[sasi] Is This True?
jeffl989898 at verizon.net
Wed Jan 20 23:46:59 GMT 2010
i'm sorry to disagree with tom and you,
i'm 67 years old and began wearing 1 hearing aid when i was 20,
over the many years due to RP my hearing continued to decline but i always
managed to find better and more powerful aids to improve
my capabilities, when in my 40's or so it became necessary for me to wear 2
aids. in late 2008 my hearing in my right ear failed almost
completely except for noises i could not hear or understand anything with
my right ear
and my hearing had gone down to 28% discrimination in my left ear.
6 months ago i received a cochlear implant
in my right ear and 2 months later my hearing descrimination (speech and
other sounds) went from
0% to 80 and now after 6 months i am now at 94%
my huge success is according to my CI audiologists and ear specialist that
performed the surgery is due to
my wearing hearing aids which continued to excercise my auditory nerve and
other ear functions.
they said if i had not worn aids over all those years my capabilities would
much less today.
i do not know if your husband will ever need a cochlear implant or
how old he is today or the reason for his progressive hearing loss but
if a hearing aid or aids can improve his quality of life today and mayve if
retain his hearing in future years
it makes no sense to me to not go for it.
as tom said aids will not contribute to hearing loss but it sure will
his happiness and well being today.
should you have any questions feel free to ask.
jeff and the incredible docker
----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda" <he-gives-me-joy at insightbb.com>
To: "sasi, (sight and sound impaired) discussion list" <sasi at acb.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 6:13 PM
Subject: Re: [sasi] Is This True?
> Very interesting Tom. I did have my doubts that putting off getting
> hearing aids would speed up hearing loss.
> He was probably using that to cause us to hurry and purchase them.
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