BEA mentor. Born deaf but hearing worsened in late teens (sudden loss in left ear; gradual loss in right ear). Naida CI user implanted at Middlesbrough 2001. From Newcastle but currently living in Manchester. Now married with two kids (all hearing).
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My favorite thing about my AB Cochlear implant is
using it with the Aquacase (accessory) in water based situations such as swimming - this means I can hear my children in the pool!
With my AB cochlear implant, I can
use the Aqua case (water proof) accessory to hear my children in the swimming pool, sea, and water games. I am extremely pleased to be able to hear what they are saying / laughing about in a very watery environment! This is certainly a the best single advantage so far - an amazing fantastic experience!
I chose AB because
I was only given one option at the time. However I would still recommend it as AB are very progressive with design functions and quality of sounds.
I am a BEA Mentor because
I want to help others with their experiences.
I can help cochlear implant candidates by
being available to answer questions about my experience.
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