Thursday afternoon I left, alone, for Tampa. It took me 5 hours of driving and I got into my hotel room at 7:38 PM.
I was tired, but hungry.
Why did I go to Tampa?
This trip was another step for me in my research on getting a cochlear implant.
This was a seminar that talked about all the strategies that can be used to help someone make the most out of the implant. A good title for the seminar would have been, "How to Hear Again."
There are several ways someone can re-train their brain to hear, rather than rely on their eyes, which is what I do now. I got to meet some people who had implants and they served as a guinea pig for the demonstrations of the strategies being talked about. They did good too!
I am excited to learn this information. I want to pursue this avenue more, soon as possible. If I didn't know before what having a cochlear implant involves, I do now. And I am more and more convinced that this is for me.