Three Month Mapping

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I took this photo in Ga in front of an old feed store. They had cages of roosters and chickens. Anyway, I had another mapping today. The results seem to be pretty much the same as my last mapping. She told me she wasn’t going to give me the easy tests like Hints because I had already gotten a 90%. The sentence test was fairly complicated, male and female voices with sentences unrelated to each other. Some voices were easier than others as in real life. My score was the same, 72%. The word test where the man says, Ready and then the word Ready, and then the word (for about 50 words) also showed the same results. I didn’t do that well, I think about 36% but 65% in sound recognition. I told her the volume was low and she said she was trying to make it hard. She said, “I could make the volume louder and you would feel great but that wouldn’t really replicate real listening situations.” I’m going to try to make an audiogram with my before implant and after results.

I’m still happy with my implant. I pushed myself to increase the volume today but obviously it didn’t improve my scores. We’ll see in 3 months when I go back if the volume increase helps any.

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Hearing with Background Sound

We just came from a church dinner and it was really hard to hear with all the background sound. It seems that with a CI background noise will continue to be hard. This past weekend I got together with some old friends and we took a boat ride. We were all sitting on the deck of the boat in the dark. Everyone was chatting but boy I couldn’t see faces or figure out who was talking so I was pretty lost. Oh, no worse than before. On the up side a lot of people who haven’t seen me since my surgery are saying that I am hearing better. I feel pretty good overall and want to really push my progress with this. With my daughter today her voice seems more Mickey Mouse that before the second activation. The more I can get out with different people the better it is to analyze how I am doing.