I had a sore throat for about a week and half which resulted in a hoarse voice. Let’s just say that was the first time I’ve ever really heard what a hoarse voice sounds like. It sounded kind of “rough” to me.
I’m still trying to figure out how to describe sounds.
I also found that I understood the spoken word “normally” (Kara said it) when I was with a couple of friends last night. It’s still such an odd feeling to catch these random words here and there. Growing up, I never really understood any spoken words except: “ok,” “hmm,” “yes,” “bye,” “no,” and understanding my name was kind of hit-and-miss. This was with my hearing aids and this was considered somewhat decent for my hearing loss background. Congenital profound hearing loss, not really benefiting from hearing aids until I was 8 years old, not wearing hearing aids constantly until I was 15 years old, and no access to language for the first ~2 years (~20-24 months) of my life.
I never ever thought I would understand more than those simple words without lip-reading. Even though it happens rarely, it’s still an awesome feeling when it happens. I love those moments…..
Who says an old dog can’t learn new tricks. 😉
Sometimes I wonder if I understand more than I realize. Then again, there are days where I can barely hear general environmental sounds. My CI seems to be acting up a bit again so I’ll have to talk with my audiologist on Monday about this.
Also, why is it that I find myself giggling to myself whenever I hear myself hiccuping or sneezing?