Once again - welcome to the Hearpeers.
I am unilateral Bonebridge implantee due to the similar congenital birth defects like yours: microtia and atresia bilaterally; I have been implanted now little bit more than 2,5 years.
It was one hell of the roller coaster's drive of my life which I would not change for anything in the world.
Get back to yours questions
1. No, you do not need to shave your hair - that's the beauty of BB If you think that your outer unit fall down to easily the magnet which secure the connection can be changed for a little bit stronger, but this depends a lot on what is your present status.
2. If I understood you well, a fan is too loud for you? You are still adjusting to the new circumstances so your volume should be elevated slowly - talk with your audiologist: he or she will know what to do. Here we come to the most important thing - keep your diary each day: what bothers you, what you like, what do you think that could be different. Your audiologist will respond based on your experience.
Also - do you use your programs at all? There are various programs which can be shifted with the remote control. One of programs can isolate background noise so that fan can be quieter while you are adapting. With time and practice you will acquire ability to sort all your experience and function in the noisy environment - just, adaptation should go slowly. Usually, passing through the different adaptation levels require time from 2 to 6 months. You will know when you are ready for next level when you start sense deterioration of speech intelligibility. But this can be fixed by additional remapping with your audiologist until you do not reach full potential of the device.
The remote control actually works very well just - it has to be put pretty close to your outer unit. My remote control is set up so I can change my programs and I know exactly how many times I can raise the volume if I need that but I do not use this often. Talking about the volume, it is better to keep yourself at certain level so you can reach next level.
Samba has just been released last year so I do not expect there will be refresh of the model soon. I like my Samba a lot - it is pretty different than previous model Amade.
So, enough rambling by me - please, if you have any other question - ask.
And keep your notes for your audiologist - they can adjust your Samba in numerous ways.
Welcome to hearpeers!!! This is a great community of folks from all over the world in various stages in their hearing journey. We have a few from Canada as well.
I am bilateral with CIs. Be sure to check out the BoneBridge section here. Ivana has a BB as well so I'm sure she will be welcoming you soon.
Feel free to share as much or as little about yourself as you would like. Ask as many questions as you can.
Welcome to hearpeers! I'm a unilateral CI recipient. Please feel free to add any comments and dart a new topic if you want some unanswered questions answered. We like to get chatty here. So please forgive us if we get off topic. ( happens sometimes!!).