Since finishing the steroids, it seems the new tinnitus sounds have faded away. I don't notice that annoying musical tune that I kept hearing over and over, and I think I was still hearing a bit of the crackling/tapping sound but it was very quiet and almost unnoticeable. I am definitely happy about that. I still have the usual old tinnitus as always (ringing or buzzing or even sirens...!) but I know that is something I will probably be living with for the rest of my life, and getting the implant didn't help with that. But I am most definitely happy the new sounds are gone. I can deal with the old usual sounds that I've had for ... well.. forever. But the new sounds, not so much.
New semester has started at the college this week and so far so good! Photography instructor is hard to understand, and he admitted to mumbling too. He said he would try to enunciate more for me. I told him I would be bringing in my FM unit, in hopes I can hear him better in class. ASL 3 is going well so far. The ASL class set up is interesting, as both ASL 3 and 4 classes are combined. There are only 3 or 4 level 4 students, and maybe 5 level 3 students. Interesting.... The ASL instructor is still trying to figure out a system to balance both levels in one class.
In a way, I'm happy the new semester as started. I have classes to take, stuff I can focus on. I am really excited about the photography class; it is black and white film photography. I took a class in 9th grade and enjoyed it! Since I have decided to switch to General Studies for my major, I'm just taking classes that will fulfill the credit hours needed to graduate with the Associate degree. Photography will be a fun one, for sure. Have decided to do Intro to Music, which ought to be interesting. There will be times when we have to listen to certain music that's associated with our text book, and I thought this would be an interesting way to do auditory training. Am also taking a Developmental Psychology class online, and a PE class (fitness training). Better go find my AB Snuggies/Huggies so I can keep my Naidas on my ears while I'm working out! I found one Snuggie so far, but don't know where the pack with the other snuggies are, so will have to dig through my AB boxes at home. More than likely it will either be in my Harmony box, or my extra supplies box.