We asked some of our Cochlear Implant recipients if they would be prepared to respond to some questions of ours and share their experience with others:
"With Northside’s help and the gradual increase in programming, it became better and finally leading to normality."
"It was pretty amazing - actually being able to hear things I hadn’t heard in a long time. A lot better than I thought."
"I suddenly heard high pitched sounds... [then] driving home, I heard my right turn indicator for the first time in 20 years."
"They have been great... It has changed and am now hearing the common sentence without lip reading."
"I can use the phone again. It has given me more confidence to socialise again. I can hear birds singing."
"There is no doubt about the level of hearing and comfort from the very first, and it only improves."
"If i have a conversation with someone sitting on my left, I can hear them. It took a lot of getting used to, but it was all worth it."
"I would recommend a Cochlear Implant to anyone who is hearing impaired, and who is found to be potentially able to benefit."