Okay so I have had my first CI put in on the first of December of ‘09 Then had it turned on about a month afterwords. I was not able to hear for about 4 1/2 5 months. And I did not know if I would be able to hear again and was slowly learning sign. Being able to hear my 1 1/2 year old son’s voice was amazing. Now I am contemplating having the other ear done as well. I’m hoping it will help with my balance since it is not that good after a suffered a stroke in the end of March that same year. So any feedback would be great. THANKS!