Wednesday, January 18, 2006

All downloaded and ready to learn!

The doctor visit went fine this morning. No concerns about the incision or surgery. I worked with the audiologist and a lady from Cochlear. The sound was not exactly what I was expecting but the ladies seemed to think everything was working correctly. It sounds like a bunch of bells going off everytime I turn it on and then as I wear it awhile it only sounds like bells when someone speaks. The tinkling or bells follow the words as the people are talking so I know it is working. Right now it still does not sound like anything, I still feel deaf and like I am in a box trying to hear people a long way off. It will get better as my brain adapts to the program. I am supposed to listen to books on tape and watch TV with the closed captioning on. Anything that simulates my brain to make the connection between what it is hearing and the words the sounds represent. It is going to be a long haul but hopefully with time and work it will pay off in the end. Thank you all for the support and prayers!


TMK said...

AWESOME!! Continuing prayers for ya.

jettybetty said...

I think that's awesome, too!

What a great excuse to catch up on some audio books or tv!!!

I do pray you will have the patience to *train* whatever parts of your brain need to be trained! And that you can understand everything soon!!!

erinlo said...

I am so excited for you! Praying things will start sounding "right" very very soon.

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