From 4th to 8th September I was away with friends. It was quite difficult hearing wise because I had just had a retune and was not familiar with the sounds that I was hearing. On Monday it was quite amazing because before we left I heard doves cooing!; my neighbour opposite sawing in his back garden; the alert beeping of a lorry reversing in the high street; and my mobile alert.
Later I found I could hear the road noises in the car but I could still hear John speaking some of the time.
Voices again sound tinny and its difficult to distinguish between some male and female voices.
In a larger group situation it was tiring because I had to follow more than one person BUT they were no longer speaking slowly for me and I managed to follow quite a lot of what was being said. I used my hearing aid this week as well as my cochlear processor and although this helped with speech it also amplified all the other sounds.
I got into a bit of trouble when we went out to dinner. I heard my friend say do you want to sit inside or ********- because he has a beard and moustache lipreading is not so easy so I logically thought he was asking me if I wanted to sit inside or outside. I kept repeating outside and the waitress looked at me rather quizzically (It was raining). Eventually my friend guided me up the stairs to a quieter part of the restaurant and I realised that he had been saying upstairs!!! I had a few practise sessions on that one. The waitresses spoke very carefully to me after that - I think that they thought I had learning difficulties.
Several times now I have heard heaven but in fact it is heavy!! Must watch out for that.
However I think that I did very well all in all.
Now I am home and I have two weeks before my tutor is back so must practise on my own.
On Saturday my 10 year old granddaughter came round and I managed to have a conversation with her quite well. Am only using my cochlear processor now. After doing the shopping I was very tired possibly because of all the noises.