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Nancy T

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Re: "NEW" Baha club member with questions for all you Baha Guru's
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2011, 01:24:03 am »
Congrats, DHM! Glad you like your Baha.

As for numbness, at least some of us have permanent numbness; I got my Baha in 2008 and there are still some small areas that are partially or completely numb. Also some areas of altered sensation--if I touch one corner of the graft site, it causes a "tight" sensation (not uncomfortable, just a little odd) in another area. None of this is problematical. Numbness on a small part of your head is virtually insignificant.

I had to wear the "cup" bandage for the entire first week, until I went back for the recheck with the surgeon. However, that is apparently highly unusual (and not comfortable).

I got my Baha three months post-op. The abutment seems rock-solid. :)

Nancy T (also a PNW person, feeling right at home in all this rain again...)
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss, left side, 1999 (no acoustic neuroma)
Baha Intenso, 2008

Cheryl R

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Re: "NEW" Baha club member with questions for all you Baha Guru's
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2011, 06:54:36 am »
I am not a BAHA person but just wanted to say how happy I am for you and all who get them as one does not realize how much we use our hearing.     I have adjusted but still am always having to deal with it to hear people and situitations.   Hope you get your other questions answered soon!                         Cheryl R
Right mid fossa 11-01-01
  left tumor found 5-03,so have NF2
  trans lab for right facial nerve tumor
  with nerve graft 3-23-06
   CSF leak revision surgery 4-07-06
   left mid fossa 4-17-08
   near deaf on left before surgery
   with hearing much improved .
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tenai98

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Re: "NEW" Baha club member with questions for all you Baha Guru's
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2011, 12:43:40 pm »
Congrats on joining the club.
Had my Baha surgery in sept/09 and my head is still numb...I didnt bring my Baha to Mexico and I sure do miss it.
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14mmX11mmX11mm left ear
TRANSLAB 04/07/09 2cms at time of surgery
Dr. Benoit and Schramm, Ottawa Civic Campus
SSD ,some facial numbness
Baha surgery sept 22/09
residual tumor 13mmX7mmX8mm
2016 new growth.  25mmX21mmX22mm
cyberknife on June 7

Kencutus

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Re: "NEW" Baha club member with questions for all you Baha Guru's
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2011, 01:50:07 pm »
Welcome to the collective hive. I am "Kencutus of BAHA Borg." "We are the BAHA Borg. You will be assimilated. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Hearing Resistance is futile." LOL!  ;)
"Hearing Resistance is Futile!"
Treacher Collin's Syndrome
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
Richard & Mark Wiet MD from Ear Institute of Chicago.

Debbi

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Re: "NEW" Baha club member with questions for all you Baha Guru's
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2011, 05:16:39 pm »
Hey DHM!

Glad to hear you already love your BAHA!  I was supposed to get mine tomorrow but there was a screw up and no one ordered it so now I have to wait until it comes in.  I am SO eager to try it out - the extra delay feels like eternity to me.  So please, more details!  I need to live vicariously!!

Debbi
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2.4 cm Right Side AN
Translab April 30, 2008 at NYU with Drs. Golfinos and Roland
SSD Right ear, Mild synkinesis and facial nerve damage
BAHA "installed" Feb 2011 by Dr. Cosetti @ NYU

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