Monday, July 6, 2009


the other day i came upon this video clip of michael chorost, an adult cochlear implant user, explaining what it is like to hear with his cochlear implant. it is very short (less than five minutes) and very clear and concise. i felt like it gave me new insight into what little m feels when her "ears" go on every morning! i always wonder what it feels like for her the moment the magnets go on and sound enters her world. in the morning, little m is often startled after hours of silence; it takes her some time to adjust to all of the sound that appears instantly, even if we are very very quiet. someday i'll get to ask her what it is like...

(and, i noticed that his surgeon is the same exact surgeon at the california ear institute, the fantastic dr. joe roberson, that did little m's cochlear implant surgery!!!) 

here's the link if you'd like to watch the video:


  1. YES!!!!!!!!

    i'm going to watch right now.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing that. He provided me with some new insight as well. I wish I could ask Lucas what it's like! Some day...

  3. I've got to link that video. Dels watched it with me and I asked her what it sounded like to her and she said it sounds normal when she puts the magnet on her head. Normal. It is all she has ever known. Probably something I will never truly she hears the world.

  4. Thank you so very much for posting that!

  5. Vince and I really enjoyed watching this. Thanks for sharing it - CIs have been on my mind a lot the past couple of weeks.

  6. That was a great video. I feel like I better understand what's going on. How cool that the implants can be "updated"! Thanks for posting!


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