2005N-0413 Assessing Consumer Perceptions of Health Claims; Public Meeting; Request for Comments
FDA Comment Number : EC2
Submitter : Mr. Lewis Jacobs Date & Time: 12/19/2005 02:12:46
Organization : Mr. Lewis Jacobs
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
My commentis on Cohclear Implants. I suffer from uni-lateral deafness, and from what I have heard, the F.D.A. has said only people that suffer from bi-lateral deafness are eligible for the treatment. Not only is this telling uni-lateral deafness sufferers that we have no hope with it, it is also killing the economy, because I wish to be an emergency helicopter pilot, and I must have good hearing to recieve this position. Cochlear implants are accepted in that field, but I was not eligible for a Cochlear implant because I am only uni-lateral. I feel that this is the problem for a lot of people, and I would seriously suggest allowing anyone who is willing to pay the money to recieve this treatment.