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  1. Jared Charney

    WOW moments from this month

    I'm still super new to my CI but my first WOW moment was literally after my audiologist put my Sonnet 2 processor on and I realized that I couldn't hear my tinnitus. Considering how much depression it caused me for nearly four years I am pretty sure it goes way beyond WOW! It's so nice to have something to feel so grateful for each and every day. My 2nd WOW moment came when I realized I could localize sound and especially when I am working this makes me much calmer as my brain doesn't have to frantically scan to "find" where sound comes from and honestly if I can't figure out where the sound i
    5 points
  2. Kylie

    WOW moments from this month

    I wore my Audiostream all day while running errands and food shopping today. I enjoyed listening to podcasts and understanding the vast majority of the dialogue! It feels like 'free' rehab time 🐵
    5 points
  3. Joan

    WOW moments from this month

    @Mary Beth Been on my CI journey for seven years now and it amazes me that WOW moments continue to happen! My most recent…thought I had lost a small earring, then later changed my shirt. Although I didn’t see or feel it, I actually heard the earring when it fell from my shirt and landed on the carpet! Love my CIs!😊
    5 points
  4. Nikki

    WOW moments from this month

    1. Opened a can of ginger ale and then some serious fizz-fizz-wow it was so loud, at this point I find it hard to believe I have disregarded or didn't hear it in the past(????!!) 2. Today at work, making software adjustments to very large database (task requiring concentration) while listening to funny podcast on spotify (roger pen plugged into same computer). Had some good laughs -don't think I missed any. Can't recall when was the last time listening in background was so effortless and enjoyable.
    4 points
  5. Lauren

    Hi Everyone

    @Mary Beth surgery couldn’t have gone any better. I’m always slow to start recovery so I was there for an hour longer than expected but have been home sleeping it all off for 5-6 hours or so. Wasn’t expecting the surgeon to give me a stuffed elephant, but it was a nice surprise. I love that MED-EL does that for people!
    3 points
  6. Joan

    Hi Everyone

    @Lauren I totally get it. I’m in northern California and 6:15am is early enough! You can be certain I have more than one cup of coffee while we’re chatting. Since it’s only once a month and I truly enjoy the group, I’m willing to do it. Of course, I’m also retired and live alone so it’s not like I can’t take a nap later if I need to!😅 Where in Alaska are you? Is your CI clinic nearby?
    3 points
  7. Kylie

    Audio stream gift

    At my 2-year audiology appointment I volunteered for yet another research project and let the team do some brain wave scans while I did some listening exercises. I have always agreed to participate in various research projects - science that will benefit future recipients! I was also discussing with them my recent rechargable battery problems (that led me to swap to disposables) and they gave me new batteries and new battery adaptor to try. Then they said so sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for always doing their research trials so here is an audio stream as a gift! So now
    3 points
  8. Megan L.

    Newbie Intro

    Congrats @sassychele02 !!! 🥳
    3 points
  9. Mary Beth

    Newbie Intro

    @sassychele02 great interview! Congratulations! https://abc11.com/michele-randolph-unc-charlotte-deaf-woman-mom/10701963/?fbclid=IwAR2GQ0MYlEGHWAloEfTteZhbYkiKuKvu9RGT4ZnsN9QQH_LCbzwCc6exEIA
    3 points
  10. Tari Allendorf

    Wednesday I get my implant turned on

    Rondo 3 was turned on today... all is looking good... now begins the journey of my brain learning to hear! I have a backpack full of Medel gadgets... going to tackle it in the morning when I am fresh!
    3 points
  11. Jdashiell

    June 2021 GoogleMeet Chat

    Won’t be able to attend. I’ll be in Oregon visiting my daughter 9am eastern is 6 am Pacific. I don’t do 6am in any time zone.
    3 points
  12. ColinY

    Possible Candidate for Bonebridge Implant

    Natasha, do you mind if I ask where in Ontario you are? I am in Ottawa and your story posted above matches mine very similarly, except mine is on the right side. I had Cholesteatoma many times and it destroyed my ear as well. I even had a prosthesis installed for many years, but that had to come out. I had the Bonebridge put in in 2016 and I am happy with the results!!
    2 points
  13. John F

    When were you ready to pursue a cochlear implant?

    This is long winded, I lack coffee in system to decipher how to condense this so… My Audiologist told me 5 or so years ago she believed one ear was more than a candidate. Bear in mind, I actually hadn’t even worn my HAs for a good 10 years due to various reasons, main being they were pricey and I couldn’t afford them. So I needed to get used to HAs again (didn’t take long) before I jumped into surgical solutions. Then in December of 2020 we had reconnected. I needed new HA since pups had sorta chewed up my ear mold. I was only wearing one HA in the good ear since it was
    2 points
  14. Jared Charney

    One week later experience

    @John FGood luck today at MEEI w/activation. I will actually be there myself for a mapping session, who know maybe we'll meet in the waiting room!
    2 points
  15. Mary Beth

    One week later experience

    @John F The countdown is getting closer!! I use this storage case. Works great. Holds all my extra pieces. https://www.containerstore.com/s/storage/storage-drawers/3-case-storage-chest/12d?productId=10022603
    2 points
  16. Lauren

    Hi Everyone

    I am getting my left ear implanted June 17th and Activation Day is June 25th. I've been soaking up as much information as possible to prepare, and have even participated in a few zoom meet-ups. Looking forward to beginning my implant journey! Little background: I've been bilateral with hearing aids for 25 years and went to the audiologist back in March for a hearing test/CI evaluation because things were no longer sounding quite right. The hearing test went badly enough to automatically qualify me for both ears. At the audiologist's recommendation, next week's implant is for the worse ear
    2 points
  17. Mary Beth

    AudioStream and iPhone status update June 2021

    Let’s hope Apple releases 14.7 soon and it solves this issue.
    2 points
  18. Noelle

    Hi!

    I’m new to hear peers! I’m not new to the world of implants, just never knew this site existed. Anyhow, I have a cochlear implant, it was done nearly 7 years ago after suffering in silence for nearly 25 years. My experience gave me my life and career back! I’m 51 year old mother of three from Ontario who works as a Broadcast Journalist.
    2 points
  19. Joan

    Hi Everyone

    Good luck, @Lauren! That countdown is almost over!😊
    2 points
  20. Mary Beth

    Hi Everyone

    This is an exciting week for you @Lauren! Wishing you the best!
    2 points
  21. Mary Beth

    How to see how Roger tech works with your hearing aid

    @Bill C follow this link. Then select your hearing aid brand and model to see how Roger technology (Roger Select) works with your hearing aid. Since your hearing aid does not have a telecoil, the Roger neckloop receiver is not an option for you. https://www.phonakpro.com/com/en/support/product-support/wireless-accessories/roger-configurator.html
    2 points
  22. MarkRichards

    Upgrade to Rondo3?

    Sorry, should have written telecoil adaptor not stud. ASM has been activated and so far, just three days, I’m seeing the same battery life which is a surprise and inconsistent with what others report here. Maybe that will change in weeks ahead. Hope not. ASM is great for me. Things like road noise from a nearby highway and the ventilation system on my commuter train are much more controlled. I wear a hearing aid on right side and noise suppression is now much more balanced between HA and R3. Before my HA would damp down, say, car noise on the right but the R2 wouldn’t and I’d thi
    2 points
  23. Kylie

    favorite tech for various uses

    I am still experimenting with various accessories. And being SSD, my preference at any time depends on whether I'm 'practising' or listening for pure pleasure. Music: practise = Audiostream (was Artone until Audiostream arrived!), pleasure = Bose quietcomfort headphones Podcasts: audiobooks: practise = Audiostream (similarly was Artone), pleasure = Bose quietcomfort headphones Phone calls: just my phone on my better ear! I really should practise that more with my CI... Car phone calls or music: car speakers
    2 points
  24. Mary Beth

    Jared’s AudioStream and AudioLink connectivity

    @Jared Charney Update us on where things stand with your AudioStream and AudioLink.
    2 points
  25. Joan

    Hi Everyone

    @Lauren yes, HP is a great group. Lots of good information and awesome peer support. Glad you are so close to your clinic and entire CI team. And having a friend to help you with your listening rehab will be a big help. There are many ways to do your rehab…you’ll have lots to explore. You are fortunate, too, that you’re allowed some flexibility in your work schedule. Hoping we get a chance to meet you some early, early morning! In the meantime, stay connected through HP, ask any questions, and do keep us updated on your progress. All the best to you next week!
    2 points
  26. Mary Beth

    Hi Everyone

    @Lauren HearPeers is my favorite CI group and I also love that we are an international group. You will find a great support system here.
    2 points
  27. Lauren

    Hi Everyone

    @Joan It might be possible for me to attend a future one, just not right now. I work full time M-F with flexibility for appointments and weekends off. Already set for the time off I think I need and can take additional time if/as needed. I am taking surgery day off and next day (obvious) and also Activation Day off so I can take my time getting familiar with everything. I am in Anchorage, as is my CI Clinic, ENT office, and surgery center. They are all about 15-20 minutes away from me. I have a ride to surgery because its required but will be going it alone for everything else. A friend f
    2 points
  28. Mary Beth

    Hi Everyone

    Way early for you @Lauren! Totally understandable to pass on a 5:15 am Sunday morning meeting! @Joan @Justin and @Dennisjbr join from the west coast- very early! @John R @Kylie join from Australia- very late! and everyone else is somewhere in between!
    2 points
  29. Lauren

    Hi Everyone

    @Joan Hi Joan - thank you for the warm welcome and the invite. I'd love to attend more events but I am in Alaska so having to juggle events that work with the time difference. I'm one hour off from the west coast and four from the east coast. Tho at 5:15am you can bet I'd have coffee, and lots of it.
    2 points
  30. Joan

    Hi Everyone

    Hi @Lauren, welcome! You are embarking on an incredible journey! Wishing you all the best with your first implant, and hoping success with it leads to your second before long. If you are interested, there’s an informal GoogleMeet “coffee chat” with Med-El users (long time users, new users and soon to be users, from a variety of countries besides the US) one Sunday a month at 9:15a.m. New York time. This month’s chat is this coming Sunday, the 13th. We’d love to have you join in! It’s a very easy-going, congenial group. Just an open discussion with no agenda…just whatever is on someone’s m
    2 points
  31. Tagging some members who may be interested @Jared Charney @tmscarlett10 @Tari Allendorf @Addi @Bill C @MaryD1944 @John F
    2 points
  32. Nikki

    favorite tech for various uses

    Hi bilateral Sonnet user I have BT Bose headphones that I use for listening to music and for online meeting. Roger pen with Roger 21 for in person meetings and one on one training sessions at work I have tried the roger pen with BT to listen to music from phone but wasn't a fan of range of sounds- I understand the roger pen is design for speech so it cuts out sounds other than voices. I'd like to try the pen for music but while plugged in media source via USB cable. I understand it's possible to take voice calls this way as well. I was wondering if the sound quality
    2 points
  33. @Mary Beththank you. I am VERY happy with my two AudioStreams. The sound is so much better and clearer than with AudioLink. I hardly use the latter any more except for watching TV. That's why I refuse to upgrade iOS until it really works. As being a visual disabled person my life is difficult enough. I find there is no battery drain at all wether I am a super streamer or not. In both cases my rechargeables last for 8hrs (480mns).
    2 points
  34. MED-EL Moderator

    Revised POLL: AudioStream and Android vs iPhone

    Thanks for tagging us @Mary Beth! We'll forward the results of your poll to our product team Best, Verena
    2 points
  35. Jared Charney

    One week later experience

    @John FI also had my surgery done at MEEI and the only thing that was bumpy was sending me home w/outdated notes which I found strange. I suffered from tinnitus before surgery and it def. rattled the cage and made it worse but within a couple of weeks it settled down and when I wear the processor I don't hear it at all. I too had a very scratchy throat and some pain for a couple of days but even the day of surgery was amazed that when I got home I was able to cook myself lunch. I found the Princess Leia ear piece amusing and then insanely itchy. I was in Concord, MA the other day and met anoth
    2 points
  36. Joan

    favorite tech for various uses

    @Mary Beth I wear bilateral Rondo2s and love my Artone 3 MAX neckloop. I use it exclusively for listening to music, audiobooks, and hands free calls on my cellphone, audiobooks on my iPad, and, with the Artone TVB, listening to television.
    2 points
  37. Mary Beth

    June 2021 GoogleMeet Chat

    Sunday June 13th (updated 06/05) 9:15 am New York time start time chat opens at 9:00 for socializing Google Meet with free live captioning Looking forward to our GoogleMeet chat. Everyone is welcome to join in. Just respond below to this post so you are included in the chat invite. New people are always welcome! So far invites are going to: @sassychele02 FIRST TIME (I just need your email. See HP mail- top menu, envelope icon) @Dennisjbr FIRST TIME @Nikki @Jared Charney @Megan L. @Bill
    2 points
  38. Ralph34

    Newbie Ralph

    Hello everyone. I am a retired engineer in Toronto gaged as Ralph 34. I got implanted yesterday at Sunnybrook. It went very well. I will be getting Sonnet 2 processor.
    2 points
  39. Ralph34

    Newbie Ralph

    Hook up is July 5 and mapping starts July 12. Here I am a day after and only tenderness behind the ear. Much smoother and fewer side effects than I expected. I hope it continues that way.
    2 points
  40. thanks, I agree with you on all counts. And yes I have given MedEl feedback about our issues. Like you I am also optimistic that these issues will be resolved hopefully soon The audio quality with audio stream is so very good that these frustrations actually pale into the background. Thank you again for all your input I have been following up on your conversations for the last few weeks but I have also been traveling and just got back into town
    2 points
  41. MarkRichards

    Upgrade to Rondo3?

    Responding to Salik - battery life is fine for me. I put the R3 on at 630 and take it off around 11 and it’s fine. My R3 is still running the R2 config and it sounds better, richer, but that might be just wishful thinking. The sound management features are turned on next week. I do not like the telecoil stud. It’s so small and it’s just doesn’t seem “locked” to the R3. It also buzzes, even if I reduce the sensitivity, which is too bad. It’s just not as convenient as the R2’s built in coil. But that is a side issue for me but might be more important to others.
    2 points
  42. tmscarlett10

    June 2021 GoogleMeet Chat

    @Mary Beth, it's going very well actually. Thank you. I can give you a quick update. Would you like me to post that on this thread or another?
    2 points
  43. Viola DeVinney

    Not able to pair with iPhone 11😕

    That is sad news.😕 I’ll let you know what happens following my meeting.
    2 points
  44. Mary Beth

    Comparison chart - Sonnet 2, Rondo 2, Rondo 3

    @Lynda The big features of Sonnet 2 require ASM 3 and its adaptive intelligence. In Europe Sonnet 3 released with those features already active so reading comparisons of Sonnet/Sonnet 2 from users in Europe may provide more information. In the US, ASM 3 is not yet released. It took from 2014-2017 for ASM 2 to get released in the US. It had released with Sonnet 1 in Europe in 2014. Sonnet 1 released in the US in 2015 but without ASM 2 features. It took another two years before ASM 2 was released in the US (2017). Sonnet 2 with ASM 3 released in Europe in fall 2019. Son
    2 points
  45. Megan L.

    Comparison chart - Sonnet 2, Rondo 2, Rondo 3

    @Lynda There’s not a huge difference from the Sonnet 1 to the Sonnet 2 but there is a distinct sound difference. To me the Sonnet 2 sounds much clearer and sharper than the Sonnet 1. I wore my Sonnet 1 and a loaner Sonnet 2 for 2 or 3 weeks until I got my Sonnet 2 activation kit. Even though my newly activated ear couldn’t understand too much, sounds were crisp and distinct if that makes sense...obviously my established ear recognized that everything was much clearer, crisper and sharper with the exact same Mapp, newer processor 👍 my new ear eventually followed and now it sounds very good
    2 points
  46. Valentin

    About Rondo mic cover replacement

    Thank you Mary Beth, for any reason an very small piece of old protector remained there and I could not insert the new one. Problem solved 🙂
    2 points
  47. Tari Allendorf

    Wednesday I get my implant turned on

    You bet I will! Get hardly wait until Wednesday!
    2 points
  48. Tari Allendorf

    Wednesday I get my implant turned on

    I chose the Rondo 3. I am ready for this hearing journey to start... your journey is so encouraging! Thank you for sharing.
    2 points
  49. MarkRichards

    Upgrade to Rondo3?

    I started the thread and thought I’d update. I just switched to rondo3 yesterday. It has the rondo2’s config until I can get into Sunnybrook for programming. I like that I can now use audiokey2 to adjust volume rather than the very dated finetuner remote. Not sure about the plug-in telecoil - wish it was built in. I doubt the battery life will be a problem but we will see. My motivation for upgrading was to get better balance between the r3 and the hearing aid on my other side through asl and the ability to “tell” the r3 what hearing aid I have and for it to adjust its timing to
    2 points
  50. Justin

    AudioStream dampen our mics?

    No. When anything starts playing however, there is a noticeable “thunk” sound and THEN the mics are softer (even if I turn the volume down to one tiny bit above mute). Seems they are actively engaging the mic attenuation when streaming starts, rather than passively engaging it all the time. When streaming stops there’s another “thunk” and the mics come back on 100%. The “thunk” sound is quirky but not bothersome at all.
    2 points
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