Three days ago while I was out I kept hearing weird sounds with my implant. Every time I talked it was "echoing and sounded like a robot it was bazaar. Its not the noise I heard a few months ago. So the first thing I did was change the batteries. NO LUCK. Then I changed them again NO LUCK. I started panicking. I also used my dry and store every night so I knew it wasn't the heat. Its definitely random.
Yesterday I went to the doctors it was fine until I arrived at the office and all sudden I heard the robot sound AGAIN. I started to panic because I was alone at the office and I knew this would be a problem if I couldn't hear what the Dr was telling me. I switched the batteries. AGAIN NO LUCK. Then I called cochlear as I'm waiting in the doctors office waiting for my name to be called. I told the secretary I was deaf she asked me " what does that mean" I said that means I CANT HEAR YOU! and how I wont be able to hear my name called and if she can please come and get me.
Finally cochlear picks up I explain the situation and the implant goes back to NORMAL. She said not to worry and that she will get a coil send out to me right away.So I was supposed to get the coil today waiting and waiting because she said she will overnight it. It turns out they messed up on the shipping its 3 days shipping so I will get it Friday. SIGH.
So back to the Dr's My name was called even though I specifically said I WAS DEAF. No one listens to me. No one came and got me. The nurse she said was calling my name for a few minutes. I told her sorry I explained the the secretary that I WAS DEAF and of course the secretary NEVER TOLD THE NURSE. Finally I saw the Dr. 40 minutes later.
Last night, As Im walking out the door to go to the movies that sound came back again! I didn't have my remote with me so I couldn't troubleshoot it. Then it stopped as I sat in the car. Then as the movie started it started up again and lasted for the entire movie even all the way home! So I ran to my room got out my remote and the remote claims there is no problem.
Tonight I changed coils from my backup and the problem still occurs.
August 24th I have my 2nd (Every 3 month Mapping appointment).
To be Continued...
Hope you are all having a great summer. It is so hot here in NY although the past day its been cooler.