Today I went into the city for my second mapping. What a day!!! They wouldn't take me because of insurance issues meanwhile everything is fine. JUST A NIGHTMARE. Finally at 11:20 they took me after I said JUST BILL ME!
My audiologist put my processor (N5) onto the computer to check to see if it is working
( standard procedure). Then series of beeps came on and I had to raise my hand and determine how many beeps that I heard 1-5. I did pretty good. After the series of beeps she made it louder and adjusted the map so I can hear at a comfortable level. I hear so much better since the mapp since changed. The processor is louder and I can communicate well. I heard her voice fine. No more mickey mouse.
I did explain to my audiologist that I can understand Adele's song on my ipod but not Lifehouse my favorite band that I been listening to for year.She told me because with Adele you just hear her voice ,but with Lifehouse you hear other people singing and the drums etc. So that will take time of course. She also suggested me to practice. I cant use the Sound & way Beyond because its not compatible with my mac so she suggested to try books on tapes instead. I will use my Nook for that. Finally the program I am on is comfortable if I need to lower it I will. I have four programs each week I have to try each program.
I am still having trouble communicating with family and friends so it will take time. Nothing is perfect. I am happy with my mapp. I have to go back in a month.
My audiologist also ask if I want to hear more background noise when I listen to music or less background noise? I prefer less background noise so she said she adjusted that in the map as well which is pretty neat. I didn't know that was an option.
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