Cochlear Implant

HBS Guy

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Got a letter yesterday—an appointment has been made for me to see the audiologist at FMC re a cochlear implant.
Early 2018 I suddenly went very deaf in my left ear. I have “severe to profound” hearing loss in that ear. A virus apparently. GP should have sent me straightaway to ENT at Flinders, some hearing could have been saved.

Looks like I might get that implant sometime. Dunno what I feel about that but if it gives me 50% hearing in my left ear that would be great.

It is funny—if I am in a shop or market stall and stand so my right ear is on the side of my head away from the counter I can hear perfectly a conversation metres away but can hardly hear the person behind the counter. A whole new set of behaviors have to be learned to compensate.

https://www.cochlear.com/au/en/home...KFO_LAzg_y3Q69yTuH7qJc-gaT325JcBoCjJgQAvD_BwE
 

Aussie

Ima da Sheriff
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You will not regret it. Donnie Darko now has them on each side. You will soon learn how to talk with chipmunks and credit card beeps.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
good luck .

It is tried and true and not too invasive. Dr Fred Hollows was the pioneer of the field.
He was a Kiwi I believe but Oz claims him as our own, as usual.
 

DonDeeHippy

Active member
good luck .

It is tried and true and not too invasive. Dr Fred Hollows was the pioneer of the field.
He was a Kiwi I believe but Oz claims him as our own, as usual.
Just another Kiwi that saw the light and made Australia their home...
 

SethBullock

Moderator
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Medical science just keeps on advancing. A cochlear implant - amazing.

I wonder how many years ago that there was no such thing.
 

johnsmith

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Staff member
Medical science just keeps on advancing.
Someone was just the other week saying that Elon Musk is working something that will cure work around paraplegia or quadriplegia

a tiny wifi transmitter that attaches to the brain and is able to receive and transmit signals from the brain, with a receiver that then attaches to the other end of the break in the spinal column, allowing signals from the brain to reach the relevant limb making it move again.

I don't recall if it was Don on here who told me, or if I heard it on the radio in the car.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Someone was just the other week saying that Elon Musk is working something that will cure work around paraplegia or quadriplegia

a tiny wifi transmitter that attaches to the brain and is able to receive and transmit signals from the brain, with a receiver that then attaches to the other end of the break in the spinal column, allowing signals from the brain to reach the relevant limb making it move again.

I don't recall if it was Don on here who told me, or if I heard it on the radio in the car.
I saw that on the teev
 

DonDeeHippy

Active member
Someone was just the other week saying that Elon Musk is working something that will cure work around paraplegia or quadriplegia

a tiny wifi transmitter that attaches to the brain and is able to receive and transmit signals from the brain, with a receiver that then attaches to the other end of the break in the spinal column, allowing signals from the brain to reach the relevant limb making it move again.

I don't recall if it was Don on here who told me, or if I heard it on the radio in the car.
yeah it was me he did mention it would be able to improve and restore hearing as well and get rid of tenitis ....The Company is called Neuralink
 
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