Life with my implant
Since having my CI, my confidence has grown. It has enabled me to get my dream job, providing communication support to children in a school. I have started to enjoy music again and have been to see West End musicals, although multiple singers can be tough to follow.
The first few months of my journey were hard. I’d expected more benefits in a shorter space of time. I didn’t feel fully prepared and thought I’d made the wrong decision. But nine months later, I began to experience lots of little moments that have made having a CI great. Even after having my implant for two years, I’m still encountering new sounds, like my dog snoring! My family can talk to me from another room and I can understand most things they say. This was impossible before having my CI.
With hearing aids, I disliked having anything in or on my ears, so the RONDO single unit processor, which is wire-free, was a great option for me. It means I can wear sunglasses and cover it up with different hairstyles. When on holiday, I used the WaterWear over my processor and swam with dolphins. I could actually hear every noise they made, which was a fantastic experience.