It’s 10 months since my implant was activated last July and I’ve become so used to it that I sometimes forget what it used to be like without it.
The summer has arrived and I am hearing new sounds, sounds that I heard last year immediately post implant but now I hear the same sounds differently. Birds sound more bird like, more musical. The seagull sounds like a seagull should. The crickets chirp away at night and I can hear them through the open windows when I am indoors. An interesting piece of trivia is that they hear with their knees. Their tympanic membrane is in their knees on their front legs, which I suppose being front legs wouldn’t be a knee at all.
Anyway back on track. What makes this summer for me? The birds singing, water lapping on stones, the leaves being rustled in the wind, the blinds in the sunroom bashing against the open window in the breeze, wind chimes, footsteps on gravel, bees buzzing. Sounds still to hear? Chipmunks chattering, loons calling, coyotes howling, mosquitoes buzzing.
It will come though.