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    Mary Beth

    Music with CIs

    I have been intrigued by posts about music and cochlear implants recently. People talk about enjoying music in spite of the limitations of listening with their CIs. My experience with listening to music with my CIs is so different. I enjoy music because of the listening my CIs have returned to me. Music sounds awesome and I listen to music every day. All kinds of music. In all different settings. What is your experience with listening to music with your CI? Are you enjoying music in spite of your CI or are you enjoying music because of your CI? Which processor are you using?
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    Rick H

    New to hear peers & Choosing brands

    @Dave M hi Dave welcome to hearpeers. Be sure to read this weeks Medel blog story about being able to appreciate the color of music again. It’s the story of a man who had another brand CI, & then switched to a Medel. There is also a related story at the bottom of the article from a woman who also had a Medel & another brand as well. When I made my decision I really took to heart the stories from these types of recipients. As they are very rare people to have 2 different brands installed & makes them the real experts that can truly say if one brand sounds or performs better than another! Doctors & audiologists can tell us a lot about reliability issues, or ease of mapping or installation of CIs but both my doctor & audiologists said that all the brands seemed to be the same in those regards. But someone who actually has both installed can give invaluable info as to which brand really performs better in regards to sound quality, MRIs & so forth! I was very happy with my decision as it was but when I read stories like these it just reinforces me that I made the right choice. This next year I’ll be getting my other side done & I'm sure it will be another Medel synchrony! Do your research well & you’ll do great! best of luck to you bud & what ever brand you choose keep us posted! Rick H
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    Marcy

    Looking forward to ASM 3 in Sonnet 2!

    @Mary Beth I see! That's really great to know, thanks! I can be patient.
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    Mary Beth

    Looking forward to ASM 3 in Sonnet 2!

    @Marcy When ASM 3 is FDA approved in the US and then released by Med-El US, our audiologists will update our Sonnet 2 processors with the ASM 3 software at a MAPping appt and set up the ASM 3 programs. So it is just a software change. The actual Sonnet 2 processors remain the same. How they treat sounds will then have the ASM 3 options.
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    Marcy

    Hi from a new user!

    @Mary Featherston It really is amazing! I can't believe I forgot I wasn't able to hear so many different kinds of noises until now. I'm actually happy to hear birds waking me up in the morning because that means I can hear them!
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    Marcy

    Hi from a new user!

    Thanks @Mary Beth! I'm sorry I missed your helpful comment until now. I need to do a better job of remembering to check my notifications! I did get a GripWear. Right now, the device doesn't slip too much from my head anymore (it only does it if I hop off the bus or train with great force!).
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    Kylie

    Music with CIs

    @Mary Beth Thanks for the recommendation. For speech it doesn't really matter, even in crowds I can usually hear all around me pretty well. It's so good!!!
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    Kylie

    Music with CIs

    Great topic! I enjoy music in the real world very well, but this is with 1 CI and 1 'normal' ear. However when I am listening plugged in to my CI it is still musical but strange sounding and I can't always pick the instruments or exact melody, though this is definitely improving. I have an impression of what I'm hearing but not all the details. I am now 9 months in. I am currently focusing on the music sections of the angel sounds training as I am keen to improve this area.
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    Hi @Mary Beth, thanks for tagging us and sorry to hear about the confusion! I double-checked with our product experts and here is their answer: You can use either FineTuner Echo or the AudioKey app with SONNET 2. There is no need to disconnect the Bluetooth connection, but you need to close the app before using the FineTuner Echo. If you have the app open while trying to use FineTuner Echo, the FineTuner Echo will say "out of reach". So, simply close the app and you're ready to use the FineTuner Echo 😃 Hope that helps! Verena
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    @Mary Beth Great job...and yes, I love mine too!!😊
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    @Mary Beth Great video! Very informative and great job with the captions!😊
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    Nischal Koirala

    Hi from a new user!

    Hi! @Marcy Congratulations on your activation and Can you hear all type of voices in all type of places without any problem? As my activation day is coming nearer and I'am also planning for Rondo 2 I want to know something from a new user too 😃
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    Mary Featherston

    Hi from a new user!

    Hi @Marcy and welcome! It sounds as though you're doing well. It's amazing how many little noises there are that you didn't hear before, isn't it? Right now I'm hearing the swish-swish of a battery-powered cat toy.
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    JohnL

    Hi from a new user!

    Marcy congratulations on your activation. I was implanted last March and activated in April also at Mass Eye and Ear. I found the audiologists to be terrific but I must admit I didn’t know the whole process of testing so it was a bit daunting. I’d be happy to answer any questions you have about what you will be going through (or at least what I went through). I have both the Sonnet and the Rondo 2 and I usually alternate processors each day. Fortunately I haven’t had a problem with the Rondo2 falling off but I actually use the hair clip just in case. good luck.
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    Dave in Pittsburgh

    Hi from a new user!

    @Marcy welcome to HP I am bilateral had my first implant 2016 and second 2018 I have the (2) Sonnet and(1)-Rondo at first I did have the same problem with Rondo 2 falling off a lot had to do with internal swelling try just sliding the Rondo on your head instead of just placing it and try to part as much hair as possible. Dont get discourage it will all come together Keep in touch
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