Here are my audiograms from 1988, 1992, and 1999.
1988 audiogram part 1
1988 part 1
medium large
1988 audiogram part 2
1988 part 2
medium large
1992 audiogram
medium large
1999 audiogram
medium large
The conclusion? I’m gosh darn deaf. 🙂 Seriously, my hearing hasn’t changed since birth. Maybe a drop.
Other test results:
Lipreading and hearing test — 100%
Lipreading / no hearing test 70%
Lipreading / hearing test — lousy
Took a look at four words and listen for one word — got all but one right (the one I debated for a second) without asking for repetition.
Hearing loss: 90-110 db
Hearing aids: 60 db
Average hearing: 10-30 db with 30 db being a whisper
We won’t know how much of a difference the CI makes for a while. After the surgery, I have to wait three to four weeks before getting hooked up. So, I’ll be in silent world during that time. Once I get hooked up, what I hear won’t be anything like what I will hear a few months from now. It takes time to get used to a new way of hearing. Remember learning to ride a bike? Drive a car? Put on contacts for the first time? It took practice. Hearing aids and CIs are the same thing.