Hi, my name is Danielle. I have been hard of hearing since birth. I am the only person in my family with a hearing loss. My mom recalls the doctor's telling her my hearing loss was genetic. I have Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Bilateral means both ears. I have struggled most of my life in special ed classes and Boces as well using an FM system and different hearing aids.
Two years ago, my life changed forever... I woke up from a nap and I couldn't hear anything in my right ear. At the time I thought I had a hearing infection or the medications I was on when I was sick. A month goes by and I still had no hearing in my right ear. This changed my life forever. I went to a new ENT and he told me I have a profound hearing loss in my right ear. I was devastated. A few weeks later I met a woman who told me about "Cochlear Implants." I never knew about Cochlear Implants until the day I met her at the Walk4Hearing.
Welcome to my Journey.....this is my personal journey about my hearing loss and new life with a Cochlear Implant.
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