What Can You Hear : After the First Tuning Session
Each individual reacts differently when they are first ‘switched on’.
Some children can be distressed by the new experience and others show very little reaction, taking it all in their stride. Adults sometimes describe the sound sensation as being electronic, but very quickly this improves. Some gain immediate benefit and can understand speech without lipreading. Each experience is unique.
With time and listening practice individuals will gain awareness of environmental sounds, most can understand speech without lip-reading and some can use the telephone.
It can take up to 9 months for adults to achieve their potential and for children the time scale is far greater.