Thanks, guys! Lori, I love your solution!!!! That is a riot. Capitalize on SSD! I'm at my daughter's in Reno now, visiting the grandkids, but Monday morning I leave for Atlanta to lecture so again, a plane and again on Wednesday. We'll see if there is any change. It's so strange, as I am sitting here typing this post, I am hearing the sound of the key pad in a whole new way. I guess you don't completely know what you were missing until you have it again! Honestly, I did not expect such an immediate response. It was instantaneous. The one thing I have trouble discerning is the differences in the three programs on the unit. We played with it in the audiologists office, but I do have a follow up appointment with her before I leave for Africa in a few weeks. I just need to make sure there is a difference in the manual settings. I know there are internal settings that are automatic and adjust for the environment. It's so humid in Africa, I am wondering how I will keep the drying jar dry. No microwaves where I am going to be, but most of the people I will be staying with do have ovens.....some cook in their backyards on an open fire......I will play it by ear....no pun intended!
The audiologist did tell me that if I have trouble with the buttons or any other issue, we will send it back to Cochlear for the BP upgrade. I think she was trying to tell me it would be ok to say I'm having trouble! She said she is getting them back in about a week. Since I will be so limited in time before Africa, no matter what, I think I would wait til I am back. I will be there three weeks.
All in all, I am very, very excited and happy to be among the hearing. I am somewhat surprised...I thought after all this time it would take a while before I noticed a difference. Glad to have been wrong!