Walking on broken glass

A year ago today, I was heading into surgery to get my cochlear implant.  I really had no idea what I was getting into, but I one thing I knew for sure:  it was going to be a lot of work.  I’ve actually been really lucky because my brain adapted quite quickly once I was activated, and I was understanding speech the same as a hearing person within a few months.  But even almost a year after my activation there is one thing that is still difficult and will never change:  what I hear now will never sound “natural”.
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