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  1. I LOVE the AudioStream! Thank you to the Med-El engineers who designed AudioStream! @MED-EL Moderator Terrific audio quality and music sounds amazing! Phone calls take precedence and then we return automatically to whatever we were streaming. There are audible “thunk” sounds when it connects and switches. This is a fabulous connectivity device for Sonnet/Sonnet 2. I am using Power One implant disposable batteries. The slightly longer battery cover does not bother me.
    5 points
  2. John R

    My Cochlear Journey Episode 10 "Switch On" ( Johns VLOG )

    Hi all, Just thought I would share with you my latest Episode that just went online. Hope you enjoy... Any questions feel free to ask away. Regards John
    4 points
  3. Mary Beth

    Loving AudioStream and music!!!!

    Do you know that feeling when you get a new speaker system or awesome headphones and you spend hours and hours jamming to music? That is me with the new AudioStream connectivity device for my cochlear implant processors! Loving AudioStream!!
    4 points
  4. Wow it's hard to know where to start... it's really changed my life and I can't believe you can't always get CI for SSD everywhere in the world because one ear is 'enough'. It's really not, if there is a choice of having 2. I can locate sound and orient to it. Useful for safety like crossing roads, and people calling me, and my kids creeping up from behind, and playing hide and seek, and being able to track objects that aren't in my vision. My sound booth testing for sound orientation went from 0 to perfect in 6 months and I really notice it in daily life. I can hear and understand
    4 points
  5. Mary Beth

    A very unproductive day! Such fun!

    This reminds me of when I got my BOSE QC35 awesome headphones and spent the entire day listening to music and just loving it! I have accomplished nothing today! Except jamming to music with AudioStream! Love them!
    3 points
  6. 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.
    3 points
  7. MED-EL Moderator

    How many BT devices does AudioStream save the connection info for?

    Hi @Mary Beth, our product experts just confirmed that AudioStream can be paired with 8 devices at the same time. kind regards, Verena
    3 points
  8. Nikki

    favorite WOW moments

    @cwoodrow55 Music now is very good yes! I enjoy it a lot!!!!!! It's been a process. I'm about 3.5 years with CIs. Had CI on one ear and HA on other and was really nervous about giving up that last bit of natural hearing mostly bc I hated the thought of perhaps never enjoying music the same way again. When I got my CI I was so excited to hear music again that I spent nights binging on music so it was way better than not being able to hear music. It didn't all sound good in the beginning. For the most part it sounded rustic. Mechanical. With no depth and no much soul. I found some ge
    3 points
  9. Mary Beth

    favorite WOW moments

    @cwoodrow55 music sounds AMAZING to me now. There was a noticeable improvement in music at about 3-4 months after activation and then it steadily improved from there. Here is a link to my music & CI journey if you are interested. https://blog.medel.com/3-steps-to-rediscovering-music-with-a-cochlear-implant/
    3 points
  10. cwoodrow55

    favorite WOW moments

    I have had my CI for approximately 3 and a half weeks and had a wow moment last night! I have in the past tried the exercises in “The listening room” only to fail to understand the sentence exercises. Well yesterday it was a lot more clearer and I could make out most of the answers correctly!! It is not super clear but getting better! Question: I hear a voice by exercises or direct contact and hear it along with some distortion. If I concentrate on the part that sounds normal, the distortion seems to get minimized and forgot about and almost eliminated. Is this others have experienced?
    3 points
  11. Mr-LJ

    A very unproductive day! Such fun!

    Sadly I sent my Bose QC35 headphones back, I found they were just to quiet. On the other hand, my very old Eagle wired headphones, are loud and clear and are just brilliant. I've had them since I was just eighteen (1978) I thought I had worn them out with full on volumes and that the sound had become bad, but according to my hearing children they say that the sound is still crisp and clear. They are nice and bassey, So, got my money back! It's funny how somethings work well for others but not for self.
    3 points
  12. It's only been a couple of months since activation for me but the biggest benefit from day one was not hearing the tinnitus which was truly depressing. I can also localize sound much better and don't feel that I'm caught off guard if I can't locate a sound. Although my left ear is still dominating I find that w/the CI I hear a much fuller sound. I'm hoping with time, practice, & patience to reach achieve what @Kylieis taking about especially in situations with background noise. I can't imagine my life without it!
    3 points
  13. Nikki

    Absurdly large shipping box!

    The box itself is not for you. MedEl must have made an error on your pet type. p s. As for duplicate items, I must say I felt these can be of better use to someone in need right now somewhere not as privileged. I got a good advice to keep a stock - at least of consumables what may go bad before others. They cost $$-$$$ to replace. Also, in future upgrades there's no back ups at all. I recently had to dig into the spares box and find a battery housing. No sound without it. In my case, not having the processor working would mean very challenging few days before I could diagnos
    3 points
  14. @Kylie I smiled the whole time I read your post about real life benefits of your CI with SSD. I wish @MED-EL Moderator could make a video of you to share with people who are considering a CI for SSD. Thank you for sharing.
    3 points
  15. Patricio

    Mentor for spanish language

    Good evening. My name is Patricio Medina from Chile. I am the father of Olivia and Trinidad Medina. Olivia has billateral cochlear implants and Trinidad is a 2020 ideas4ears winner. We visited Innsbruck in june 2020. Spanish is my mother language, I am fluent in english and learning German on B1 level. I lived in Innsbruck for 3 months last year since march to June. I returned to Chile because of covid19 pandemic. I am an It professional and amateur photographer and videographer.(Instagram @patrickfototirol) Since Olivias diagnosis, me and my wife started a fac
    3 points
  16. Sinker

    riding a motorcycle

    I am 59 & ride pillion Yamaha Super Tenere. Hubby & I use Senna Comm system, years now, even when I still had a ITE hearing aid. I configure a Sonnet with the BabyWear tethered battery frame to collar with the Activity Clip or in pocket so only coil is under helmet with the processor mic part slid off pina into the ear socket of the helmet (full, open jaw). Secure my other Sonnet in a hard case to put on when helmet is off for bilateral hearing. Have used this for 2 years. After an hour or so, I switch to the other ear. To clarify, the smallest configuration fits in the receiver soc
    3 points
  17. pdk

    Bilateral

    Had the fortune to go bilateral 2 weeks ago. Absolutely fantastic. It's so much fun as I can compare it with my first CI 2 years ago. Speech is great, with my minimic streaming I can listen to TV from the word go. Hi pitched voices sound a bit like chipmunks and I've already had 2 mappings. The combined result is wonderful. I persuaded my Audi to give me a music program, I had to twist her arm. The result with my senheisser headfones is a new dimension, still distortion with orchestra but overall I'm back to fully enjoying music. The headphones are much better than streaming. So for anybody th
    2 points
  18. zeynepody

    I am Audiologist and I am using bilateral CI MEDEL RONDO 3

    Thank you my friend 😇🙃😇🙃😇🙃
    2 points
  19. MED-EL Moderator

    A very unproductive day! Such fun!

    @Mary Beth I can now confirm that the WiFi battery pack does not affect listening performance. It just has different components inside to allow AudioStream activity. Best, Verena
    2 points
  20. Looking back as a CI user for 13 years, I definitely don't regret it. It made my life so easy that I am very happy. Youth made it easier for me to understand in my high school and university life. Now I continue my journey with Sonnet 2. I definitely don't have days without music. I always keep in touch with the music. And I am very happy to be with you. 😊💙
    2 points
  21. Kerem Ozcan

    Greetings from Turkey

    Hello, my name is Kerem, after using hearing aids for 14 years, I had a cochlear implant surgery. I have been a right ear CI user for 13 years. I have been using Med-el Sonnet 2 for 1 year. Before, I was constantly following the forum. I wanted to rejoin with a membership from scratch. I have mentored many users in my country. I have a YouTube channel. I am shooting promotional videos in Turkish about CI. I am planning to translate into foreign languages soon. I'm 30 years old. and I am single. I started to follow the site closely. I will be pleased to meet you. Thank you for reading.
    2 points
  22. mertmur

    Greetings from Turkey

    Ooo Kerem , most welcome back to Hearpeers! Mary, I do remember you and you have helped me a lot on the journey with CI. So pleased to have met you here! Hello to you!
    2 points
  23. Yes Thank you, that is my understanding too, and that is the message I see in either device sporadically! However when I disabled the BT and reconnected as mentioned earlier it worked. Now some feedback : I spent almost 2hrs again with senior Technical Support in Apple today2-3 different specialists of Hearing Devices..Accessibility options/ and finally the BT tech. We did quite a. Bit of troubleshooting changes and resetting on the IPad , including re-pairing/resetting the devices. Finally they took a Profile Log go of my BT and other data and sent it to the soft ware. En
    2 points
  24. Mary Beth

    A very unproductive day! Such fun!

    @Nikki @Justin said that on days he streams a lot he needs to use 3 standard rechargeable batteries in his one processor to last a day.
    2 points
  25. Mary Featherston

    favorite WOW moments

    I was listening to music right away, and it started sounding pretty good after ~3 months. But it continues to improve (I am coming up on the three-year anniversary of my first implant) and I've noticed definite improvement in the last year. It keeps getting better.
    2 points
  26. Mary Beth

    A very unproductive day! Such fun!

    @Jared Charney The AudioStream is quite amazing! If you keep the AudioStream cover on all the time, you can turn off the connection just by turning off your phone’s BT in the control panel. When you turn BT back on, AudioStream will automatically reconnect.
    2 points
  27. Jared Charney

    A very unproductive day! Such fun!

    I just listened to someone on Youtube by far the cleanest sound I've received to my CI and the best sounding as well! very excited!
    2 points
  28. Justin

    AudioLink "hacks": taking advantage of the remote mic feature

    I'm sure lots of you have already figured this out, but I just realized the remote mic function on the AudioLink has some interesting uses. I'm SSD and wear over the ear headphones for many of my virtual meetings. Usually just throw it on over my Sonnet, but it can get uncomfortable after a bit. Today I was fidgeting and ended up resting my AudioLink on top of the earcup of my headphones (see picture)... and it works well! Now I can quickly switch up my "streaming" without messing with computer settings. I'm still not perfect listening CI-only (but getting better!). I can quickly grab my headp
    2 points
  29. Another thing I want to try is using the AudioLink to figure out where squeaks and rattles are coming from when working on bikes. I'm a capable bike mechanic, but due to my poor directional hearing, I have to always ask other people to find the squeak, click, rattle that needs to be fixed! Now I figure I can use the remote mic like a stethoscope and scan for the sound.
    2 points
  30. Dave in Pittsburgh

    Med-El ‘s history

    @ Mary Beth and Mary Featherston What a great read. Thanks for the history.Even with my short time I’m amazed how technology has improved with the CI this truly has been and informative journey.
    2 points
  31. AITF2788

    Surgery planned in two weeks but not new to implants

    She was excited. She said “really?”
    2 points
  32. Angel Marquez

    Nucleus 6 versus Nucleus 7 / Kanso 2

    Thanks for the prompt response! I know it was a long shot posting here but I don't have a lot of other options I can find.
    2 points
  33. Mary Beth

    About Rondo's comparision table

    Both Rondo 2 and Rondo 1 have one mic which is omnidirectional. They run ASM 1. Rondo 3 has 2 mics and in many countries is using ASM 3 (In the US it still uses ASM 2 since ASM 3 is not FDA approved yet.) Rondo 3 has an updated computer chip- similar to the one in Sonnet 2. Rondo 1 is the only Rondo that uses disposable batteries. Both Rondo 2 and Rondo 3 have built in rechargeable batteries. Rondo 1 and Rondo 2 have built in telecoils. Rondo 3 uses an attached telecoil adapter. Rondo 3 can use the intermediary connectivity device called AudioLink.
    2 points
  34. Mary Beth

    Future BTE processor wish list

    My wish list for the next BTE processor: 1). Keep disposable battery packs as an option please. 2). Keep the telecoil built in. 3). Move the BTLE receiver into the processor. 4). Allow users (through the app) a way to change the mixing ratios of streamed BTLE audio- all the way to 100/0 streamed audio only. 5). Design an app that allows us to use it when WiFi is not available. 6). Please do not go any larger. The design that fits comfortably behind ears is great but with AudioStream I am at my max for processor length. 7). Use the processor mic during calls
    2 points
  35. I have not! Fascinating.
    2 points
  36. Elliot

    Hearoes NEW aural rehab app free

    Hi @tmscarlett10, Thank you very kindly for your feedback. It's much appreciated and really great to learn you're finding value from the app. I'm sorry to hear and thanks for letting me know about the issue with it not letting you set a password. I believe I may have fixed the issue for you in the latest app update. In short, we've updated both the iOS and Android versions of Hearoes both available to update now and can be updated simply by visiting Hearoes on the app store of your device. If you're using an Android device, it may have been due to Android changing the way the keyboard op
    2 points
  37. tmscarlett10

    Current Wearer

    Hi @Deanna. Welcome to HearPeers! I understand your concerns, and I think we've all had similar sleeping issues. Mary Beth and Megan have given you some really good advice for sleeping tips; and Justin, for general rehab. The only thing I can add is, think of the end result. It may take some pain to get there, but in the end, you will have your victory!☺ "No pain, no gain" isn't just a tacky phrase. 😉 Would you mind sharing your experience with your first CI?
    2 points
  38. @Mary Beth @Kylie @Jared Charney Im Not SSD I incorrectly raised my hand thinking the question was Single Sided Implant. My loss is similar in both ears. BUT !!! Saying that I will be looking further into SSD especially here in Australia. I have had numerous questions about it. At this point I can not say more about that other than "Watch this space" and as I learn more about it. Cheers.
    2 points
  39. Mary Beth

    Rondo Magnet

    @tmscarlett10 It is not uncommon to need a stronger magnet at first while we are still healing internally from surgery. But a magnet that causes discomfort is never a good idea. Parting your hair and placing the Rondo 3 underneath will help your magnet 2 stay better connected. You may find that you can wear it on top of your hair with a good connection in a couple of months.
    2 points
  40. tmscarlett10

    Mentor for spanish language

    @Patricio, maybe you can help me improve my Spanish lol, just kidding 🙂 My mother and her side of the family are from El Salvador and Spain, and i grew up speaking Spanish. But my parents divorced when I was young, and I moved worth my dad or of state, and lost a lot of my Spanish. That's a really great thing you are doing! I hope you have good luck helping other Spanish speakers with CIs! ¡Buena suerte!
    2 points
  41. Mary Beth

    Mentor for spanish language

    @Patricio would be an awesome mentor for Spanish speaking Med-El users! I hope @MED-EL Moderator can help connect Patricio.
    2 points
  42. DaveD

    AudioStream with HA

    My understanding was that one of the Samsung phone models specifically supported simultaneous streaming to two different BT devices. I'm not a big fan of Samsung and in theory, the newer Google Pixel phones should support multiple streaming. I'm just a bit reluctant to fork out the cash for two devices (AudioStream and new HA) that ultimately fallback to just t-coil streaming. I'm currently doing that with the Artone 3 Max but if I could get BT with wider frequency range, no neck loop, less electrical interference, that would be sweet! I'll certainly post updates as I learn more about thi
    2 points
  43. Stephan

    audio stream connection

    AudioKey2 ... I still had the old app. Now listening to music with out the tele-coil!! Quality is definitely better. Thank you.
    2 points
  44. Mary Beth

    audio stream connection

    This is how @Justin got it to work “ I installed the AudioKey 2 app, launched it, signed in with my MedEl account (account registration requires a processor serial # to verify you are a recipient). Allow Bluetooth (obviously) and Location Services (for "Find My Processor") when prompted. Once you're in, you can then bypass everything else and click the 🍔"hamburger"/menu button in the upper left, and choose "Connectivity Options". Click "AudioStream" > "Configuration" > Pick Left or Right, then Next. Slide the AudioStream onto the processor to power up, hold close to the i
    2 points
  45. MED-EL Moderator

    Three Pin plugs - Where can I buy?

    Hi @Mr-LJ thanks for letting me know. I'd still check with the UK office, if they cannot offer the component you're looking for, they might know where to get it in the UK Regarding the images: Depending on your member status you're allowed a certain space for uploading of images. I've manually upgraded you to a HearPeers Hero now, so you should have more space. Hope that helps! Best, Verena
    2 points
  46. Mary Beth

    Three Pin plugs - Where can I buy?

    @MED-EL Moderator please see Lawrence’s post above @Mr-LJ search for direct audio input cable hearing aid online and you should get several options connevans in the UK seems to offer them https://www.connevans.co.uk/catalogue/208/Personal-stereo-blue-plug-direct-input-leads
    2 points
  47. Justin

    Triphasic pulses due to facial stim/non auditory sensations

    Love it! Less non-auditory sensations, as a result can get better (appropriately higher) thresholds across all electrodes = a better sounding mapping. There are parameters within triphasic stimulation (onset? on/off timing? delay?) these definitely make a difference. My current programming slots are all variations of triphasic pulses with various "timings", essentially the same thresholds, and I clearly prefer one that isn't the defaults and is not either of the min/max of the parameters. It may not be for everyone, because I think you do give up something (maximum pulse rate?), but I'm
    2 points
  48. Kerem Ozcan

    Step by step AudioStream and iPhone

    Thank you. You are great.💙
    1 point
  49. Mr-LJ

    April 2021 HearPeers GoogleMeet Chat

    Yes, would love to chat with you all again!
    1 point
  50. @Jared Charney I am still playing with the AudioStream in different situations. It really is great for streaming music. If you are in a quiet location the default 50/50 mix is fine as the Sonnet mics are not picking up noise in the environment because you are in a quiet place. When cooking last night the noise from the range fan, pots and pans etc was a bother. I turned my Sonnet volume and sensitivity down as far as it would go and then turned up the volume on my phone. It ended up being close to max. I could still hear the range fan and pots and pans but they were quiet so it
    1 point
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