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Kara of Canada

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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Daniel the Stranger in April 2018 surgeries and activations   
    Well my dear friends it is amazing! Of course it’s like a new implant it needs speech recognition first and for most so that’s where I’m starting. Background sounds sound normal but speech is garbled and “Donald Duck” sounding. F and E’s are tough. So I’m working on them. As for activation it went well! I cried a bit of course! To hear in two ears! I got the Rogers pen in my kit. But I’m not happy it will be about $700 to get another boot for my other ear. So that’s out of the question. I’ll stick with my neck loop. 
    Lots of sounds to get used to. Many are quite loud but I have seen an improvement there already in one day. It’s all about relentless forward motion. Good luck @Jackie Erickson and @Mary Featherston keep up the hard work!! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Daniel the Stranger in April 2018 surgeries and activations   
    Great to hear @Jdashiell sorry I forgot to ask how your doing. I have a Quatrro 4 as well. It is working well. I tried AB CLIX today. I did too well! So I downloaded Angel Sounds to see how that goes this afternoon.  I am hearing so well it seems natural with the two again! Keep up the great work everyone! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Featherston in April 2018 surgeries and activations   
    Well I sure hope it goes as well for both of you,?
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Jewel in April 2018 surgeries and activations   
    Well my dear friends it is amazing! Of course it’s like a new implant it needs speech recognition first and for most so that’s where I’m starting. Background sounds sound normal but speech is garbled and “Donald Duck” sounding. F and E’s are tough. So I’m working on them. As for activation it went well! I cried a bit of course! To hear in two ears! I got the Rogers pen in my kit. But I’m not happy it will be about $700 to get another boot for my other ear. So that’s out of the question. I’ll stick with my neck loop. 
    Lots of sounds to get used to. Many are quite loud but I have seen an improvement there already in one day. It’s all about relentless forward motion. Good luck @Jackie Erickson and @Mary Featherston keep up the hard work!! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Beth in April 2018 surgeries and activations   
    Great to hear @Jdashiell sorry I forgot to ask how your doing. I have a Quatrro 4 as well. It is working well. I tried AB CLIX today. I did too well! So I downloaded Angel Sounds to see how that goes this afternoon.  I am hearing so well it seems natural with the two again! Keep up the great work everyone! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Featherston in April 2018 surgeries and activations   
    Well my dear friends it is amazing! Of course it’s like a new implant it needs speech recognition first and for most so that’s where I’m starting. Background sounds sound normal but speech is garbled and “Donald Duck” sounding. F and E’s are tough. So I’m working on them. As for activation it went well! I cried a bit of course! To hear in two ears! I got the Rogers pen in my kit. But I’m not happy it will be about $700 to get another boot for my other ear. So that’s out of the question. I’ll stick with my neck loop. 
    Lots of sounds to get used to. Many are quite loud but I have seen an improvement there already in one day. It’s all about relentless forward motion. Good luck @Jackie Erickson and @Mary Featherston keep up the hard work!! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Featherston in April 2018 surgeries and activations   
    Great to hear @Jdashiell sorry I forgot to ask how your doing. I have a Quatrro 4 as well. It is working well. I tried AB CLIX today. I did too well! So I downloaded Angel Sounds to see how that goes this afternoon.  I am hearing so well it seems natural with the two again! Keep up the great work everyone! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Nikki in April 2018 surgeries and activations   
    Thanks @Mary Beth and everyone I will let you know how it goes and what’s in the “special” package! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Nikki in favorite WOW moments   
    Thanks everyone! I’m so excited to get it over with! I think this new ear will have great response as it has more residual hearng left after surgery than the first! I also plant to work hard! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Featherston in April 2018 surgeries and activations   
    Thanks @Mary Beth and everyone I will let you know how it goes and what’s in the “special” package! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Jewel in April 2018 surgeries and activations   
    Thanks @Mary Beth and everyone I will let you know how it goes and what’s in the “special” package! 
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Mary Beth in April 2018 surgeries and activations   
    @Kara of Canada
    Wishing you the best at your activation today!  Fun times!  Your bilateral journey begins.
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Jackie Erickson in April 2018 surgeries and activations   
    Activation went very well today. I went with a Sonnett instead of a Rondo this time. I’m really liking the Sonnett. It’s nice to hear bilaterally again. Glad I had it done.
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Featherston in favorite WOW moments   
    @Mary Beth just a plain sonnet. 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Beth in favorite WOW moments   
    @Mary Beth just a plain sonnet. 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Featherston in favorite WOW moments   
    Today I met three people. One who had an implant and wore a Kanso (Cochlear) one who had a bonebridge implant and someone who was waiting to receive their implant! What a great day! I didn’t get much chance to talk with the person with the bonebridge but the other two I did! The gentlemen with the Kansi was having some issues. He was experiencing severe tinnitus which was affecting his ability to hear with the implant as wellas his vertigo which was affecting his ability to go back to work. He was very kind and so far was actually doing quite well. At his first month appointment he was at 87% speech comprehension. Today at five moths he was down to 65%. So he got an emergency appointment to see his dr and the tinnitus was supposed to work itself out. As for back to work he got a note from the dr to doa staggered reentry back on modified duties. He just started back to work and was unable to handle a full day. He will do the staggered duties and will be eligible for retirement and the end of May. That’s his plan! 
    The other person who was waititing for his implant I talked them (and his wife) about what to expect. I also gave them my email. I actually felt I accomplished something. I have so many times just sat in the waiting room and did nothing. So what a great day!!
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Featherston in April 2018 surgeries and activations   
    Thanks guys! I’m so excited to hear bilaterally!! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Jewel in April 2018 surgeries and activations   
    Thanks guys! I’m so excited to hear bilaterally!! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Nikki in favorite WOW moments   
    Today I met three people. One who had an implant and wore a Kanso (Cochlear) one who had a bonebridge implant and someone who was waiting to receive their implant! What a great day! I didn’t get much chance to talk with the person with the bonebridge but the other two I did! The gentlemen with the Kansi was having some issues. He was experiencing severe tinnitus which was affecting his ability to hear with the implant as wellas his vertigo which was affecting his ability to go back to work. He was very kind and so far was actually doing quite well. At his first month appointment he was at 87% speech comprehension. Today at five moths he was down to 65%. So he got an emergency appointment to see his dr and the tinnitus was supposed to work itself out. As for back to work he got a note from the dr to doa staggered reentry back on modified duties. He just started back to work and was unable to handle a full day. He will do the staggered duties and will be eligible for retirement and the end of May. That’s his plan! 
    The other person who was waititing for his implant I talked them (and his wife) about what to expect. I also gave them my email. I actually felt I accomplished something. I have so many times just sat in the waiting room and did nothing. So what a great day!!
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Dorothy in New to HearsPeers   
    Sorry to hear of the bad news @Dorothy I sure hope they get it taken care of soon and you can get your surgery rebooked. Best of luck to you both! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Beth in April 2018 surgeries and activations   
    Thanks guys! I’m so excited to hear bilaterally!! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Daniel the Stranger in April 2018 surgeries and activations   
    Thanks guys! I’m so excited to hear bilaterally!! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Article about trying to secure bilateral CIs for children AND adults in CANADA   
    No kidding. I have written my MP I heard nothing back. So it’s up in the air. Hopefully they will learn something from me in the bilateral study. 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Jackie Erickson in Post surgical experience   
    Hi @Jackie Erickson sounds like your on the mend. You too @Mary Featherston  I have no pain anymore. I can’t taste sweets to the full extent but no pain so I can’t complain. Keep up the good work! We will need it once we’re activated. 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Megan L. in favorite WOW moments   
    Today I met three people. One who had an implant and wore a Kanso (Cochlear) one who had a bonebridge implant and someone who was waiting to receive their implant! What a great day! I didn’t get much chance to talk with the person with the bonebridge but the other two I did! The gentlemen with the Kansi was having some issues. He was experiencing severe tinnitus which was affecting his ability to hear with the implant as wellas his vertigo which was affecting his ability to go back to work. He was very kind and so far was actually doing quite well. At his first month appointment he was at 87% speech comprehension. Today at five moths he was down to 65%. So he got an emergency appointment to see his dr and the tinnitus was supposed to work itself out. As for back to work he got a note from the dr to doa staggered reentry back on modified duties. He just started back to work and was unable to handle a full day. He will do the staggered duties and will be eligible for retirement and the end of May. That’s his plan! 
    The other person who was waititing for his implant I talked them (and his wife) about what to expect. I also gave them my email. I actually felt I accomplished something. I have so many times just sat in the waiting room and did nothing. So what a great day!!
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