Kirsty, a friend who lives about 45 minutes away had has her cochlear implant for nearly 6 months now.
She was born deaf and had wore hearing aids until April 2007 when she had lost all her hearing in both ears. She is very musical and after losing her hearing, she felt so sad to not able to hear her favourtire band, ABBA.
After Kirsty contacted me online, she had ask me loads of quesiton about my experince and how the implant has helped me. We met once before her op and I could see how hard it is for her. Kirsty, then decided to go for an Advanced Bionic cochlear implant in Novemenber 2008 and after visiting her on the day she had the op, she was so brave she went ahead with it despites being very nervous and nearly turn it down. 3 months after the operation, I visited her again - Kirsty has changed and improved alot after the operation, she even listening to her favourites songs on the Ipod and I can't believe how quickly she has learn to hear .... she is even now playing on her piano, check this out. playing 'Abba - Mama Mia' When I watched her playing that, I was like, wow - she really is good!
Kirsty playing mamma mia and myself watching her.