Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The first month

It's been 4 weeks since surgery and 3 weeks since activation. I'm discovering new things all the time. Today I'm not feeling so hot so I decided to head to my family doctor before it turns to's a sinus infection at this point and hopefully my fresh new zpac will shoo it away. The thermometer beeps! Who knew? I sure didn't. I'm finding new things like that that make noise all the time. The photocopier at school tells me if I left something on the glass. Really!?!!
I had my 3rd audi visit on Monday with very little tweaking. She thinks I'm about "there" on volume so my next appointment will be 1/17....hopefully to pick up my Neptune. She does training on 1/13 and hopes mine will be ready by then. She also said that the training was going to include clearvoice. I wonder if that means they think it's going to be approved by then? Hope so.
My sound is moving toward a more Donald Duck type now. Started with bells then robots, then Minnie and Mickey. It just keeps changing. I'm beginning to notice pitch more when I listen to music. I am still rocking things with lots of rhythm sounds best. I also find that I prefer things I have heard fully before....songs I knew before I started losing my hearing.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I had my first audioverbal therapy appointment today. It was supposed to be 2 hours after activation....turned out it was 2 weeks. She was impressed at my progress and I don't have to go back until the 28th...which is good news to the bank account. ;) I have a new list of websites to listen to.
Caleb decided I needed to listen to him play his recorder. I could hear him...that's a serious start. Ready for him to move on to a better-sounding instrument though. ;)

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Neptune was approved today! Yea!!! Got a fresh map and a test run in the booth. 10% with ci only...10% better than I had before. Gotta start somewhere. ;)