I was born with a hearing loss. I grew up using hearing aids, until 4 years ago my right ear stopped working. After 3 repairs, I got a hearing test and showed I went from 70 dbl to 100. Was told that I was a candidate for a cochlear impolant. Almost a year later, Igot a Cochlear Implant in my right ear. Loved it so much, 9 mod later, got my left implanted. I love my Cochlear Implants.