Anonymous on WebMD
2 years ago
03/10/2020, 01:10 AM
Dr. James Kemper and Sara Morton gave me my life back. Dr. K believes I suffer from Meniere's, and my progressive hearing loss began back in 1999. I've been his patient for 14 years. After the second appointment and all kinds of labs and tests, he looked me in the eye and told me that one day more than likely he and I would be meeting in surgery for a CI. Although I've seen experts such as Dr. Dereberry at House Ear Clinic in LA, they share the same opinions as Dr. K. In fact, Dr. Dereberry felt I was in great hands having Dr. K do my surgery. I'm a trial attorney, and I faced losing everything, and my hearing had suffered and kept me out of the courtroom for about 3 years before implantation in 2014. Six months after implantation, I tried a 4 day jury trial with about 14 expert witnesses and won. What can you say about the two people who give you your life back? Dr. K is a great surgeon and did great follow up care post surgery when I developed a case of the flu during recovery. His CI audiologist is very knowledgeable and a great audio as well. She's also a great listener about all of your issues adjusting to CI life. I thank her often for counseling me through rough and difficult times early on. Six years later, I can hear music GREAT and am back to playing drums, guitar, keyboards and other instruments, with tonal recognition that I have not had in years.
If Jim Kemper or Sara Morton needed a kidney, and mine was compatible, they'd have a donor right here. That's how grateful I am for them giving me my life back. I could go on and on, and I tend to, but suffice it to say that they gave me my hearing life back!