Cochlear

Cochlear Fancy

Well, I’ve worn this cochlear now for almost 3 years. If I can be perfectly blunt, and this is not a sales pitch but… it’s changed my life something legit. I am capable of carrying on conversations with strangers. Sure, to most people, that’s like “so what?” To me, that’s like “holy farking she-at!” I’m in the process of buying… Read more →

Odd Sounds…

Last Monday, I woke up… everything was pretty normal. I took a shower, got dressed, and grabbed my Cochlear implant… I walked down the hallway, got the battery, plugged it in, turned it on… attached it to my head… and then I heard this HUGE MASSIVE TREMENDOUS ROARING sound that almost floored me. I thought I was in the midst… Read more →

Continuing odyssey of sensory warp

Before I was implanted with a Cochlear, for me, I asked myself a simple question: Am I ready to be deaf? Not just sorta deaf, but completely deaf? And I found myself just stating that it was “get busy hearing, or get busy being deaf”. Not many people really drew a line there, because no one really understood what I… Read more →

Cochlear Lessons

Music is still not working well for me. Some I can hear, but I’m mostly pissed because nothing sounds the way it did. Pink Floyd is mostly a muddle to me. MCB is just random noises. Primus is workable, but nothing like it was. Van Halen is just screeching. Chapstik, just sounds like brakes exploding repeatedly. It’s weird. So as… Read more →

Captioning in Theaters

I was very surprised to find the local AMC Livonia has deployed a very nice closed captioning system for most of their screens. On Friday, we went to see The Hobbit, but the system was broke (so we saw The Hobbit for FREE!) Saturday, we went to see Lincoln, and the captioning did work for that screen. The technology is… Read more →

The Cyborg Cometh…

Guess I haven’t written anything in awhile. I think I wanted to just have some great big, awesome thing to say… and the closest I can come to that is: I can hear. Yep. The Processor for the Cochlear WORKED. I can hear. And good lord, what the hell am I hearing? This is a really loud world you folks… Read more →

Side Effects

I think I’m experiencing emotional side effects of everything that has happened these last few months. I found myself very angry, snippy, and probably way too rough for no real reason today. I took it out on someone else, alas. It’s too late to subtract the words. I think the question I forgot is this: Did you do it for… Read more →

Almost Cyborg

Well, I am almost there as far as being cyborg. The Cochlear Nucleus 5 has been implanted into the right side of my skull. First off, I’ll say this: If they tell you this surgery is “easy”… smack em down. Hard. It is not easy. I am now 1 week post surgery, and still suffering pain in the right side… Read more →

Amalgamate Now?

Sometimes in your life, there are spans of time when the definition of your life is writ large, across the face of reality like graffiti. Everyone within eye sight, ear shot, a tongue flick can see, smell and taste everything that is about to happen… and have no idea what it feels like. At this moment, my life is a… Read more →