Immediately following my last tumor resection, I lost the hearing on my good side. It's not related specifically to the type of surgery I had, more a rare side effect of anesthesia & possible change in CSF fluid. Currently, I'm completely deaf, and looking wistfully at the bicros hearing aids that I enjoyed for all of 5 months following losing hearing on the AN side.
My otolaryngologist is recommending cochlea implant as soon as prudent - ie: after my current surgery has healed, and possibly after radiation treatment on the residual tumor. He has info from 3 manufacturers of implants for me to read through, but of course I would love to hear from anyone that has had this done; maybe it will help me make more informed decisions/prepare for this.
I certainly don't want to wait any longer than I have to - its tougher than I imagined to be completely deaf!