My Journey to my First Cochlear Implant beginning May 2017 to May 2018
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.
I had thought that my hearing was getting worse and last December went to see one of the GPs at my surgery. I asked him to refer me to the local hospital but to date I had heard nothing.
One of my lipreading group had her implant in February and is two weeks into her rehabilitation programme. Already the difference it has made to her life is amazing. I am stunned by her success and inspired too, to seek help myself. I know many people who have had a cochlear implant, and all have benefitted to some extent, but my Friend has been in a league of her own. So, fingers crossed.
On Monday 15th May I’m meeting with a consultant to discuss the possibility of a cochlear implant. I am feeling nervous and excited all at the same time. Here’s hoping!