The phone lines seemed to be bad today. I couldn’t hear Michele on the mobile, then switched to landline. That was worse. I tried the landline again but it was still crackly. I have a Geemarc screenphone which I am guessing isn’t built for great audio quality.
I tried the mobile again. Then I had a thought. I checked my cochlear implant setting and it was set to 50% microphone instead of 100%.
I had felt sensitive to sounds this morning so had switched to the reduced microphone when taking the underground. I had then forgotten to switch back to 100%!
I tried the mobile again. Michele still didn’t make much sense and I was getting really confused. It has been a long time since I spoke to her on the phone and this sort of thing does need to be done regularly – weekends included. I need to ramp up a gear with my phone practice!
Michele thinks I did cool considering I haven’t spoken for a long time over the phone with her. (this is a big factor….) Michele’s sentences were;
1. I love camping in the Summer.
2. My favourite part of camping is the BARBECUES.
3. I hope that my AIR MATTRESS stays up.
4. I have a SIX man tent. It is big.
5. WHERE WILL YOU GO CAMPING NEXT SUMMER?
The capitalised words are the ones I got. More practice needed! All this rehab is really quite hard work.