Sorry…no beans yet

I know y’all are waiting for that video but this weekend just has been too busy for it. Yesterday was tax filing day and for the first time in my entire life, I owed both the feds and the state. So much for middle class tax relief!

And while getting ripped off….I mean, doing the taxes I was listening to Cream’s Those Were the Days, a 4 CD compilation of their history. Considering the quality of recordings from the 60’s and 70’s, I was amazed at the quality of the sound including the parts that I probably never ever heard with the hearing aid. I used to have to “crank it up” just to hear the part of the music.

Some of you may wonder about the difference between the HA and the CI and then 1 CI vs. 2 CIs. To draw an analogy, comparing the HA to the CI is like comparing black & white TV to color TV. The hearing aid simply amplifies whatever sound you have. So, if all you hear are the lows, the hearing aid will amplify just that. You still won’t hear the mid-range or the highs. The CI goes across the entire frequency spectrum and that is determine by how much of the cochlear and nerves are intact. Since mine are all there, I can hear sound across all frequencies.

One CI vs. two CIs is like comparing an analog color TV to a digital high-definition TV; a monophonic record to a stereo record. From my viewpoint, there is simply no comparison.

I also had another CI moment. I was sitting in a nice quiet waiting room when all of a sudden I heard a rhythmical tick. I thought maybe someone somewhere was tapping on a table. Nope…too consistent. Could it be static? (taking both headpieces off one at a time)….nope, still there. Someone was coming down the stairs. A-HA! The clock next to the stairs!! The ticking was consistent with the movement of the second hand. Another mystery solved!

Today is the Canisius High School Chilly Challenge. The weather promised to be nice for a change…yup, sun is shining through the blinds! Streets look dry! Thermometer reads 28! Time to get ready!!

4 comments for “Sorry…no beans yet

  1. February 24, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    I love the sound of ticking clocks and can always tell when I am around one.

    I had to laugh at your comment on my blog about my hair curlers! Don’t let them stop you from coming to the HLAA Convention in Reno. . . it’s the “finished product” that you see! (P.S. I left a reply for you after your comment!)

    Glad you are making hearing progress! It gets better! Jennifer is doing AWESOME!

  2. February 24, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    I love hearing ticking clocks, too…who woulda thought we’d be able to hear such tiny little sounds?
    A friend of mine sent me all 8 or 10 CDs of the Time-Life Soft Rock series…he was so excited that I could hear that he’s bombarding me with music! I am anxious to get started on them tonight…just to see how they sound!!

  3. February 26, 2008 at 10:41 am

    HAHA! Ticking clocks, I had a couple run ins with them 🙂 You sound like you are doing WONDERFULLY!

    Ponder this number for me… 86%

  4. February 28, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    I’m loving your descriptions of music and clock sounds. My god it is getting this deaf guy excited. In 2 weeks I meet with the CI surgeon and hopefully by mid summer I will be back in the hearing world.
    Would love to hear the Cream compilation. I’m a fan!
    Thanks for sharing your joys!

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