Hi Sonja H,
Thanks for replying to my thread. I'm glad you brought up the subject of choclear implants. At the HLAA meeting I just went to the lecture topic was chochlear implants. I didn't know anything about them. Yes, they are covered by health insurance in the US. But in order to get one you have to qualify. In order to qualify you have to be very close to deafness, which at this point I'm not. There were people in the meeting who had them and they talked about the pros and cons.
At this point, my hearing loss is not close to qualifying, which I'm glad of. It means that my hearing loss is not as severe as I thought. However, it's nice to know if my hearing gets that bad, there is something that can be done.
I've stopped posting here for awhile and I'm glad you brought this thread up again. I'm going to come back later and share the progress I've been making with this situation.