Originally Posted by R2D2
I went back to the clinic and had my volume bumped back up - aaah that is better, much clearer than before. I was feeling brave that night and picked up the telephone and called my husband. I asked him when he would be coming home that night. To my surprise I heard him say he would be back at 6.30pm. He had just woken up from a nap on the train. It was a short phone call but I was pleased that with my telecoil setting I could hear some of what he said. I don't want to try again for a while in case I was imagining it! I don't think that I will ever totally relax with the phone but it would be nice to get to the stage where I could just be able to make appointments, confirm arrangements etc.
I think you will be using a lot more than you think.
Just be patient and you will be surprised...
I know one woman who it was thought she would probably not be able to listen strictly by the CI itself without lipreading. Well, she is using the phone pretty decently now. She surprised me by calling me a month or two ago and caught most everything I said.