Tuesday, March 27, 2007

What's new with the Implant!

I realize I have not posted anything about the implant in awhile so here goes. Things have pretty much leveled off. I am not gaining anything really significant now just maybe a little here or there. I had an appt with the Audiologist a few weeks ago and she only made some minor changes, pretty much keeping things about the same.

I did find out at that appt that the Dr who did my implant will not be accepting any insurance after the first of April, so I will be looking for a new doctor and audiologist. The doctor I don't mind so much but hate to give up my audiologist as we have a good working relationship. It costs $175. an hour for me to meet with her with no insurance vs $30 for someone under my insurance plan. Since we have an HMO, they will not reimburse me for anything if we go out of their service plan. I did a little research and I believe there is one other doctor in the area who specializes in Cochlear Implants who is on our insurance plan, so I guess I will be using him. Funny thing is I believe that my audiologist used to work for him before.

Today I had a dentist appt for a crown, and they always forget and try to talk to me with their mask on. I actually was able to pick up some of what they were saying with the mask on but definitely did better when they removed them. I also noticed that I was aware of the noise of the machines. Before I don't remember hearing the different sounds of the denistry equipment. So I guess I am making progress but sometimes don't realize it since I have nothing from the past to base it on.

So there you have it, an update on the Cochlear Implant. Nothing Major to report but nothing negative either. I know I am better off with the implant because the first thing I want to do every morning is put on the processor. What a difference a year makes!


jettybetty said...

You have such a great attitude--I pray that you will continue to hear new things a just a bit more all the time.

Anonymous said...

I, too, pray that your hearing will get better even now. I'm glad you can tell such a difference in a year, though. Sometimes it takes a long time for us to recognize and realize many changes. Life seems to be like that.


erinlo said...

Mak- I wanted to thank you so much for your comments on my blog. It means so much to me that you stop by. Although I don't have time to read others' as much as I would like, I do enjoy catching up when I can. So, I was catching up on you this afternoon. I'm glad that cochlear is working out OK and pray you will find another doctor with no problems!!! Love,
Erin L.