Friday I chose to spend the entire day in deafness because I had a massive headache. While making lunch, I was looking out the window and waiting for the microwave to beep finished. Distinctly I heard three beeps in my CI-ear and I turned and looked at the microwave and it was showing me that it had just ended.
Now I’m wondering if I’m actually hearing noises with the CI (without the processor on) or if it was just a coincidence. The other day Megan said it was probably phantom noises, when I was telling her about the voices that I was hearing. The whole thing is just freaky. It’s very possible that I just want to hear so badly, that I’m putting sounds into my own head.
Saturday was better, but now I’ve discovered that when I try to lay on my right side, I knock the magnet off of my head. I couldn’t win with the hearing aids either because that would cause feedback. Looks like I’m just not made for listening with my head on a pillow! I wonder how I will pull that off if I ever decide to go bilateral.
I’ve spent part of my day listening to the TV with my eyes closed. I can hear them speaking before the captions show up, which is frustrating. I also watched my favorite TV show, The X-Files, and noticed that it sounds much more scarier and moodier. I can hear all the little details that make the experience much more thrilling. Now I wonder if the Blair Witch Project would be scary to me, because I was the only one that was not scared when I saw it in high school. Everybody was clutching to me and could not understand why I was not scared, and it was probably because I could not hear the creepy background noises to be freaked out.
Susan emailed me today, and we are trying to figure out if I should meet with her first or see Megan first for mapping session #4 before we start speech therapy. I also heard from Mandy, my school audiologist, who has been reading my journal. HI MANDY!
In other news, this journal has been syndicated to blogger.com and I am trying to regain ownership of that account, because it is not correctly updated, and has my posts on it. Gonna work it out with them.
Here are some more links of interest
this guy is similar to me
new ribbon CI?
Ears To You
Listening Demos of A CI (i don’t know what my depth is)