I am getting closer to understanding speech with my cochlear implant. There are still too many high pitched whistle sounds, but they are getting softer. This means my brain is starting to understand the stimulation. Anyhow, when the audiologist tested me with just the implant and not the hearing aid. I was able to select the correct word she was saying while looking at three options in front of me.
It wasn't clear enough to understand, but it was clear enough to recognize which of the 3 words she was saying or not saying. That's progress.