Several years ago, in 1998, I received my first cochlear implant.
It was the beginning of a new life for me. The whole process started
on the day my friend Maddie told me about her cochlear implant.
Then followed the search for a surgeon, the tests to see if I would
be a suitable candidate for a CI, the struggle to gather the funds
for the operation, the operation itself, the switch on and the following
months when my brain adapted to all the new sounds. That was the
first wonderful journey.
In 2005 I received my second Cochlear implant in the other ear.
I never thought that a bilateral implant could make such a big difference
to my life, but after seeing how it changed my friend, Ronel’s
life, I decided that I could not let this opportunity slip by. Going
stereo was the beginning of yet another life changing journey. Read
To help others who are still exploring the possibility to have a
CI, I have compiled a page with useful links to other CI webpages
and other interesting CI stuff. Please click
here to take a look.