Wear your Cochlear Implant ALL waking hours.
Remove opposite ear hearing aid at least a portion of each day.
The ears are windows to the brain. You are teaching your brain to listen and understand unfamiliar sound. It is necessary to isolate the Cochlear Implant ear.
Spend time talking or around people who are talking. (TV does not count.) Conversation at the dinner table or with friends are perfect situations for listening practice.
Schedule an appointment with an Auditory Verbal Therapist to begin CI rehabilitation. Structured practice is crucial to maximizing success as soon as possible. Don't wait until you are frustrated. An auditory verbal therapist guides you in the process of learning to listen.