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Monday, February 21, 2005

Latest tuning appointment


The latest tuning appointment confirmed what has now become a routine that I am confident with, mapping my hearing by an audiogram like process, where I listening to pure tone beeps, to get frequency response, that is used to generate a program that is uploaded to my processor. The usual incremental improvment in my hearing faculties is a result.


I think I have gained as much improvement from the implant as I ever will, now. I can pick words out of conversations or announcements without lipreading, but can rarely make out a coherent whole. I can just about follow a television programme, and can hold a simple 'phone conversation. It isn't real hearing, but it's so much more functional than what I had before, there is no comparison, and I have no regrets


I also get one other bonus - I got some gadgets to try after my last appointments: adapters that let me plug my processor into a mains powered (TV/Computer), or battery-powered (CD player/iPod) device, and one also for the 'phone.


I'm looking forward to plugging myself into my PC soundcard at work. It should freak out some of my colleagues...

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