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Nicole R

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    Nicole R got a reaction from Ivana Marinac in Switch on   
    Congrats!! I too have only been switched on for about 3 weeks now..and wowow..
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    Nicole R reacted to Ivana Marinac in Here's a story of a Bonebridge recipient on the MEDEL BLOG. Enjoy   
    Hello Nicole
     
    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.
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    Nicole R reacted to Kara of Canada in Here's a story of a Bonebridge recipient on the MEDEL BLOG. Enjoy   
    Aw thanks Ivana!!
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    Nicole R reacted to Ivana Marinac in Here's a story of a Bonebridge recipient on the MEDEL BLOG. Enjoy   
    Oh! - But I can never feel alone with you!
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    Nicole R reacted to Kara of Canada in Here's a story of a Bonebridge recipient on the MEDEL BLOG. Enjoy   
    You're not so alone now Ivana!!!
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    Nicole R reacted to Adam in Here's a story of a Bonebridge recipient on the MEDEL BLOG. Enjoy   
    Thought you might enjoy it.
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    Nicole R reacted to Ivana Marinac in Here's a story of a Bonebridge recipient on the MEDEL BLOG. Enjoy   
    (Hope they don't count smileys also... )
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    Nicole R reacted to Adam in Here's a story of a Bonebridge recipient on the MEDEL BLOG. Enjoy   
    http://www.medel.com/blog/bonebridge-nicole-rousselles-bone-conduction-implant/
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    Nicole R reacted to Mary Beth in New Bonebridge user   
    Kara,
    Did Ivana pay you to post that? Smile
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    Nicole R reacted to Kara of Canada in New Bonebridge user   
    I enjoyed your blog story. Glad that you could come to our forum. We really need some more bonebridge recipients.
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    Nicole R reacted to Mary Beth in New Bonebridge user   
    It was a great blog.
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    Nicole R reacted to Sandy in New Bonebridge user   
    It was a great blog, Nicole.
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    Nicole R reacted to Adam in New Bonebridge user   
    Nicole
    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.
    Adam
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    Nicole R reacted to Sandy in New Bonebridge user   
    Hi Nicole,
    Welcome to Hearpeers. I'm unilateral with a CI and it rocked my world! Ask any questions. We are hear to support. By the way, I'm from Northwestern Ontario, Thunder Bay!
    Sandy
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    Nicole R reacted to Kara of Canada in New Bonebridge user   
    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!!).
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    Nicole R reacted to Mary Beth in New Bonebridge user   
    Ivana will be so happy to have another BB user here! Welcome
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    Nicole R reacted to Ivana Marinac in New Bonebridge user   
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    Nicole R reacted to Ivana Marinac in New Bonebridge user   
    Hello Nicole,
     
    Welcome at the Hearpeers and in the world of Bonebridge
     
    I am unilateral BB user due to my conductive hearing loss as the consequence of middle ear changes since my birth.
     
    Can you tell us little bit about yourself?
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    Nicole R reacted to Ivana Marinac in New Bonebridge user   
    You Canadians are becoming the most frequent new-coming at the Forum - even in Croatia, we got a new prime minister from Canada!
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    Nicole R reacted to Nicole R in New Bonebridge user   
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