HearPeers Heroes Cara Mia Posted February 20, 2016 HearPeers Heroes Report Share Posted February 20, 2016 Today I can say that a big miracle happened to me. Yesterday I'd say that I was just a miracle I am happy, but my home cheerleading team is upset about my result expressing their regrets to me and trying to comfort me. But I am very enthusiastic. Honestly. My appointment took two hours with activation itself lasted for about 30 minutes. I got all electrodes activated with the loudness level a little bit above the Med El default set up. Three additional programs were created with increasing loudness. My main goal for this week is to get use to all that four programs till my next appointment in a week without pushing myself hard. The funny thing happened during appointment. The doc who came check me before activation (it was not my surgeon, we have never seen each other before) tried to check on my husband even he knew that it should be a female patient, but he decided that something was mixed up.... Russian names not always sound gender specific for some people. And my husband was so nervous at that day so he looked more like a patient than me. My mistake: it was not very smart to go at work before the appointment. The next time I will stay home on the day of my mapping. During activation I was confused how to decide if the sound level is enough loud for me and comfortable or not. First of all, I was not sure that it was a sound. it was something mechanical, and it was more like visceral sensation inside my head than a sound. Kind of some introception due to my hearing nerve stimulation. Hard to describe it. At the beginning I heard only THIS THING. So, I asked my audiologist to make each pitch louder to the level where I can say definitely that it's uncomfortable and lower the loudness one step back. Still I felt not very confident about how to decide if I want to go with some particular sound or not because even if I am comfortable with it right now it doesn't mean that I will be comfortable to be exposed to that for an hour or more. And I could not imagine how it is going to sound when all channels will start work together. When Ci was set up and activated all that worries got away. It was not bothersome at all. I just could hear nothing but sensed some mechanical buzzing, humming and something else inside my head. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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