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    User of a hearing implant
  • Implanted
  • Implant Period
    3-5 years
  • Implant Type
    Cochlear Implant
  • Hearing Loss Type
    Unknown / Prefer not to say
  • Cause of Hearing Loss
    Not applicable
  • Pre/post lingual Hearing Loss
    Unknown / Prefer not to say
  • Sudden/Progressive Hearing Loss
    Progressive Hearing Loss
  • Uni/bilateral Implant
    Unilateral implant
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  1. I am in the same situation and have been trying to figure out how to proceed with Medicare. Your question and response have been helpful. Thank you.
  2. I have similar experience with the Sonnet processor over the 4 years I have had the CI and find myself using the Rondo when outdoors in hot humid conditions. And not just one Sonnet processor. It has been a problem with any replacement I have received. Have just learned to deal with it as you describe.
  3. WOW! The technology is evolving but can be complicated depending upon what we want to accomplish. We just need to figure out what will work for each of us and then learn to use it effectively. Thank you @Mary Beth for the link.
  4. Mary Beth, Yes I connected the app to the Artone 3 MAX neckloop as the microphone source. Went outside the house (about 20ft) leaving the phone in the house where it could not pickup my voice. I spoke into the neckloop. The app transcribed what I said accurately. So someone else could be wearing the neckloop and let the app transcribe what they are saying. Or you could put a BT enabled mic on a table to pickup a conversation. This also has other possible uses. Many Android phones have the ability to 'Cast' the phone screen to a TV and other devices. Sev
  5. No. The only bluetooth mic i have available at the moment is the one on the Artone... I used it to test whether the app would work with a bt mic. Not in a call. Sorry for the confusion.
  6. Interesting tool. I normally do not have to use voice to text but was out the other day without replacement batteries. I had installed LiveTranscribe on my phone so tried it out. Worked great for accuracy... I was not connected to wifi so it was using the 3 or 4 gl phone connection and it was a little slow. So If you have data enabled on your phone you should be able to connect anywhere you have service. But probably not has fast but. Was also curious whether it would connect to a bluetooth mic. Went to Settings/Audio Language/Microphone. My Artone 3 MAX displayed along with 'Thi
  7. Use a neck loop to connect to my landline, cell phone, laptop and tablet. I find that the MT setting works best. With the M setting I tend to talk to loud. Have tried the phone w/o a neck loop but get tired of trying to position it over the processor mics. Do not really like talking on the phone anyway. I have both the Airtone Max and Quattro neck loops and prefer the Quattro because of the sound quality and the ability for it to connect to 2 Bluetooth devices. I use it for work. But with the Airtone you forget it is there since it is so light. In the long run both work well just
  8. I have experienced similar issues with Sonnet due to moisture/perspiration. When it starts acting up I have to put it in the dryer and change to the Rondo. Not sure what I would do if I did not have a backup processor.
  9. Mary Beth, I am fortunate in that when my CI was activated (May 2015) I understood much of the audio from the start. I did and still do have the same type of problems understanding in noise and differentiating similar words. I received no rehab information other than being referred to Angel Sounds... No printable material. Went looking on the web for word lists and found Word Frequency Data https://www.wordfrequency.info/intro.asp which allowed me to put together a list of the top used words. My wife would then say them with her mouth covered and I repeated them. I have return
  10. @Leisa, I was implanted in my right ear back in 2015 and have both a Sonnet and Rondo. Last July I had the multiple mics turned on thinking this would be great. I have not been able to adjust to them. Went back to the audi and had her add back my original program. I now have the original (pre multiple mics), natural and omni programs. I keep trying the natural and adaptive but find they do not help and will switch back to the original omni program or use the Rondo. My audi said she had a several people that did not transition well to the new programs and with similar complaints as I had.
  11. Thank you for your comments. I find that my manager has a tendency to include at least one other member of the team on important calls. He understands my difficulty... I have Ava installed on my phone and have used it once or twice. I will give the Adult phone with confidence a try. I am always looking for ways to communicate better.
  12. My meetings are not face to face. I work from home. The company I work for is global so I communicate with people in the UK, Australia, India, US, Russia... The meetings I am involved in are conference calls using Gotomeeting, Skype, caption phone/internet service, and even IM sessions. Often the meetings end up being a combination of screen sharing, voice and instance messaging with multiple people. I use whatever tools are available to aid in communication and understanding. The tools help but are not always successful. Tools: Bluetooth/T-Coil - I wear my Quatro throughout
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