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Kara of Canada

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    Kara of Canada reacted to Mary Beth in WOW moments from CI users of over 2 years   
    Yes that unbalanced period while the second side is being brought up to speed is tiring,  Hang in there.  The rewards when you reach balanced are so worth it!
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Beth in New to Heer Peers, Hello from Delaware!   
    I am not aware of it is. I’ll ask about it on my appt next Friday. 
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Mary Beth in Sudden-Onset Frustration   
    That is terrific @Kara of Canada!  
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Jewel in Sudden-Onset Frustration   
    What was I thinking! @Mary Featherston  Here is the website. It’s free and has tons of good material. I love it. http://esl-bits.net. 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Jewel in Sudden-Onset Frustration   
    Finished my first book with the new side. So amazing how it sounds! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Beth in Sudden-Onset Frustration   
    Finished my first book with the new side. So amazing how it sounds! 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Beth in WOW moments from CI users of over 2 years   
    For me the birds seem clearer and clearer after each mapping. Then music and voices are continually improving. Yes different accents continue to improve. No hololocation (ability to know where a sound is coming from)  as of yet. It is somewhat there. 
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Daniel the Stranger in Activation May 28   
    @Mary Beth, thank you
    I just did Angel sounds, this is my first time doing aural rehab.
    Did the Assessment test in the basic part of the program, it went very good with the pitch discrimination (90%) but very bad in vowel and consonant recognition, like 5% or so as expected. I also did very well in environmental sounds, about 80% or so.
    Lots of work to do, but I'm most than happy to do it.
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Mary Featherston in Mapping   
    I got a new map today and two new programs.  I have more volume but also we eliminated some of the whispery sounds that I've been hearing in voices.  I am still not hearing clearly but I *am* hearing.  This week at work I stopped using my hearing aid, and while it's taking a bit more focus from me to stay in all the discussions in the meetings, it's working.  I think that I'll progress better if I can continue to avoid using my hearing aid in the other ear.  This is a pretty huge deal for me in any case - my right ear, the implanted ear, has really not heard anything for most of the last ten years.  So even without the clarity of normal hearing this is progress!
    Next week we have our ISO13485 2016 audit so I don't know if I'll be able to support that without the hearing aid but I plan to try.  The auditors can speak up too!
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Mary Beth in New to Heer Peers, Hello from Delaware!   
    @Megan L.
    Here is a screenshot of the workshop in NC on Maestro 7.  Makes me think it is coming.
     
     

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    Kara of Canada reacted to Mary Beth in New Roger transmitter with more features than the Roger Pen   
    It is listed at connevans online.  They are in the UK and ship.  In the US, Phonak Roger devices have to be ordered through our audiologists.  So in the US, our options are order internationally online or through an audiologist.
     
    Since @Kara of Canada has reported problems with more than one Roger 21 receiver not actually fitting on her Sonnet, I would be hesitant to order a Roger 21 without an easy way to return or exchange it.
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Featherston in favorite WOW moments   
    For sure @Mary Featherston  what a strange sound world we live in. I’m somtimes quite glad for the quiet breaks. 
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Nikki in favorite WOW moments   
    One of my favorites!  Feels absolutely liberating.  And it is!
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Sudden-Onset Frustration   
    The audiobooks I use have the hard copy there too. So I follow along. I can’t listen without true words either. I’m still wet behind the ears too! Lol 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Megan L. in favorite WOW moments   
    For sure @Mary Featherston  what a strange sound world we live in. I’m somtimes quite glad for the quiet breaks. 
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Daniel the Stranger in Activation May 28   
    Hi guys,
    I was activated today. Very happy with the results so far in the sense that all my electrodes are intact and working as they should. 
    Tested with different sounds, I could differentiate the high from low pitches. Everything sounds like helium, even while I'm typing on the keyboard. Same with voices, all of them sound like helium voices. Wind is the only different sound I have got, I felt it like a person blowing a whistle. 
    Sometimes I need to remove the processor to make sure that I'm getting sounds and not the tinnitus giving me false sensations. 
    Audiologist decided to go for the cautious start and decided to give me to programs with different level of volume. I have to go back next Wednesday as I can "hear" the voices but not the background sound. I went to the gym and the background sound didn't affect me, maybe the mapping was very conservative. Not that I'm complaining though.
    I will have to use my HA for work but I'm planning on using the CI only as soon as I get home and when I go to the gym.
    I will keep you posted. Exciting times are coming. 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Beth in Roger 21 battery door not fitting   
    Thanks @Mary Beth  
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Megan L. in favorite WOW moments   
    Here’s a weird wow moment. The toilet paper holders make a strange noise from other stalls. Never heard that one before. 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Featherston in favorite WOW moments   
    Here’s a weird wow moment. The toilet paper holders make a strange noise from other stalls. Never heard that one before. 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Beth in Roger 21 battery door not fitting   
    @Mary BethThanks so much I’ll look into it. 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Megan L. in Sudden-Onset Frustration   
    Sorry for the late reply @Megan L. my rehab is going well. I’m now enjoying audiobooks. I finished all of AB Clix and was bored of angel sounds. I love a good book! How are things with you? 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Mary Beth in Have you actually seen Rondo 2 yet?   
    I’m with you there @Mary Beth. It will be an interesting read. 
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    Kara of Canada got a reaction from Daniel the Stranger in Sudden-Onset Frustration   
    Best of luck @stranger
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    Kara of Canada reacted to Mary Featherston in favorite WOW moments   
    Another couple of milestones:  I was just doing some rehab and did a lot of repetitions of vowel discrimination pairs and I swear, there was a point at which the voices in the middle frequencies seemed to be noticeably more coherent.  That was more a feeling of relief than anything else, because it confirms that the sounds are going to come together.
    So then I went into the kitchen and put a loaf of banana bread in the oven (I can't do rehab 100% of the time) and then made myself a drink.  And I heard, for the first time in at least thirty years, the sound that a carbonated drink makes when it fizzes up in your glass.  Holy moly, peeps.
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