The FDA still hasn’t approved Advanced Bionics’ new Naida Q70 processor, but as Matt mentioned earlier, my audiologist has offered to loan me a secondhand processor (Advanced Bionics’ Harmony). This means I’m going to be–wait for it, y’all–sooooo turned on tomorrow.
Whoa. Tomorrow? Tomorrow.
I’m nervous. I’ve been reading a few cochlear implant blogs in preparation. This one is my favorite since the author’s history is similar to mine: she’s been deaf all her life and got an implant as an adult. Her implant activation wasn’t particularly exciting–she heard nothing but beeps. However, her “ear” grew stronger and stronger each day, and she grew to love it. In fact, she loved it so much, she got her other ear implanted! How encouraging is that? So, if I get frustrated or worn out tomorrow, I’ll think about this blogger and her story.
Good night, everyone! Wish me luck.