Location: Des Moines, Washington, United States

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Two Month Update

Rachel's new processor has been activated for almost two months now. She had her 5th mapping session today. As I had suspected by her recent progress, her map is getting stable and she is getting much better sound quality from her current map. They only did very minor tweaking today.

Now the real work begins. At first, it is all you can do to keep updating the map to keep up with the brain's need for louder and louder sound input. Now that the map has stablized and is at a level to give consistent quality sound input, she can start putting more effort into making sense of the sounds she is getting. I wonder how long it will be before she can hold a conversation without lip reading, using only her new processor?


Blogger McB said...

It sounds like everything is going as planned. Very cool. Keep us in the loop.

1:16 PM  

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