Today I went into the city for Activation. First I saw my surgeon, he removed a stich that was sticking out. Then I went in for Activation. I was very overwhelmed. My audiologist tested my implant before it was going to be turned on. When I was switched on It was really low. I had to raise my hand when I heard a beep. She then made it louder and I started to hear noises but this time it was different. :( I hear mickey mouse sounds. More like a puppet. This is so hard to explain because I never experienced anything like this with my first implant. I started getting nervous but I knew that this implant is totally different. My audiologist said a few words back to me and I heard most of them. I am just freaking out over the different voice. I cant really hear much. I feel like Im straining to hear.
When I got home I was exhausted that I just passed out for an hour. Then I practiced my hearing. I am having trouble understanding words and basically everything. The program is on really low. While I was practicing I used my remote to change the processor to program 2. This seemed a little louder but this still seems to low for me. I have to stay on each program for a few days each.
Here are some of the words I am having trouble with.
I can barely hear, I am stressing out. I have a lot of practicing to do. Like I said I feel like Im straining and I'm lipreading more. Yes, I know I have to be patient. This just seems so different than the first time around. It is only day one. I will not be using my hearing aid anymore in my Left ear. Now I have to learn to hear all over again with the implant. Back to the beginning.
Here is a short video. I tried to caption it the best I can...
I will be back during the week. I have to go to bed im exhausted.
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