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  1. 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
    3 points
  2. 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
  3. 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
    3 points
  4. Well I'm booked in for my left ear on the 30th of October.
    2 points
  5. @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
  6. Thank you all for being there for people like me who need encouragement. I go to Emory University November 11th to get the process started. I have been deaf in the left ear for over 10 years . I had a blow to the head in 1986 that developed into menieres years later . I am tired of the struggle that goes along with SSD . When my good ear get clogged from allergies or barometric pressure life gets complicated. I am looking at this as my new chapter in life . We will be talking as I go through this . Larry
    2 points
  7. MED-EL Moderator

    Rondo 3!

    Hi @Mary Beth, I just checked with our experts: For each fitting map it can be set to a telecoil only or mix. This cannot be changed by you, but has to be set up by your audiologist. Kind regards, Mary
    2 points
  8. Although I don't talk much, I'm happy to have shared some time with you.
    2 points
  9. Hope to be able to make next month; I was in the middle of installing new thermostat/unpacking so thought it prudent to continue that at the time.
    2 points
  10. Hi Ashley, The good news is that you are hearing on both sides! I found that, after activation, my world was loud! I found that I had to turn down the volume and I was constantly trying the different settings. After a few days I found settings that worked. The processor sound is different. I initially found the processor sound to be digital/sharp whereas my good ear sound was more mellow/warm. If found that these differences were a useful method to 'locate' sound. In my experience, it took a few months of 'learning how to hear' from my right side. It has been a most exciting journey.
    2 points
  11. tmscarlett10

    Hi!

    Thank you @Mary Bethand @Megan L.. The more I think about it, the more excited I get. And this website is an absolute life-saver! I can't believe all of the information I'm getting, that I probably wouldn't from my doctor! I love how everybody can be so free about sharing their experiences. And @Megan L., I am almost always shy about my hearing loss. I've been told by so many people, 'Get comfortable with your limitations', but it's a lot easier said than done. And I've been working on it for 20 years, lol.
    2 points
  12. Thank you all for sharing your experiences and advice. I have finished all the pre-surgery tests and want to move forward - now its up to my doctor and insurance to sort out - hopefully insurance will approve the surgery and I’ll be on my way to better hearing!
    2 points
  13. Mary Beth

    Wearing details

    @tmscarlett10 Hearing in the water with my Rondos on waterwear covers is the best! 9 uses per waterwear kit (3 in a kit and each used 3 times......9 seals in a kit). More waterwear covers can be purchased from Med-El US through their web shop.
    1 point
  14. So many things! I ordered a USB extension charger for all the stuff. I have it all plugged in another room because the lights are bright at night. But I have the dryer, audiolink charger, and battery charger all plugged into it. When traveling it's cool because we can plug our cell phones and other USB chargeable accessories into it too. For all the other stuff.. I took everything out of their little boxes and condensed them into one of the larger boxes to stash away.
    1 point
  15. @Mary Beth Well since the AudioStream will be coming soon I decided to stick with the Sonnet 2. I asked if the AudioStream can be ordered yet so my audiologist is checking on that with MED-EL. I suspect not yet so I'll just order something else and not open it up in the hope of exchanging it.
    1 point
  16. @phobos512 Did you read the FDA approval for the S-vector magnet?
    1 point
  17. DITTO I am excited too. Can’t wait for its release!!!
    1 point
  18. MPeake

    Size

    Thank you that is great news. Appreciate the reply
    1 point
  19. MED-EL Moderator

    New Samba

    @Andre Belitardo sorry for the late reply! I checked with our product experts and unfortunately easyTek does not work with SAMBA or SAMBA 2. However, miniTek is still available directly through MED-EL, so if you are interested in one, please get in touch with your local MED-EL team directly. Hope that helps! Kind regards, Verena
    1 point
  20. I also have single sided deafness, and have had great results so far (18 months.) My hearing is well balanced with the 2 different ears, the brain is amazing at putting it together to make 1 sound. Though when I listen with 1 ear at a time the sounds are definitely different. Also my tinnitus has reduced too! That seems to be a common happy side effect.
    1 point
  21. Sorry I am late to the party. My reverse-slope loss was the final deciding factor for me to choose Med-El.
    1 point
  22. I should be able to make it. It may be my last coffee chat until next year when daylight savings time starts again. Come November, I will be in the same time zone as @Mary Bethand I have another meeting at 10 a.m.so I would not be able to join for 9:30 a.m. coffee chat.
    1 point
  23. Thanks for the quick reply! I’ll try it! I guess the CI maintenance will be a learn-as-you-go thing...
    1 point
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  25. Jdashiell

    Artone

    @Mary Bethprovides great information on the Artone 3 Max and yes it is available in Amazon. You’ll need your fine tuner for your ci and whatever you yes to switch to T coil mode on your hearing aid. That way you are in T mode so you can use the Artone neck loop. youll also need to add it to your phone’s Bluetooth devices to use the Artone for cellphone calls. joe
    1 point
  26. Hi @Mary Beth We're glad you're excited about AudioStream :). According to our product experts, it is a mixed stream. The louder you switch your music source or phone call, the less you hear the environment and vice-versa. Kind regards, Mary
    1 point
  27. Megan L.

    Hi!

    @tmscarlett10 Its an exciting time! You should be excited 😊 Yes this website has so many great and helpful topics that you may not get any where else. The people are awesome too! In my opinion, it’s therapeutic talking about your experiences good and bad. We all are here to support each other and see everyone do well 😁 At least for me it is. Everyone has limitations and I’m sorry they said that to you. It doesn’t sound very helpful or kind. Just keep doing you and own it 💪😎 Where are you getting implanted?
    1 point
  28. @Valentin We are always happy to see you. And you can choose to talk, type in the chat or be quiet. It’s all good!
    1 point
  29. lrl

    Rondo 3!

    @Mary Beth For the past week I have been trying out an AudioLink with bilateral SONNET2 processors. The AudioLink's Bluetooth feature is ONLY good for phone calls. It does not seem to contain a Bluetooth audio/music profile. Even though it is linked to your phone, playing music will not pass through that connection. My audiologist thought it would handle music properly if connected to a Rondo3. No one really knows. The simplest solution I found was to buy a tiny Bluetooth receiver ($15) that plugged directly into the audio-in jack on the AudioLink. I found that using the AudioLink as
    1 point
  30. @Joan @Tracey_66 @Dave in Pittsburgh @Jewel We were just talking about wanting this!
    1 point
  31. I have one. Works as intended; haven't had any issues with it.
    1 point
  32. I found there was a significant difference. The clarity of sound with my Bonebridge has been significantly better. It is also much more compfortable! -Ross
    1 point
  33. Yes!!! Definitely 😁 missed you guys today!
    1 point
  34. @Mary Beth....count me in!😊
    1 point
  35. I agree @Mary Beth. It was wonderful to chat with all of you! Looking forward to seeing everyone again next month. In the meantime, please stay safe and be well everyone!😊
    1 point
  36. Terrific visiting with you all during our September video chat! Have a great month! Stay safe.
    1 point
  37. Megan L.

    Hi!

    @tmscarlett10 I only considered bimodal! Johns Hopkins - where I was implanted, did my worse ear incase something went wrong then I’d still have a “good ear.” I qualify in my right ear but I happy for now with my HA helping my CI 😁 I’m not in the mindset to go through surgery again. Every time I get off Zoom or a Teams phone call, I say to myself “Thank goodness for my CI! What would I do without it. How could I do without it?!” It’s amazing technology. As for noise - ditto on everything @Mary Beth said! Everyone struggles in noise even the hearing people. Today, I found myself
    1 point
  38. tmscarlett10

    Hi!

    Hi @Megan L., I am glad you mentioned that you're bimodal, because I am actually considering that. Pending the results of an MRI and CT scan, we can figure out whether or not my left ear is implantable. In the case that if is, i will probably get bilateral; in the case that it is not, then I'm guessing bimodal route. How does it help you with background noise and such? Since my bicross HAs don't help me at all in this area, I'm interested to know how it might work with a CI
    1 point
  39. I've got the dry star
    1 point
  40. The forum has a strange feature when quoting other posts. It allows the person doing the quoting to change and to add to the original member’s post and then it displays it as if the original member said it. Until they figure out how to fix this issue, I suggest we do not use the quote feature at all. To make your post clear that you are responding to a member’s post, you can tag them instead. To tag a member just type @ and then their member name. A window pops up. Select their name. You will know you tagged correctly if their name is highlighted in your post. I have con
    1 point
  41. That is really helpful. I have heard the longer the wait the less certain the outcome. I know there will be plenty of work to do after. Thanks for responding so quickly.
    1 point
  42. Alie Ryken

    Feed back

    Thanks for your info and reply .
    1 point
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  44. Oh! That's really interesting! I will have to find out how many processors my center offers.
    1 point
  45. Thanks again, @Mary Beth!!!
    1 point
  46. Hi @tmscarlett10 Welcome to HearPeers. I have sensorineural hearing loss in both ears. Both ears need a CI but I'm only implanted in one ear. I have Sonnet and Rondo2. I wear them interchangeably. I personally prefer Rondo2 especially now with COVID-19 where I have to wear a mask on my ears. I hear much better with Rondo2 but I find that Sonnet is better in noisy environments. However, this should not be an issue with Rondo3. If I was going to have surgery now I would probably go with Rondo 3. I see that Mary Beth has posted about the swap promotion. All the best with you
    1 point
  47. I had mine 2 months before my 80th birthday and by the time I get the next one I'll be 81. It's brilliant. Peter
    1 point
  48. The CI in the my right ear is doing all the work and it's really good. If all the tests say OK, go for it. Peter
    1 point
  49. Hi @Mary Beth, thanks for your question. The diamond icons show that magnet is a "RONDO 3 version" of the diametric magnet (so for SYNCHRONY implant). To make it easy to differentiate it from the RONDO 2 magnet (which has a different design) we've chosen a new icon. Kind regards, Barbara
    1 point
  50. We just got about six inches of snow, as as my husband is two counties away, I went out to clear the driveway. I don't use the snowblower much and don't recall much about using it, so I just shoveled, the snow is light and fluffy. But I put a hat on - I'd never worn a hat over the Rondo2s before. Worked really nicely, though. Two of my neighbors walked over for a chat (nothing like everyone being out clearing their driveways to forge a bond) and we talked for a bit and shoveled for a bit. I've never been used to wearing hats because they made my hearing aids beep. It's nice to know t
    1 point
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