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Mary Beth

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    User of a hearing implant
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    3-5 years
  • Implant Type
    Cochlear Implant
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  • Pre/post lingual Hearing Loss
    Post lingual Hearing Loss
  • Sudden/Progressive Hearing Loss
    Progressive Hearing Loss
  • Uni/bilateral Implant
    Bilateral implant
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  1. @Valentin LOL. That is funny. Did it really happen to you?
  2. @Jdashiell Have you tried InnoCaption on your cell phone yet? Since they use live stenographers instead of automatic software to convert speech to text, the delay is not bad. It’s free and easy to set up an account. Cordless phones for landlines at home have pros and cons. Pros.... the area that the speech comes out of is larger than cell phones so it is easier to position it over our processor mics and they often have a speakerphone option. Cons....sound quality varies greatly. Telephone With Confidence is great phone practice. And no stress because it is just recordings. But in real life the sound quality on phones varies greatly. The best practice with accents for me was Ted Talks. Many many presenters have accents. It helped me a lot. Also audiobooks of stories by foreign authors. Scribd has quite a selection and is convenient for me for $8.99/month. Others find their local libraries to be great resources for audiobooks online. We have a trip planned and I have been listening to audiobooks from authors in those countries to practice accents.
  3. @Mary Featherston Although I would love to try out every single processor Med-El releases, that just is not going to happen. There will always be processors that I never experience. I plan on learning from others and then making the best choice I can each time I am able to upgrade. I think Med-El will have amazing things in store for us. Tech is changing so rapidly. It is a good time to be deaf. Smile.
  4. @Jdashiell I am so happy music is back in your life. If you ever want to discuss tech for hearing on the phone, just let me know.
  5. @MED-EL Moderator Sorry. I found it under settings then signature. I forgot how to do that. Sorry.
  6. @MED-EL Moderator I tried to update my info that displays automatically at the bottom of each of my posts. I went into my profile. Chose edit. Changed a few things and hit save. But the info at the bottom of my posts did not update. How do I update that info correctly?
  7. Yup. I have had that experience too! It’s not good.
  8. I forgot about that! I had to have pre-op visit and possible bloodwork too with my primary care physician. She also did an EKG. But my vaccinations were through my pharmacy.
  9. @mgfiest That would make sense if the FM sleeve uses different battery contacts for the disposable battery pack versus the rechargeable battery. Fingers crossed. keep us posted
  10. @mgfiest Sounds like there may be a problem with your FM battery sleeve. Are you able to contact your Med-El CSR or CI center to see about replacing it?
  11. @mgfiest You are using the Roger X (02) receiver plugged into the Sonnet FM battery cover? https://www.phonakpro.com/content/dam/phonakpro/gc_hq/en/products_solutions/wireless_accessories/roger_receivers/documents/fitting_guide_roger_med-el_sonnet_rondo_opus2.pdf
  12. @Mary Featherston I noticed on Med-El’s US website that sometimes they offer a discount for self-pay when you trade in a processor. It is still expensive to self pay but there have been targeted discounts for specific trade ins.
  13. @mgfiest Link to FAQ about Roger 21 https://blog.medel.com/roger-21-from-phonak-frequently-asked-questions/
  14. @mgfiest Cover on your battery.......are you referring to the Roger 21 battery cover that you must use in order to pick up the sound from the Roger Pen? If that Roger 21 battery cover works perfectly fine with your Roger Pen when using disposable batteries, I don’t think it is the problem. https://www.phonakpro.com/content/dam/phonakpro/gc_hq/en/products_solutions/wireless_accessories/roger_receivers/documents/datasheet_roger_21.pdf
  15. I am still under 5 years since being implanted and have OPUS 2, Rondo 1 and Sonnet 1 processors. My timing for upgrading will be determined by my insurance approval. My OPUS 2 processors are becoming obsoleted by Med-El so after their warranty expires, Med-El will no longer repair them. My wish to try new processors also impacts my upgrade timing. There is a part of me that wishes to try all Med-El processors. Smile. I know that will not be possible. Having to choose one processor at my upgrade time will be difficult. I appreciate everyone who shares their experiences (likes and dislikes) about new processors on HearPeers. I am learning about the new processors from reading your posts. Thank you.
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