Thoughts after a few days activated
Well here I am after about 5 days of being activated. I blasted through the first program on the CI in just about 3 days...now I am on to program two and am probably going to max that one out before friday when I go for my next mapping.
As I have said before I am hearing all kinds of annoyingly loud sounds (latest one was a tape measure retracting....), but those are few and far between compared to the "good" sounds I am hearing. I can now hear the smoke alarm, phones beeping and ringing, the timer on the oven, some birds chirping (cant make out calls yet but that may come).
I can now also hear my fiance talking to me normally (ie not speaking up like she used to). As I hear her voice most frequently it sounds most normal (but still cartoony, actually more like Australian haha). Most of the time I dont have to ask her to repeat and generally dont have to lipread either, both in the car and at home. I dont catch every word but enough to reconstruct what she is saying. She keeps thinking I am ignoring her because I dont look at her while she is speaking haha. I could also hear her talking to me from another room, she had to speak up but at least I made it out.
I find this program actually a bit worse than the first one with the radio and tv but with the captions I can still make out some of the words on tv. I really have to pay attention to it though...if Im not actively focusing, it is just noise for now but that will improve I am sure.
Off I go to find some new old sounds...