Being out of work for several months and with money running thin, I started driving for Uber.com. The job is easy and offers good money. The company gives me a phone to accept rides from clients, I set my own hours, and I get paid weekly. I don’t mind driving. I like hearing stories, seeing where people like going, and listening to music. Once a ride is over the customer rates my service. I don’t think I would have a high customer service rating if I couldn’t hear and communicate with the client. The clients are well-mannered and I find most of them talkative. I can’t imagine driving people around without being able to hear. Even when the radio is on high and customers ask me questions I can hear them. That would not be possible with my hearing aids nor any other device than Advanced Bionics Naida. I have my hearing back.
I start my student teaching soon. The test of my hearing will be if I can hear the 5th graders, since they talk so softly. I expect great things from my cochlear implant while I’m in the classroom.