100 Days of Aural Rehab Week #12: Making the same mistakes over and over

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Today’s test results was 72%.

I told myself I wouldn’t accept that I’ve hit a plateau until I complete 100 days of aural rehab and see where I stand from there. If it appears I’ve hit my plateau then I will accept that and continue to do aural rehab to maintain that. Over time I will continue to pick up new sounds here and there. I have no problems with that, that’s what my whole life has been with HAs and CIs, lol.

However….

I stepped back the last few days and was trying to figure out why I’m not moving forward.

I noticed that if there is one thing I’m consistent about….it’s that I have been making the exact same doggone mistakes over and over and over and over…..for the last 11 weeks.

And that is mixing up sounds like t/d/b, g/c/k, but what baffles me is that n sometimes sounds like a g/c/k??

I found this website: http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/english/frameset.html

Maybe something more visual with explanations will help me figure out what  I should be paying attention to when I’m listening.  The ClixBeginner program doesn’t give any feedback except to tell me if I’m right or wrong.  If I get a word wrong, it doesn’t repeat the word so I don’t know why I was wrong in the first place.

Oh yes, and my speech has taken a nosedive since I’ve moved to Kenya.  It’s not like it was any good before, heck people couldn’t really understand anything I said….but it was slowly improving in some areas….

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