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    Justanotherjess got a reaction from Kimmay in deafness is NOT the be all end all   
    Hi there, my name is Jess I was born with severe hearing loss and I recieved my left implant before the age of 2. I recieved my second implant at the age of 11 and can remeber the process so I am happy to answer any questions. 
    I am now 19 with 2 nucleus 6 implants and I am living away from home at University training to be a nurse. I have never signed, my parents tried to teach me but I chose to speak and live in the hearing world. I did my level 1 BSL 1 year ago but I have forgotten it already as it is never used.
    I have 100% hearing loss and never imagined Id be able to be a nurse but I am proving all of my doubters wrong, if  I can do it any one can do it!
     
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    Justanotherjess got a reaction from Cara Mia in deafness is NOT the be all end all   
    Hi there, my name is Jess I was born with severe hearing loss and I recieved my left implant before the age of 2. I recieved my second implant at the age of 11 and can remeber the process so I am happy to answer any questions. 
    I am now 19 with 2 nucleus 6 implants and I am living away from home at University training to be a nurse. I have never signed, my parents tried to teach me but I chose to speak and live in the hearing world. I did my level 1 BSL 1 year ago but I have forgotten it already as it is never used.
    I have 100% hearing loss and never imagined Id be able to be a nurse but I am proving all of my doubters wrong, if  I can do it any one can do it!
     
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    Justanotherjess got a reaction from Cara Mia in need info   
    When I first received my implant I could hear the noises but struggled to distinguish them. my description is a bit complex, imagine complete silence is the darkest black possible
    at first sound is just white, silence is black and sound is white, then over time you get some shade of grey, you might be able to hear slight differences in sounds you can tell that there are 2 different voices and work out who they belong to. After a while you get pastel colours, you can hear sounds like birds tweeting and the phone ringing music etc then slowly the colours get bolder and brighter and there is more of them and after a while you start to get some sense of direction (if you have bilateral ones).
    For me i had black and white for the first 2-3 weeks then the pastels started about 3 months after I got switched on and id say I had sense of direction 12-18 months after being switched on. In the first few months I did a lot of listening exercises  and I think this helped to develop my hearing quicker.
    just remember everyone is different
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    Justanotherjess got a reaction from Cara Mia in Question   
    my parents chose for me and my brother to have cochlear implants, it gave us the choice to hear or to sign (we both chose to hear) however if i got up one morning and decided that I wanted to sign then my parents would support that choice
     
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    Justanotherjess got a reaction from Megan L. in need info   
    When I first received my implant I could hear the noises but struggled to distinguish them. my description is a bit complex, imagine complete silence is the darkest black possible
    at first sound is just white, silence is black and sound is white, then over time you get some shade of grey, you might be able to hear slight differences in sounds you can tell that there are 2 different voices and work out who they belong to. After a while you get pastel colours, you can hear sounds like birds tweeting and the phone ringing music etc then slowly the colours get bolder and brighter and there is more of them and after a while you start to get some sense of direction (if you have bilateral ones).
    For me i had black and white for the first 2-3 weeks then the pastels started about 3 months after I got switched on and id say I had sense of direction 12-18 months after being switched on. In the first few months I did a lot of listening exercises  and I think this helped to develop my hearing quicker.
    just remember everyone is different
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    Justanotherjess reacted to Kara of Canada in deafness is NOT the be all end all   
    Go get them! There is no limit to what you can do when you put your mind to it! 
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    Justanotherjess got a reaction from Mary Beth in Question   
    my parents chose for me and my brother to have cochlear implants, it gave us the choice to hear or to sign (we both chose to hear) however if i got up one morning and decided that I wanted to sign then my parents would support that choice
     
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    Justanotherjess got a reaction from Mary Beth in need info   
    When I first received my implant I could hear the noises but struggled to distinguish them. my description is a bit complex, imagine complete silence is the darkest black possible
    at first sound is just white, silence is black and sound is white, then over time you get some shade of grey, you might be able to hear slight differences in sounds you can tell that there are 2 different voices and work out who they belong to. After a while you get pastel colours, you can hear sounds like birds tweeting and the phone ringing music etc then slowly the colours get bolder and brighter and there is more of them and after a while you start to get some sense of direction (if you have bilateral ones).
    For me i had black and white for the first 2-3 weeks then the pastels started about 3 months after I got switched on and id say I had sense of direction 12-18 months after being switched on. In the first few months I did a lot of listening exercises  and I think this helped to develop my hearing quicker.
    just remember everyone is different
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