And not once did I turn on my hearing aid the whole time. Shoot, I haven't touched the hearing aid the entire day today. I did fairly well at the party with just the CI alone. But then, it was an ASL class so people were signing. I did see an old friend from middle school there, she's been taking the ASL class. Awesome! We chatted for a little while, which was fun, and hopefully we can keep in touch via Facebook. I chatted with a few other students there too. One is the son of an audiologist in town, and he was curious about my implant. It was just fun. I did have to ask for repeats here and there, but everyone was fine with that. I'm glad I went! Also, on Thursday evening, another ASL instructor (from a nearby town) is doing an ASL Silent Dinner at a Mexican restaurant too, and she has invited deaf folks to come as well so the students can interact with Deaf folks using ASL. I plan on going.
I did also stop by the deaf school library to visit with Jo. I haven't seen her in maybe 2 months, so it's been a while. We had a nice time chatting and visiting. And she even pulled up an email which contained a link to an interview of a few deaf employees of Boeing (here's the link in case you want to watch, it's pretty interesting to watch! http://deafnation.com/