Copyright December 2002
Since I came "on board" the SWC listing around 4 years ago, not only have I been educated immensely by the members on the lists in hearing loss and other issues, but I now have a CI as well. My life has been changed enormously since that miraculous surgery.
Little did I realize what this new surgically inserted technology would do for me.
I went from ok speech to really good speech.
I went from hearing mumble jumble speech recognition to clear, precise and understandable English spoken by others.
I understand foreign people much, much better.
I went from speechreading all the time with hearing aids, to speechreading some of the time, and understanding what is said when not looking at a person.
I hear much better even with noise in the background.
I went from TTY to regular phone usage with a CI adapter. Again, clear, precise phone conversations, even with strangers whom I have never heard on the phone before. This has to be one of the greatest miracles of my life.
I can hear conversations in the darkness of the car when driving.
I can hear music better.
I can hear birds much better.
I hear computer keys clacking, car blinkers blink, mircrowave ovens buzz, coins dropping, leaves crunching......
I hear like I never dreamed of hearing with hearing aids.
I am changed. I am confident. I am less stressed out. And I am a walking, living, breathing miracle.
I have the CI and I have changed forever.
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