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Mary Beth

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    Mary Beth reacted to Mary Featherston in Learning to listen on the phone   
    @Mary Beth - mostly due to not having a choice.  🙂  There are a couple of meetings each week that I'm in that have people calling in from other locations and I just listen to the speakerphone and it's been slowly getting better.
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Mary Featherston in WOW!   
    Congratulations @Mary Featherston!
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    Mary Beth reacted to Joan in New use for waterwear cover   
    It’s great that the waterwear covers worked so well in both situations. A very clever alternative use for them.😊
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    Mary Beth reacted to Joan in New use for waterwear cover   
    A great idea...and great foresight!😊
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    Mary Beth reacted to Mary Featherston in WOW!   
    Update:  got the job!  I spoke to the hiring manager yesterday and he offered on the phone.  Tomorrow I'll accept it officially and talk to my current manager.  He already knows, of course - you can't apply intracompany without telling your manager.  So we'll start talking about transition and what to do with my current responsibilities.
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    Mary Beth reacted to Jewel in How have your CIs changed you?   
    My CI has definitely changed me for the better. 
    I'm far more independent. I don't need people to make or take phone calls for me. I don't dread using the phone anymore. 
    I also find that I am more chatty. I think I had become a recluse since my hearing went bad. Now I want to go out more and enjoy life more. I have already bought tickets for two live concerts, something that was unthinkable for several years. 
    I love being able to hear over an intercom. 
    I don't have to be fearful when I go to KFC and wait for my number to be called. 
    It's like a burden has literally been lifted off my shoulders. 
    This week I realised that I would be better off with two CIs but even with one I have come a very long way! 
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    Mary Beth reacted to Nikki in Rondo 2 questions!! 😁   
    Music sounds better than I expected with time
    I thought it'll never sound quite right but my new normal is extremely enjoyable.   I'm listening to music for hours every day,  and feel grateful it comes in as good as I remember. 
    Best of luck to you @MrVe9as
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    Mary Beth reacted to MED-EL Moderator in POLL: Top of your Med-El Wish List   
    Hi @jamesm, It can be a bit confusing! I am not allowed to talk about future product plans etc online, but I will say that we are always striving to improve our products for our users. Kind regards, Mary 
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    Mary Beth reacted to soojjan in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    stitches. I am not allowed to wash my hair for at least 2 weeks. Today I may go home. Let's see how the daughter of 2 is going to respond to my bandage. On Facetime yesterday: daddy pain ...
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Kylie in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    The first hair wash is wonderful!  I was able to do that soon too.
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Kylie in Feb/March/April 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    @Kylie and @soojjan
    Terrific that your recoveries are going so well.  Soon the exciting times come with your activations!
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    Mary Beth reacted to Mary Featherston in How have your CIs changed you?   
    Oh, remarkably.  My hearing had deteriorated to the point that I was not functioning well at all with hearing aids.  Now at work I rarely miss what's said in meetings - before I assumed I missed at least half, though I was good at following from context.
    As mgfiest says, having someone talk to what used to be a deaf ear is quite an experience!  Just being able to have the little interchanges that hearing people take for granted - a short exchange with a co-worker in the hallway, or a discussion with my husband without stress OR shouting. 
    I have a little seating area on one end of our bedroom where I keep my laptop and when I sit there I often need to close the door because Ron's TV in the living room gets annoying.  Which - honestly, I hadn't even been able to hear it before, let alone be bugged by stupid TV show theme songs and whatnot. 
    It's a whole new life.
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    Mary Beth reacted to mgfiest in How have your CIs changed you?   
    My hearing lost was compensated with 2 HA, but with one it was only a directional finder. Over the years it deteriorated to NR."
    When I went to get my CI, they said .. can't do government rules.. well I can't take no for an answer, so I was told look elsewhere, which I did and they said.. NO PROBLEM... hmmmm same government 2 answers. Took my trusty letter to my first CI center and said.. OH YES YOU CAN.... 
    Now my directional ear finder is now a working hearing ear and it is amazing to have someone on my "bad" side and be able to listen to what they are saying to me.
    This has truly made me respect sound at a totally different level.
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    Mary Beth reacted to Valentin in How to secure Roundy 2 processor on head   
    I never remove the clip, I retrieve the loop from the pin, It's  more easy,  I never unclip the alligator from loop. First times I forgot it, but now it is a mechanical movement 🙂
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Mary Featherston in a year in a life   
    @Mary Featherston
    I hope your insurance covers as many MAPping appts as it takes until you reach your favorite MAPs.  Of course, your April appt may solve this for you!
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Mary Featherston in a year in a life   
    Hi @Mary Featherston
    I read through some of your blog entries.  Isn’t it so cool to have a record of your CI journey? I have one too but it is just a private journal.  Four years out and I’m still entering WOW moments every month.
     
    You made a comment about a change to one side’s MAP and could that impact both sides.  When we change one side’s MAP for me it impacts that side and also my bilateral sound.  There is a summative effect to hearing as well.
    Sometimes it feels like a complex network of dominoes.  A slight change to one setting has ripple effects.  Smile.
    I hope you are able to get rid of the echo.
    By the way, do you hear the echo when using your Artone bilaterally or only when using the processor mics?
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    Mary Beth reacted to Valentin in How to secure Roundy 2 processor on head   
    Yes Mary Beth, here a photo. I use an invisible fish line from the aligator to Rondo
     
     

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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Valentin in CozyPhones video   
    A link to a video I made about CozyPhones.  They are terrific!
     
     
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    Mary Beth reacted to Carolmarie in Getting rondo 2   
    I can speech read about 80% of the time
    i don’t have a phone just iPad 
    thank you very much for being very kind and helpful 
     
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Watersail in Guide for a music rehabilitation: step by step.   
    @Watersail
    Yes and also check out Auralia Pitch Perception app.  It helped me a lot.
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    Mary Beth reacted to Mary Featherston in So excited   
    Sounds like a good time for a trip to the beach!  We got about 10" of snow and I'm ready for it to melt.
    Have fun @Mary Beth!
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Mary Featherston in So excited   
    @Mary Featherston
    It required a plane. Smile 
    We had snow this week too.
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    Mary Beth reacted to soojjan in newby CI in the future   
    I did not had a choise (I'm participating a study about SSD), else I should have chosen the rondo2 for sure. But it will be the Sonnet. After a few years ill be happy to try the rondo 2!:) (but for now its to expensive and insurance just pay back 1 processor).
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    Mary Beth reacted to Mary Featherston in a year in a life   
    I've been blogging my CI journey since well before I knew for sure I'd be able to get them; and today is the anniversary of my first implantation.  I am so grateful for what I've had the opportunity to receive.
     
    https://hearinglisten.blogspot.com/
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    Mary Beth got a reaction from Mary Featherston in It takes a village   
    I hope everything goes well for Mikko
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