I want you to sit back and think about what I’m about to ask. Don’t answer right away, just think. The answer, to me, is overwhelming.
For non-cochlear implantees – Isn’t the very thought of having a computer chip logged in your skull so close to the brain, astonishing? You have to go through that day in and day out. What would that be like? Forget what you’re hearing, just by having it THERE, what would that be like?
For cochlear implantees – How do you feel about this? I think a lot of people having generally positive hearing experiences, but what about just having that THING in your head?
Quite frankly, it scares me to have anything artificial in my body on a permanent basis. I think after awhile you’ll probably get use to it. But sometimes I just sit back and let the thought overwhelm me. I know it’s probably not good, but I can’t help being in awe.