Deb rejoins the conversation
Deb started to lose her hearing in her mid-30s—a big challenge for someone who works in a call center. Hearing aids helped make things louder, but the sound remained muffled. It was difficult for Deb to stay in conversations on the telephone.
In 2009, Deb had her first Cochlear Implant surgery and was back at work after three days. A year later, she got an implant for her other ear.
Being able to hear with both ears has opened up another world for Deb. She says it was like going from black and white to color, high-definition TV.