Erhmm…I’m a bit blog happy today. In other words, I’m bored.
Remember that post yesterday about how I miss listening to music and I didn’t even want to try to listen to it for a long time with the CI.
Well, not really.
I caved in.
I’ve read some conflicting views about CI and music. Some say it can be difficult to develop an appreciation for music with CIs but I don’t know the reasons behind it. If it has to do with how the CI processes sound itself or what. I do have several friends with CIs who enjoy music so it is possible.
Anyways, I couldn’t resist. Curiosity got better of me.
I picked out 2 familiar songs on youtube and turned the volume WAYYY down on my laptop because I’m very sensitive to sounds right now. I don’t think I’ve ever had the volume down this low when listening to music.
Let’s just say…it’s very umm interesting…
I was already familiar with the beats of those 2 particular songs (The White Stripes and The Ting Tings) which helped.
I can’t tell the voices from the instruments. It’s just a pulsing sensation that corresponds with the beats unless there’s a lot of varying beats (then it no longer corresponds with the beats because it’s overloading) at the same pitch.
I think 2 songs are enough for now, lol. I can only take so much at a time!
This brings up my one and only major complaint about my CI. I remember that my old hearing aids could somewhat produce bass to a degree. Not my CI. Whenever I hook my Zune up to my CI through a direct connection, I couldn’t stand the fact that while I can hear the beats…I can’t feel them. So instead of direct connection, I use a high-powered over-the-ear headphone to give me the bass I enjoy…as well as my car stereo.
Jim,That is good to know. I will have to remember that down the road. I like these little tips!