The aftercare and rehabilitation of the cochlear.

In the first week of November, it was so hectic. I had my audiologist appointment, speech therapy, and doctor’s appointment post-surgery. I’ll explain what each of them does in regards to the aftercare and rehabilitation of the cochlear.


In the audiologist appointment, the audiologist is responsible for the mapping and the technical aspects of the cochlear implant. In the mapping session, she slowly increases the volume according to the user’s comfortability and answers all questions related to the cochlear. She also monitors how far the user has come by comparing it with the previous appointment and the speech therapist reports.

It takes a maximum of 1 year to get used to the speech and a minimum of six months.

In speech therapy, the therapist looks into how much benefit I get from the cochlear and my speech patterns. In the first two appointments, she analyzed my overall response to the sounds and my speech. I could identify the localization of the sounds and the pitch between males and females. But I had difficulties in identifying sounds and words. She asked me not to worry since it will take time for me to get used to the mapping I had on that day.


The doctor’s appointment, he looks at my surgical site and the overall report from the audiologist and the therapist. The doctor suggested I go thorough training in both listening and speech therapy. He was glad that I had an excellent usage of vocab contrasted with other patients under his watch. He requested me not to get frustrated with my rehabilitation and told it takes a maximum of 1 year to get used to the speech and a minimum of six months.


The doctor, speech therapist, and audiologist are responsible for planning the aftercare and the rehabilitation of a patient. Each patient might differ because their nerves and brain will react differently. For some, it might be a fast-tracked or slow tracked process. I still don’t know about mine. But for sure I can say that I’m improving day by day.