Bolero, the favourite music of Lucyna and Michael Chorost… When I listen to the version I have with my hearing aid on, I don’t hear much at all in the first five minutes. Then it probably moves to the lower frequencies and I begin to hear. I think I feel (and partly hear) it with my CI all the time. I turn the hearing aid off to listen to it once more.
It turns out that with the CI I don’t hear the first five minutes too. I only feel something. I still hear more of the music with my hearing aid. I wonder if it is more the matter of programming of the processor, which will be changed again in two weeks, or of the brain.
Sounds: I hear breathing. I hear some sounds of speech, I think there is a bit more of them. When someone is speaking, I hear a kind of echo. It actually makes understanding the speech more difficult, but I think this is just my brain learning to use the device. I feel odd when the batteries suddenly run out and I don’t have the stimulation.
Batteries: changed today. It makes five days with one set of Rayovac Acoustic Special and my current programme.