Well got all the batteries and spares together.
Travelled via BA to Rome from Sydney via Singapore - three flights over 26 hours or so. (!) The friendly staff of BA were very helpful. All I had to do was let them know and they'd move me up the queue, kept me going. It's hard without a travelling companion to interpret for me.
Coming into Rome I met a woman whose husband has an implant. I was able to guide her to Roma Termini. It was good to be useful.
In terminals and on planes I was pretty much unable to understand PA systems. And the noise! On the planes I just turn the implant off. It's better than earplugs but the tinnitus is there to keep you amused.
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