The sounds are emerging slowly. Today I heard the clanking of a big hairpin.
Like planned, I have switched to the 3rd program today and I feel like returning to the 2nd. I have tinnitus (like a fan in my head) and it keeps going on for some time after I switch all the electronics off. But I don’t have this much of vertigo anymore. I think it is a matter of time. I will probably survive the fourth program too. It is going to remain until the next setup session. The moment of turning the processor off is very strange — I have vertigo again. It probably means that I am getting used to the signal.
This morning I have changed the batteries for the first time. It probably means that the signal level in my processor is still pretty low.
Day 7 — Shadows of sounds
Today I have heard a bit of music in the cafeteria. When someone is talking, and I switch my hearing aid off, I hear the faint memory of sound. When I type, too. Not everything is vertigo anymore, though I still feel it sometimes. I have smoothed my switch to the 3rd programme: I turned on the 2nd in the morning and the 3rd some hour and a half later. The switch was way less shocking than yesterday. I think I am not going to switch to the 4th programme before Tuesday. No point in forcing things too much.
A week after the switch on
I hear the spoon clicking in the cup of tea. Ping ping. I wonder when someone tells me to stop it.
I hear the water running.
I hear some fragments of my boss’s voice. The louder ones or is it a specific frequency I pick up?
I hear the keyboard clicking.
I hear a pencil falling on a desk. I have vertigo after repeating it several times.
People talk to me and I switch off my hearing aid for a moment to vcheck what I hear by the implant. I do it only if I understand them anyway.