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Old 14th November 2012, 02:32 AM   #1
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29 years old and hearing myself for the 1st time! - YouTube

That makes me wonder if/when cochlear implants are higher quality sounding than ordinary ears/when this will be a viable commercial capability for ordinary audiophiles to go under the knife for one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6RNW...feature=fvwrel
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Old 14th November 2012, 11:51 AM   #2
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It's not a goal or anything, but I am very certain my hearing will be severely damaged when it is time for me to retire. Will be looking forward to the medical progress until that time.
Lost almost 2khz the last year since changing my job.
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Old 14th November 2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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Old 14th November 2012, 02:21 PM   #4
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Man, I can tell I'm getting older. That one really tugged at the ol' ticker. Amazing how pretty they can be while they are crying about something so happy.

Now if only she hadn't got that ******* tat on her arm.
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Old 14th November 2012, 05:26 PM   #5
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wear hearing protection at work.
Always do... I argued for better protection even, and got it, not helping. Tried using several different types of plugs, up to 36db ones, which I prefer. Take away a lot of the loudest ones, but there is some high freq hiss from the air pressure stuff that almost seem to get louder with plugs, covering the ears in adittion makes absolutely no difference.

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Almost starting to consider making a full body anti noise suit.

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Very cool video, thanks for the link. At first I didn't get how she could understand the question asked of her (can you hear me?) if she had never heard speech. Then I realized she was reading lips. That's very clear in the second video.

Looking forward to her book, that's gotta be a trip. Sound for the 1st time at 29 years old. How do you make sense of it? Interesting too, that her voice is so good. How did she learn that?
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Hi,

I'm taken by that video, thanks for posting.

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.....How did she learn that?
I think presence of feedback makes it, quickly!
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Interesting too, that her voice is so good. How did she learn that?
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Thanks for the link. Yep, that must be how she learned. A little more digging finds that she had some hearing, but very little. She seems to have gotten a bit of a local Texas accent, which means she could probably hear a little. She was surprised to hear she had an accent.

Amazing things, these implants.
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