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3-monthly tune up by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I had been so excited all week as my 3-monthly tune up was approaching. I knew I would do well as I had been picking up so many little things on a daily basis. At my workpla ... Read on »
Workshops all day by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Last week, I wanted to find out more about the accessories for my CI make - COCHLEAR NUCLEUS FREEDOM so I attended a morning workshop to learn more. It was really interestin ... Read on »
My first talk - 28th January by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I had been asked to attend the User Group at the SOECIC to give out a talk about my own experience. I met another CI called Lesley who also been asked to come along and talk ... Read on »
Welcome to 2009! by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here I am writing my first post for 2009. Since I had my monthly tune up, there have been some small improvements with my implant and surprisingly, little noises have crept ... Read on »
Monthly activation by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness What a week! I went back to full time basis at work this week and it has been tiring! I had been picking up news sounds which was incredible! One morning on my way to work, ... Read on »
Back to normal! by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I know I haven't written for a little while. The past few weeks has been touch and go trying to adjust to normal life. I returned to work last week with part time hours for ... Read on »
Referral to the ENT Consultant by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today I went to see my Doctor to see if I can get a referral to see the ENT Consultant. He was happy to refer me and await for an appointment date. Read on »
Appointment letter by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I received a letter from Salisbury District Hospital that they have made an appointment for me to see the ENT Consultant on 17th March, 2008. Read on »
Referral for Assessment at SOECIC by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I met with Dr. Melanie Collins, the ENT Consultant at Salisbury District Hospital. I explained to her that I would like to explore my possibility of having a cochlear impl ... Read on »
Assessment dates by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I received a letter from the SOECIC that the funding has been approved for me to take part in the assessments. I was happy to hear that it was going ahead. I was given sev ... Read on »
Introduction to Assessment by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I met with the SOECIC team for the first time and I had my first assessment which was the introduction part. Two other hearing impaired people came along and we were given ... Read on »
Day Two - Meetings by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I attended a user group meeting and met 2 other ladies who had been implanted successfully. They told us their stories from the moment they had their operations and the im ... Read on »
Day One - Assessments by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This morning I met with Nikki Stephens who was the Hearing Therapist. She wanted to hear my background and every day situations on how I currently cope. She confirmed that ... Read on »
Audiology Initial Assesmment by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I was met by Yvette who was the Scientist Audiologist and she carried out some hearing tests in both of my ears. I had to listen to the sounds per ear with the headphones ... Read on »
Expectations Meeting by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I met again with Nikki, the Hearing Therapist and she wanted to know my expectations should I have an cochlear implant. She asked me various questions and it was really ha ... Read on »
MRI Scan - 2nd attempt by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I had received another letter from Southampton General saying that I had to go back and repeat another MRI scan to take more pictures. I was not best pleased because I did ... Read on »
Vaccination jab by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I went to see my doctor and have my jab done for Pneumoccal Meningitis to prevent any bacterial infection when having the cochlear implant. I was very brave and didn't fee ... Read on »
CT & MRI Scans by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I attended at Southampton General Hospital for my CT and MRI scans. I was feeling really nervous but thankfully my mum came with me to support me. The CT scan lasted about ... Read on »
I'm accepted! by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness After all the waiting, I got a letter from SOECIC that I have been accepted to have a cochlear implant!!!! I was thrilled!! They said they had applied for the funding and ... Read on »
Operation Date has been set!! by Claire L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I received an email this morning that the funding has taken place and that they got a date for the operation - 8th October!!!! I accepted but I couldn't believe it was so ... Read on »