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  1. 3 points
    Big congrats. Sounds like you are doing wonderfully. I was at my one week post activation, I too have hearing very very well. It's not perfect but voices are sounding much better. The key thing for me was to be able to have conversations without lip reading 90 percent of the conversation. Good times ahead... 😋
  2. 2 points
    Annie Hawman

    Med-El friendships

    I would love to be able to go to a MedEl gathering. As it is, I am the only MedEl recipient in my town, and last I heard there were 19 in my state, but they are scattered. I often check the MedEl Meet Up calendar on Facebook, but so far have not been able to manage one into my schedule in another state. A couple of years ago I was informed that MedEl would be expanding in Alaska, and I am still eagerly hoping that they do. Once they get the US Hear Peers going, it would be great if there were a large gathering put together for perhaps Alaska, Washington and Oregon. I'd buy a ticket and go, for sure! I love meeting others with CIs!
  3. 2 points
    Hi Mary Beth. I just wanted to let you know that I was able to get in touch with the surgeon that did my implants and she wants to talk to me about my problems. She mentioned something about possibly getting someone to do some testing of my implants to see if they can locate any problems. I don't have an appointment as yet, but hope to get one soon. I'll keep you posted as to what I find out. Thank you so much for caring. Take care. Kathleen
  4. 2 points
    Dave in Pittsburgh

    Rondo 2 Tethers

    I found black or brown hair clips in WalMart and couple of drug stores my wife is a sewer she had clear nylon thread so I cut it to the length off MEDEL fish line success
  5. 2 points
    Yesterday I went to the Arboretum and walked and looked at the trees and flowers. And the bees. And listened to birds! My walk took me through the woods at some places and the birds were just chirping away. And I was so glad to have my Rondo2s because it was warm and I was sweating pretty profusely.
  6. 2 points
    @Kylie, that's wonderful, I'm glad it's going so well for you. I referred to myself as a CI-borg in a meeting last week. I'm trying to get my new co-workers as used to this as my old ones were - though my friends at my old site were with me last year while I was being implanted, so it's a bit different. Our site IT manager has a toddler son who was born without external ears and uses AdHear from the sound of it - I haven't spoken to Keith about it yet, I've not got to know him that well yet. But the way others have described the child's devices there's not much else it could be.
  7. 2 points
    Hi Marybeth -- I would be interested in participating if you could PM me the contact info. BTW: I will be in Austria in sept so am currently arranging for tour of Med-El in innsbruk. Hope to meet some engineers too. 🙂 thanks Ford
  8. 2 points
    That is so exciting! I am in Australia with SSD and I recently got my implant, fully covered under government health care. It has improved my quality of life beyond measure. I wish for others to have the same opportunity!
  9. 1 point
    Sandy123

    Just saying hello

    Hello everyone, Just wanted to check in and say I am loving my Sonnet. The world of hearing is an awesome one and I am enjoying hearing so much from the past. I am starting to appreciate music again also.. Hope everyone is doing well....
  10. 1 point
    Mary Featherston

    Med-El friendships

    Great, @Jewel! I'm looking forward to learning more about this.
  11. 1 point
    Jewel

    Med-El friendships

    @Mary Featherston Just heard from the Med-El rep. She said I can definitely sign up for US Hear Peers!
  12. 1 point
    Hicksy

    Your favorite music of the week

    I’m all over the board with music, anything but country. Albums I have bought in the past month or so... and listening to extensively Rammstein’s new album- industrial metal Chemical Brothers New Geography- electronic Johnny Winter Live - good old rock and roll Goddo 1st album finally reissued. Great rock and roll but you probably have to be Canadian to have heard of them, sadly... great band still buy my music via CD but transfer it to USB stick for my vehicle as well as a music server to play around the house via a Sonos system. Despite being hearing impaired my entire life, music is still my greatest love. Still go to concerts all the time...
  13. 1 point
    @Mary Bethbig jazz fan played 🎷 saxophone for years
  14. 1 point
    pdk

    Just saying hello

    Rehab was just what I wanted.
  15. 1 point
    Mary Beth

    Hearoes NEW aural rehab app free

    Some cool activities in here, from Australia.
  16. 1 point
    Jewel

    Med-El friendships

    @Mary Featherston The email said it is open to persons implanted in the US. I emailed the person who invited me to join. Awaiting a response.
  17. 1 point
    MED-EL Moderator

    AudioKey info

    Hi @iHM24, thanks for your question and for your interest in AudioKey. So far we have released AudioKey in more than 80 countries worldwide, however, due to regulatory reasons the app is not available in every country yet. Please check your local app store to see if you can already download it Kind regards, Verena
  18. 1 point
    Hearing Again

    Cochlear and Roku TV

    Just thought of what I thought was a genius idea. Instead or getting Bluetooth out of my Dish network (which works) or Roku, which doesn’t, I thought I should use the original remote for the TV and look through it’s settings (I have Sony enigma TV, not an LG) but nothing. So I await the TV streamer and will let you know how it is when I get it.
  19. 1 point
    Mary Beth

    Med-El friendships

    @Mary Featherston Nope I am waiting just like you. Kind of sign up, then wait. Smile. But I have met up with quite a few Med-El users apart from Med-El events. Like what @Dave in Pittsburgh Tried to get organized in Niagara Falls. Recently I spent several days with several Med-El users who have become friends. I posted pics on FB and IG so maybe that is what you have seen. Wonderful time! Terrific people. I look forward to our paths crossing in person someday soon.
  20. 1 point
    Mary Beth

    Med-El friendships

    I think all regions are in the same spot. They are gathering members right now. I do not think any HearPeers US events have been announced yet. @Mary Featherston
  21. 1 point
    Hearing Again

    Cochlear and Roku TV

    Thank you. Just ordered one, only 55 bucks on amazon. Thank you.
  22. 1 point
    Carol E.

    Sonnet and wearing a wig

    I am not having any problems but I was interested to see if there was anyone else with a CI and a wig. I might have to have another CI done next year. I was wondering if I could get away from the Sonnet and try the Rondo. Sometimes it is alot on my EAR with the wig, glasses and the processor. No one is sure if the Rondo would work OK under the wig. The wig is pretty thin as it is a short pixie style. I know that people with normal head of hair would have more hair over the Rondo then I would with my wig. thanks for replying
  23. 1 point
    Percy

    Ear Gear is having a 25% off sale!

    I was having problems with sweat on the Sonnet because the battery cover was not sealing as it should once I got a good sealing battery cover I have not had any issues. You can tell if it has a good seal or not by looking to see if any sweat is on the battery when you remove the battery cover.
  24. 1 point
    Mary Beth

    Comparison of Rondo 2 versus Sonnet

    Hi @Qaiser and welcome to HearPeers! Yes we can use any Med-El processor. Med-El makes all of their processors backward compatible with all internals.
  25. 1 point
    Ford

    Ear Gear is having a 25% off sale!

    Wow! Definitely a loose wire somewhere cuz I'm not sweating 7 liters of water on every part of the sonnet🙂 I'll contact med-el
  26. 1 point
    I enjoy participating in research as a way of paying it forward in thanks for those who helped engineers create these amazing CIs that have changed my life. Med-El North America conducts research in Durham North Carolina. If you are an adult, use one or two cochlear implants, live in the USA/Canada, are willing to participate in research for one week (M-F 9-4, with an hour lunch break)....you can contact Med-El for more info. Med-El covers the costs for you and a guest to travel, rent a car, stay at a hotel and also covers up to a certain amount of food expenses. It is very easy to stay within the food limit in my opinion. If you are interested, private message me for the email contact or contact Med-El NA directly. (Since this is a public forum, I’m not going to post the email address here but am happy to give it to you in a PM). Med-El research team told me to share their contact info with interested people. I love it! It is so fascinating. Maybe some of you will enjoy it too.
  27. 1 point
    Mary Beth

    Comparison of Rondo 2 versus Sonnet

    @iHM24 Rondo 2 has a built in rechargeable battery. People are reporting very long battery life. Some people have reported 20-21 hours. There is an optional remote battery pack but that is corded to the Rondo 2. The Rondo 2 can also be powered up for less than a full 4 hour charge cycle if needed. I am interested in the battery life of Rondo 2 also over time.
  28. 1 point
    MED-EL Moderator

    Med-El web shop

    Hi @Mary Featherston, Sorry to read that you have had problems with this. Unfortunately i cannot access the Webshop from here in Austria so I can't check this for you, but the customer service team in the US will be able to help if you are still having problems. Their details are: Tel.: 888-633-3524E-Mail: customerservice.us@medel.com . Kind regards, Mary
  29. 1 point
    Jewel

    Hearoes NEW aural rehab app free

    Thanks @Mary Beth. I was able to access the app via the website. Strange that it wouldn't show up in the App Store otherwise.
  30. 1 point
    Jewel

    Rondo 2 Tethers

    The hair clip is easy to use. Been using mine everytime I wear the Rondo2. The only thing I don't like is that it is shiny. Enjoy @Mary Featherston
  31. 1 point
    Mary Featherston

    Med-El web shop

    @Mary Beth I've emailed Rob, my CSR, already. We'll see what he says.
  32. 1 point
    Mary Featherston

    Rondo 2 Tethers

    @Mary Beth not tricky at all, I just opened it before I put the Rondo on my head, then slid it through the hair and pushed it flat. No migration so far, but it's early. 🙂
  33. 1 point
    Yikes, confession time. I didn't. There were 250 people in the plane, making noise and I just said, yeah, no, and used captioning. I'll do better next time. 🙂
  34. 1 point
    Mary Beth

    Hearoes NEW aural rehab app free

    I finished testing out this app today. There are a few glitches....for example the activity that plays two musical tones and asks if the second tone is higher pitched or lower pitched only plays ONE tone ....... one of the activities is not storing the completion data so it is not unlocking the next level even though it was mastered. But there are some cool listening activities that are very different to other apps. Like the date and time activity and the ordering food activity. Some of the environmental noises are a little odd. I know our car does not sound like that. Smile.
  35. 1 point
    I think the stand-in audiologist didn’t know how to do all this. The one on vacation would have. So, I will see if my audiologist can do it tomorrow. If not, I will get an appointment with the Med El rep. Thanks for the info.
  36. 1 point
    Good luck Kathleen @KathyD! Keep us posted.
  37. 1 point
    Thanks @Mary Beth. She was 100. So she lived long!
  38. 1 point
    @Jewel Many people have gone to Innsbruck and arranged a tour of Med-El prior to traveling. It is an amazing place full of wonderful Med-El employees.
  39. 1 point
    I went to a funeral and I was able to hear most of what the person who gave the closing prayer said. This really touched me as when I had my HA and that man gave a public talk I couldn't make out a single word he said even though I'm good at lipreading. Now today here I was with my eyes closed and actually understanding him! I absolutely love my CI!
  40. 1 point
    Ford

    Ear Gear is having a 25% off sale!

    I found it -- thanks!
  41. 1 point
    @Kylie Yay! So wonderful for you! And it keeps getting better!
  42. 1 point
    Karen fudge

    Kanso and rondo

    Thanks for getting back to me that was what I wanted to know
  43. 1 point
    I am excited to see the new AudioKey app from Med-El that will function as a remote plus a find my processor tool. Right now it seems that although Sonnet 2 communicates directly with the app versus Sonnet 1 which connects with the app via the AudioLink, the functionality of the app is the same with Sonnet 1 & 2. That direct connection for Sonnet 2 hopefully will open up direct streaming of all audio in the future. I hope true left and right stereo for music is preserved. After decades of hearing music with only one ear, I am hooked on true stereo sound. Exciting times ahead for sure! Thanks Med-El!
  44. 1 point
    Mary Featherston

    CI Ambassadors

    That's us! On Friday I had a dental appointment, and as my dentist is over an hour from my new job I didn't go to work at all - went to the dentist, had lunch with a friend, and then worked from home in the afternoon. My friend and I had a nice lunch at a Thai place across the street from my dentist's office and then popped into this shop around the corner - it's all dog stuff, treats and toys and beds and whatnot. We were buying dog treats when a woman there asked me about my CIs, and we ended up talking for almost half an hour. She was a writer, doing some stuff on contract for Cochlear Americas and just kept asking questions! And me, I talk, you know? We talked about the rehab process and what it's been like to be a CI recipient. I always like to have a chance to talk about what an amazing (but not necessarily easy) thing it is to be a CI recipient.
  45. 1 point
    Jewel

    Artone Neckloop

    @Kylie I started to use the Artone 1.5 months after activation. I love it. I'm unilaterally implanted.
  46. 1 point
    Mary Featherston

    CI Ambassadors

    Hi @Daniel the Stranger! Good to see you. I'm far from the youngest when I go to the meetings like that, but yes, it's fun there too! And I'm reminded now that I have to get the dog treats to my brother's dog.....
  47. 1 point
    Daniel the Stranger

    CI Ambassadors

    That's nice, I do something of sorts over here in Adelaide. My audiology Clinic schedule meetings along the year (3-4) something like that were they gather their patients and soon to be patients to different topics. I like to attend to give my part of the story and help people make decisions. I'm always the youngest one, and it feels weird seeing all these oldies surrounding me
  48. 1 point
    Mary Beth

    Some concerns before the surgery

    @Evren I let the surgeons select the most appropriate electrode array for each cochlea. They used cochlea size, ossification levels, etc.
  49. 1 point
    So happy things are going so well for you @Kylie! yay Med-El !
  50. 1 point
    Hey all! I just saw this news today and wanted to pass it along! I've always thought it was so frustrating that CI's were not available (or at least not FDA approved in the US) to those with Single Sided Deafness. Not anymore! Med-el just became the first CI manufacturer to gain approval for patients 5 and up! Pass this info along to any one you know who may have SSD and were hoping to get an implant. Good news! https://medcitynews.com/2019/07/med-el-gets-first-fda-approval-for-the-use-of-cochlear-implants-in-single-sided-deafness-patients/?fbclid=IwAR1JqI5K45htzeLKlITpCDNyOJULkpCnson-eUkmeWxe1If8p4mPuZdo5-s
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