A friend of mine told me yesterday that my speech is clearer now. I pronounce some consonants more distinctly. She was the third person to tell me this (without being asked). Interesting. I haven’t tried to speak more clearly than usual.
I’ve tried these “cochlear implant batteries” of Rayovac. They are supposed to last longer than the usual hearing aid ones and they cost more, of course. I was dissappointed, because the CI special batteries didn’t last three full days, while the normal ones with the same programme lasted up to five days. One of my readers points out that the expiry date of the batteries may be important. New batteries expire in 2011. If I have a battery which expiration date is 2009, it means that this battery has been stored two years in some magazine and its life may be significantly shorter. The general opinion among the CI users I have asked is that the CI batteries are a waste of money anyway.