Monday, 15 September 2008

My War

I was born deaf and had only 15% hearing. I could only used to hear in my left ear with a hearing aid until in April 2008 I lost my hearing forever. I'm stone deaf in right ear. I can hear nothing.When I lost my hearing I felt degraded and depressed. Over the next 5 months, I was very emotional and crying all the time and even to my self to sleep. I had Tinnitus since I was 15 and these days it keeps me awake all night just listening to the irritating buzzing-ringing sound in my left hear. Then on 15th September 2008, I went to see Mr Andrew Marshall to talk about the possible cochlear implant operation. We talked about the risks, the cochlear implant and my scans. I cried all the way through the meeting. When he said 'I would like to offer you a cochlear implant', I broke down and sobbed. I then looked at him and shook his hand and said 'I accept'. I had to fill in forms and choose which colour hearing aid for my implant I want. I chose the beige colour and my mum helped my choose it. The cochlear implant I chose is Harmony. To me it sounds easier to hear and use.

3 comments:

Laura's medical journey said...
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Laura's medical journey said...

I look forward to reading about your cochlear implant Journey and i heard about your visit with katie-louise when i was talking to her on MSN. Good luck with it all! :D Laura x

elizabeth said...

Great blog! I hope you'll consider adding it to the aggregator at Deaf Village (www.deafvillage.com) -- we'd love to have you as part of our community!