This week I have been training very hard with my tutor all week we have been going over sounds that still find very difficult to recognise – d t v and several of the long vowels and short vowels. This micro discrimination is vital to distinguish e.g. date & Tate or mog, mag, meg, mig & mug. I also still have some confusion with m/n and r/v. On the whole, though, I’m doing quite well.
I went to a memorial service in St Pauls and then in St Martins in London on Saturday I could hear very well in both churches. We then went for dinner in a large hall and there were nearly a hundred of us plus there was a military style band playing very lively music!!!! I was amazed that I could still hear a conversation with the people sitting next to me. It was so thrilling.
Some very challenging work this week with telephone practice and listening against a background of music and people talking. I was worn out after it!
One small problem - my glasses have made my ear sore, near to my cochlear implant processor, I have been keeping a watchful eye on it today.
I have two weeks with no training sessions. Today I had so much energy all day. I shall make the most of it.