Lenny Posted August 18, 2015 Report Share Posted August 18, 2015 Hi, I'm not sure if anyone can help, but I will be going for my 3 month check-up and mapping shortly and I was wondering if anyone can suggest some points to consider in adjusting my map for the Sonnet? The situation is that I am hearing crinkling sounds very clearly and distinctly. Cutlery, chip packets, paper crunching, keyboard clicks, running water etc all seem to come at me with no trouble at all. However when someone speaks, I can make out only some of the sounds and sometimes I will miss a syllable or entire word altogether. I'm not talking about understanding speech as I know I've got a long way to go with that, but I am worried about only hearing some sounds and not others. Can anyone suggest why there would be such a difference in me registering the sound? Whenever I have done my mapping I have been able to hear all 12 electrodes without any difficulty. The high pitched sounds did cause me some discomfort, so my audiologist turned down electrodes 11 & 12 at my last appointment and this made the crinkling sounds much more bearable and allowed me to turn up the volume and pick up the lower pitch sounds. Again, I am not particularly concerned with understanding what the speech or sound is, as I know that takes lots of practice and time, but if my brain is not registering certain sounds then it is unlikely I will ever get to the stage of understanding it. Don't know if this is making any sense, but is there any particular setting which I could discuss with my audiologist which may assist in increasing my pickup of speech based sounds? Lenny. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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