Thomas' Pendred Syndrome

My son, Thomas, is hearing impaired. He was diagnosed with permanent bilateral hearing loss in early infancy. As one can imagine, as a first time mom, this news was both devastating and overwhelming. It was a very unsettling time as thoughts, questions and concerns of the unknown swirled in my mind constantly. As time passed, I learned to empower myself, …

Family Forced Apart and a Miscarriage

We discovered that our son was hard of hearing at 2 weeks old, at age of 6 months he had his two hearing aids covered by the government, at age of 3 after tons of medical tests and audiology we found that his hearing aids don’t suit his situation so we had to buy $6000 hearing aids, at age of …

Stéphane

I have a severe hearing loss following an infection of bacterial meningitis since March 2016 with follow-up in ENT since that time. My specialist informed me that this surgery would be serious to consider but the fact that it was done in Quebec City was a real surprise because my doctor, Dr. Woods, himself has the expertise to operate, which …

Bacterial Meningitis Hearing Loss

Hello, I have been waiting for an implant since last December, following a hearing loss due mainly to bacterial meningitis two years ago. All this could have been avoided if would have had a good diagnosis after a first consultation followed by 10 hours of waiting at the emergency without seeing doctors and being return back home by ambulance. The …

Waiting for an appointment for cochlear implant surgery

The Minister of Health of Quebec, I am waiting for an appointment at the Quebec HDQ for cochlear implant surgery. I live in Montreal and I have already been to Quebec 3 times for the 1st meeting with the doctor, a 2nd meeting with the doctor and a third meeting with the IRDPQ audiologist. All these trips have caused me …

Rhona & George Elias

Hello Dr. Saul Frenkiel, I am writing to you in hope that you will be able to transfer the procedure of the cochlear implant operation to take place in Montreal. It is appalling to me why the minister of health does not allow this procedure to take place in Montreal & keeps it exclusive to Quebec city. I would like …

Maria Fernanda Benavides

I have been a Cochlear Implant (CI) recipient for nearly 25 years. I was fortunate to be one of the first ones implanted with a Cochlear Nucleus 22 device in Quebec City under surgeon Dr. Pierre W. Ferron, when I was 19 years old. I have had this implant for nearly 25 years and I was recently recommended to get …