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The sounds of Fall

October 25, 2010
posted by  ken48


I had no clue that Fall was such a loud season. I was stopped at a traffic light and had my window down. I kept hearing this high pitched sound. It took a while, but I realized that it was the leaves getting blown along the road. I had been hearing that sound for awhile, but couldn't attach it to something. This process is all about identification. I'm hearing all kinds of stuff, I just don't know what that stuff is. I've turned it into a game, and that seems to be keeping the frustration to a minimum. I'm not progressing as fast or as dramatically anymore, and I imagine that is normal. I am getting a kick out of hearing my own voice. My friends and co-workers all tell me that my speech has improved and that I sound different. What a blessing!
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Rustycms~ Cochlear Awareness Network Ambassador

October 25, 2010

It's really awesome isn't it ~~ raindrops dripping off of trees are louder than just rain to me ~it scared me the first time, LOL . I do the game thing also . I love it ~ keep on keeping on with it all ~~ Blessings, Rusty
 
Michael Noble - A Cochlear Staff

October 25, 2010

That's wonderful, Ken! Fall is a great season for sounds, and I am really enjoying my first Fall in Colorado (Texas doesn't really get much of a Fall season). The sounds are beautiful and serene. Kudos to you on having improved speech. It's really fascinating how a CI can change our voices. There was one time when my audiologists was doing some different things with my MAP. At one point, she and I sounded like we were on helium, and my voice suddenly got really deep (I sounded like a little girl and hated it, so my voice deepened LOL). Here's to many, many more sounds! Michael
 
Paula L

October 26, 2010

Ken, that's exciting. After you've identified the sound, does it start sounding recognizable after that? This past year I have been tripping up over my words and noticing that I'm slightly mispronouncing some. I'm hoping those problems will improve when I get my first CI.
 
Chris Michelson

October 26, 2010

LOL isnt this fun with gaming thing we are doing. I love it. keep it up :) Doc
 
EllenBR

October 26, 2010

Ken, keep after it friend! You're being blasted by lots of new listening experiences and it can be overwhelming to isolate and identify these new sounds. It's an ongoing process so don't hesitate to ask your family and friends to lend a hand. BTW, each mapping will help you so be patient with yourself. Ellen
 
Jeanni Tj, Cochlear Awareness Volunteer

October 26, 2010

I am so fortunate that at my last mapping, it was like magic! Maybe we were using the right words to communicate with each other (my AudiGal helped a lot by going thru a memorized list other have used to describe what they hear), but the results were totally awesome! The car driving over the loose manhole cover, the different sounds the engine of each auto makes, the sounf of treebranches scraping across the roof of your car, the difference between a quarter being dropped on the floor and just a thump! I forgot the refridgerator door makes a sound when it is opened! I can hear the microwave from everywhere in the house & can tell if it is defrost (2 beeps) or cooked (3beeps). Sound of dishes and silverware being put away piece by piece. I am ver lucky and very very thankful!
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