Started wearing HAs in mid-forties. Hearing tanked in my left ear in my late 50s. I opted to move forward with a cochlear implant in 2022 at age 61 despite being considered a “borderline” ready candidate. I chose Advanced Bionics Marvel processor with a Phonak Link hearing aid in my better ear. 4 months post activation my booth test for tones is all within the normal hearing range across all frequencies, and my booth scores for word and sentence understanding with just my CI ear measured 95%. Very happy with the results and glad I opted to get it sooner than later.