This past Friday, I brought in the nucleus monitor headphones for my fellow drumline members to hear what i hear. and they were amazed, they were like: "holy SH**T, that's how you hear? i can barely hear even with the CI!" and most of them said it sounded like a recorder--electronically of course. So then after that they changed their behavior towards me and actually made sure i could understand them.. the best part about it is, my percussion director, he started using sign language to communicate with me! i'm so excited about that, his sister is even an sign language interpreter!! my heart is beating fast! i taught him a few signs, and i even gave him his first sign name.
Unfortunately my front ensemble technican doesn't make the effort to come half way with me to actually try to make sure i understood what he's saying. I try to encourage him to use sign language but he uses his hands to make it look like a letter like G, he would make one hand a C and the other with the leg of the G. Kind of bums me out a little bit. Because i have a lot of people working hard to learn ASL for me to help me out except my pit techinican. oh well, i'm getting off topic.