The Bionic Sound Project

this girl’s journey to sound

Get Your Hands Up! Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Filed under: ipod,music,school,sound discovery,sound identification — Allison @ 6:10 pm

I’m in the PPL lab working on my website for my web design class, rockin’ out to my iPOD as I’m coding away. I’ve been on a hunt for new music to listen to, since I’ve been getting bored with music lately, as there isn’t THAT sound that’s catching me.

So I picked Fergie’s “The Dutchess” album, since I haven’t listened to it yet, other than “Fergalicious” and “London Bridge”.  I have no idea what tracks are on this album, so I’m not even paying attention to it.

“get your hands up (x8)”

It caught my attention that I could understand the words faintly in the background, at the beginning of the song.  I picked up my iPOD to find out what song it was, and it was “Get Your Hands Up”, which I haven’t heard before.

It’s not even listed in the lyrics online, as it’s “background” lyrics, but I understood it clearly, and on my first time listening to this song, without even paying attention to it.

To fellow students at school (and to people online), I’m more than willing to sit and talk with you or answer any questions you may have about the cochlear implant. I really appreciate those of you who come and ask me questions about it, and I hope I can help you in any way!

I promise, I don’t bite. 🙂

 

2 Responses to “Get Your Hands Up!”

  1. Jason Says:

    Heeey. I’ve been a fan of your blog for the last few months. Great reading here! But I was hoping to know more about your experience with the Harmony implant in particular. Have you received it yet? What has been your experience with it so far? What are your expectations? You seem to be doing great with your current implant, especially how you caught the “background lyrics” for “Get Your Hands Up.” You hearing at a level you’re very satisfied with when listening to music, or is there something still to be desired? You don’t have to answer any or all these questions, either way I’ll keep following your blog!

  2. Allison Says:

    Hi Jason!

    Thanks so much for commenting on the blog! It’s great to hear from you.

    I haven’t gotten the Harmony yet, but I will be receiving it in July. Wish I could get it now, but AB’s got their own weird release schedule *cries* I want mine now…but a friend of mine was a participant in the bilateral implant trial and has the harmony, and he said it was amazing.

    One of the people I’m working with just found out she’s eligible to purchase it, so she’s going to beat me to getting the Harmony *again, I cry* and I will find out from all these people what they think of the Harmony first.

    As for your question, I’m pretty satisfied listening to music in general with the CI. The more I listen to it, the better it gets.

    However, there are some songs that I still prefer to listen to with the hearing aid, and other songs that I prefer to listen to with the CI. The most interesting thing to note is when listening with a CI and a HA at the same time, I can hear different things with each one, that the other can’t pick up.

    But if I had to pick only one, I’d probably pick the CI over the HA for everything.


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