A friend of mine who got a CI about 10 years ago initially thought he made a huge mistake because when they activated it all he heard for several weeks was what to him sounded like potato chips being crunched. Each time he went back in they tweaked it a little bit here and the little bit there and about 6 months in he knew he had made the right decision. The kids who had implants at the deaf school that was part of the elementary school my kids went to all had their processors clipped to the collar of their shirts so they didn't fall off.Well I go back on monday the 17th for my programming,the humming i used to hear isnt quiet as bad anymore,but sorry to say the understanding what people say or listening to music and hear something other than what sounds like static hasnt changed for me. I e-mailed my audioloogist with these questions and comments,still says im where im supposed to be,that it will take like 6 mths before im doing well with my implant, yes things are a little louder but not clear at all. My head is no longer sore,and it doesnt bother me at all wearing it,of course i have knocked it off several times (i run my fingers through my hair alot,or forget and put my sunglasses on my head and knock it off,luckily i always clip it to my hair! Oh and the metallic taste in my mouth is still there 2 mths later,hope it goes away soon,ick! Well guess we will see what happens monday,hopefully i will be better off this time!!