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Mary Beth

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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Salik in Rondo 2 battery life   
    @Dave in Pittsburgh
    @Joan
    @Jewel
    @Mary Featherston
    @Salik
    @Michael Drury
     
    I started a new poll for Rondo 2 battery life after its first year.  Follow the link and then scroll up for the poll.
     
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    Mary Beth reacted to Tommy C in Sonnet 2 battery preference POLL   
    I use both disposables and the rechargeables. If I am going to be at home all day I will use rechargeables. If it is going to be a busy day I will use the disposables or my Rondo 2. I know Rondo 2 is not part of this poll but that is really my preference over sonnet 2 due to battery management. 
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    Mary Beth reacted to Megan L. in Sonnet 2 battery preference POLL   
    @Mary Beth
    It worked! 😁
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Megan L. in Sonnet 2 battery preference POLL   
    @Megan L.
    I think I set this poll up so people who use both can select both options.  Let me know if that doesn’t work.
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    Mary Beth reacted to Tomas in Rondo 3 battery life POLL   
    @Mary Beth,  it'll be interesting to see the results. I figure I have two votes, have cast one for the processor always above 17, the other have improved slightly the past weeks, if today and tomorrow is above 16 I'll cast another 16-18 otherwise 13-15.
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    Mary Beth reacted to Megan L. in Sonnet 2 battery preference POLL   
    @Mary Beth
    I use both!! When I was in office for work I would use the disposable batteries because they lasted a lot longer and I didn’t have to time when to change them. I also use disposables when I have a long day away from home like to my audiologist appointments. Now, I’ve been using the rechargeable batteries because I’m home and it doesn’t matter when the batteries die 🤣
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    Mary Beth reacted to Dave in Pittsburgh in Rondo 2 battery life   
    @Joan yes it is
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    Mary Beth reacted to Joan in Rondo 2 battery life   
    That’s good to know @Dave in Pittsburgh
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    Mary Beth reacted to Dave in Pittsburgh in Rondo 2 battery life   
    My audiologist just sent me an email she requested MEDEL customer service to send me a replacement Rondo2 due to short battery life another reason for choosing MEDEL and I am glad ai did. 
     
     
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    Mary Beth reacted to Dave in Pittsburgh in Rondo 2 battery life   
    Me also
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    Mary Beth reacted to Joan in Rondo 2 battery life   
    Just responded 😊
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    Mary Beth reacted to Dave in Pittsburgh in Rondo 2 battery life   
    @Mary Beth
    Yes I agree about the battery life . Yes I did pull out the Rondo2 manual for a breakfast read since there no morning newspaper to read anymore all the world of technology got to love ❤️ it.
     
     
     
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    Mary Beth reacted to Joan in Rondo 2 battery life   
    Just an observation.... I was told by Med-El shortly after getting my Rondo 2s to be certain the processors were turned off before placing them on the charging pad. Although they would still charge if not turned off, doing so would shorten the battery life.
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Joan in Rondo 2 battery life   
    @Dave in Pittsburgh
    Let us know what you find out.
    These integrated rechargeable batteries really need to provide all of us at least 16 hours of battery life (including streaming) for at least 5 years in my opinion.
     

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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Jared Charney in February HearPeers Chat on GoogleMeet   
    @Kirk S.
    I apologize for any confusion I caused about the Rondo 3 and Sonnet 2 new chip.  All Rondo 3 and Sonnet 2 processors have the new chip.  This new chip can run automatic sound management (ASM 3) features like adaptive intelligence.
    In the US, ASM 3 is not FDA approved at this time so in the US Sonnet 2 and Rondo 3 processors still use ASM 2 (even though they have a new chip that is capable of ASM 3).
    In most countries it seems like ASM 3 was active when Sonnet 2 was released in Europe (fall 2019) and Rondo 3 was released (fall 2020). User reports of the new ASM 3 features are here in HearPeers, in videos Med-El has released on FB & YouTube and in other forum groups.
    I want to adjust to new processors once so instead of upgrading now to Sonnet 2 with ASM 2 and then adjusting again after ASM 3 is released here and my audiologist updates my Sonnet 2.....  I plan to wait until ASM 3 is released in the US and just adapt to my new processors once.
     
    Make sense?
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    Mary Beth reacted to Jules in Hello   
    Thank you Mary Beth. I will check out all these resources you recommended. Your video was most helpful. I too have otosclerosis in both ears. After listening to you I am a little optimistic and hoping I can reach the same or similar outcome. 
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    Mary Beth reacted to Kirk S. in January 2021 Virtual HearPeers Chat   
    Hi Mary Beth, Kylie, et al.
    Thanks for the great chat on Sunday. I enjoyed it and I learned at lot, as always. Enjoying and learning are equally important in my book!
    Thanks also for the links for Kylie’s audiologist. I researched some Info about her last year, so I know she’s considered a top SSD specialist. I’ve already looked through a couple of her academic papers and I will pass them along to my audiologist in Tokyo. Like many professionals in Japan, my audiologist (Kubota-san) can read and write English reasonably well (especially within her professional specialty), but can’t actually speak the language worth a darn! Considering that more than 98% of the people who live in Japan are born and raised in Japan, there’s little incentive for anyone her to actually learn how to SPEAK English. So that’s a little challenging.  But, the food’s great! 
    Look forward to our next chat next month. Best, Kirk
     
     
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Jewel in What did things sound like on activation day for you?   
    I loved following your journey @Jewel!
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Jared Charney in February HearPeers Chat on GoogleMeet   
    @Jared Charney
    check this out
     
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Jared Charney in February HearPeers Chat on GoogleMeet   
    @Jared Charney
    Reaching a stable MAP takes some time.  It varies from person to person and even varies for the same person from ear to ear.  After reaching a stable MAP, more fine tuning to your MAP is possible.
    CI users vary in their interest in learning about MAPping.  Some like to learn a lot and others prefer not to.  Both approaches are fine in my opinion.
     
    I trusted my audiologist completely while MAPping.  She is excellent at listening to my comments and converting my comments to MAPping adjustments.  
     
    The new chip I mentioned is in the processor (not in our internal components).  It is in the Rondo 3 and Sonnet 2.  It enables those processors to use adaptive intelligence features of ASM 3, which is not yet FDA approved in the US.  If things work the same way ASM 2 was released here it will go like this...
     
    FDA approval
    Med-El US announces an expected release date via their official Med-El US FB page
    Our audiologists update our Rondo 3 and Sonnet 2 processors to ASM 3 at an appointment and then we have those features too.
     
    I will look for the link of the video discussing the new features .
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Jared Charney in February HearPeers Chat on GoogleMeet   
    @Jared Charney
    Feel free to ask questions in the forum in the meantime.  See you in February.
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Joan in OT: talking brains, not CIs   
    I am an Artone neckloop fan as well!
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Megan L. in What did things sound like on activation day for you?   
    I loved following your journey @Jewel!
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    Mary Beth reacted to Joan in OT: talking brains, not CIs   
    @Mary Featherston love my Artone neckloop!😊
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    Mary Beth reacted to Mary Featherston in OT: talking brains, not CIs   
    Hm, I don't have good enough speechreading skill.  I'm far more comfortable hearing people when I can see them, but never progressed to being able to understand much if I'm not hearing anything.  COVID has improved my ability to hear without secondary cues, though.  This morning I didn't turn the captioning on, and was able to hear and understand everyone.  I have phone calls at work - LOTS of them, because we don't do in-person meetings anymore.  And I hear really well on those too, as long as I'm using my neckloop.  Actual telephones (like my desk phone at work) are harder for me, but my computer or my mobile phone with the Artone neckloop are wonderfully clear.
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