Monday, May 9, 2011

Hats Off to the Italian CI Surgeons...

The mom of a newly diagnosed baby asked the Italian forum: "Where does one go for cochlear implant surgery?"

And the Italian forum responded with 103 comments, each and every comment praising the work of their surgeon, different surgeons, throughout Italy.

I actually, accidentally posted an Italian blog on this blog, but I'm translating it in English, to share it with anyone reading this blog. We all pray for doctors with a human side, not just capable surgeons. A guy left this comment on the forum about one of the Italian surgeons and I just wanted to share it, because too often, we only hear and read about negative situations....

The surgeon's name is Professor Alessandro Martini, Padova:

This is kind of off-topic, but it deserves to be told. I returned from a visit to Padova last Friday, where I was going to see whether or not I was a potential candidate for the cochler implant. No operation for me! I was able to completely gain back what I'd lost using digital hearing aids (I know that most of the time, digital hearing aids don't necessarily provide all that is missing, but I have EVAS and my hearing loss seems to be fluctuating)
Professor Martini was not present at the series of testing, when I was evaluated by his equipe...

20 minutes ago, I received a telephone call. It was Professor Martini who apologized for not having been present at the appointment, and he took the time to explain the results and ensure me that all was proceeding well. He told me that if in the future, I ever needed anything to call him personally.

In this shitty Italy, there are still EXTRAORDINARY and EMPATHETIC SURGEONS capable of making me get all choked up with demonstrations of this type. He is just an incredible person aside from being a well-known scientist and surgeon.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

One thing that really bother me. Cochlear implant users and deafhood is no difference, they both are the same in shoe however, they cannot work for police, security guard, firefighter, army, navy, lawyer, justice, politician, doctors, and you name it, coz they do not hire who ci users same as deafhood. Cochlear implant labelled to be a deafness as well as deafhood. Cochlear implants is a must for thier hearing parents's sake for the communication, such speak (talk) and hear a thing like the music, nothing more. I do researched and wondered but cochlear implant is nothing to find more important, otherwise, the only for a speak (talk) and hear a thing... I not against ci, but I do have friends who's ci users, which I respect them as well, therefore, they told me ci is not worth it beacuse there is too many issues same as deafhood problems such frustration to find the jobs, too many negative such like the people will notice ci on the skull to identity them a deafness, unlike deafhood to hard identity coz look so normal due none ci machine on the skull... so anyway, my point cochlear implants is completely failure... But just for hositpal and doctors profits... no hard feeling... :)

Jodi Michelle Cutler said...

Dear Anon,
This is the second time I've read this comment, I apologize for not having responded the first time.
My experience is very different than yours and those of your friends.
There are only issues if you allow problems to become issues. And I find that there are always solutions to problems, sometimes it just requires looking a little harder to try to find them. Sometimes it involves raising your voice to fight. Sometimes it involves accepting a "No", but problems occur whether you are hearing or not. Whether you have a ci or not, and these problems are NOT ci-related, they are character - related.
No one implants to "Cure" deaf, the issues you are talking about leads me to believe that those implanted tried to "cure" deaf, if that is the case, no, they will not find peace.
CI and Deaf and Hearing and Speaking and Confident and I respect and know my strengths- that's what we're aiming towards...when we eventually achieve that, finding a job will be much less difficult.
And failure...is not a part of our vocabulary here on this blog.
Thank you for your comment.
Jodi

Anonymous said...

I would NOT hold my breath on Italian CI surgeons. They are corrupted and only intersted in financial aspects of the program.

Anonymous said...

CI?? Recommended?? no... Cochlear implants have a bad side effects which can occured to death. Implanting on the child is a great risky due to Neurology and Psychosocial. The childhood migraine variants as sickness lead to death from the Infectious Diseases and bad environmental because, for example, Something happen to ci users, go emergency hositpal and the doctors cannot do the MRI, Cardiac Arrest, Shock Cardiogenic, Radiation Emergencies, Electronic Machines, so you let your child to die beacuse of cochlear implant in the skull could a greater of damage in the nerve damage or brain damage. That's the facts. I am sorry, if you feel offened. The matter of fact, the CI doctors and Audiologists hyocrited and manipulations because just for hositpal and doctors profits! Consider yourself and think twice!

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Anonymous said...

Cure? you make me laugh so hard. God created "Deafness" However, you refered your children like the borg as seen on tv "star trek" I feel sorry for your children, beacuse you are lazy to learn sign language, that mainly reason.

Anonymous said...

@ anonymous said, "They are corrupted and only intersted(sic) in financial aspects of the program."

I see this comment from time to time. Could you please provide any evidence to support this claim. How are they corrupted? What financial gain do they derive/enjoy from the 'program'? I look forward to this information. Perhaps you can prepare it in spreadsheet so we can all see the astronomical profit margins of the 'program'. Thanking you ahead of time.*

*seeing that you made a positive claim, it would be incumbent upon you to provide the evidence. Thanking you ahead of time again.

Anonymous said...

@yet another anonymous said "Cure? you make me laugh so hard. God created "Deafness" However, you refered(sic) your children like the borg as seen on tv "star trek" I feel sorry for your children, beacuse(sic) you are lazy to learn sign language, that mainly reason."

Maybe you are too lazy to employ logic. Substitute "Deafness" with "Down's Syndrome" or congenital heart defects. Reductio ad Absurdum.

Also, trying to assign some divinity to Deafness is about the most asinine comment I"ve ever seen. I'm glad your 'god concept' makes you feel good about your own Deafness, but try to avoid projecting your own delusions upon others.

Jodi Michelle Cutler said...

Dear Anon,
1. I have great respect for Italian CI Surgeons, because I deal directly with the families they assist.
And these families are satisfied and happy with the care they have been given.
2. You are overflowing with animosity.
I am not, nor are my children.
I wish you well...
Jodi

Anonymous said...

Cochlear Implants is recommended?? answer is NO... Cochlear implants have a bad side effects which can occured to death. Implanting on the children is a great risky to cause Neurology and Psychosocial. The childhood migraine variants as sickness lead to death from the Infectious Diseases and bad environmental, for example, CI users need to go hositpal or emergencies and the doctors cannot do the MRI, Cardiac Arrest, Shock Cardiogenic, Radiation Emergencies, such as Electronic Machines. The doctors cannot do anything on the children and let to die beacuse of cochlear implant mentel object in the skull could a greater of damage in the nerve damage or brain damage. That's the facts. I am sorry, if you feel offened. The matter of fact, the CI doctors and Audiologists hyocrited and manipulations because just for hositpal and doctors profits! Check out in the google (Cochlear Implants Unsuccessful and Failed)Consider yourself! The Cochlear Implants Failure...

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