Next week I am scheduled for activation. They have me scheduled for two days in a row. The pain is better but I still have a hard time wearing my reading glasses. I thought I could hear a little in my implanted ear so started wearing my hearing aid for a few days. I can hear some, like when I turn on the hearing aid I can hear the beeps. Otherwise my ear still feels plugged but has started cracking a little like when you have a cold you can hear your ears pop. I’ll wait til next week and hopefully see the surgeon for questions.