Today, was the first time I heard about the Beastie Boys on TV.
My entire life I couldn't enjoy music because I couldn't hear. Even if the volume was blasting in the car on volume 100. That wouldn't matter. I still couldn't understand. Usually I would feel the vibration which was pretty neat.
Now that I have a Cochlear Implant, I am able to understand MUSIC. For the first time. Now music has a big impact on my life. I realized that songs have meanings. When I listen to these amazing bands, I can relate to the songs.
I have had my Ipod for a few years now but never really used it when I wore hearing aids. Using my processor I can pick up on almost every song that is playing. I hear the base and even guitar, and the exact words they are saying. If there is a new song, I would not be able to hear it right away. I have to replay it a couple of times till I understand. NOW I CANT live without music.
The audio cable which came with my Cochlear Implant kit is the best because it goes right into my processor and I can hear word for word. The best part about it no one can HEAR the music and complain it is really LOUD.
Today, I took a nice walk and realized the volume was about 10% which isn't loud at all. The volumen was comfortable for me. If you can hear the song, there is no NEED TO RAISE the VOLUME louder unless you want to go DEAF!
Being able to communicate with ease is a LIFE SAVER. Being able to listen to MUSIC is the greatest. Over the last few months I realized music calms me down. Listening to MUSIC is something I have to do everyday.
Later on in the day, I decided to listen to Beastie Boys on youtube and was having trouble at first. Once I replayed the song a few times, I was able to comprehend most of what the band was singing.
If I ever have the chance to go to the UK and meet with Graeme Clark, I wouldn't know what to say other than Thank You and cry because he invented the best gift ever.
Sometimes I feel like this is all a dream.
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