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ci4me2007 Patient Expert

From Oslo, Norway, born in 1972. Profound hearing loss at the age of 1, probably due to ototoxic medicine or scarlac fever. Now waits for CI-operation running on the third year. Write about the Norwegian health-system, myself and my mental and physical status during the long wait. Expected to be... Full Bio
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Tinnitus stress management and other things CI by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Spring is right around the corner and the sun is shining upon us again This winter has been put to very good use by yours truly. I’ve learned to hear again! I con ... Read on »
Unrealistic Expectations from the World? Audism? by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness What do people expect from me? They expect me to participate in social activities and to be part of the “common consciousness”. That is a fair expectation in my opinion. I ... Read on »
Tinnitus management course step 1 by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness As promised, I will write about the tinnitus management course I’m following. First of all, this is not a miracle cure. The tinnitus will not go away. It is a way to provi ... Read on »
Stress, stress management, tinnitus and the road ahead by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness   In the last few months I have been increasingly aware of the impact stress has and HAS HAD on me. In this post I will get into the subject of stress related to my ... Read on »
Skratch – no quantum leap by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Yeay! I have been impatient and dismayed the last few weeks due to little or no felt progress with the sound, or rather, speech perception capability with  my CI. ... Read on »
Sound 5 month post-activation + testing binaurality by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I know I aired some frustration in my last post two days ago about not being able to track any progress (sound wise). This lack of detecting progress is partly my own faul ... Read on »
Bad “hear” days and other things by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Happy New year everyone! I am a bit frustrated these days, and that frustration has several sources. I feel a bit stagnated and stuck, I can’t track any sound improve ... Read on »
My first bionic Christmas, anno 2009 by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Christmas is creeping up on us again This year it will bring a whole new dimension for me. I can engage in social activities with my family without “burning out ... Read on »
Rewiring my brain – altering the language system? by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Scientists have started mapping those regions of our brains by watching what happens inside the brain through MRI, PET or other means of scanning technol ... Read on »
(This was supposed to be) Log no. 11 – day 61 (or so) – 3 month mark (, and AB is... by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Whew! I was right in the middle of the process of writing a new post when it hit me: I woke up Sunday morning, and had severe vertigo and nausea. I had trouble getting to ... Read on »
Sound, sound, sound by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Sorry for not updating so often anymore, but life is happening, and I have other very life-normal important things to focus on, too Sound is getting better and bette ... Read on »
Log no 10 – day 41 – Different kind of tired, stress, and phantom sounds mixed with tinnitus by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Last 2 weeks I had a throat infection, giving me sleeping trouble at night, due to irritation in the airways causing a lot of coughing. But two interesting discoveries e ... Read on »
Log no. 9 – day 37 – Progress, progress and future bureaucracy by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Recent CI-moments: * Had a family dinner with only the CI the whole time for the first time ever. First time I didn’t feel totally wiped out after a family congress ... Read on »
CI-activation log no. 8 – day 25 – Unbalance by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The ever constant dueling between my two brain halves… See the summary at the very end of this post too The sound waves produced by my h ... Read on »
Hearing Loss Demonstrator by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I wish I came across this many years ago… HearLoss is an interactive Windows PC program for demonstrating to normally hearing people the effects of hearing loss. With ... Read on »
CI-activation log no. 7 – day 12 – first re-mapping and feeling of first real breakthrough by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Wow, has it really only been 12 days since I walked out from the hospital fitted with a new bionic ear? It feels like a much longer time ago, and so much has happened! B ... Read on »
Video that says a lot about my situation too by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This video says a lot! I find my own situation identical to these guys’. Everything they say, even at the activation is something I certainly can identify with! The sh ... Read on »
CI-activation log no. 6 – day 8 – new test and weird sensations by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Time for my first self-assessment test one week after the initial activation and only 5 days after completing the primary adjustments. The change is remarkable when I th ... Read on »
CI-activation log no. 5 – first week – Impressions and thoughts by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I should be resting, but have so much to share, I need to unload a little First of all, thanks to everyone who leaves comments and messages! The comments are all rea ... Read on »
CI-activation log no. 4 – day 5 – Initial shakedown by ci4me2007 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Wow, what a week! I’m very tired now, but need to put some impressions onto writing… Have already had many CI-moments, here are the ones I remember now: the dogs ... Read on »