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    Mary Beth

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  2. Kerem Ozcan

    Kerem Ozcan

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  3. zeynepody

    zeynepody

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Showing content with the highest reputation since 04/11/2021 in all areas

  1. Robin Johnson

    Robin Johnson

    New to hearspeers, activated yesterday.
    3 points
  2. karenRS

    Audiostream Inpressions

    I've been using Audiostream for just over a week and I can't believe the difference it makes. I don't think I've heard music this good since I was 15 ( a long time ago) and it's so much better for use with the phone.
    3 points
  3. Kerem Ozcan

    Greetings from Turkey

    I hope we will try to join Murat. But we cannot speak English fully. We try to understand with translation. 😊
    3 points
  4. mertmur

    Greetings from Turkey

    Yeap, definitely we will come over and see you on sunday! ALL THE BEST X
    2 points
  5. Kerem Ozcan

    Greetings from Turkey

    Hello, my name is Kerem, after using hearing aids for 14 years, I had a cochlear implant surgery. I have been a right ear CI user for 13 years. I have been using Med-el Sonnet 2 for 1 year. Before, I was constantly following the forum. I wanted to rejoin with a membership from scratch. I have mentored many users in my country. I have a YouTube channel. I am shooting promotional videos in Turkish about CI. I am planning to translate into foreign languages soon. I'm 30 years old. and I am single. I started to follow the site closely. I will be pleased to meet you. Thank you for reading.
    2 points
  6. mertmur

    Nucleus 7 vs Medel (Sonnet 2)

    Thanks a million for wishing me a good luck and crossing your fingers for me! I have not implanted yet due to such damn coronavirus and i was postponed...and could not keep the track of available chances also because of my busy work time...I am looking forward to have this operation done on this upcoming summer - and maybe will go for Rondo 3.
    2 points
  7. AliU83

    Upgrade to Rondo3?

    @Jared Charney That's good that you can't tell a huge difference between the Sonnet and Rondo 3. The difference between Sonnet and Rondo 1 is huge. But, it took me over a year to realize just how large the difference was, while my brain adjusted. I wore the Rondo 1 primarily until I was able to capitalize on the benefits the sonnet has over it. As for the clip--I made my own with the Rondo 1. It likely won't work for short hair, though. I have my own thin fishing wire that I loop through the notch and I attach a small sized bobby pin to it. It works GREAT and is easier on my hair. The Ron
    2 points
  8. Viola DeVinney

    Profile picture

    Yay! I did it! Thanks for all the input. Whew!
    2 points
  9. Viola DeVinney

    New recipient

    I have a Rondo 3; I like that it is off the ear and it has a thin wire and clip I can attach to my clothing. However, the Sonnet 2 is so much clearer.
    2 points
  10. zeynepody

    I am Audiologist and I am using bilateral CI MEDEL RONDO 3

    Thank you my friend 😇🙃😇🙃😇🙃
    2 points
  11. MED-EL Moderator

    A very unproductive day! Such fun!

    @Mary Beth I can now confirm that the WiFi battery pack does not affect listening performance. It just has different components inside to allow AudioStream activity. Best, Verena
    2 points
  12. Looking back as a CI user for 13 years, I definitely don't regret it. It made my life so easy that I am very happy. Youth made it easier for me to understand in my high school and university life. Now I continue my journey with Sonnet 2. I definitely don't have days without music. I always keep in touch with the music. And I am very happy to be with you. 😊💙
    2 points
  13. Noelle

    Hi!

    I’m new to hear peers! I’m not new to the world of implants, just never knew this site existed. Anyhow, I have a cochlear implant, it was done nearly 7 years ago after suffering in silence for nearly 25 years. My experience gave me my life and career back! I’m 51 year old mother of three from Ontario who works as a Broadcast Journalist.
    2 points
  14. Linda

    AudioLink and AudioKey2

    Thank you!
    1 point
  15. zeynepody

    AudioStream and Apple CarPlay

    @Mary Beth thank you
    1 point
  16. mertmur

    Nucleus 7 vs Medel (Sonnet 2)

    Hello to everyone! I have come across this great and useful site through Med-el and would love to give all of you my greetings from Turkey :)) I have found out that I have been a fine candidate of Cochlear Implant and made some audiological tests lately...My CI operation will take place in the middle of August and looking forward to getting implanted soon. Some recipients advise me to go for the other company which is cochlear and Nucleus 7....though I have chosen already Medel and Sonnet 7 . As far as I have heard about N7 is quite more expensive than sonnet 7 and do not know why it is so....
    1 point
  17. Mary Beth

    April 2021 HearPeers GoogleMeet Chat

    @Jared Charney maybe next time will work out better
    1 point
  18. Kylie

    2 year check up

    I am due for my 2 year check up very soon. After going so often in the first year it's been a seemingly long whole year since I last saw my audiologist. Any tips on what to expect, or things I should ask about? I honestly have no ideas! All my little questions have been answered in this forum 😉
    1 point
  19. Kylie

    Robin Johnson

    Wow how do things sound so far?
    1 point
  20. Mary Beth

    Step by step AudioStream and iPhone

    I will post pics of a pdf I created for AudioStream and iPhones. Click to zoom in. EDIT: added a reboot step of AudioStream after successful configuration, showed where to find AudioStream on iPhone and suggested an easy way to disconnect/reconnect
    1 point
  21. Geo

    Step by step AudioStream and iPhone

    I just followed your instructions and it connected perfectly!! Thank you. I am a new Audiostream user and did not know I could use my iPhone as a remote mic.
    1 point
  22. Mary Beth

    Upgrade to Rondo3?

    @Jared Charney I know. And maybe we will get lucky and ASM 3 will become available soon. But I imagine the pandemic definitely isn’t helping the process if it involves research with CI users in person.
    1 point
  23. Joan

    Profile picture

    Way to go! @Viola DeVinney Nice to meet you!😊
    1 point
  24. zeynepody

    Audiolink

    @Mary Beth okey , when it come I will say you my opinion
    1 point
  25. Viola DeVinney

    New recipient

    My surgery was in January__activation February 9. Very happy, but still learning to navigate and balance CI and hearing aid. Finding that I hear better with Sonnet 2 vs Rondo.
    1 point
  26. Mary Beth

    Upgrade to Rondo3?

    @Salik and @zeynepody I agree with you both. The Rondo 3 battery life should be much longer. I hope Rondo 4 has a much longer battery life. @zeynepody I am glad you like how Rondo 3 sounds.
    1 point
  27. zeynepody

    I am Audiologist and I am using bilateral CI MEDEL RONDO 3

    Hello from İSTANBUL. I am 28. I am very happy for join here :)
    1 point
  28. Megan L.

    New recipient

    Welcome to the group @Viola DeVinney 😁 I was bimodal up until December of 2020. It was wonderful! I too noticed that I hear better with the Sonnet (1 & 2) than the Rondo. Feel free to ask questions!
    1 point
  29. Megan L.

    I am Audiologist and I am using bilateral CI MEDEL RONDO 3

    Welcome to the group @zeynepody 😁
    1 point
  30. AliU83

    Upgrade to Rondo3?

    @Mary Beth Thanks for reminding me to follow up! The Rondo 3 test went well--for only using it for a little while, I was able to comfortably determine that the quality of sound/microphones is very close to my Sonnet, and there's absolutely no doubt the Rondo 3 is substantially better than the Rondo 1. I think the only improvement of my Sonnet over the Rondo 3 is the mic placement. I was able to test this in the lobby of Mass Eye and Ear, where my audiologist and I (and some helpful security officers) created a noisy environment for me to switch between the Rondo 1, Rondo 3, and Son
    1 point
  31. Kerem Ozcan

    A very unproductive day! Such fun!

    No, he stated that the volume sounds high in normal program modes. It uses Sonnet 1. Let me see again what the situation is. Thank you @MED-EL Moderatörand @Mary Beth for your information.
    1 point
  32. Mary Beth

    Upgrade to Rondo3?

    @Salik Processor kit items vary from country to country. See if they will send you a list of items included in the kit.
    1 point
  33. Mary Beth

    Sonnet 2 Battery Compartment Cover Failure

    @Kerem Ozcan I had a lot of problems with false dead battery beeps when using Zenipower batteries with my Sonnets. I returned to using Power One Implant batteries and have not had that problem. My Sonnet battery cover had to be replaced also. I think it loosens up and then doesn’t press against the contacts strong enough. At first I believe my Sonnet battery covers only had a one year warranty in the US, which is ridiculous in my opinion because they are not an optional accessory. I think I have seen that now the battery covers have a 2 year warranty in the US. In my opin
    1 point
  34. Mary Beth

    A very unproductive day! Such fun!

    Thank you Verena @MED-EL Moderator @Kerem Ozcan I wonder if the other AudioStream user was referring to the audio mix of AudioStream? It mixes 50/50 with our processor mics and streamed audio. We can reduce the processor mics by lowering both volume and sensitivity and then increasing volume on our phone/tablet. That is what I do. But at my next MAPping appt, I will ask my audiologist to create a MAP that lowers the processor mics volume and sensitivity for AudioStream use. It will be easier to just move into a dedicated AudioStream program when I want to dampen the processor
    1 point
  35. Lynda

    can't re-connect AudioStream to original Sonnet

    My left ear (activated 9 and a half years ago) has the original Sonnet with EAS - I have been wearing the AudioStream on this one. My right ear (activated 5 weeks ago) has the Sonnet 2. My audiologist has mapped both an EAS program and an electrical only program. Since activation I have been using the electrical only program. This week we will add the earmold and start rehabbing with the acoustic/electric program. Weirdly, I am starting to become comfortable with the electric only program. My original Sonnet also is mapped with an EAS program and an electrical only program. I ha
    1 point
  36. Mary Beth

    A very unproductive day! Such fun!

    @Kerem Ozcan It’s my understanding that the WiFi disposable battery pack should not make anything sound different to us. It just allows the AudioStream to work. My Sonnet processors sound great. I did not experience an increase in volume. Let’s tag @MED-EL Moderator to be sure. @MED-EL Moderator should our Sonnet/Sonnet 2 processors sound the same when the AudioStream WiFi battery pack and AudioStream covers are attached but we are not streaming as when we use our regular battery pack and regular cover ?
    1 point
  37. Mary Beth

    A very unproductive day! Such fun!

    @Kerem Ozcan We do not need an audiologist to set up AudioStream and we do not need a special program. We need to download the latest AudioKey app (right now it is AudioKey 2) to configure the AudioStream before we can use it. After that, we do not need to use any special app to stream all audio.
    1 point
  38. I LOVE the AudioStream! Thank you to the Med-El engineers who designed AudioStream! @MED-EL Moderator Terrific audio quality and music sounds amazing! Phone calls take precedence and then we return automatically to whatever we were streaming. There are audible “thunk” sounds when it connects and switches. This is a fabulous connectivity device for Sonnet/Sonnet 2. I am using Power One implant disposable batteries. The slightly longer battery cover does not bother me.
    1 point
  39. Lynda

    can't re-connect AudioStream to original Sonnet

    @Mary BethIf it wasn't for covid & we weren't in different countries - I could kiss you!!! I guess it's true that sometimes the easiest solution is the right one. All this technology is going to be the death of me.
    1 point
  40. Mary Beth

    can't re-connect AudioStream to original Sonnet

    @Lynda AudioKey2 is only needed the first time to configure the AudioStream. We do not need to use AudioKey 2 after that for streaming to AudioStream. Have you tried turning off your phone’s BT and then turning it back on?
    1 point
  41. mertmur

    Greetings from Turkey

    Ooo Kerem , most welcome back to Hearpeers! Mary, I do remember you and you have helped me a lot on the journey with CI. So pleased to have met you here! Hello to you!
    1 point
  42. @SKOM and @Jared Charney I played around and found that lots of people with various made for iPhone hearing devices are having the same exact issue. For some turning off/on BT works. For others they need to restart their hearing devices. All are using both iPhone and iPad. This seems to be an Apple hand off issue that is impacting various made for iPhone hearing devices.
    1 point
  43. Mary Beth

    New recipient

    Welcome to HearPeers @Viola DeVinney! I look forward to reading about your experiences with your CI and HA. Feel free to ask any questions here. We are a friendly group.
    1 point
  44. John R

    My Cochlear Journey Episode 10 "Switch On" ( Johns VLOG )

    Hi all, Just thought I would share with you my latest Episode that just went online. Hope you enjoy... Any questions feel free to ask away. Regards John
    1 point
  45. Mary Beth

    A very unproductive day! Such fun!

    @Jared Charney The AudioStream is quite amazing! If you keep the AudioStream cover on all the time, you can turn off the connection just by turning off your phone’s BT in the control panel. When you turn BT back on, AudioStream will automatically reconnect.
    1 point
  46. Justin

    AudioLink "hacks": taking advantage of the remote mic feature

    I'm sure lots of you have already figured this out, but I just realized the remote mic function on the AudioLink has some interesting uses. I'm SSD and wear over the ear headphones for many of my virtual meetings. Usually just throw it on over my Sonnet, but it can get uncomfortable after a bit. Today I was fidgeting and ended up resting my AudioLink on top of the earcup of my headphones (see picture)... and it works well! Now I can quickly switch up my "streaming" without messing with computer settings. I'm still not perfect listening CI-only (but getting better!). I can quickly grab my headp
    1 point
  47. Mary Beth

    Loving AudioStream and music!!!!

    Do you know that feeling when you get a new speaker system or awesome headphones and you spend hours and hours jamming to music? That is me with the new AudioStream connectivity device for my cochlear implant processors! Loving AudioStream!!
    1 point
  48. Mary Beth

    Upgrade to Rondo3?

    @AliU83 That is great that Mass Eye & Ear are allowing you to test out the Rondo 3 with your audiologist at an appt. terrific! Presently Rondo 3 is using ASM 2 with its dual mics. Exactly like Sonnet 1 and Sonnet 2. Depending on the location of your internal magnet, Rondo 3 should perform very well in noise. When ASM 3 is FDA approved and released in the US, Sonnet 2 and Rondo 3 will have even better features for hearing well in noise using their new computer chip and adaptive intelligence. Let us know how your test run with Rondo 3 goes.
    1 point
  49. Mary Beth

    Upgrade to Rondo3?

    @MarkRichards Congratulations on your CI! Dual mics help with hearing in noise. Wishing you the best!
    1 point
  50. Mary Beth

    Rondo 3!

    @Tracey_66
    1 point
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