Six Month Mapping

 

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Still Life in oil 6×6″

Last week I had my six month mapping. We worked more on balancing the sounds on both sides. My left side seemed more dominant and since the sound is different its a little tricky figuring out if its louder or if its just the bass sounds that I seem to hear more of. For example low sounds are stronger. In my classroom I have a overhead ventilation system and my left ear picks it up more than the right.

We also went through all the individual sounds and I decided which volume was most comfortable for me on both sides. When I asked my audiologist if my right ear didn’t tolerate as much volume as my left she didn’t say yes or no. She said that you can’t measure the sound in volume because it is being delivered by electricity. Maybe as “more is not better?” I haven’t really gotten my head around it yet.

My testing went well and seems to have plateaued. I’ve added the evaluation sheet. Basically I am still up from 15% to 85% on my newly implanted ear. Together both ears scored 92% on sentence recognition and 72% on single words. I get 85% on phonemes which means I get the sounds of the single words.

 

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Honor Roll

I really feel like I made the honor roll yesterday! I went in for my two week visit and my audiologist decided to test me for sentence recognition. First we played with adjustments. The newly implanted ear is still higher pitched than the other ear so we tried adding some bass to it. It gave it more resonance in sound but I still have the original and another setting to play with. We went into the booth to try sentence recognition. My previous score with just my right aided ear was 15%. With my newly implanted ear alone I scored 83%. She even asked me if I had my other hearing implant on but I didn’t. My last sentence test with the left implanted ear was 79% so I’m wondering how that all happened so fast. I was able to use the telephone on my new ear too today but it needs more volume. Never the less I could hear what they were saying.