I had another appointment with my consultant surgeon. He tested my balance. Some of the tests were weird. First I had to stand still, close my eyes and put my hands together as though in prayer. I had to stay like that for about 2 minutes. I could feel myself swaying sometimes. Next I had to walk in pigeon toes towards the consultant. I haven’t done this since I was a child at school. we used to pick our teams using this. I couldn’t do it with my shoes on so tried without shoes. Not too bad!!
With not a little apprehension I went for my speech assessment with an audiologist who was like no one I had ever met before! She was very patient and kind but also very professional and knowledgeable. I had my hearing test which was different to those I normally have. I had to press the control button when I heard a sound and keep pressing it until the sound stopped.
Told my lipreading group about the MRI scan and again received tremendous support. My friend wondered if I would like to meet with her and her language tutor so that I knew what to expect if I am able to have the implant. We agreed to make a date.
I saw my doctor re a letter requesting assessment for cochlear – one had been dictated in December but had gone no further. This doctor said she would write a letter which I could collect in a few days. I received an appointment for my MRI scan for Monday 5th June!!!
Hello Lipreading friends,
I thought that you might be interested to know that after some years of dithering I have decided to seek advice on whether I might be suitable for a cochlear implant.
How can we help?