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    Mary Beth

    SSD - possible CI

    @MaryGP @Kylie and @Mary Featherston have great points. Everyone approaches training our brains differently. You will figure out what works best for you and fits best in your schedule. Aural rehab helps our brains learn how to use the new auditory input. As we improve in listening with our CIs, we spend much less effort throughout the day trying to hear. I’m sorry if my fondness for aural rehab made you anxious. CIs have changed my life and I am thankful every single day when I put on my processors. Wishing you the best.
  2. 1 point
    This, exactly. The software that's used to map a CI is complex. There's a reason why CI audiologists are PhDs.
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    I never use my treble and base settings I sometimes reduce the volume. . I also think that even if one could afford the equipment to do mapping the average person would do more harm than good. There are just too many variables to cope with unless you have extensive training. A CI is not a hearing aid.. There's only one way to go, practice, practice and more practice your brain will eventually figure it out. Keep on trying, it may take a year but it will work in the end. Peter
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    Mary Featherston

    SSD - possible CI

    @MaryGP usually, the more rehab you do, the better you'll hear. As Kylie mentioned, some people do loads of structured rehab - like Mary Beth. But keep in mind that every conversation you have, every meeting you go to, every commute spent listening to music - those are all helpful too. Just not structured and without a specific goal.
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    MaryGP

    SSD - possible CI

    Kylie, Thanks for the information. It sounds like CI is working very well for you! Such good news for you and your family. I have been a little overwhelmed at the level of rehab necessary to make this successful. It is encouraging that you are getting results with only 20 minutes a day. I am so tired at the end of the work day (mentally tired - from work+straining to hear), that I am concerned about my ability to be successful. I don't know how you do it with kids!!!! :). I can definitely commit to 20 minutes. Hope you have a great week. Thanks again!
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