Episode Four is now available.
I’ve had the operation, I’ve had “switch on”. Here I am talking about the first few days of being back home with a new “thing” on the side of my head. Getting used to it, arguing with it……and suddenly hearing a wide variety of environmental sounds I hadn’t heard for so long.
One of the original blog posts covering this period was In which I stir a mug of tea and that event (stirring the tea!) is something I still vividly remember. It can still make me tear up. As I explain in the post, the loss of environmental sounds had never been something that upset me very much. I remembered (vaguely) what birdsong sounded like but it didn’t particularly bother me that I hadn’t heard it for decades. I was desperate to understand speech again and gave virtually no thought to anything else.
And then, immediately after switch on, back those sounds came. I was shocked. And I loved it.
Here’s the link to the film. Hope you enjoy it.