Second update of my cochlear implant

It was a tumultuous journey; It amazed me at the sounds which I could not hear before only I could feel the vibrations.

In P1, I could hear the loud noises, like the pots and pan being placed, the number of clap noises, and in a quiet environment, I could hear the tapping of my keyboard.

The day I went up to P2 was rather funny, but it was hard at the same time. For the first time in my life, I was hearing my heel slippers tapping on the floor. We were about to go to a wedding and I was ready to go. But the annoying sound of the heels tapping on the floor and the thought of hearing so many ladies' heels tapping on the floor triggered the headache. Sadly, I had to stay at home. In P2, it well defined environmental sounds.

I had to change to P3 at the university. A bit out of my comfort zone. From a small quiet hometown to a big noisy place with no relief from the quietness that surrounds the home. But I managed fairly well. I could hear the dragging of the chairs. I could hear the footsteps of the people amidst the chaos in the environment.

From a small quiet hometown to a big noisy place with no relief from the quietness that surrounds the home.

I was very nervous to change into P4, knowing how loud it is. I was so excited to know what sounds I would be hearing. The moment I switch on to level 4. It was so loud that it made me close my eyes. It took a while for me to adjust probably half an hour. I could hear the clicking of my home screen button, and the processor focuses on the nearest noise. For example, I could hear my sister talking and the background noises would block or it would be low. It focuses on the sound that was occurring near me, which is more suitable for the lectures. Today, for the first time, I could identify the words, “but” and “so” in only certain female voices.

For the first time of my life, the part of my brain that was responsible to translate the message from my hearing nerve has to challenge its self and adapt to the different levels of sounds. And I’m amazed each time I get used to the sound. I have to keep tricking my brain that the sound is better than the last one. It has been a challenge, but I keep learning more.

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