Prognosis Superficial siderosis can damage the cranial nerves which could prevent a cochlear implant from working. It wasn’t an easy decision to make by any means, I had so many questions, but it all came back to the point that… Read More... "The Cochlear Implant Journey"
Cochlear Implant Assessment Day
The Cochlear Implant Question It’s back to London once again, this time for a full day of tests to see if I’m a suitable candidate to receive a cochlear implant, which is a device that can potentially restore some hearing… Read More... "Cochlear Implant Assessment Day"
Reclaiming Your Independence, A Guide to Managing Hearing Loss
Living Your BEST LIFE with Superficial Siderosis Our readers living with Superficial siderosis should be aware that living your best life means you need to look beyond simply treating the symptoms. Both your physical and mental health will benefit. By… Read More... "Reclaiming Your Independence, A Guide to Managing Hearing Loss"
The Cochlear Implant Experience
Is A Cochlear Implant Right For You? Hearing loss affects 95% of superficial siderosis patients. Specialized hearing aids designed to help word recognition in bilateral sensorineural hearing loss work very well for most patients in the early stages. Unfortunately, many… Read More... "The Cochlear Implant Experience"
Will Neglecting Your Hearing Loss Really Hurt Your Cognitive Ability?
Hearing loss is now one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, affecting more than six percent of the population. The impact on people’s lives is substantial; difficulty with communication, social functioning, feelings of social isolation, employment opportunities, and depression.… Read More... "Will Neglecting Your Hearing Loss Really Hurt Your Cognitive Ability?"
The Painful Farewell To The Sounds Of Life
The Progression of Hearing Loss in Superficial Siderosis Hearing loss is one of the most common symptoms of Superficial Siderosis. For me, I’d say it was the first symptom I noticed; it wasn’t until five years after the hearing loss… Read More... "The Painful Farewell To The Sounds Of Life"
New Technology With Hearing Loss
Searching For Clarity With Hearing Loss Conversation for people with sensorineural hearing loss can feel like a never-ending game of hangman or charades. The clues are there, but the most critical letters (sounds) are missing, so you wind up playing… Read More... "New Technology With Hearing Loss"
The Frustration Of Hearing Aid Down
If hearing aids are your lifeline to the world, you get what a pain it is when one goes down. When both go down at the same time, it’s a tragedy. If this happens to someone you care about, be… Read More... "The Frustration Of Hearing Aid Down"
Hearing Loss And The Movies
Technology has made settling in on the couch to watch a good movie inviting once again for those with hearing loss. But honestly, some films are just meant to be enjoyed on the big screen. Gary’s hearing loss continues to… Read More... "Hearing Loss And The Movies"
Whole New Ballgame: ReSound Linx²
The two-week update on the ReSound Linx² hearing aids The question most asked, “Do you still like the new hearing aids?” Short answer, yes. But there are so many features we’ve just barely scratched the surface. Classified as Smart Hearing Aids, they… Read More... "Whole New Ballgame: ReSound Linx²"