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  1. Default Cochlear Implant Candidate

    I went back for my followup with the surgeon after cholosteotoma removal in my right ear. He tells me im totally deaf in my left ear. I hear sounds only, no speech whatsoever. He said im fully a candidate for a cochlear implant in my left ear.
    We didnt get into particulars I have to go back in 6 monts, that was my request.
    Is it worth going through it? Do you hear well with it, lets say as well as with well fit hearing aids.

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    I was told medicare and my insurance will pay for most of the upfront costs, is there alot of maintenance and upgrade costs ? Like the hearing unit.
    Also does it need reprogramming and who does that. I appreciate your patience with a total no nothing

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    Thank you for the info cyborg, I have to find out if Medicare and my backup insurance will pay for the surgery and the initial unit and programming, If not I am not financially in a position to pay that. My audiologist told me its around 30,000 inititally.

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    Zip, If you have medicare they will pay for it. The amount depends on whether you have straight medicare or a medicare advantage plan. My copay was $25.00. I have excellent in my implanted ear after 4 months. At my 6 week checkup my sentence perception was 91% and with the implant plus the H/A in the other ear it was 95%. I will probably have the other ear implanted by this time next year. I now hear on the telephone better than I have in 15, maybe 20 years. Nucleus 5 is my implant.
    Hz.....250.....500.....750......1K......1.5K...... 2K.......3K
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  5. Default Is a Cochlear implant indicated for USNHL?

    I have unilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss in my left year since the last 3 months with normal hearing in my right ear. I am not sure if getting a cochlear implant would be a good solution. How would it sound as I have normal hearing on one side...would it be disturbing?

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    This is a late reply to Ms Singh. Probably a bit different sound but the benefit of having the ability to locate the direction sound is coming from by having bilateral hearing would more than offset any difference.
    Hz.....250.....500.....750......1K......1.5K...... 2K.......3K
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    L.......Cochlea Implant

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