Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Practically Jumping Out of my Pants!!!

Which is something you would love to see, I am sure.

When Emmi got her first cochlear implant, we were given three choices in brands. I won't bore you with the specifics, because unless you actually have one you probably don't care. But the one I choose was about to get a cool, new, snazzy upgraded processor (the outer portion). Of the many features, wireless capabilities, etc, this processor is supposed to be kick ass at processing music. Emmi loved music before. Especially opera. She can even connect an ipod directly into the new processor. It is cool. Really cool. Unfortunately, it wasn't approved in the US yet.

They kept saying it would be soon. Very soon. That is what they told me when she got her first implant. We heard the same story when she got the second. We waited. And waited. For two years.

AND IT IS FINALLY FDA APPROVED!! And we just placed her order.

8 comments:

David said...

OK tell me more. You have my musical attention!

Paloma said...

That's so exciting! Hope Emmi is feeling better after last night. :)

I am Trish Marie said...

Apparently it uses a new technology that makes music, amoung other things, clearer. I know someone who lives in Germany who has it, and has had the one Emmi currently has. There is a world of difference in sound quality.

David said...

So not advanced bionics I take it?

rubyredruca said...

So cool!!!!!!

Allie Bear said...

That is so awesome for Emmi, I hope she jams out!

Erin and Liann said...

That is really cool!! And I LOVE that she loves opera music being an opera singer myself (I'm taking a hiatus currently) Pucchini operas (especially La Boheme), tchaicovskys ballets, and Mozarts operas are some of my favorites among many MANY more.... LOL....

Lee

I am Trish Marie said...

Nope, David. Med-El is the brand we went with. The old processor doesn't seem to get a lot of adults, as it didn't have many of the options that other companies. But I still would have chosen it, because of the configuration for infants. It had the smallest/easiest setup for small children. In my opinion. But I knew that the new processors would be out by the time she gave a crap about being able to use a cell phone, FM system, ipod, etc.