Friday, March 30, 2012
a lot of new stuff is happening.
i'm hoping to get an upgrade on my current (left) CI processor. it's been over 7 years -- yes, SEVEN -- since i first got my CI. the processor i have now (ESPrit 3G) is already on its last legs, so i'm way overdue for a new one. the newest model -- the Nucleus 5 -- is amazing. whether or not i get it all depends on insurance approval. it's exciting stuff!
i am also hoping to get an implant in my right ear so that i have bilateral hearing. again, this all depends on insurance coverage, audiological testing and the otolaryngologist's evaluation. i'm keeping my fingers crossed it works out!
just last night, hubby and i were going for a walk around the neighborhood. it was a windy night, so all sorts of sounds were whooshing around us. at one point, i heard a soft, dainty tinkling sound. i looked around and asked, "what is that?" my husband pointed it out: WIND CHIMES! there were three different kinds hanging from a neighbor's porch and all of them were playing a sweet melody. oh, how lovely the sound was...
hopefully, when i have an implant in my right ear, i'll be able to tell what direction the wind chimes are coming from... can't wait!
Friday, December 04, 2009
It's a great CI moment, but the noise is SO hard to ignore: TICK - TICK - TICK - TICK - TICK...
Oh, well. :)
(The reasons why I sometimes don't take my CI processor off when I nap vary - i.e., I'm expecting a phone call.)
Sunday, July 26, 2009
I respond, "Of course I can...take your time."
What's so special about this exchange, you ask? Well, it's nice to be able to communicate like this across "long" distances -- an entire condo-length away!
Monday, July 06, 2009
I was watching an old Czechoslovakian movie w/ my hubby. The actors spoke Czech (obviously), but the only subtitles available were in English. Sooo since I speak Czech, I plugged my CI into the television to hear the dialogue AND I turned on the English subtitles *just in case* I didn't catch something.
It took some getting used to, but because I was able to hear the actors speaking, the reading of the subtitles (captioning, in a sense) flowed smoothly along.
[Side note: Hubby & I were born in the Czech Republic, therefore, we speak Czech fluently.]
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
"What is that noise?" I ask my husband.
He looks up & says, "That's a helicopter."
It was quite a unique sound because it seemed muffled, but close by. Turns out it was a LOUD helicopter, FAR AWAY in the sky.