Thursday, February 12, 2009

February 2009 update

9th Mapping session

More tweaking with the T & C levels and minor changes in the middle freq's

The CUNY listening test ( listening to CD with long sentences with American accent ) was a breeze and score 90%+ correct with both left & right processors on - I am very happy with that result considering that I only had my right implant inserted three months ago

Other changes was adding the T-switch program to processor mapping i.e. Program 2

Speaking of the T-switch I have found that using mobile phones and cordless phones to give off buzzing / humming interference :( So basically I use my normal program setting and cope just fine

Where as using the T-switch for corded phones e.g. land line phones - works like a charm

Magical bilateral moment happened to me today - listening to the rescue helicopter landing on heli pad @ Flinders medical centre - it was a buzz to be able to hear / listen to the helicopter rotor's going WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP like in the movies and stand close to helicopter

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


HEARING implant company Cochlear has posted a 22 per cent jump in interim net profit and says it is well positioned for growth despite the challenging global economic environment.

Cochlear (coh.ASX:Quote,News) reported a net profit of $69.9 million and earnings per share (EPS) of $1.26 for the six months ended December 31, both up 22 per cent on the prior corresponding half.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

February 2009

Funny bilateral moment happened to me yesterday - As I was putting our 13 month old son into the car seat - my right magnetic coil got attracted to the metal pillar near the rear door and at the same time my son grabbed the left magnetic coil from behind my ear .......hairy situation to be in as the last thing I want is both coils damaged.

I am looking forward to the hearing awareness test ( test with left & right speakers) and listening skills test with both processors on - Thursday week and will post an update

Cheers big ears