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  2. Hey @DarlaHS I travel with all my processors if I'm going out of town or abroad. Better to be prepared than sorry.
  3. @DarlaHS When I travel I always bring back up processors so if something goes wrong with a processor, I can use my back up and deal with it when I return home.
  4. I take both Rondo and Sonnets.I am bilateral I have a pair of Sonnets and one Rondo so if I wear Rondo I wear the the other Sonnet. I carry both types of processor with me as I’ve found each perform different in different environments. I trave a lot mostly by car and I find Rondo works very well I can hear radio and my wife vey well. Sonnets for the plane for me
  5. When @Jewel you travel, do you take both types of processors? I have both sonnets and rondos. Is it better to take both?
  6. Yesterday
  7. Some Med-El CI processor names are Rondo 2 Sonnet Rondo OPUS 2 TEMPO
  8. Since your son is responding to his name being called and doorbells/phones ringing, he has awareness of sound. That is step 1. So that is great! Now it is time to help him learn to listen to the differences in speech sounds. We focus on listening. And then give children the chance to copy what we say, which starts their speech journey. I will explain the next step we take in English and you can adjust it as needed. We would gather a few objects/toys and sit down with your son so that we are next to his implant side. At first we work with only 2 toys that differ in how many parts they have in their name. Ball (1 part) Choo-choo-train (3 parts). We introduce each toy by holding it up and saying it’s name. Your son can copy the names the best he can. The two toys are set down in front of the child. Then we say one of the names and the child indicates which one by picking up the toy, pointing to the toy, etc. When the child is successful with 2 toys which differ by how many parts are in their names, we increase it to 3 toys that differ by how many parts are in their names. Ball (1 part), airplane (2 parts), Choo-choo-train (3 parts). You can expand this to any topic you wish. At this level of listening it is important that the items differ in how many parts are in their names. You can use food, colors, family members names, animals.......just be sure that the set of items you are working with at the time are all different by the number of parts in their names. We want to keep things fun and successful. Repeated success is what trains our brains to listen with CIs. Short sessions. Many times a day. Also go on listening walks around your home and neighborhood if you can. Listen to sounds and point out what is making the sound. This is how you start teaching your son to listen with his CI.
  9. He has only on CI in his right Ear, i do not know actually about it's processor. No he does not hear in his left Ear and he is not using hearing aid aswel
  10. @Hafiz I admire all the things you are doing to give your son the chance to hear. I am sorry it is so far away and expensive to get to the audiologist. I hope you can go soon because it is very important that the settings on your son’s CI are set correctly and in the early months this requires adjustments. Does your son have 1 CI? Which processor is he using? Does he hear anything at all in his other ear? Does that ear have a hearing aid?
  11. No unfortunately MED-EL does not have services in Afghanistan It's why we have to go to Turkey.
  12. Thank you very much, after implementation only once we visited for check up after three months of implementation, since Turkey is very faraway from Afghanistan and it cost a lot we could not revisit again. now adays we are planing to go for revisit.
  13. @MED-EL Moderator Does Med-El have support teams in place that cover Afghanistan to help this family?
  14. I will tag a few parents so they see your post too @Hafiz @Colleen Powell @Heather B @suzcohen
  15. Hi @Hafiz I posted your message above. Congratulations on your son’s cochlear implant. It is much more difficult when you live in an area that does not have services for young children with CIs. But it is possible to do the necessary listening training at home. We will help you the best we can as we are all wishing the very best for your son. First though, since you had to go to Turkey for his implant is that where you must go for all of his MAPping appts? It is very, very important that his CI is programmed correctly and in the beginning months that requires several appointments. I met a child who had a CI for several years and was not making any listening progress. It turned out that the child was not consistently wearing the CI and had not been back to the audiologist for a MAPping adjustment in quite awhile. When the family returned to the audiologist for a MAPping, it was clear why the child was not developing listening and speaking skills. The child could not hear speech correctly with the settings on the CI. After that was adjusted, and listening training started things improved. I hope you don’t mind me mentioning this. It is important to make sure the CI settings are still correct for your son. If they are not, the listening training will not be successful. If your son is wearing his CI all waking hours and has had a recent MAPping appointment to ensure he has auditory access to all speech frequencies.....then you are all set to begin listening training at home.
  16. Thank you so much Dear Mary Beth for posting my message here, I'm looking forward to hearing form the member of forum.
  17. I received this private mail message and am posting it as requested. @Hafiz Hi Dear Mary Beth, I wanted to post this message to the forum of parents of children with hearing loss but I could not fine the option how to post so I'm sending this message to you it would be great if you could kindly post this on the fourm. Hi to everyone, I’m glad to join this forum. My name is Hafiz, I’m form Afghanistan probably all of you might know about Afghanistan. I have a 4 years old son he had severe hearing loss; it has been 10 months that we have implanted a cochlear in his right Ear in Turkey. Now he can hear when we call his name and hear the sound of Door’s bell and phones but in- terms of learning words we do not see progress on him. As you might know the situation in Afghanistan, our country is in war, we do not have such kind of especial center or school for such kind of children; we just trying with him at home but he is not welling to say something. He is the only son which we have. we are very worry about him and his future. I just wanted to share this story with you people and seek your advice it would be great if you could kindly advise me what to do with him and how to proceed with him? Many many thanks and best regards Hafiz
  18. @Lalith They are both great. It comes down to personal preference.
  19. Congratulations on your new upcoming office @Mary Featherston @Hicksy, that is terrific! Yay! Yes the Artone neckloop works much better for phone calls than the Roger System and is so much smaller and easier to use. Going on T cuts out all environmental noise but may make your own voice sound muted. I am so happy that people are experimenting with their CIs on the phone. We know how many unpleasant phone experiences we have all had in the past. Keep sharing phone strategies.
  20. So finally which is good Rondo2 or Sonnet in all prespective
  21. Yes I have the S10. I also find holding the phone up to the processor is great in a quiet situation but also putting it on speaker. Tried the Roger pen but prefer the Artone neckloop as I can cut out all ambient sound via telecoil setting. Having fun with this but only talked to close family so far but it does open up a world of possibilities.
  22. Hey @Hicksywhich phone did you get? A friend was using the speakerphone on his Galaxy S10 and I could hear it from over 1 foot away! I have found that just holding my own cellphone to my processor's mics makes me hear what's being said loud and clear. I don't use Telecoil to hear from the phone. I should add that I made sure to buy a very loud phone. I have a S9 plus. The S10 is much louder than my phone!
  23. Hard to believe the day came but I went out and bought a cell phone. Find the quality a lot better than the older landline. I have been using the Artone neck loop but actually don’t find it that bad just using the speaker in a quiet setting. Telecoil seems a pain compared to the Artone. Haven’t tried the Roger pen yet but will give it a try. Been using Telephone with Confidence a lot. I actually never thought the day would come that I could hear on the phone. It’s probably 35 years or so since I lost that ability😀
  24. Last week
  25. I've only been listening on speakerphone so far. Yesterday I asked my new manager if I was getting an office or a cube, because up till now all my phone calls are close-the-door and use the speakerphone. But I told him if it's a cube I could use my neckloop and cell phone. It's an office. 🙂
  26. @Mary Beth First I dialed the number to get the date and time, then I think I used Telephone with Confidence. Then family and friends started to force me to practise on the phone by calling me instead of texting me! We didn't follow a script. Hearing on the phone didn't require much practice for me. I just found that I was able to make out what was being said on the other end and that just built up my confidence.
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