LIMBAUGH HAVING SURGERY FOR 2ND COCHLEAR IMPLANT
13 years after 1st operation that allowed him to keep his career
golfchannel.com/media/haney-project-rush-limbaugh-rushs-cochlear-implant/ < video of Limbaugh detaching the outside part of the implant and describing how it works with the other parts (imbedded during the brain surgery).
Radio host and Hank Haney’s newest project: Rush Limbaugh is completely deaf, and can only hear through the use of his cochlear implant. He takes a break from practicing to explain to Hank how it works.
At first told that just one ear should be fitted with an implant in case a cure should come along (estimated then to be “in about 10 years”) Limbaugh went with that. It has been 13 years since his procedure and his hearing is again diminishing.
Baby is ‘youngest in UK’ to have cochlear implants
In related news (possibly affecting Rush’s decision to get a newer, second implant), a baby girl in England was fitted with her second cochlear implant this week (April 8).
rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2011/03/18/questions_on_the_host_s_hearing < In 2011 Limbaugh talked in detail about his implant and his hearing problems … including not “really” being able to hear music as he once did. He does “hear” some things without the implant in (he can take it out … or off … apparently as he did during a golf round to lessen distractions).
However, I do have tinnitus (some people say tinn-i-tus) in my right ear – which, in my case, I constantly hear Gregorian chants. That’s the noise in my right ear, but I’ve got so used to it I don’t hear it unless I stop to focus on it, but it’s always there. I always think I’m in touch with God. Gregorian chants are constantly going off in my right ear.
Prayers for a successful operation for Rush. Even if it means having to give up the free Gregorian Chants.
start-american-sign-language.com/famous-deaf-people.html* < a list of famous deaf people (including partially deaf, people born deaf and people who experienced going deaf). Includes Limbaugh.
One of the initial recipients of the cutting edge surgery and implantation, Limbaugh’s first hand public disclosures about cochlear implants has led to a higher awareness of their availability.**