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Wow been a wile since an update. So hearing is coming along well with two implants now. I just had my one month mapping and it was amazing. My first ear the right one is preforming the same. Which I w

For those following my journey I had my pre-op. All set for surgery on the 29 of this month. Two weeks I’ll be bilateral!! 

So the date is set!! March 29! For second surgery. 

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So, it went extremely well. I can hear voices and some sounds. When she turned it on it made a great big noise. Like when you turn on your computer and and it chimes. It was shocking. Voices are very high pitched it seems but over all I only really hear voices. Not much back ground noise. I got this great huge box with that was crazy!! Adam you must have walked out of your appointment like you had just been shopping!!! All is good. I will update you all again later as the day progresses.

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Pretty much, I got 2 of everything. Everything for me the first time was high pitched. My Audi was a dead ringer for Alvin the chipmunk. Dishes and silverware drove me up a wall so when I went back, we turned electrode 12 down a bit until I got used to it

I would have to say you had a very successful activation. So happy for you. Keep us updated. Also take plenty of notes for your first mapping

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Some people sounded like white noise or static. Others sounded like cartoon characters.

My close friends and family sounded the most "normal". More echo and tinny. Unless they raised their voice then they sounded like they inhaled helium. Luckily this didn't last too long. Once my brain started to figure things out, it started to fall into place and I really started making headway.

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Yeah I needed a break!! I felt like my head was going to explode!! Now we're good. Found some goodchildrens books to go with and my kids need some reading help their teachers suggested it. So we listened together!! A bonding moment and training all in one!!

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So I am done hearing for the day!! Feeling slightly over stimulated so I am turning everything off!! Wow what a good first day!! Did a little training about 45 minutes today. That was over stimulating as well. My husband reports that I don't speak so loud now. As loud noise is too much. Thanks to all the Hear Peers that helped me out and cheered me on!! I would recommend this group to anyone!! It's truly a miraculous start for sure!! Thanks guys!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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It sounds (no pun intended) like you had a great day. Take your time and enjoy. It gets better and better. My audiologist turned electrode 12 off to start. Keep us informed of your progress.

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Yep, at the end of my first day, I couldn't wait to take them off. It will get much easier. Your brain has a lot of sounds to learn. I agree with everyone. Practice as often as you can but give yourself breaks as well. The children's books are a great idea because you are already familiar with them. Medel has some listening exercises. You can also practice with your husband. Write a brief conversation on 2 pieces of paper. As your husband says it, you can read along. Also reading while saying it out loud helps. There are a lot of exercises out there

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Thanks I started angel sounds today. Found it very quiet though. I turned up my processor and changed it to the louder program. Just isn't helping. Guess it's the turtle race. Slow and. Steady. Also done ab clix. Just canters one sounds. Oh well. It all new so I have to be patient! Not my key strength lol

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Kara,

It's a journey and not a straight one at that. You will find that when you move up in programs initially it is awesome and then as your nerve settles in to the stimulation, things become too quiet. This happens to all of us at the beginning of the journey. Sometimes you get a new map and it takes time to adjust to it. You actually move backwards a bit before you leap forward.

It's amazing but it does require patience.

Enjoy the ride.

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