1 Month Audiogram and 6 week update

I’m a little bit hesitant to post this news because my test results definitely don’t seem to match with what I’m experiencing in the “real world” and people already have expectations that are too high.  My co-worker told me that my boss thinks I’ll be able to hear him yell across a field to me.  I have to constantly get him to face me when we are working in the lab. I am always reminding him that I can’t understand the speaker phone even if he turns it up.  Not to mention all the requests for phone calls I’ll get if my family thinks I can hear on the phone.  I still hate the phone.  I don’t plan on adding minutes to my voice plan.  Learn to text message or IM if you want to talk to me. But here...

Week Three and New Map #1

Having Monday off work threw my timing off on this post a bit.  Or maybe just procrastination. First – I have a new audiogram and CUNY, HNT and CNC scores for my right (CI) ear, but I’ll put that in another post so it will be easy to find later. Big events of my third week with the CI: Saxophone ensemble rehearsal and band on Tuesday.  Well my battery died halfway through sax ensemble so I didn’t get much time trying it out.  I’ve been going bimodal (HA in left hear, CI in right) for band so far, and my hearing aid is sounding a lot more normal than it did a week ago.  This is a good thing and gives me reassurance that eventually the bimodal option will work well for me. I am still wearing the CI alone most of the time as I’m told...

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