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keithk

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I Got It!!!!!!
« on: February 01, 2011, 01:02:35 pm »
This moring I was switched on. It was nice to "hear" from my SSD side.
AN surgery 8/19/10, 9.5 hrs
8mm x 5mm left side
Retrosigmoid, Drs Reichert & Harvey
Severe hearing loss in the left ear before surgery. SSD after surgery. Balance issues. Tinnitus (mild). Buzzing in left ear.
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BAHA activation 2/1/11

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Re: I Got It!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 01:32:24 pm »
Yea Keith!!

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Translab 12/95@Houston Methodist(Baylor College of Medicine)for "HUGE" tumor-no size specified
25 yrs then-14 hour surgery-stroke
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 02:41:48 pm »
Yay!


-Tod
Bob the tumor: 4.4cm x 3.9cm x 4.1 cm.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011, 03:16:07 pm »
Congratulations, Keith!

Can you hear me, now?
  ;)

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: I Got It!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 09:59:59 pm »
I know it is just the neatest feeling!  Congratulations!
~Dale
Dale Barnes, RN, MSN, CLNC
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1998 Sudden Onset Idiopathic Sensorineural  hearing loss diagnosed at House Ear Institute, Los Angeles
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Re: I Got It!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 10:44:22 pm »
Congratulations Keith!  I can't wait to get mine on March 21!

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2011, 08:22:25 am »
Congrats, Keith!  ;D

BAHAs rock!

Jan
Retrosig 5/31/07 Drs. Battista & Kazan (Hinsdale, Illinois)
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Re: I Got It!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011, 03:06:34 pm »
Hey Keith,
Okay, I am officially jealous!!! I don't get mine until Feb 17.  So, tell ALL - how is it? 

Debbi, right behind you...
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2.4 cm Right Side AN
Translab April 30, 2008 at NYU with Drs. Golfinos and Roland
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keithk

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011, 04:55:16 pm »
Well, there are several  concerns I have. One is I can't adjust the volume to match my good ear, there seems to be some white noise and I can' wear a hat. I have a follow up on the 17th.
AN surgery 8/19/10, 9.5 hrs
8mm x 5mm left side
Retrosigmoid, Drs Reichert & Harvey
Severe hearing loss in the left ear before surgery. SSD after surgery. Balance issues. Tinnitus (mild). Buzzing in left ear.
BAHA implant surgery 11/17/10
BAHA activation 2/1/11

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2011, 05:56:23 pm »
Oh, too bad you have to wait that long. ???  I am approx 2 hours away from the audiologist who is "fitting" mine, so am hoping she gets it right quickly so I don't have to try to get back and fortth.  I am trying to keep my expectations for the baha reasonable, but that said, it's hard not to feel a bit excited at the idea of being able to hear things.

Hope your concerns get resolved. Not sure about the hat, though ...

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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Re: I Got It!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2011, 06:55:13 pm »
Congrats on your Baha turn on :) I am not sure if the Baha can be programmed to match the hearing in your good ear. I am still trying to get mine programmed better- it seems to be a trial and error approach or maybe just finding the right audiologist who has had alot of Baha experience. As for wearing a hat, I can't , so I just keep the Baha off until my hat comes off. Good luck!
Retrosigmoid 9/24/09
AN 2.4+ cm left side
Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC (Dr. Bederson and Dr. Choe)
BAHA surgery 1/4/2010

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Re: I Got It!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2011, 08:46:24 pm »
Don't expect the hearing in your SSD ear to match to good ear, even with the BAHA.  It will never be the same, but it will be a great improvement over what you had prior to the BAHA.
~Dale
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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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Re: I Got It!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2011, 05:51:24 pm »
Keith,

Congratulations on getting "turned on!"  Like Lauren, I'm not sure BAHA will be able to match your hearing ability on your deaf side to your good side.  BAHA is a huge improvement over being SSD but, realistically, not the same as natural hearing.  That said, I think once your BAHA is properly programmed you will be very happy with it anyway.

Best wishes,
Wendy
1.3 cm at time of diagnosis -  April 9, 2008
2 cm at time of surgery
SSD right side translabyrinthine July 25, 2008
Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Extremely grateful for the wonderful Dr. Choe & Dr. Chen
BAHA surgery 1/5/09
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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2011, 11:33:25 am »
Congrats and you will love your BAHA. It's not perfect but much better than before I would imagine.  ;D 
"Hearing Resistance is Futile!"
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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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keithk

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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2011, 03:18:12 pm »
I had my follow-up today with my audiologist. He was able to encrease the volume, and now I am a happy camper. The hearing test he gave me was simulating a crowd. There was a 7db increase wearing my BAHA over not wearing it. I am extreamly happy with it.
AN surgery 8/19/10, 9.5 hrs
8mm x 5mm left side
Retrosigmoid, Drs Reichert & Harvey
Severe hearing loss in the left ear before surgery. SSD after surgery. Balance issues. Tinnitus (mild). Buzzing in left ear.
BAHA implant surgery 11/17/10
BAHA activation 2/1/11