H.E. experienced progressively deteriorating hearing later in life. “Being an elderly lady, my hearing became progressively worse and this led to my seeking advice from my local audiologist.”
H.E was advised to try hearing aids, initially in one ear and later for both ears. This solution was adequate for a number of years. Eventually however, H.E required an alternate solution when her hearing deteriorated further.
“I was having difficulty with telephone conversations; and also found it hard when I was in a crowded room, or with a group of people in a restaurant or anywhere where there was lots of background noise.” When H.E.’s GP suggested a Cochlear implant, she thought it was worth considering.
After consulting the Cochlear implant surgeon and undergoing numerous tests at Northside Audiology, H.E was found to qualify for the implant. The Cochlear device was implanted in April 2010, “and I must say the result is very satisfactory. Between the surgeon and audiologist at Northside Audiology, who worked closely together, my life became greatly improved.”
Following her implant, H.E. continues to enjoy the results as she has adjustments made at Northside Audiology and adapts to the implant. “My hearing will never be exactly the same as normal hearing but the implant has made my life much more enjoyable and I am more able to socialise with other people by phone and also, face to face.”