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  2. @Gloria B. welcome to HearPeers! Yes, I almost decided not to get a cochlear implant during my final appt with my surgeon before surgery. I am so very glad I chose to get the CI! This is the very best hearing I have had in decades! I am so very thankful for this technology every day. Talk with your surgeon about which electrode arrays will have the best chance of preserving your residual hearing. Life with a magnet under my skin is perfectly fine. No issues at all. Here is a link to my CI journey with captions if you are interested. I go to NYEE in NYC. W
  3. Hello, I'm new to this forum because I just got info on cochlear implants. I have had hearing loss as long as I can remember (I'm 64 now) and have been wearing hearing aids since I was in my late 20's. My hearing has gotten progressively worse and I have been told by several audiologists within the last 10 years or so to check out cochlear implants. I finally went to a surgeon to inquire about them and went for an MRI to see if there are any issues with my middle or inner ear, other than sensorineural hearing loss. I'm scheduled for an appointment this Wednesday, December 2, to go ove
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  5. https://www.audiologyonline.com/interviews/recent-fda-approval-of-cis-for-ssd-26040
  6. @MIKE js here are some links to clinical trials https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04506853?term=Med-el&draw=3&rank=14 https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02203305?term=Med-el&draw=4&rank=22 It seems some single sided deaf children (age 5+) and adults are getting CIs approved in the US. It may depend on insurance or the CI center. Wishing you the best.
  7. HELLO, SSD SINCE JANUARY 2020 IN LEFT EAR. MY ISSUE IS A UNILATERAL COCHLEAR IN NOT A MEDICALLY NECESSARY PROCEDURE FOR COMMERCIAL INSURANCE AND IS ALSO NOT COVERED BY MEDICARE WHICH I WILL BE ON IN 6 MONTHS. HAVE A BAHA ON THE LEFT SIDE BUT I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO GET MY HEARING BACK ON THE LEFT TO HELP WITH SOUND DIRECTION. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? ANY CLINICAL TRIALS AVAILABLE OR A SURGEON WHO WILL DO THE PROCEDURE FOR SELF PAY( IN THE MEDICARE FEE RANGE)? MIKE FROM FLORIDA
  8. @Nischal Koirala I hope your exams went well. Thank you for sharing your hearing story. That must’ve been such a difficult time for you and your family. I am glad you received a cochlear implant! There are many many happy Rondo 2 users here. Most of how things sound to us is due to the internal CI components. Synchrony and Flex 28 is exactly what I have on my left side. The processors change all of the time. Rondo 3 is out now. In a few years there will probably be a newer version yet. Over our lifetime we will use different processors and I’m sure will have differen
  9. Well I lost my hearing back in May 2019. It was due to the mumps which was sudden and very painful, I got high fever and ran to the hospital. The day I went to the hospital, I only had fever but no symptoms of hearing loss but the following day I found out I was hearing significantly less than the day before. I told that to my family and they said it may be temporary and you will be fine in a day or two but the other day my hearing was zero in my both ears. It was such a sudden thing. Then we visited sooooo many clinics,hospitas, doctors but there was no sign of getting my hearing back!
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  11. Me too And it's nicely equipped with the built in microphone Very good for calls as well. @Mary Beth
  12. @Nikki That is an incredibly price! I love my BOSE QC35 headphones
  13. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0756CYWWD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_dlC_InQWFbKQ9R37T The headphones for whoever asked If anyone had it on their wishlist. It's $199 for Cyber Monday Hope you have good holiday season everyone.
  14. @MED-EL Moderator If we attach the mini battery pack to a Rondo 3 processor that still has a charged internal battery, will the Rondo 3 use the power from the mini battery pack or keep using its internal power? I am wondering if on a long listening day that exceeds the number of hours of the internal battery, we could choose to use the mini battery pack in the morning even though the internal battery is charged so that later we can remove the MBP and use the internal battery well into the long listening day.
  15. @Richard G Med-El US announced on its official FB page that Rondo 3 is now available for new recipients and commented that upgrades will be available soon. Here is a link to Rondo 3 info on the Med-El US website. https://www.medel.com/en-us/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/rondo3
  16. That all "sounds" wonderful, but do we know when will Rondo 3 be available in the US?
  17. @Tomas thanks for the battery indicator info. Sure wish there was a way to know how many hours the Rondo 3 battery will last for me before making a decision. I thought telecoil would drain the battery much less than AudioLink. Interesting. This gift of hearing is a privilege every single day!
  18. Joining the video chat, well maybe, it would be interesting. It seems to be differences in what matters most to different people, of course - a part from us being different - there is also the differences in what and how we hear, and so hard to describe. About the Audiokey 2 app battery life indication, I consider it only an indication. It shows battery percentage and expected time left. The hours always differ in the morning between my left and right, possibly based on average use. During the day percentage and hours differ, 0 % seems to occur 30-40 minutes before it shuts down. But it'
  19. https://www.ouiemagazine.net/2020/09/18/med-el-sassocie-avec-meludia-pour-ameliorer-lexperience-musicale/?fbclid=IwAR3SWGjDW1bzC3BpWqZoi7Ak-VMte5oUpNX2KwHKFbytMgHksnciCYe1hEM This article is in French. On an iPhone, tap the AA in the left corner of the url address bar and select translate to English
  20. https://www.meludia.com/en/cochlear-implant/
  21. And @Tomas This line ..... ”Riding my car, it's like a quiet limo” made me laugh out loud! Awesome!
  22. @Tomas I am so thankful that you are posting your Rondo 3 experiences here. Smile. I agree that the dual mic settings are not best for music. I prefer music in omni mic setting with full equal access to all the frequencies. I think the dual mic settings are designed for speech in noise. I am eager to experience the strong adaptive intelligence setting in noise. Sometimes with my RONDO1 processors it can be difficult if there is a lot of noise close behind me. I think it is due to the mic location compared to a BTE processor. I am still struggling with
  23. And, oh yes, question was if telecoil is easy to attach... yes! It's a bit small but once you've done it a couple of times it shouldn't be a problem with "normal motoric capability". I imagine my mother (93 years with shaky hands) would find it hard, but at least not for me.
  24. I'm glad to hear Mary Beth. (I'm new to the forum, did follow Rondo 3 posts before my decision, many useful posts). I live in Sweden so there are some differences in health care possibilities, but my Rondos do have ASM 3. Got my left side implant 9 years ago, 2 years later I got a Rondo 1 and have almost used that (more convenient although a little less sound quality. Got my right side implant late September and did the upgrade when I connected that side a few weeks later. The switch from Rondo 1 to Rondo 3 was smooth, same mapping but with a few tweaks (increased default strength),
  25. excellent article. Will definitely add more info about Med-El on my website. Med-El definitely has the most progressive forum and keeps adding new rehab resources.
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