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  1. I’ll be there! Sorry I missed you guys this time. Hope you had a great chat. ... Things area going reasonably well at the hospital. With some luck, I should be home on Friday.
    3 points
  2. Thanks for the choir channel, @Kylie! Also, I meant to say when we were talking about the Artone neckloop that I often leave my office and walk to the printer, in another room while on calls. I can hear, but can't speak, of course, but it's kind of cool to walk into another room and still know what's going on.
    3 points
  3. A fabulous chat today! We had 10 HP members join in. I love how helpful everyone is sharing their own experiences with CIs and tech and helping each other troubleshoot. Our monthly chats are the best benefit of social media. Friendships and connections worldwide. Stay safe everyone. As discussed, we will schedule a meeting for November and then skip December due to holidays and start back up in January.
    3 points
  4. Link to my choir's channel, as discussed... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZY6W1sKj6_s7cFep-ntorg/videos
    3 points
  5. Mary Beth

    Rondo 3 thoughts

    I have spent a lot of time lately pondering which processor to choose as my next processor. I have decided on Rondo 3. Thank you to all of the happy Rondo 2 users for your posts. It really made me consider choosing the Rondo family. Many people who are fortunate to have both Sonnet 1 or 2 and Rondo 2 processors have commented about choosing to use Rondo 2 except in noise where the dual mics of Sonnets are helpful. So many people have chosen this same thing. Now that Rondo 3 has dual mics and uses the same adaptive intelligence as Sonnet 2 (ASM3), it should perform just as well in
    3 points
  6. @Mary Beth I saw my audiologists Fri and next year I’m due due for my 5 yr upgrade, for my right side but two years later I’m due for the upgrade on left side as we talk it was decided to wait the extra two years and replace both at same time and as we discuss the various options who knows what will be improved on by then or even Rondo 4. My biggest improvement with the hearing test was with understanding with background noise I was so impressed and happy as for a long while I’ve been working on this I could tell I had issues with this and it has been conquered with patience and pers
    3 points
  7. Mary Beth

    Rondo 3 thoughts

    Thank you @Salik It may be awhile before I get Rondo 3. I prefer to wait until ASM 3 is available here in the US. It has been available in other countries ever since Sonnet 2 was released. I want to experience Rondo 3 the way it was designed to work optimally.... using ASM 3. Although Sonnet 2 also is designed to work with ASM 3, in the US it is using ASM 2 since ASM 3 has not been approved by the FDA yet. Rondo 3 release in the US is expected before the end of the year but it is being released using ASM 2. So I will wait until ASM 3 is released in the
    3 points
  8. That was exactly how I felt - my natural residual hearing was almost worthless. Two CIs are not. I got my second implant as soon as I could after the first.
    3 points
  9. Definitely looking forward to going bilateral and hearing in surround sound!
    3 points
  10. Ahhhh! I asked for this like 2 or 3 years ago when we did that video for the Med El employees to watch 😊 I specifically asked if they could do something like Bluetooth since it wouldn’t drain the battery too much. Omg I’m so excited we are getting this and that they listen to our requests!!!!
    3 points
  11. Lots of scheduled and potential CI surgeries in our group. @melody first CI just activated! @phobos512 second CI surgery this week! Wishing the best for you Matt! @Megan L. in the process of scheduling her second CI for December! @tmscarlett10 Tiffany’s first CI surgery soon! @Watersail considering a second CI! @Samantha Did your CI surgery happen already or is it coming soon? Am I missing anyone? Wishing everyone the very best!
    2 points
  12. Hi @melody. Congrats on your activation. Most of the rehab I did on my own. Just reading aloud to yourself is training to hear with the CI. I found ABCLIX most helpful. Just keep immersing yourself in sound. At first things may sound like gibberish but it certainly gets better!
    2 points
  13. 5 years ago today I woke up singing happy birthday to my second side. I was soooo excited to get my second side implanted.
    2 points
  14. We have several members who are soon to be bilateral or are posting about considering a second CI. I thought it may be nice to have a topic. @phobos512 scheduled @Samantha scheduled @Megan L. Considering Am I missing anyone?
    2 points
  15. Happy Hearing Anniversary @Mary Beth!!! I hope I’m more excited than nervous when the time comes 🤞🥳🤩 Happy Belated Hearing Anniversary @Mary Featherston 🥳
    2 points
  16. My second side was implanted two years and a week ago today. And yes - I couldn't WAIT for the second side to be done. Happy birthday to your second ear, @Mary Beth!
    2 points
  17. Lots of scheduled and potential CI surgeries in our group. @Samantha @phobos512 @Megan L. @tmscarlett10 @Watersail Wishing you all the best!
    2 points
  18. Ha ha. I'm taking notes and I'm SENDING you all snow.
    2 points
  19. @Mary Featherston Yup @Kylie choir has songs spinning in my head too! I love all kinds of music. Big Band, Swing, Jazz, Classical, Classic Rock, Folk, Cape Breton fiddling, Bluegrass, Comtemporary....... so much music to love!
    2 points
  20. Well I guess I should bring my thread back around to the front 😁 First, Happy early Hearing Anniversary to @Dave in Pittsburgh & @Valentin & myself 🥳 Time flies when you’re hearing fun!! Second, this Friday I have my audiologist appointment for an extensive hearing test for insurance purposes. I qualified 4 years ago but it needs to be recent. Then next Thursday (10/29) I meet with my surgeon at his Bethesda location for the 2nd CI consult. Who would have thought I’d finally be getting my other ear done...I didn’t!! Stay tuned 🤩
    2 points
  21. OOH! I would like to join! It would be my first, and should have my CI activated by then!
    2 points
  22. @Megan L.and @Mary Featherston, I cannot agree more on the issue that audiologists have about residual hearing. I think it is safe to say that most people who are eligible for a CI - or not yet eligible, but still wanting one - have little to no concern with what is left, but what they can gain. In my case, I have one dead ear that we do not know yet whether or not is implantable; but we are going along as planned to implant it next thursday, and give it a shot. However, with my other ear, that I believe has moderate sensorineural hearing loss, and is eligible, but only because
    2 points
  23. Hello everyone , been a while since I have posted. I just found out it's possible I will have the option here in Canada to have a second implant. I absolutely love my first implant, been life changing for me.. What are your experiences for those that have had the second implant done? Thank you....
    2 points
  24. @Mary Featherston If my present processors keep working I am going to wait to upgrade until ASM 3 is FDA approved and available in the US. So, no date is set yet.
    2 points
  25. @Kylie Love your choir’s music!! Thanks for the channel, already subscribed 🤩 Looking forward to hearing more songs!!
    2 points
  26. @Mary Featherston @Mary Beth-Thank you both for your input. It has been very helpful.
    2 points
  27. @Mary Featherston I can leave my phone in the living room and walk down to the basement to change the laundry and keep hearing. The range of the Artone is far better than any other connectivity option I have tested.
    2 points
  28. @Mary Beth Thanks for the Artone Mic review!
    2 points
  29. @Nikki @Joan Artone Mic distance is great!
    2 points
  30. UPDATED Lots of first timers this month. That is awesome. Such a lovely group of Med-El CI users! Sunday October 18 9:30 am New York time start time chat opens at 9:15 for socializing Google Meet with free live captioning All are welcome. Smile So far invites are going to: @Kirk S. @Megan L. @Jewel @Tracey_66 @Kylie @Joan @Mary Featherston @Valentin @Mary Beth @Dave in Pittsburgh @phobos512 @Nikki @Marion nancy @artkup will be joining for the first time @Kitt
    2 points
  31. Sunday October 18 9:30 am New York time start time chat opens at 9:15 for socializing Google Meet with free live captioning All are welcome. Smile If you are interested in joining in, just reply here so you are included in the email invite. Who wants to receive an email invite? So far invites are going to: @Kirk S. @Megan L. @Jewel @Tracey_66 @Kylie @Joan @Mary Featherston @Valentin @Mary Beth @Dave in Pittsburgh @phobos512 @Nikki @artkup will be joining for the first time
    2 points
  32. Salik

    Rondo 3 thoughts

    Good choice as i m Rondo 2 user for almost 19 months, i think its better to skip on Rondo 2 as you already know there's so many advantages of Rondo 3. Hope you get it soon and update us.
    2 points
  33. @Megan L. We've moved it so now it's the week before so it'll be a bit easier to deal with. At least I won't be dizzy.
    2 points
  34. @phobos512 I would get the sonnet 2 too. I’m eligible for an upgrade next year but my Audi said to get 2 Sonnet 2s and then use my sonnet 1 and rondo as backup, save the upgrade. Seems like a good idea. Fingers crossed you don’t have to go in for the big meeting 🤞
    2 points
  35. Hi @Mary Beth, In case users experience issues with AudioLink we ask them to contact our local MED-EL teams directly. They can take a closer look at the device itself, have information about options in regards to upgrades and updates available in the respective country and are able to offer direct support. As we have noticed that the information that we originally shared in the thread was unclear in regards to this process, we’ve decided to remove it to avoid misunderstanding or misinformation. We apologize for any inconvenience. Kind regards, Barbara
    2 points
  36. I'm considering going bilateral. It's been my plan since the beginning. I'm just not sure when. I know I'm doing better with speech than when I started. Even with speech in noise. Listening on the HA alone, it's amazing how different it is. By itself, the HA is so muffled, unclear, blurry sounding, and missing a lot in comparison. But, I'm a long way from what I originally expected. I still have trouble separating layered sounds. Music is still a challenge and feels like I'm missing a lot. And some sounds are overwhelming like running water or crinkling paper. It's like what they say abou
    2 points
  37. @Mary Featherston Exactly!! My residual hearing does very little for me but one my CI does everything 👌
    2 points
  38. Samantha

    Hi!

    Hi all! I'm new to HearPeers (mostly cause I'm terrible about procrastinating). I've been implanted with Med-el on my right ear since August of 2019 and scheduled for surgery on my left ear next month! I have sensorineural hereditary hearing loss. Started wearing hearing aids in 3rd grade. Finally decided last year at 31 years old that hearing aids were no longer benefiting me, and honestly hadn't been in a long time. I hadn't talked on the phone in years, I was starting to seclude myself from social situations, and getting frustrated in my career. Thank GOODNESS I decide
    2 points
  39. @phobos512 Ooooo that’s rough. I couldn’t imagine going into the office a week after surgery. Maybe they’d consider letting you work remotely the second week? Hope the surgery goes smooth and you have very little dizziness! My first surgery, I was so dizzy I couldn’t walk by myself and I’d throw up majority of the time...🤮 It was only for the first day and half and then I was fine unless I looked at my cell phone or computer - then it started again. So funny you talk about residual/natural hearing! My Audi said to me “if you get the other ear done you have to be ok with letting go o
    2 points
  40. I’m letting it marinate and definitely considering it a lot more now that I don’t have to go into the office until June 2021. Huge plus 👍🦻
    2 points
  41. Well I'm booked in for my left ear on the 30th of October.
    2 points
  42. Direct..... yup direct....bilateral.....true stereo.....STREAMING for Sonnet 1 and Sonnet 2! I am sooooo excited! https://www.medel.com/hearing-solutions/accessories/connectivity/audiostream?fbclid=IwAR21qadWSv3tZmVt72AJ1k1VbIo7Dh1OHGHI4vs2t3SC4H3WB3pId9C5SJg
    2 points
  43. @phobos512 It seems likeS-vector magnets can align to magnetic fields without needing to actually rotate. I have no idea of how that will play out with CIs. I’m sure we will find out soon enough. I sure wish ASM3 would get FDA approved for Sonnet2 and Rondo 3.
    2 points
  44. @Nikki MT with Artone neckloop connected via BT to phone lets us hear music and still hear with our processor mics T lets us hear music only and totally shuts off the processor mics
    1 point
  45. @tmscarlett10 I had mine sequentially 8 months apart and I am glad I had one side at a time. That way I could comfortably sleep with the non newly operated side on the pillow. It took awhile after surgery to be able to sleep with the implanted side on the pillow comfortably.
    1 point
  46. @Mary Beth thanks for your question! If you use Audio2Ear, you hear the same audio on both sides. Only if you connect your device to AudioLink via cable you can experience stereo sound. Best, Verena
    1 point
  47. Sounds good, Mary Beth, see everyone in November.
    1 point
  48. Hi there, thanks for tagging us and sorry to hear about your issues with AudioKey. If you still experience problems with the app, could you please get in touch with our app team via audiokey@medel.com? My colleagues can have a closer look and assist you. Thanks! Kind regards, Verena
    1 point
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  50. phobos512

    Artone

    @Mary Beth Ah ha well I did it with the device off, and I counted to four once I plugged in. I thought, hm, maybe I should've waited for the light to come on, so that's why I did it twice. It hasn't disconnected anymore but we'll see tomorrow when I have a bunch of calls if it works.
    1 point
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