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  1. In General

    1. The MED-EL Corner

      Keep up to date with all the latest MED-EL news, information, products, and MED-EL blog posts. 

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    2. General Discussions

      Everything off topic.

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    3. Introduce Yourself

      For everybody who is new to HearPeers.

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    4. Current Events

      Hearing implant industry news and other updates.

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    5. ALDs and Other Hearing Technologies

      Technologies that can help you hear better with your hearing implant.

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    6. Parents of Children with Hearing Loss

      Advice and experiences for your child with hearing loss.

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    7. Teenage Hearing Implant Recipients

      Meet and share experiences with other teenage hearing implant users.

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    8. Adult Hearing Implant Recipients

      Questions and discussions for adults with hearing implants.

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    9. Single-Sided Deafness

      Advice, experiences and discussions about single-sided deafness. 

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  2. MED-EL Hearing Solutions

    1. AudioStream

      Here's the place to discuss MED-EL's new direct streaming device, AudioStream. You can read more about AudioStream on our website

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    2. RONDO 3

      Here's the place to discuss MED-EL's latest single-unit cochlear implant audio processor, RONDO 3. You can read more about RONDO 3 on our website

       

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    3. SONNET 2

      Here's the place to discuss MED-EL's latest cochlear implant audio processor, SONNET 2. You can read more about SONNET 2 here, or take our interactive quiz to see how SONNET 2 is made for you

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    4. RONDO 2

      The RONDO 2 is the latest cochlear implant audio processor from MED-EL.

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    5. SONNET

      All about SONNET, the SYNCHRONY system’s behind-the-ear audio processor.

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    6. RONDO

      All about RONDO, the single-unit audio processor for cochlear implants.

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    7. OPUS 2

      All about OPUS 2, the MAESTRO system's behind-the-ear audio processor.

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    8. ADHEAR

      ADHEAR is MED-EL’s revolutionary new bone conduction system. What’s different about it? There is no implant involved and instead, it simply sticks onto your skin behind the ear. ADHEARStick. Click. Hear.

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    9. Electrode Arrays

      Structure preservation, residual hearing, and more.

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    10. VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE

      All about VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE, the middle ear implant system.

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    11. BONEBRIDGE

      All about BONEBRIDGE, the bone conduction implant system.

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    12. EAS

      The electric acoustic implant system (EAS).

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    13. ABI

      The Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) designed for Neurofibromatosis Type 2

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    14. AudioKey

      All about AudioKey, the new app from MED-EL that lets you change settings, locate your audio processor, and check your hearing stats directly from your phone. Find out more about AudioKey here

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    15. AudioLink

      Forum about AudioLink, the new connectivity device from MED-EL. Find out more about AudioLink here

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    16. Bimodal hearing (using a CI with a hearing aid)

      Here's the place to discuss bimodal hearing with MED-EL cochlear implants.

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  3. Living with a Hearing Implant

    1. Rehab

      Tips and tricks to improve listening and hearing.

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    2. Before and After Surgery

      Discussions about implantation and activation.

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    3. "WOW" Moments

      The hearing journey can be full of amazing "wow" experiences, sounds, or memories. Share your special hearing moments with us all! 

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    4. Music

      All about enjoying and getting the most out of music with your hearing implant. 

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  4. Miscellaneous

    1. Forum Feedback and Suggestions

      Tell us what you think, and what you’d like and not like to see

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    2. How to use the HearPeers forum

      Questions for how to use HearPeers.

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  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Mary Beth
      @Percy have you heard anything more about a possible Sonnet 3?
    • Mary Beth
      @Lauren Thanks for sharing your story. Wishing you the best at activation and I look forward to following your CI journey.   @Kylie Your story always makes me smile.  I love your attitude.  Smile
    • Lauren
      After about 25 years of HAs and another loss of residual hearing that made continuing with HAs pointless. My hearing loss was identified by an elementary school nurse when I was about 6. I'd had a lot of developmental delays and was a sickly kid that had always just copied what the other kids were doing so there's no way to know when exactly the hearing loss happened. It was sudden though, not born with it. I didn't exactly take it well (depression involved) and didn't want to do anything about it. Including a 10 year period where HAs were worn only minimally. After that I got dialed into HAs and did better. 15 years and 4 HA pairs later, things didn't sound too clear anymore and went to the audi in March for testing/evaluation to see about qualifying for CIs and if it was right for me. I did and they were. Funny enough I went to that first appointment practically waving Cochlear America's flag; audi told me to "pump the brakes" (direct quote) and really consider everything, to include all three companies approved for the US. AB was rejected immediately so it was between Cochlear and Med-El.  In no way did my audi influence me, but simply asked that I look into Med-El the same as I'd done with Cochlear before next week's appointment. I did a deep dive into Med-El and liked what I was finding so got a 1:1 with a rep. In the span of a few days and I was all-in for Med-El. At the second appointment I finished the audi required testing, made the packet selection, and had my referral sent to the ENT surgeon. Oh yeah, and signed up for HearPeers 😀 (just didn't utilize until about a week before surgery). June 17 was the surgery date and June 25 is activation day. Both a long (25 years) and short (March 19-June 25) road to my CI journey. Or at least the start of it.
    • Kylie
      For me as suddenly deaf from illness, I was in a different position than a gradual loss. They told me I could either stay deaf or go for the CI - nothing else was recommended for my particular ear.  So I was all in immediately!   Got them to out me on the waiting list, read everything I could in the meantime including this forum, and waited impatiently until it was my turn. 12 months later I was all done and never regretted it for a second, even those first few tough days. I was hearing something which was clearly going to be better than the nothing I had for that 1 miserable year. 
    • Mary Beth
      @Kylie I LOVE how your clinical audiologist is involved so deeply in research!  That is terrific! And it made me laugh that they had you do an odd/even number task just to keep you concentrating as they watched your brain activity!  So cool!
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