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hadron last won the day on January 15 2018

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    User of a hearing implant
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    Cochlear Implant
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    Post lingual Hearing Loss
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  1. @Carolmarie ask your audiologist if they are using MAESTRO 7.0 system software. This upgrade includes triphasic pulses which are usually successful at minimizing or suppressing facial nerve stimulation. https://blog.medel.pro/triphasic-pulses-for-facial-nerve-stimulation/
  2. @JohnL At your next appointment ask your audiologist to show you a graph of the impedance values of each electrode. If any have very low or high impedance values an electrode may be turned off. At the end of every mapping session always ask for a copy of the Configuration Report (info on your 4 programs) and a copy of the Mapping Reports (detailed information on each electrode for each program). If a electrode is turned off it will indicate so and why it was turned off.
  3. Sorry for late post. I have always liked the article by Boys Town National Reseach Hospital. Provides links to research papers https://www.boystownhospital.org/knowledgeCenter/articles/Pages/IsTwoBetterThanOne.aspx
  4. @Mary Featherston Landon is a she. Enjoy the open house!
  5. @Mary Featherston Landon is a she. Enjoy the open house!
  6. Hi @dare_v. One type of failure found mostly in children is failure secondary to head trauma. The Maude database has entries with secondary to head trauma failures. A simple slip learning to walk resulting in head trauma should be reported to the audiologist whom can quickly check if there has been a change in the child's response to the processor. The child's pediatric audiologist is familiar with secondary to head trauma failures and can discuss with you. Best wishes for your child.
  7. The surgeon did not insert the electrode array completely into the scala tympani. There were extra-cochlear electrodes. An x-ray can show if the electrode array is inside cochlea but can not tell you if any electrodes are outside the cochlea. You need a 3-D image. This is a rare occurrence. Electrode array repositioned.
  8. Hi @dare_v. You can go to the FDA MAUDE database and review the submitted failures. A snapshot of one is below.
  9. RONDO 2 released in Sweden. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1522837504511414&id=822331951228643
  10. Thanks Mary Beth. Glad to see x-ray of electrode array is discussed. An x-ray can tell you if an electrode array is located in the cochlea but it can not tell you if an electrode is sticking out of the cochlea. For example into the scala vestibuli. For the latter you need a 3-D image.
  11. @Mary Beth article I believe you are referring to. By Elizabeth Rosenzwieg, AVT, LSL certified instructor. http://cochlearimplantonline.com/site/mapping-a-cochlear-implant/
  12. @Mary Featherston welcome to HearPeers. I haben't been on HearPeers recently. It is good to see it is doing well. Raising the volume increases the number of auditory neurons being excited. Unfortunately there is no way of knowing where in your auditory system neurons are failing or do not exist so it important to attain a good amount of volume. Your brain will adapt to the increased volume through a process called brain plasticity. Keep using the processor and you should notice the volume is getting more comfortable. Identifying low volume and raising it is critical to keeping your mapping programs loud but comfortable. Can a new mapping program be too loud? For those recently implanted new programs can seem overwhelming. If you have used a new program for a few weeks and the loudness is not comfortable it is probably too loud and should be modified.
  13. @Jewel @Mary Featherston The promotion lasts till the RONDO 2 is released not till it is FDA approved. You still have time.
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