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Mary Beth

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    Mary Beth reacted to MED-EL Moderator in Comfortable listening on LONG flights   
    Hi All, 

    I will look at a solution for this. 

    Kind regards, 

    Mary
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Dry Box   
    I received the Dry Space box I ordered through the Med-El US shop.  It holds 2 Sonnets easily.  And it has a USB plug for charging.
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    Mary Beth reacted to Angie in Listening to music with Sonnets compared to OPUS2/RONDO   
    Following...........  Definitely looking forward to replies on this. Thanks, Mary!
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    Mary Beth reacted to Megan L. in Ear very full and blocked 10 days after CI surgery   
    @Marko
    Have you tried chewing gum? Hope you’re feeling less pressure!
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    Mary Beth reacted to Al West in Difficult listening situations which are still difficult   
    My HA has a telecom. I hope to get some ALD help. Phonak seems to be a good source. I"m working with a different audiologist and hope to find an HA that will be powerful enough. The new Phonak Marvel doesn't current have enough power but is rumered to have something pending.
    Thanks for your response. I've read about your recent trip - Congratulations! You are very deserving of praise.
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Difficult listening situations which are still difficult   
    @Jewel
    I felt most disabled prior to my first CI surgery.  I had a long standing completely deaf ear and an ear with a severe to profound progressive hearing loss and a very small dynamic range.  That was the period of time that I felt most hindered by my hearing loss.  It was isolating, exhausting, frustrating and depressing.
    Then I started my CI journey.  Wow my life changed forever.  Amazing!
    Now that I am as deaf as possible......I hear nothing when my processors are off....I actually feel less disabled.  Strange huh?
    My audiologist guided my hearing journey so well that by the time it sunk in that I am deaf, I was actually hearing better than I had been for decades.  I am so grateful for the skill, guidance and caring heart of my awesome audiologist.
     
    But your point is valid.  Without fully functioning processors, I am completely deaf.  I depend on my processors to hear everyday.  I need them to be consistently reliable.  They are my ears. 
     
    I am thankful for my CIs and the return of hearing.
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    Mary Beth reacted to Jewel in Meet up opportunity in Niagara Falls NY   
    I am hoping to come. Hopefully I will be able to afford it by then. I will book a hotel from now. 
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Jewel in Difficult listening moments which are now no longer difficult   
    @Emily C.
    I bet you will figure out a way that works comfortably (and quietly) for you.  My teen students with CIs and long hair position their processors on their ears first and then deal with their hair and the coil.  Some like to wear the coil under their hair.  Others prefer to wear the coil on top of their hair.  They each have their own method and tend to follow it every time.  
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Jewel in NOISE METER   
    I played with noise meter in restaurants to figure out when the Roger Pen could be used on restaurant tables AND remain in omni mode picking up all the voices (since the Pen switches to its directional mode as soon as sound levels are at 70 dB).  There are not many restaurants that stay below 70 dB during lunch and dinner rushes.  Another reason why the Roger Select will help people.  It manages noise much better than the Pen.
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Jewel in Meet up opportunity in Niagara Falls NY   
    https://www.niagarafallsstatepark.com/~/media/parks/niagara-falls/niagara-falls-state-park/map-and-directions/niagara-falls-state-park-map.pdf?la=en
     
     

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    Mary Beth reacted to Megan L. in Difficult listening moments which are now no longer difficult   
    @Mary Beth
    Haha! Maybe....😁
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Megan L. in Difficult listening moments which are now no longer difficult   
    @Megan L.
    definitely time for a video!
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    Mary Beth reacted to Megan L. in Difficult listening moments which are now no longer difficult   
    @Mary Beth I’m sure it’s quite interesting to watch too 😂 I’ve never touched the mic area either and I’ve never seen myself put it on so it’s hard to explain how I do it...😂
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    Mary Beth reacted to Gerda Nap in Wie o wie   
    heel erg fijn om dat te horen.
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    Mary Beth reacted to Mary Featherston in Difficult listening situations which are still difficult   
    My audiologist started me on it and I never moved to Natural.  I haven't seen any benefit of Natural - I like pulling sound from all around.
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Jewel in Difficult listening situations which are still difficult   
    @Jewel
    That is interesting and I believe you.  It just is baffling as the mics are not used in T.  I can only test adaptive on T versus omni on T as I no longer have a natural mic program.  I will experiment tonight and see what happens for me.  Very interesting.
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    Mary Beth reacted to Megan L. in Difficult listening moments which are now no longer difficult   
    That’s good news @Mary Beth!! I didn’t think the Rondo users would be able to 👍
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Megan L. in Difficult listening moments which are now no longer difficult   
    Roger can be used with Rondo and Rondo 2 via two options:
     
    Roger MyLink neckloop receiver (on MT or T)
    or
    Roger X receiver plugged into the mini battery pack (stay on M)
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    Mary Beth reacted to Mary Featherston in Comfortable listening on LONG flights   
    @Mary Beth I was able to watch the video just now - on a Windows PC and Firefox.  So thank you!  For $20 I think I'll buy those before vacation and see if they work on Rondo 2.
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    Mary Beth reacted to Megan L. in Difficult listening moments which are now no longer difficult   
    @Emily C. 
    I have long hair too - try tilting your head to one side and sliding the magnet underneath the “curtain” of hair. This way all your hair is on top of the magnet. I use both hands and put the magnet on first and then the processor on my ear otherwise I’ll drop it for sure 👍 I’ve never brushed the microphone this way of putting it on...took some time to figure out with my hair 😂 
    And for the Rondo...you’ll find it gets lost in your long hair! Haha. All good though, I like the Rondo.
    Hope this little trick helps! 
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    Mary Beth reacted to Emily C. in favorite WOW moments   
    Yeah, it's not bad, thanks!  But... yeah, yeah, I know can share everything, too... thanks guys.  Was just trying to stick to the thread, and... as you know how it goes... sometimes you only have little moments here and there to speak up about, and otherwise 'coast' along through daily life.  It's just the 'coasting' part I think I was poking myself about, depending on how my mood/energy/heck, even the weather varied.  Like I wasn't being proactive or 'yay' enough about working on things.  But I'll talk about that in the other threads.
    Awww.... the sound of your pets sniffing you...  Hee...   😜
     
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Megan L. in favorite WOW moments   
    @Mary Featherston and @Megan L.
    I started 2 threads about difficult listening situations.
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Megan L. in Difficult listening moments which are now no longer difficult   
    Unloading the dishwasher was terrible at first.  I moved in slow motion, gently setting each plate down as gingerly as possible.  Now I clank around just like everyone else!
     
    But it was terrible for awhile!
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Megan L. in favorite WOW moments   
    @Mary Featherston and @Megan L.
    I started 2 threads about difficult listening situations.
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Mary Featherston in favorite WOW moments   
    There are frustrating parts of this journey for sure.  People do not tend to post much about their frustrations.  That is kind of unfortunate because others may benefit from realizing that even long time successful CI users have had frustrating moments.
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