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jvastola

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Transear in San Jose or San Francisco area??
« on: September 27, 2007, 09:53:50 pm »
I recently moved to Mountain View California and I am looking for an audiologist with experience with the Transear.  Anyone out there from the Bay Area with a Transear?  Could you refer me to your Audiologist?  I did get two names from the manufacturer but both of them are taking appointments three months out.  I was hopign to get started sooner.

Thanks

Jim
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San Jose, CA
Diagnosed 10/4/06
2.2cm x 2.4cm x1.9cm Left side
CK December 4-6 2006
6 month MRI showed no cell death
12month MRI Tumor size 1.9x1.9x1.6
14 months my hearing stars to return!!

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Re: Transear in San Jose or San Francisco area??
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 07:55:16 am »
Jim,

Great to see you!  How have you been doing?

Mountain View... know it all too well!   Office in San Jose and have done many trips there! :)

Ok, first came to mind... "matti" (Cheryl) on this site... she is in your immediate area and has tried out TransEar... she can give you the pros and cons of it, from her situation. I would send her a PM or wait until she logs on.....she's prolly one of the closest contacts re: the device.

Hope that helps.
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jvastola

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Re: Transear in San Jose or San Francisco area??
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 08:58:53 am »
Hey Phyl,

I am doing well. Many changes in life over the last few months.  Most of my symptoms are gone.  Just a few isues with my balance and an almost complete loss of hearing on the AN side.  Otherwise I am feling great and was lucky enough to find a staf job at Google.  My first staff job since 1994.

Thanks or the lead I wlll atempt to contact matti.

Jim
Jim
San Jose, CA
Diagnosed 10/4/06
2.2cm x 2.4cm x1.9cm Left side
CK December 4-6 2006
6 month MRI showed no cell death
12month MRI Tumor size 1.9x1.9x1.6
14 months my hearing stars to return!!

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Re: Transear in San Jose or San Francisco area??
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2007, 07:54:47 pm »
Jim - good chatting with you today. You are one lucky guy to be working at Google, what an incredible complex, are you spoiled yet ;) 

 Phyl and I will gladly come visit you for lunch...PLEASE ;D

Cheryl
3.5 cm  - left side  Single sided deafness 
Middle Fossa Approach - California Ear Institute at Stanford - July 1998
Dr. Joseph Roberson and Dr. Gary Steinberg
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jvastola

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Re: Transear in San Jose or San Francisco area??
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2007, 04:52:48 pm »
A Google AN group lunch sounds great.  PM me when you guys can do it!!



Jim
Jim
San Jose, CA
Diagnosed 10/4/06
2.2cm x 2.4cm x1.9cm Left side
CK December 4-6 2006
6 month MRI showed no cell death
12month MRI Tumor size 1.9x1.9x1.6
14 months my hearing stars to return!!

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Re: Transear in San Jose or San Francisco area??
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2007, 10:57:01 am »
Jim,

We stayed in a short term stay apartment in Mountain View during my surgery (I chose to go out-of-state for surgery) . Nice place! Nice looking main street area that I did not get to enjoy (post op etc) … and I hope to get back there under more FUN  ;D circumstances.

I would suggest contacting the Stanford ENT department and get their opinion on the transear.

http://www.stanfordhospital.com/clinicsmedServices/clinics/otolaryngology/default
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However I only see the BAHA on this site for SSD
http://www.stanfordhospital.com/clinicsmedServices/clinics/otolaryngology/audiology/advancedHearingDevices


 Maybe contact my surgeon Dr. Jackler- he is the department head there… he might have an opinion (which I too would like to hear)

Let us all know what you find out re the trans-ear… I am VERY interested in it. I know the Baha is an option but I do just not want another hole in my head… here at 8 + weeks post op.

4
4cm Left, 08/22/07 R/S 11+ hr surgery Stanford U, Dr. Robert Jackler, Dr. Griffith Harsh, Canadian fellow Assist. Dr. Sumit Agrawal. SSD, 3/6 on HB facial scale, stick-on-eyeweight worked, 95% eye function@ 6 months. In neuromuscular facial retraining. Balance regained! Recent MRI -tumor receded!

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Re: Transear in San Jose or San Francisco area??
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2007, 10:58:49 pm »
Thanks for the input.

I have a transear on order.

I will post my review.

Jim
Jim
San Jose, CA
Diagnosed 10/4/06
2.2cm x 2.4cm x1.9cm Left side
CK December 4-6 2006
6 month MRI showed no cell death
12month MRI Tumor size 1.9x1.9x1.6
14 months my hearing stars to return!!

 


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