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.
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….