Monthly Archives: July 2011

Why 2 Advanced Bionics HiRes 90K cochlear implants failed

Straight from the horses mouth … Two people out of 28,000 had a problem with their HiRes 90k cochlear implant and they were both successfully re-implanted with the same brand. The recall of the HiRes 90K cochlear implant is over … Continue reading

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Not all cochlear implants are the same

If anyone tells you “all cochlear implants are the same”, ask them what they mean! They are not the same, they work differently, have different technology, they are even different from day to day in how the user functions with … Continue reading

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Learning to listen – the British way

PC Werth have been working on a British version of LACE and it’s now available. In British accents! This software is useful for people who want to improve their ability to listen – not to hear speech, but to listen … Continue reading

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Sequential cochlear implant surgery

I had a second cochlear implant put into my head last week. It’s been quite a different experience, which tells me this is going to be quite a different journey from the first one. I just can’t imagine what it … Continue reading

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Brain stretch

I’ve had my shoulders around my ears for most of the past year and so I went back to the hospital to see what they could do.  I was finding some noises were still quite loud and uncomfortable – such … Continue reading

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Post-Southwold update!

Six weeks have gone past since my last post as a number of other things have landed on my plate, so it was time to give the old fingers a rest from flying over the keyboard: in common with everyone … Continue reading

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Advisory panel examines cochlear implant coverage

by Kate Romanow & Steven C. White A Medicare advisory committee has qualified a number of issues related to the effectiveness of cochlear implants for sensorineural hearing for further examination by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which … Continue reading

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