I had my 1 month after activation mapping (programming) visit last week. I had a new audiologist this time, a man who has bilateral cochlear implants from the same manufacturer as I have. He decided to go to audiology school after getting his implants. … Read the rest
It seems like I am making progress every day now. It’s been nearly 2 weeks since I ditched the hearing aid for my right ear and I’m sure that is what I owe my progress to.
I belong to an online discussion community, hearingjourney.com that is sponsored by the company that made my CI, Advanced Bionics. … Read the rest
Tuesday was my second “mapping” – additional programming and testing of my cochlear implant. Over the last 2 weeks I’ve basically had one program that I could adjust the volume on with the goal of getting used to hearing with the CI.… Read the rest
Activation in the cochlear implant world is the day that the external equipment is connected to the internal equipment and sound begins to be created. Many celebrate it as a birthday of sorts because for many it is the first time sound has been heard in years, or maybe forever.… Read the rest