Sunday, December 10, 2000

Comparing hearing aid days to CI days

  • Nothing painfully loud
  • Less fatigue
  • No more daily, chronic headaches
  • Can hear frequency sounds could not hear at all, even w/ state-of-the-art digital aids
  • Can hear music
  • Can hear in the dark
  • Can hear w/o seeing
  • Can hear on the phone
  • No squeal-y feedback or itchy ear molds
  • No “clogged” hearing after airplane flights

Sunday, October 29, 2000

CI voice sounds for the first two weeks

  • Kazoo sounding
  • Buzzy background sound like an oboe or bagpipe (using CIS)
  • Barrel-y, muffled
  • Like PA system – hollow, megaphoned
  • Darth Vader with a slur
  • Boink-y, like talking under water (using SAS)
  • Monotone voices
  • Male and females sounding alike
  • Reverberating
  • Non-human

Thursday, October 19, 2000

Wonderful Sounds from Day One

  • Birds chirping
  • Sniffing
  • Spoon in soup bowl
  • Rattle of ice in glass
  • Oven timer
  • Wine glass ‘ping’
  • Rustling leaves
  • Rain on car roof
  • Clock ticking
  • Gerry's whistling
  • Sighing and wind chimes on TV
  • Computer key clicks
  • Dog’s nails o tile floor
  • High notes of music box
  • Dial key tones on cell phone
  • Shopping carts at Costco like loud running water
  • ATM machine beeps