I am able to follow the text listening and reading it simultaneously, even when my hearing aid is off. I have one book in audio and in print, and it is a good exercise. The book is read by the author. He speaks rather fast, but I am able to catch the most of it if I have the text before my eyes. Even when I get lost, I can sometimes find the text back after some distinctive phrase.
There is a problem with these exercises: the level of sound. If something is comfortable for the left, implanted ear, it is too soft for the right. If I hear well with the hearing aid, it is a bit too loud for the other ear.
K. told me once that after approximately two months one reaches the same level of hearing abilities with the implant as before with the hearing aids. I can agree with this. I have just begun to hear low sounds with the CI. They are strange, difficult to distinguish, “colorless”, but they are there. I don’t have vertigo anymore, too. I suspect that it will be back after the next reprogramming for a few hours or days. But at the moment there are no sounds in my environment which would cause it.
It is three months after the surgery. I still have a small area on my tongue which does not feel taste. At the moment it is a bit less than the half of the upper surface. The feeling in my left earlobe is slowly returning. The stitches’ endings itch sometimes. I am forgetting that there was a surgery.
The batteries’ ‘calendar’ has been moved to another site.
As you may have noticed from the growing number of posts in Polish, there is a new author on the blog. Bartosz is 22, has got his CI a year ago and he is a good writer. He is prelingually deaf like me, and he has good results with his CI. Unfortunately, I can’t translate all his stories, lacking the time and abilities to do this. I am going to keep translating mine, so please check this website sometimes.