Bionic Deepa


September 2004
Hi, you are now in Bionic Deepa's site... almost two years have passed since the implant was switched-on. If you don't know what I am talking about, you can visit the surgery page and the implant page for a proper explanation. Otherwise, read on for the latest updates about my pre-lingual experiment with bionic hearing.



Saturday, 28 September 2004
I just had a chat with Phil (via audio iChat from England). He said something which I thought "What, then I thought "White" but it was the word "Work" he was saying all that time. So we then practiced these 3 words until I can differentiate. Then he said a sentence in his normal English accent which I didn't get it. But when he said it again in American accent "You bedder get a job", I understood. He went to the next sentence which again I didn't understand. Repeating it in American accent "I bedder go to bed" became immediately recognizable. Fascinating to note how influenced am I by Joy, my audio therapist's american accent.

Saturday, 4 September 2004
After two months without Phil, for the first time I felt he was there as my social partner at Natasha CME's dinner party... a virtual guest :-)

Monday, 6 September 2004

Interesting to note that with the hearing-aid, I couldn't hear the high frequency tone for the received email messages. And that I can actually hear it with the CI.

Saturday, 28 August 2004
In the last session with Joy my audio-therapist, I couldn't say 'ssss' long enough to match 'aaaa' but I did this time, thanks to daily breathing exercises.

Friday, 27 August 2004
I am absolutely thrilled with my new mapping with much thanks to Colleen, my audiologist. The new mapping sounds clearer, emphasizing 's'. She also thoughtfully gave me an optional mapping for senseless noisy situations with smaller dynamic range at IDR 50. It is like being inside a bubble that muffles the sounds from outside.

Jan-Jun 2004

Year 2 part 1

Jul-Dec 2003

Year 1 part 2

Jan-Jun 2003

Year 1 part 1

Dec 2002

My cochlear implant surgery