My name is Michael and I come from Mödling/Vienna. I have been fitted with cochlear implants on both sides myself. The whole thing started for me when I was 50: Suddenly my family sounded a lot quieter than usual. So I had hearing aids, but they started to become less effective and I was practically deaf on my right-hand side. Finally, I decided to have the implants for professional reasons.
I noticed the first successful outcomes practically immediate after my first operation in 2015 on the right side. I also undertook a rehab in Bad Nauheim near Frankfurt,, which improved my hearing even more. The second implant then followed in 2016, the outcomes of which I am also very pleased.
Today I can enjoy music like I used to, and I like dancing. I can hear my wife again without any problems, individual conversations are no problem. There are no obstacles at work either. I only have any issues if someone is talking from further away and while watching television. I now have a technological solution for that fromMED-ELtoo.
I would encourage anyone to take this step and most of all practise diligently after the implant is fitted. My rehabilitation was an unbelievable help in this.