I’ve got my 6 month mapping tomorrow (already? six months?) and as usual, I’m already dreading the hearing test. It’s got me wondering how many people do what I do when I get these tests. If you read this and would like to leave a comment, I would love to know!
Okay, the part that gets to me is when the sound gets really soft. The first couple are always loud and easy for me. Then they get really soft and I start to wonder if I’m really hearing it or anticipating/imagining it, or maybe a little bit of tinnitus. So there will be a soft maybe-sound, and I just sit there thinking, “Hmmm…was that real?” And I wait until I hear it again, maybe a little louder, before I hit the button. I usually don’t hit the button until the second time the sound plays.
I also notice that usually it’s loud and then right away it plays again, softer…almost like an echo. A lot of times I don’t hit the button on that second, immediate sound. I wait til I hear it again to be sure I heard it, and then I hit the button.
So how do you take hearing tests? Am I the only one who does it this way? (And holds her breath during the test, LOL)
Posted on February 5, 2009, in Cochlear Implants & Hearing Loss, Medical Visits and tagged audiogram, Cochlear Implants & Hearing Loss, hearing loss, hearing test, mapping. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.