I graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Therapy as a Radiation Therapist. An implant is the hope of many people with profound hearing losses I've talked with. I would consider it. As a Vietnam Veteran I can apply to the VA in Seattle, another hospital I trained at. Or just take three grand from my retirement and go to Costco! I'm eligible for Medicare but I'm on my wife's insurance. It's from a hospital plan, you know, costs a lot and covers little. I'll have to do something soon, what?, what?, what?, you only get one, more than one "what?" tends to piss people off. Ever go through a drive up window and a teenage girl blasts out at Mach 5? What?, what?...