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Kara of Canada

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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Jewel in It's the Little Things   
    My new thing is hearing the dogs toenails clicking on the pavement. I know it’s kind of quirky but I’ve never heard it before. 
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Jewel in Activation September 20   
    @Nikki
    I just switched to the Roger cover and it doesn't sound muffled. Maybe it was muffled when I connected it to the Pen. Idk. 
    @Mary Beth
    Thanks for the links. After reading the one on the Med-El site I scrolled down to see a familiar face, namely @Kara of Canadaso I read her review! 
    The other article in respect of the 4 brands was very informative. Idk why my audi just gave me one program to use for the entire month. On Thursday she told me to tell her when the sound was too loud but even before I stopped her she moved on to another sound. Oh well. 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Nikki in August, September & October 2018 activation dates   
    I’m in the club too! Yes it wasn’t much for me to be comfortable without soundas I did it have much before my second ear was implanted or activated. The pillow thing is taking a turn for the best finally. I can sleep for a few hours on the first ear and maybe half an hour at the most on the new ear which is almost 6 months in! Plus @Nikki and I will be at our mapping’s at the same time and day! Kind of cool! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Featherston in August, September & October 2018 activation dates   
    Glad to hear you are now recovering @Mary Featherston  Rest up and feel better soon! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Featherston in What has surprised you the most about your CI journey?   
    lol! I know what you mean! I still feel that for the most part people dot really know what a CI is. Those who do help the rest of us by spreading the word that living with hearing loss can be very sad and lonely. 
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Daniel the Stranger in Activation May 28   
    I had my second surgery on my left ear on October 10. Surgery started about 11 am and by 3 pm I was awake. This second time has been a breeze for me, I'm not feeling pain, and I didn't have to take painkillers at the hospital since I have been awake. My ear feels a lot less sore than the first time and I also don't feel the swelling like the first time.

    I just got home the next day about noon as I had to wait for the X Ray to confirm that the electrodes were in place and in fact, they were. This time I didn't get the copy of the X Ray as my doctor was in another part of the hospital, he just gave the order for discharge.

    I did see the doctor this morning about 10 am and he was pleased with the surgery.

    Doctor was very neat as usual, bandage was very well fit into my head and stitches also look good. Here a look at the result after bandage off:


    One thing I could notice is that it seems I got my residual hearing in this side. When I remove my right processor I can hear my voice in my newly implanted ear but not in the first implanted ear. It sounded cool.
    I can't believe how well I'm feeling to be honest, I took a week off but I'm thinking seriously on coming back to work next Monday. I don't have any balance issues and I already drove my car.
      Now the wait begins for activation in 2 weeks time.
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Featherston in August, September & October 2018 activation dates   
    Best of luck @Mary Featherston !! One step closer to bilateral bliss! 
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Mary Featherston in New User with questions and concerns   
    @Vinod I had the same concerns.  I had my first CI implanted on my bad ear just in case.  On Friday I'm getting the other ear done, the improvement is astounding.
    Just one data point!
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Marion nancy in November and December 2018 dates   
    Nope.  Originally promised Donald thru a hilium baloney. ?
    Activation Nov 1.  Will say hi to Donald duck but I hope he will talk clearly
    Excited and frightening at same time
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Jewel in August, September & October 2018 activation dates   
    @Dave in Pittsburgh
    He uses AB. 
    @Daniel the Stranger
    Nice pic! Seems surgeons have different styles for bandaging the head. Yours looks so neat. Doesn't look like you got an earcup. 
    Your ears are fully bionic now! Super! 
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Mary Beth in Bilateral Bliss   
    Here is my bilateral WOW moment of the day.  I would love to hear yours too!
     
    After decades of never knowing where sounds were coming from, it amazes me that my brain now hears in 3-D.  This afternoon in high school English class I was seated next to a student in the second row.  The teacher wanders around the room sometimes as she teaches.  Today she was reading aloud as she wandered around the room.  I kept looking straight ahead.  I didn’t need to look at the text because I understood her fine.  While I was listening, I realized that I was picturing her in the room as she moved.  I knew exactly where she was at all times just by the way her voice sounded in each ear.  Hearing in 3-D is so awesome!  I love my CIs!
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Hopefulme in Any software engineers here?   
    Our Techie person is @hadron  he is extremely knowledgeable. I’m sore he’ll chime in soon. 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Beth in Alicativos para reabilitação   
    We can ask the moderator team maybe they can help you with that. @Sonia  @MED-EL Moderator  Sonia is looking for some help with rehab on Portuguese. Maybe you can hook her up with a team member in her area. 
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Margo in New to HearPeers - Surgery Next Week!   
    Four days post-op. Surprisingly little pain which is manageable with regular Tylenol. A little off-balance, especially first thing in the morning, but not too bad. Hope the rest of the journey goes as well!
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Hopefulme in Mild to profound ski slope hearing loss   
    They say hearing can increase the chances but I would say if they didn’t do anything to stimulate hearing such as HA or CI. (I’m not a dr or anything) 
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Mary Beth in Hi from Jenni M near Seattle   
    Welcome @Jenni M and wishing you the best on your CI journey.  We have a topic here called REHAB.  Grab a cup of coffee and explore that topic.  It is full of rehab tips, apps and websites that have helped us train our brains.  I LOVE aural rehab and it helped me a lot!
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Hopefulme in Mild to profound ski slope hearing loss   
    Yes @Hopefulme keep us posted! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Synchrony Pin Implant   
    Lol I love all the GEEKY stuff too! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Jewel in Bilateral Bliss   
    So you go the website with your chosen device (tablet etc.) the you call in and follow along on the with the words in front of you to read. 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Bilateral Bliss   
    Me either! I HATE HATE waiting. 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Hopefulme in Mild to profound ski slope hearing loss   
    So as you say @Hopefulme I was in your position before I got my implants. I was depressed I withdrew from social settings and only really tried with my close freinds and family. I was very sad and alone. Now though I can hear better than ever and I got a dog! She had also helped me to not feel alone and I go for walks with her everyday! So please if you ever need to talk we’re here for you!  P.s. o was a lipreader as well. But it’s difficult in a Hearing world to always be able to do that. I wish you all the best! Kara 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Jewel in favorite WOW moments   
    @Nikki did you get pooped on?! 
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Jane in What has surprised you the most about your CI journey?   
    The electric teakettle boiling the water , the dogs barking next door , the car radio from the car in front of me with my windows up,the buzzing of an old thermostat that my family says has been doing this for years ..they got used to it ..started driving me crazy ..I had it replaced with a new one that didn’t make any noise ..?and going bilateral is a whole new world ..much easier to hear in stores/ restaurants etc etc ..
    Jane
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Jewel in Just an observation...   
    I thought we could use a little fun!! 

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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Jewel in What has surprised you the most about your CI journey?   
    I agree with you all! How much I can hear now far outweighs any pain and suffering I went through to get here. The other day I heard my dogs claws on the sidewalk! Wow what an amazing device! Or devices I should say. Lol 
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