Surgery Photo’s – How they put the parts in your head!

These are a few photo’s of how they put the Attract parts in to your head!

Photo’s are quite graphic!!

Sam x

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Marking the Baha position. Nice under cut hair do!

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Instruments, sample Baha, metal plate and screw driver!

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Making sure the skin is not to thick.

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Drilling into the bone.

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Screwing the plate into bone anchor.

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Last check for plate position.

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Closing up!

Blu Tack!

I went back to see Kelvin yesterday and he was very happy with how I am going.

As soon as I arrived he blocked my good ear with Blu Tack so I couldn’t hear anything from that side. I did the whole appointment  relying on my Baha to hear from and it worked.

It would be a great idea to do this if your are thinking that the Baha is not making a difference. Block up you good ear for a couple of hours one day and hear what a difference your Baha is making.

The wound is healing very well, I just need to keep it moist so that the cut line will heal more. He said you can really use any thing now so Paw Paw is what I have been using.

Samx

 

Feed back!

Have just been away for work at a conference and noticed I got a lot of  feed back in my Baha when we were listening to guest speakers?

It was an interesting week testing out my new hearing and Baha. I really noticed the difference at breakfast that I didn’t have to keep turning my good ear all the time. Also in the smaller rooms with guest speakers I could hear so much better and even hear the person on my left side. I really  had to try hard not to keep turning and lip reading.

The only problem was the feedback in my Baha when we were in the large auditorium?

Not sure if it was all the wireless systems that were being used. I will be asking my audiologist how we can fix it.

Sam x

Keeping the Baha Safe!

This is now the first thing that goes in my hand bag everyday.
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The little travel case that keeps everything safe. I have a spare cushion pad for the magnet, spare battery and the battery changing tool!

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And of course the remote control is in my bag to. I find it easier to adjust the volume and change settings with the remote then trying to push the tiny buttons on the Baha.

Samx

Bobby Pins!

Who would have thought that Bobby Pins could be funny?

I woke up this morning with one stuck to my head!!!!

Well the magnet that is now in my head”

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Sam x

More Changes!

Back to the Audiologist again today for more adjustments.

I still was having trouble noticing if I had my Baha on!

We went through all the the hearing tests again but this time made quite a few changes and turned the volume up more!

This time I really noticed a big  difference. When Denise was talking to me with my good ear blocked I could hear everything she was saying loud and clear! Yah!

We were a little concerned that I was going to need a stronger sound processor (BP110 Baha 3) instead of my Baha 4 sound processor. After another trip to the sound proof room and more tests we decided that my processor was the one for me as I was getting so much feed back on the Baha 3.

I left feeling on top of the world as I really could hear so much more. When the kids got in the car and started talking I found it much easier to listen and hear what they were saying.

By lunch time though I  had a head ache and needed a rest from the Baha.

Over the next few days I will increase the time spent wearing the Baha, I have gone down to a 3 magnet which is better as there is not as much pressure where it connects to my head.

Still learning new things everyday!

Next visit we will be trying out the Baha 4  wireless accessories!

This is what my kids have been waiting for!!!

Sam x

Safety line attached to my pony tail to be safe !

Safety line attached to my pony tail to be safe !

My cut is looking better and hair is growing !

My cut is looking better and hair is growing !