Will I lose my residual hearing?

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Dr. Chad Ruffin

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Will I lose my residual hearing?

This is dependent on which surgeon does your surgery. Dr. Ruffin aims to preserve hearing in every surgery. Preserving hearing requires delicate surgical technique. Immediately after surgery, Dr. Ruffin's overall rate of hearing preservation is 80%. It also depends on how a patient's body responds to the electrode.

Because of this, some patients have hearing preservation after surgery. But long term inflammation can cause hearing to decrease over time. This is currently unpredictable.Patients who keep their residual hearing can try combined cochlear implant and a hearing aid in the same ear.

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Dr. Ruffin was the first person in over 10 years to actually take the time to really listen to me. He took the time to figure out what’s actually going on without chalking it up to something simple and sending me on my way.

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I really appreciated Chad's honesty with options, having surgery being a last result and most of all explaining everything in layman's terms. I couldn't be happier with my experience and really appreciate him getting to the bottom of my ear issue and making it feel better than it ever has!

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