I will let you know what is going on and will keep updates on this tread. I feel it is very important to share this information after all I wouldn't be getting a SoundBite if it wasn't for the sharing of information.
First visit: I seen the audiologist first for the usuall sound booth tests. She came into the booth after the first round then put some kind of head band on.
Second round of beeps started. Beeps it my hearing ear began, then beeps in my deaf ear began, what?!? did I hear out of that ear? Then tears of joy ran down my cheek(one side of course). She said the tears were a normal reaction. Next I went to see the doctor. He looked at my newest MRI disc and put it up on a screen so I also could view it. I seen what was left of my tumor. I was told 21 years ago that they got it all. He examined my ear and then tried the test SoundBite. This is a metal bar that I bit down on. He put it on my paralysed side, made me plug my "good" ear and got within inches of the deaf ear and whispered....Chocolate syrup, I repeated chocolate syrup (as I was tearing)....strawberries, I repeat strawberries....whipped cream, I said stop you are making me hungry! It was incredible!!!! Now comes the worrying part, after the test my teeth were sore from the vibration of the bar, I have very sensitive teeth and have a hard time like eating ice cream or food that is too hot. It took me 6 months to get use to a bridge I have in my mouth and if I could have taken it out I probably would have. I'm hoping the sensitivity was just because it wasn't fitted to my tooth, we will see. The doctors office then called a dentist in the same building and he seen me that day to make the impressions of my teeth. Now the wait....April 18, 2013.
I will keep updating. Thanks for sharing my enthusiasm, Sue