Learning to control your superpowers
Everyone knows the scene, or at least can picture it in their minds eye! Spiderman wakes up the morning after being bitten by a radioactive spider with no idea of what power has been imposed upon him. He reaches for the alarm clock & it sticks to his hand… anything that he touches seems to be covered in superglue.. & then all of a sudden the stickiness releases… What is going on?!
“How do I control what is happening to my body and how do I control these new found abilities?” Spiderman asks.
Imagine now that your superpower is that of super hearing – sound streamed directly to you brain! This is the everyday reality of the Cochlear™ & Southern ENT SuperHEARoes. But never fear, every Superhero including you can overcome this first hurdle. Over time, every superhero learns to control their power to turn it into something positive. If you want to know why we call our Nucleus® and Baha® Recipients SuperHEARoes, then this is for you… read on.
Returning to the world of sound is exciting. Unlike the average superhero, our recipients are aware of what is coming, of the challenges they will face but nobody can prepare them for the experience that awaits them during the “switch on”.
“Switch-ons” have often been described as bizarre combination of robotic pings, pongs, whizzes & zings and zangs. And every Cochlear recipient asks, is this new superpower of mine ever going to be sensible & controllable? It could be!
Fast forward a few months, following months of aural rehab and mapping (programming) sessions in the “bat cave” of audiology and aural therapy –, and Boom, Whoosh & Kapow – the new recipient is ready to take on the world. It takes practice, effort & patience to learn how to listen to music again! SuperHEARoes = perseverance
Manipulating sound is your super power, the wireless accessories for Baha® 4, 5 & Nucleus® 6 are the gadgets in your utility-belt. Feeling confident in this new world of sound is half the journey, the second step to becoming a fully-fledged member of the SuperHEARo’ community is fine-tuning the armory at your disposal.
- Wireless Mini Microphone – it’s like the spy gadget used by James Bond. This clever device is a microphone that streams audio direct to your brain. From the TV at a friend’s home, to your child’s teachers’ voice during class time, the Mini Microphone gives superpower portability to your world of audio. It streams directly to the sound processor and doesn’t require any cables.
- Wireless TV Streamer – thriving in your SuperHEARo headquarters is always key to making the most of your super powers. That is what the Wireless TV Streamer does for you. It not only connects you directly to a source of audio (a TV, MP3 etc.) but also gives you wireless access to volume and ambiant sounds. Move freely with audio under your control!
- Wireless Phone clip – get phone calls streamed directly to your sound processor . Any Bluetooth device can be paired and audio streamed via radio frequency to your Processor. This makes it easy for true hands free, but SuperHEARoes sometimes need navigational help too – google maps direct to your brain! What more could you ask for from your “bat mobile”.
We at Southern ENT are proud partners & sidekicks to all the real SuperHEARoes out there. Together, with Cochlear™, we will showcase to the world the freedom of sound experienced by all our recipients. Should you have any questions or queries, contact Southern ENT here or on Facebook or Twitter and we will get back to you.
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