Only place to go is down…

I’ve often said that if this is the best my hearing gets, I’m happy with it.  Well, we have definitely reached “the best” in one sense.  In another sense, it’s back to terrible.  Had my one year mapping yesterday, with a new audiologist, and as with every mapping, today I hate it.  The good news is that my speech recognition scores came in at 100%.
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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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‘Cause I gotta have faith, a-faith, a-faith

It’s no secret that I love 80s music.  George Michael was no exception, he was even one of my first crushes (along with Corey Haim and Jordan Knight) as well as being musically brilliant.  My husband bought me a record player for Christmas, so the first thing I did upon learning of George passing away was pull out my Wham! records, which was an intriguing new listening experience.
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