I’m planning on posting another room this week, but we had friends come over last night so I didn’t get it done. Anyway, I just wanted to update you all on my Cochlear progress. In March we did testing and my word recognition scores improved from 44% to 62%.
I was supposed to start my homework (listening to simple words and learning what they sound like) and I failed. Miserably. I *sort of* forgot I had homework until last week (what can I say? We were busy with the house).
Anyway, I started my homework last week on Thursday (sit down in quiet, take off my hearing aid and plug my good ear up. Then listen to simple words and see if I can recognize them). Well, I did the first two words and didn’t really understand them, but the third word, the third word was magic. A miracle really. After being deaf for over 15 years in my right ear, I heard AND UNDERSTOOD a word!
I may or may not have bawled like a baby.
In case you were wondering, the word was Rat. Yeah, kinda lame I know. I’m not a fan of them. But I heard it! It was so cool.
I was only able to finish 10 minutes of my 30 minute time because plugging my left ear was hard and it became really sore.
Anyway, I’m going to work some more on it this week and hopefully get more words!
Thanks for joining me on this journey!