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Tracy Lynn

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Got the go-ahead from insurance on my BAHA
« on: August 16, 2010, 11:21:14 am »
I'm pretty excited. It took a month and a half (which I know isn't really that long).

I go in Sept 2nd. I'm really hoping this meants I get to use my processor before Christmas.

I know others are have SSD and deal with it everyday without complaint. For me, dealing with the SSD has been more frustrating than any other aspect of the original surgery. It's so isolating not being able to hear properly. I struggle significantly at work to hear my employees. After surgery, people forget and don't understand why your hearing hasn't returned, no matter how many times you explain it's permanent.

anyhow, needless to say I'm tickled pink.
Right ear, 3.5 cm  Diagnosed 3-23-10 pre-op symptoms: 90% loss of hearing, headaches, Tinnitus.
Translab surgery 5-18-10
Post-op symptoms: SSD, Tinnitus, wonky-head
BAHA implant: 9-2-10

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Re: Got the go-ahead from insurance on my BAHA
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2010, 11:38:04 am »
Good for you!  You will not regret it.  ;) ;)
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First surgery left side 12-08, Baha Intenso 3-09
Abbutment came loose on 5-09
Bilateral Baha surgery 6-09 Baha refitted 9-09
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Re: Got the go-ahead from insurance on my BAHA
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2010, 11:41:15 am »
Awesome news Tracy!!! I am sure that will significantly improve the quality of your life! Keep us updated on how it all goes! Good luck!
Jay
8.1mm x 7.8mm x 8.2mm AN, Left Ear, Middle Fossa surgery performed on 12/9/09 at House by Drs. Brackmann/Schwartz. Some hearing left, but got BAHA 2/25/11 (Ponto Pro) To see how I did through my Middle Fossa surgery, click here: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jaylogston

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Re: Got the go-ahead from insurance on my BAHA
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2010, 01:50:57 pm »
Tracy Lynn ~

Congratulations!  I'm confident the BAHA will make a huge improvement in your hearing ability and, by association, your quality of life. 

Jim
4.5 cm AN diagnosed 5/06.  Retrosigmoid surgery 6/06.  Follow-up FSR completed 10/06.  Tumor shrinkage & necrosis noted on last MRI.  Life is good. 

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Re: Got the go-ahead from insurance on my BAHA
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2010, 02:55:53 pm »
So happy for you!  Congrats!
Liz
Left AN 2.5CM,retrosigmoid 11/2008, second surgery to repair CSF leak. 
Headaches began immediately.  Dr. Ducic occipital nerve resection, December 2011!!!!!

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Re: Got the go-ahead from insurance on my BAHA
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2010, 08:23:05 pm »
What great news.  I am 45 days from getting my processor and I can't wait!  We will have to compare notes!
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1998 Sudden Onset Idiopathic Sensorineural  hearing loss diagnosed at House Ear Institute, Los Angeles
BAHA June 30, 2010 Dr. Jeffrey Harris UCSD San Diego

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Re: Got the go-ahead from insurance on my BAHA
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010, 08:46:50 pm »
This is VERY exciting news!!!

It took me five months to get insurance approval, so I envy you.

Please PM me your mailing address so I can send you one of Lori & Jan's Official BAHA Recovery Kits.  It's free and has gotten rave reviews  ;)

Jan
Retrosig 5/31/07 Drs. Battista & Kazan (Hinsdale, Illinois)
Left AN 3.0 cm (1.5 cm @ diagnosis 6 wks prior) SSD. BAHA implant 3/4/08 (Dr. Battista) Divino 6/4/08  BP100 4/2010 BAHA 5 8/2015

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Re: Got the go-ahead from insurance on my BAHA
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2010, 11:07:36 pm »
I will add to the rave reviews.  I love my BAHA recovery kit!  It has come in handy and also put a big smile on my face!
Lori and Jan do a great job with these and it is SOOOOOO Thoughtful!
~Dale
Dale Barnes, RN, MSN, CLNC
Tarzana, CA
1998 Sudden Onset Idiopathic Sensorineural  hearing loss diagnosed at House Ear Institute, Los Angeles
BAHA June 30, 2010 Dr. Jeffrey Harris UCSD San Diego

 


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