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I've been deaf in both ears since I was 8!

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Circa August 1984 or thereabouts, I had a bad bout of Chicken Pox and have been deaf ever since! At one bit I had 2 hearing aids and hated it because I was bullied at school, called stuff I doubt the Mods would thank me for repeating.

The Hospital has been trying to get me back to 2 hearing aids for years, and I've refused, In April 2019 I had a meeting up at the Hallamshire about possibly having a Cochlear implant fitted, but they decided the stress would be too much because I'd have to spend an overnight stay in a Hospital in Birmingham to have the Op.

Has anyone else had a similar experience?



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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,707 Disability Gamechanger
    If I needed to go to Birmingham for a night for treatment I think I would do just that.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    woodbine said:
    If I needed to go to Birmingham for a night for treatment I think I would do just that.
    Yeah but you wouldn't have the faff of cancelling 2 care companies for 2 days.

    I would, plus if I cancel long term for any reason the social gets mardy about the funding.

  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,418 Disability Gamechanger
    If its for treatment, I'm sure they would understand. I have hearing loss and would happily have treatment to try and rectify it. I was in hospital for 9 months, a few years ago, so to me, I'd gladly stay the 1-2 nights
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,707 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't think they would be too worried about you being away for one night, in fact my late dad had carers 4 times a day, and in his last year he was in hospital more than he was at home and it didn't cause any problems with the care providers or social services, in fact I think they were more than happy to have one less client to look after.
    Unless you try you never know do you?
    And personally if it meant I got some hearing back I would crawl over broken glass to get it sorted !
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,082 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi I agree and would go for the treatment as your quality of life would be much better 

    You would get notice of the date so you could inform your carers . They must have this situation all the time and have a process in place 
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,651 Listener
    edited January 28
    Yeah but the manager of the morning care company has the communication skills of a Sheep, and that's being extremely kind! The post came this afternoon and I have a Hospital appointment next Wednesday morning up at the Hallamshire, the normal morning call with her staff is 9 while 10, so I rang up and asked to change the call to 8 while 9, now it's looking like I'll have to cancel and come back to my Parents' Tuesday night and go from theirs.

    Grr, I hate speaking to this company! [Removed by moderator: please refrain from using language that could be deemed to be harassing, inaccurate, defamatory, abusive, offensive, pornographic, racist, sexist, threatening, vulgar, obscene, hateful or otherwise inappropriate - Adrian]
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