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  1. I agree with you all! How much I can hear now far outweighs any pain and suffering I went through to get here. The other day I heard my dogs claws on the sidewalk! Wow what an amazing device! Or devices I should say. Lol
    3 points
  2. I was surprised as to how much I could hear sounds. I didn't expect to hear so many quiet sounds or sounds with very low volume.
    3 points
  3. I thought we could use a little fun!!
    2 points
  4. Well it's still early days for me. I got my audiogram of the test done prior to activation and turns out I lost 55 dB in my implanted ear for the low tones. Although that's a bit of a downer I'm surprised at how much I can now hear with the CI and I don't have to do any lipreading whatsoever! The CI is far better than all the HAs I used. As an aside I'm also surprised that my ear is so small for the Sonnet. I really didn't expect it to be falling off from time to time. But to be able to hear like normal is worth this minor problem.
    2 points
  5. I'm going to get a neckloop with my second processor. I remember using the same neckloop for my hearing aids, very happy with the sound.
    2 points
  6. Hicksy

    Just an observation...

    Luckily the revision surgery has seemed to work. But what shocked me was how much my hearing regressed only being turned off for two weeks. I guess the old adage “use it or lose it” applies here as well. And despite my comments about the internet and Facebook, I wouldn’t want people to think me a Luddite. I actually spent 20 years in the computer business so my mistrust isn’t entirely unfounded. ?
    2 points
  7. Ha! Well, pretend you did. Normandy! I'm really looking forward to it.
    2 points
  8. Wow I just found a neat video of how the Synchrony Pin Implant is installed.
    1 point
  9. So as you say @Hopefulme I was in your position before I got my implants. I was depressed I withdrew from social settings and only really tried with my close freinds and family. I was very sad and alone. Now though I can hear better than ever and I got a dog! She had also helped me to not feel alone and I go for walks with her everyday! So please if you ever need to talk we’re here for you! P.s. o was a lipreader as well. But it’s difficult in a Hearing world to always be able to do that. I wish you all the best! Kara
    1 point
  10. Thanks @Mary Beth I have attached earlobes. I have tried the activity ring and the earpiece still falls off. I will look at the other options you sent.
    1 point
  11. Lip reading and very understanding friends and family. I used to have to call my wife at her work to listen to my messages to tell me what they were... I steered everyone I could towards using email ... still consider the original Blackberry one of the greatest inventions ever when my company adopted them ? I just coped best I could but I wasn’t fooling anybody. But it did make me a very very observant person which was about the only positive.
    1 point
  12. What surprised me the most was that I actually hear better now that I’m deaf, than I did when I was hard-of-hearing!
    1 point
  13. Hopefulme, I also suffer profound ski slope hearing loss and struggled to wear hearing aids since my early teens. (My next birthday I’ll be 60!). I can’t remember how many HA’s I went through until I became a CI candidate and hit the Cochlear program at Sunnybrook. They tested me and told me what I had known my entire life. Hearing aids simply didn’t work for me. They just made the din louder. I would get a new set, struggle to wear them for a few months and then abandon them to a drawer. Once implanted, wow is all I can say. The implant simply works. I’m hearing sounds I haven’t heard s
    1 point
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