I got activated on Dec 26, 2012. First I was very excited to hear beeps, sounds being heard through the implant. After the audiologist was done programming, she started to speak to me. To my disappointment, it sounded like a ‘whisper’ and not even Mickey Mouse.
More at http://funnyoldlife.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/qa-sound-after-cochlear-implant-activation/