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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.
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  4. Link to my choir's channel, as discussed... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZY6W1sKj6_s7cFep-ntorg/videos
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  5. 5 years ago today I woke up singing happy birthday to my second side. I was soooo excited to get my second side implanted.
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  6. Lots of scheduled and potential CI surgeries in our group. @Samantha @phobos512 @Megan L. @tmscarlett10 @Watersail Wishing you all the best!
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  7. Ha ha. I'm taking notes and I'm SENDING you all snow.
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  8. @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
  9. 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
  10. OOH! I would like to join! It would be my first, and should have my CI activated by then!
    2 points
  11. @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
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  12. 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....
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  13. @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.
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  14. @Kylie Love your choir’s music!! Thanks for the channel, already subscribed 🤩 Looking forward to hearing more songs!!
    2 points
  15. @Mary Featherston @Mary Beth-Thank you both for your input. It has been very helpful.
    2 points
  16. @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
  17. @Mary Beth Thanks for the Artone Mic review!
    2 points
  18. @Nikki @Joan Artone Mic distance is great!
    2 points
  19. Happy Hearing Anniversary @Mary Beth!!! I hope I’m more excited than nervous when the time comes 🤞🥳🤩 Happy Belated Hearing Anniversary @Mary Featherston 🥳
    1 point
  20. HAHA Please don’t @Mary Featherston 🤣 But if you could do Christmas I’d like that 🎅🎄
    1 point
  21. As many of you know, I love testing out tech options. So it may be a surprise that my favorite way to listen to recorded music is to use a BT speaker (JBL Charge 3) and keep my processors on M. Excellent sound quality. Great bass. Of course, the whole room gets to enjoy the music too. Smile. With BTE processors like Sonnets and OPUS2, I love the around the ear BT headphones (BOSE QC35). Excellent audio. Terrific bass. Separate left and right audio for instrumentals. Super comfortable. @Nikki is a new BOSE QC35 fan! She showed us her headphones during our chat on Sunday.
    1 point
  22. @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
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  23. @Mary Beth Yes it is moving quickly! I guess it was meant to be 😁 I also asked about the audio stream and my audiologist said he had no idea. He said that they are keeping it a secret but if I don’t use the audio link I could swap it out if it becomes available shortly after 👍 I’m curious to know if @phobos512 has heard anything from his audiologist...
    1 point
  24. Things are moving along quickly now for your second side @Megan L.! I am excited for you. Maestro 9 fitting software for Rondo 3! Yay! @phobos512 Did you hear anything about AudioStream yet?
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  25. @Megan L.@Mary Beth well Mary while you were enjoying your first snow fall we in Pittsburgh enjoyed balmy spring type weather and Megan as my audiologists always said this is one test you want to fail so good luck hope in going bilateral. As you may remember I had my second in 2018 an every once in a while I have a WOW moment. GO FOR IT💃🕺
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  26. I agree with Mary Beth, if I had the option to have both implanted at once which I did not here in Canada I would choose just one at a time. It took me a good 9 months to be able to sleep on my implanted side comfortably. But having said that someone else may have different reasons to have both ears implanted all at once, time off work is just one reason....
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  28. Last virtual monthly chat for 2020 Sunday November 15 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. Reminder: There will not be a chat in December. We will start back up again in January.
    1 point
  29. Thanks @Mary Beth!! It’s time and our chat also really helped me decide 😁 Appreciate all your feedback on your 2nd CI!!
    1 point
  30. Oh, lots. Classic rock, folk, bluegrass, jazz. Classical, but I tend not to listen to that in the car, it's generally longer than my commute and I don't think it would impress people if I insisted in sitting in the parking lot until Ma Vlast was done. The last couple of days I've had two alternating earworms: One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story (and I blame @Kyliefor that) and "It's a Long Way from Amphioxus". I can sing "Hatikvah" in Hebrew and "Suo Gan" in Welsh (really badly, I don't have a good singing voice) You?
    1 point
  31. @tmscarlett10 We’re here for you anytime you need to vent 😁 Johns Hopkins only implants the worse ear first Incase it does not work. Then you’d still have some hearing in your “good” ear. I was fine with that and cautiously optimistic since my left ear hadn’t understood words in over 20 years. Now my right ear is just hanging out 4 years later 🤙 JH doesn’t do bilateral implants at the same time for adults not sure about kids. I agree with @Mary Beth - so important to be able to sleep on at least one side!! It took me at least 8 months to be able to sleep comfortably on my implan
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  32. Awesome! @tmscarlett10 There are free live captions. Go to the top and send me a HearPeers private mail message. I need your email address to send you the invite on that morning. And wishing you the best on your surgery!
    1 point
  33. @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
  34. I am so very thankful that Med-El listened to our requests for free rehab activities for adults. Thank you @MED-EL Moderator! https://blog.medel.pro/introducing-medel-adult-rehabilitation-kits/
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  35. I also had sudden SSD. I chose the cochlear implant because I wanted stereo sound and the highest quality outcome including music listening. I have been very happy with the results, which are continuing to improve at 18 months on. It was very functional from an early stage. I do not completely understand some of the options you mentioned as they were not options for me but others can comment on some specifics there.
    1 point
  36. @Mary Beth glad that you like the adult rehab kits! I will forward your feedback to our rehab team Best, Verena
    1 point
  37. @Sandy123 fingers crossed for you! And the Rondo processor family is fabulous. I’m planning on upgrading to Rondo 3.
    1 point
  38. Hello Mary Beth, I understand from time to time the Can. Gov't will provide funds for adults to have bilateral implants. I had talked to a few people on FB forums and knew some Canadians had them but I was told at this time they were not offering a second implant. I have the Sonnet 1 and I purchased the Rondo 2 and I must admit I prefer the Rondo over the Sonnet.. So if I am chosen to receive a second implant I want to be ready with my decision about going bilateral....
    1 point
  39. @Kirk S. We missed you and were hoping things were improving.
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  41. @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
  42. We missed you @Jewel. It was a great chat. Hope you are well.
    1 point
  43. Sorry I missed today's meeting. Hopefully I can make the November meeting even if it's for half hour.
    1 point
  44. Sounds good, Mary Beth, see everyone in November.
    1 point
  45. @Kylie - your choir is great! I was listening to One Hand, One Heart and wondering if I could find you in the choir when a photo popped up with you on the end and your CI clearly visible! I love it.
    1 point
  46. It was great to see every one! Look forward to the November chat.
    1 point
  47. @Kylie I subscribed to your choir’s YouTube channel! Your group is terrific and I love the music selections!
    1 point
  48. I’ll be there! Thanks, @Mary Beth!
    1 point
  49. A great chat today...thanks everyone!
    1 point
  50. Hi @PamR Sorry for the delayed response, haven't checked my notifications for a whole week while I was moving house! Anyway... I also became SSD suddenly, at age 38, following an ear infection. I also found it affected my orientation, not hearing people behind me (very off putting when surprised and hard for my kids who weren't heard unless they were face to face). And it affected my enjoyment of all noisy environments, which I started avoiding. I rescheduled all my catch ups to quiet coffees at home or at an outdoor cafe. Weddings and funerals were a hearing nightmare - too man
    1 point
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