In the fall of 2011, I finally realized that I was at a point where I was ready to reassess my hearing loss and how my life was impacted.  The very slow progression of the loss was both a blessing and an obstacle.  I was able to function at a high level.  I kept thinking I was still doing okay…

However, the energy I spent to consciously “hear” was taking a toll.  I decided to see what, if any options, I might have to hear better and communicate more easily.

I found out I was a candidate for a cochlear implant.  This is my story.

photo credit: B. Johnson, “Curbside Sunflowers”

One response

  1. Hi Barbara,
    I love reading your blog! I had a Copliear implant surgery on Sept 7 and wil be activated on Oct 17. I had my surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota! I was aware that my hearing on the implanted ear would be gone the 20 or 30% of hearing that I had. Now I
    Am hearing worse than I I did before! This is a

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