Well, my insurance company denied my request for funding an implant. They weren't even nice about it. Huge disappointment. I tried to apply for a couple of grants through foundations established to help people afford implants. I was denied through them as well because I have insurance.
I am going to try and do some advocating to help the IHC network recognize the cost benefit of an implant but you know, that's not exactly an easy task. Or quick. In the meantime, with the significance of my loss, I've got to do something to improve my hearing tools. So I am going to try and take an online class designed to help people improve their hearing abilities without technology. It's worth a shot. And it's certainly better than sitting around feeling like a victim of the insurance world!