Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Priscilla Gets Bionic Ears: Report #6

The following is by Priscilla Gilmore, who recently got cochlear implants (read all entries to date on this topic).

I finally thought of the perfect description of how speech sounds: it's like Alvin and the chipmunks, only you can't quite make out what they are saying! It's a bit too fast for me to make out the individual sounds yet...but I think it will be spectacular when I finally catch up.

I tried to listen to the radio in my car and the music sounded very electronic. The bass line sounded "normal", but there was a higher pitched "tinkling" over the top. It sounded quite weird, but, strangely, I liked listening to it.

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