The thread on eyes changing as one ages motivates me to bring up a problem I’ve got.
I have to have people talk to my left ear, as a result of an ear
infection my first year of college. A benefit I found with playing the
harp is that if I rest my right ear on the harp, I can hear it fine
through the bone! It sounds so rich and loud compared to the little bit
I get through the air. I haven’t had a problem with distortion of tone,
Mike, if there is “some” positive change you may find that you will be able to continue to make slow solid progress. Most of the more serious cases of this fortunately rare phenomenon are quick and permanent.
I think the harp is a perfect vehicle for your retraining because of the tonal characteristics of the sound. This is a horrid thing to have happen. I had a similar experience several years ago that teetered back and forth between inner ear and meningitis, but fortunately my pitch discrim returned as soon as the infection was cleared.
Keep us up to date with your progress, please!
Hi Brenda- Please contact an audiologist who uses CCC with their professional title before you proceed with surgery.
The Certificate of Clinical Competence indicates that an audiologist has been certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association.
I didn’t read the whole website about Baha, but I think you might be able to get information from ASHA that would be scientifically and not commercially based, which could be helpful to you in decision making.
The device doesn’t appear to restore hearing, as some cochlear implants do, but re-routes the direction of sound to the hearing ear.
An ASHA audiologist will give you the information on all sorts of restoration and amplification devices so that you can make the best decision for you. Good Luck!
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