I went to Sunnybrook yesterday to get the S sounds sorted out. I blogged about them here, the high pitched S sounds were making my teeth hurt. The audiologist went through all the frequencies adjusting each one trying to get them all to the same volume. As the frequencies get higher my tolerance for volume goes down. The very highest frequency electrode, No12, was painful at any volume, it was painful even when I couldn’t hear it. This happens when the electrical stimulus also stimulates the adjacent facial nerve.
The remedy was to switch the 12th electrode off and then make some adjustments to the other electrodes to try to give some of the clarity of speech that the higher frequencies give.
The result? My new map is great. I haven’t noticed any sore teeth today and I seem to be hearing very well. I can hear the sound of a ceiling fan and today I noticed that my jeans make a noise when I walk. Actually its the noise of my fat little legs bashing against each other as I waddle along but I prefer to blame the denim.