With the first two, we wanted to capture Chance's reaction to hearing with an implant for the first time.
We were not disappointed as Chance's facial expressions and audible response conveyed his surprise, delight and wonder at hearing through an implant for the first time.
We did not expect the extreme response with the third activation, that we got with the first two implants. Chance had only been not hearing at all on the one side for a few weeks, although his hearing was greatly diminished by the failing implant.
We wondered if we would get much of a response at all when the 3rd implant was activated. Chance delighted us with a wide eyed response of wonder when the implant was turned on.
The audiologist asked if his voice sounded metallic or like a woman's voice to Chance. Then he noted that a child a few weeks ago commented that the audiologist's voice sounded like he had been sucking helium.
Chance said,"That's it! That is what your voice sounds like!"
So here is Chance, responding to hearing from implant number three.......