A New Solution
But then two things happened. Firstly I got offered a promotion at work—a management position that would be really great for my career, but would require a lot more communication with my colleagues. At the same time, my girlfriend read about a new kind of hearing solution called a bone conduction implant. It was a high-tech device that would sit under the skin behind my ear, with a small audio processor on the outside which I could easily hide under my hair.
I visited my ENT doctor for the first time in years, and she confirmed it would be a good option for me. She explained how the BONEBRIDGE implant would bypass my eardrum, but still enable me to hear quite naturally. This would make it easier to talk to people, particularly in groups—something I would definitely need for the new job. After talking to my family, I decided it was time to put my hearing loss past behind me, and give BONEBRIDGE a go.