Monday, 26 May 2008

1-Week Post Activation

Hey all,

Sorry I haven't post recently. I've been so busy with my England squad. Over the past week I've found my C.I Pretty difficult to cope with. I haven't really heard a clear sounds since switch on. I've have experince alot of beeping over the past week when I or something esle make a sounds.

I can identify what cause my implant is beep at me. such as

* Door shutting
* my foot steps.
* water running
* chair moving
* Tv
*music playing
*dogs barking
* People talking

and many more... all these sounds I hear is in beeping sounds and not a normal sound.
I have found the beeping sounds very fusturated even though I am trying my best to keep going with my implant, as people said it will get better over time.
I'm due for my 1-week initail tunning (1st mapping since switch on) this wednesday coming. Hopefully things will get better since then.
Has any of you experince alot of beeping on the first week without hearing a normal sound?
Has any of you experince any soreness where the hook goes on you ear. I've seem to have a little blister on where the implant been place.

Anyway over the weekend I flew to Germany with my England sqaud for a Friendly match against to Germany. We lost the match, which we wasn't too bothered about because it would giver away our tactic in the world cup this June in Greece.
I played very well. And enjoyed evey minutes of it. especially when there was a stadiuam full of people watching us. The crowds was amazing. I am please that I flew home with another new shiney medal :-)

On a saturday, I didn't wore my implant at all because of the training all day and match too. I felt bad for not wearing it even though I did that for a reason as I didn't want it getting damange throughout the footie training etc but sunday it sounded all weird for a bit then got back to the the sound I heard before with the beeping. (is that normal)

anyway hope you enjoy some of the pictures :-D (i'm number 15 in the team photo)


Laurie said...


It will get better. Hopefully your next mapping session will help.

The ear hook made my ear sore, too. I use "HandiTack" from the office supply store (Staples or Office Depot) as a cushion between the hook and ear and also between my head and processor to keep it on when I exercise. Works great. (HandiTack is the yellow stuff you can use to hang pictures on the wall without tape or nails.)

Also, I found that flying in airplanes affects my hearing for a day or so. . . something about the noise or altitude affects me.

May I link my blog to yours? Take care! Laurie

Katie-Louise's Cochlear Implant Blog said...

Hi Laurie,

It strange to hear that you found the flight situation effected your hearing through the processor. Mind you i didn't notice anything like that. Just normal beeping sound i heard all week.

But will see if flying affect the sound on my implant when I fly to greece at the end of june. as my hearing should be a bit better then.

will try out those handitack, will pop and buy some tomorrow.

YEah I will link you blog to mine.



Abbie said...

Boy did I experience beeping galore!! That is all normal as your brain is trying to learn all the new high frequencies sounds that we never heard before.

I got a little sort from the implant weight. After 15 years of just hanging out there and holding up my glasses, it suddenly got this huge thing hanging off of it. It didn't like it at all. Some people put a little piece of moleskin underneath to stop the rubbing. Do you have something like that?

I can't wait to hear your tune up experience!! This is usually the one that most people have a better experience with.