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Ammar Mahdi

My 4 yrs and a half daughter just got CI

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Hi everyone here,
First of all, I would like to say that I glad to find this great platform that the ppl here helps each other’s. I was trying to find a place that I can get some information about CI for ppl experiences.
My daughter has been implanted lately for the left ear, also last 4 days her CI has been activated. The processor brand is (Cochlear Nucleus 7). What do you think about this brand?
The point is, we speak two different languages at home ;therefore, my daughter doesn’t speak well our own language as well as English I do not know how long should take to get my daughter feel comfortable with and starts hearing properly with it to start speaking understandable language no matter what? The Audiologists who see my daughter said she might take from 6 to 12 months to get her hearing improved. I hope you guys here give me some of your experience for kids CI.
Also, I have question, the complex management I live in asked me to recommend whatever tools that may help CI recipient in the case of emergency. So, per your experience, what do you think what kind of tools I might need for any case in future for the home?


 

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Hello @Ammar Mahdi

 

Congratulations on your daughter’s  cochlear  implant.  I wish her the best!

This forum is run by Med-El so almost everyone in this forum uses the Med-El brand.  You may want to search for a forum of your daughter’s brand to ask questions about her processor.

Children tend to respond very well to listening therapy with cochlear implants.  I hope you are able to access those aural rehab services for your daughter in your area.  It makes a big difference.

www.harriscomm.com has lots of alerting devices for deaf and hard-of-hearing people.  Check out their website.

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Thanks a lot Mary for directing me. Again, I was expecting they all same processors.

I just have one question, after for instant 3 to five yrs of using CI, what is the quality of the sounds you guys hear? because from many websites, they said you will not hear sounds other than robotic sounds for every and the sounds of the music will not be clear at all. does that right?

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@Ammar Mahdi

I had listened to those simulations of what speech and music sound like with cochlear implants and I thought they sounded terrible.  So I am very happy to report, that after I adjusted to listening with my cochlear implants things sound wonderful!  Voices sound very natural and I can tell when someone has a cold or is emotional just by how their voice sounds.  Everyone has their own voice.  Music took longer to sound good to me but now it sounds fabulous,  I learned the songs on the Grammy 2016 nominees album just by listening to them like everyone else.  That was fabulous.  Music sounds so good that I returned to playing the piano.  I have attended many live musical performances in the past 4 years.  I love music.

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