go with that.


#5

@texboydmoore
Thank you for your diary. This is the first time I read an “afterhour” :wink: success-story for CI surgery. There is one thing that I miss: I don’t find an audiogram in your report, so I can compare your loss to mine. Actually I am trying new conventional hearing aids, but I guess my next pairs (in 6-10 years) need to be CIs. This is why I was interested in reading your story.
By the way, $120.000 for the whole change looks to be very much. I am glad to be in Germany because the insurances must pay for that. Isn’t this usual in the US, too?


#6

Yes, Dani. Medicare does pay for it, but of course, that is my tax money - or my descendants to pay off eventually. :slight_smile: I will add the audiogram - that is a needed addition. Thanks. I go tomorrow for my next adjustment and will write a progress report afterwards. Boyd