Leblisa Posted July 29, 2013 Report Share Posted July 29, 2013 Well, I just got home from my initial activation appointment and the one word to describe it is "Weird!" At first I just burst out laughing because I heard nothing but strange noise even tho I could see people's mouths moving. My own voice sounded the strangest of all. Within minutes I started to make out words (with intent lipreading), but imagine Donald Duck talking in an empty, tile room with 'reverb' added plus a slight delay, like when a movie's audio doesn't sync perfectly with its video. It's already gotten a bit better but still very weird-sounding: mostly robotic. The strangest sounds are high frequency ones: a spoon tapping against a china cup or the crackling of plastic - that sort of sound is simply something I "feel" as an almost-painful "feeling" in my head and it takes me several moments to make the connection, "Wait a minute! That's a spoon clinking against a cup, not just some random tinnitus or almost-pain in my head!" The very high pitched sounds (think crinkly plastic/paper) also almost make me feel ever-so-slightly woozy.I can't understand words without lipreading, but I've been activated all of 4 hours, and I know it's only going to get better. My next appt is tomorrow morning. I was given an Opus 2 and a Rondo and I asked that my 'free' Rondo be held back in case I decide I want two Opii instead of two Rondo's. In either case I will end up with THREE processors! I was also given a free Zephyr (from Dry-N-Store) and a Bluetooth Amplified Loopset (I don't even know what that is). The Opus 2 came with 6 different colors for the battery case in addition to the brown. No special cover for the Rondo though. Right now I happen to have the Opus 2 on but later I'll switch to the Rondo. The Opus2 and magnet are so light I can't tell they're on; same for the Rondo. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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