Never has the power of silence been stronger than yesterday. Emma González stood in silence for 3 minutes – half the time it took for her 17 schoolmates to be shot. As I watched her speech, with tears rolling down my cheeks, I was moved. While her words said a lot, her silence said more.
Mapping (program adjustment) of a cochlear implant is a tricky thing. There’s no one formula that works for every person. It’s not like programming a computer where there are 20 ways to do something and it either works efficiently, works okay, or just doesn’t work. CI mapping is more of an art than a science, at least from a patient’s perspective. This week, my artist/audiologist helped me find my own art again.