Discussion of the 4 year checkup

I went back to Stanford for an MRI and a consult with Dr. Jackler and Dr. Gibbs September 2009

My thanks again to Laurie Tupper for setting up all of the appointments.

Both doctors are happy with what they see.

I did break down in December 2009 and bought a hearing aid. Insurance paid for about 20%. This is a fairly sophisticated one in that it will do a shift of frequencies from input to output to help with the loss of the higher frequencies. It also has a detection algorithm to choose what program to use, quiet, music, noisy bar, as well as two programs I asked for where I increase across the board the output by 6 and 12 decibels. At this point I can't say if it really helps but I have been told it will take the brain some months to adjust.

Here is the image from the MRI

I don't know if I will do a 2010 or 2011 appt. Some confusion as to whether skipping every other year should be at 4 or 5 years out.
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