Friday, November 25, 2011

Freedom Processor Trial

This morning, I went to NYC to see my audiologist because the Freedom processor I received in the mail " wasn't working". There was no sound. Turns out the processor that was sent from cochlear was never mapped. That was why I couldn't hear anything and started to panic.

 Today my audiologist programmed a new "mapp" that is slightly different. I also had to listen to high pitch beeps/tones, say some words with the freedom processor. My audiologist wants me to use the Freedom for one month  to see if there is any difference. I will ONLY be using my Nucleus 5  for Music and for the Noise program since I dont have that option with the freedom. I have to keep a log of how this freedom is working the entire month. I will be going back on Dec 30th for a followup.  If the freedom works then she will have to tell Cochlear and we will go from there. Right now its just a waiting game. I hope that I will be able to go back to my N5. It's just not the same. The freedom is pretty heavy, falls off my ear with the ear mold, runs on 3 batteries which Im not used to. I also miss my remote more than anything. I CAN HEAR SOUND!!!  I am going to stick it out and be thankful I CAN HEAR! At this point thats all that matters to me is being able to HEAR.  This just has been frustrating.


Next week I will be back to tell you how the freedom is working...


In the meantime I found one of Gallaudet University's " Quiet Campus" episode. The video is short and captioned.






Hugs,
Danielle

3 comments:

Stephen M. Young II said...

Danielle,
Thank you for posting about these struggles of yours here on the blog. Your journey is encouragement for others. I too use a cochlear implant. I've only been activated for 3 weeks, and am hearing very little so far. (I blog about it too)

Anyhow. I want you to know that I prayed for you today and I will continue to pray for you, that you find the solution and that your hearing via the ci serves you well.

God bless you,
Stephen

http://stephenmyoung2.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

Hi Stephen, Thank you for your comments. Congrats about activation. Its different for everyone my advice is to just be PATIENT. I wish you the best and look forward to reading your blog.

EmmaVerdona124 said...

the follow up of yours falls on my bday which I will turn 17!