As you know, we need to be careful with Jazzie's cochlear implant processors around water. They are not water proof and even a small amount of water can ruin them. I recently learned about Loksak bags. They are completely water proof. We put Jazzie's processor in one of the bags, stuck it back on her head, used a swim cap to keep it in place and headed to our neighborhood pool.
There Jazzie was able to experience what it is like to hear in the water for the very first time in her life. Ever. She was a little hesitant at first, because we are always so careful NOT to get them wet. But after just a couple of minutes the excitement and amazement took over and she was jumping, splashing, blowing bubbles, etc. She kept saying: "I've never heard these sounds before!", it was SO sweet.
I'll admit that I cried seeing her experience something that so many of us take for granted: the sound of splashing water, how things sound under water, hearing yourself blow bubbles...
It was truly awesome.