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Jdashiell last won the day on September 7

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About Jdashiell

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  • Birthday 11/11/1955

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    User of a hearing implant
  • Implanted
  • Implant Period
    1-2 years
  • Implant Type
    Cochlear Implant
  • Hearing Loss Type
  • Cause of Hearing Loss
  • Pre/post lingual Hearing Loss
    Post lingual Hearing Loss
  • Sudden/Progressive Hearing Loss
    Progressive Hearing Loss
  • Uni/bilateral Implant
    Bilateral implant
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    United States

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  1. Yes. Hopefully we won’t need anymore surgeries 😎
  2. Great information as always from MedEl. However only really pertinent to surgeons and prospective CI candidates. Not so much so for those of us, @Mary Beth, Already implanted. Am I correct?
  3. Neil, Everyone is different and must make do with their own situation and decisions. I had a different situation, My first CI on the right side went in flawlessly and I felt over that first year being bimodal with a CI and a HA was better on the CI side. In fact, I wanted to get the second CI as soon as possible because of the excellent hearing with the CI. I lost my hearing as an adult, my hearing was flat across all frequencies in both ears, so adapting to CIs was relatively easy for me. My right CI was implanted without issue, however, my left side was not. It took three implant surgeries to get it implanted properly, due to a bony buildup in the inner ear. My point is every one is different. Find a good ENT who does research well for each case. Then do your own research on adapting to CIs - follow through with any and all audio rehabilitations exercises you can. Patience, Practice and Perseverence
  4. I am more than a year since both sides were implanted, so I am at a point where I should go every 6 months. However, I am scheduled for 3 separate appointments, 1 week apart. I believe its Right side, Left Side and booth testing, although Im not sure what order. Insurance rules or University rules ???
  5. I work on construction sites and need to wear a hard hat. I also ride a bicycle with a helmet, so I am well aware of the need for answer for those of us who are implanted and wear CI processors. I heard that making the helmet large and inserting new foam on tor of the existing inner structure then cut out the new for where the processor coil sits. I have yet to try this myself as the current hard hat I wear allows me to adjust the size over my Coils
  6. Well we managed to escape the monster Dorian that wreaked havoc of the Bahamas and the North florida coast as is continues to move northward. There was a lot to prepare for and later restore to normalcy. I pray for the people in the current path and and beyond.
  7. The Rondo V1 or V2 require Roger MyLink to connect to Roger Pen, Select or other Roger Mics. You'll also need your Finetuner to switch to MT or T
  8. I live in Miami, FL and we are bracing for another major hurricane Now usually when I put my processors on in the morning, the first sound I hear is my wife's hairdryer - UGH so loud!! This week I hear that and the latest news on Hurricane Dorian and all the madness and panic the news media creates. I do believe that we do need to prepare and evacuate, but the news media seems to create panic unnecessarily. Now if you'll excuse me I have a lot to do...
  9. I just saw a video and email announcing the Sonnet 2 very cool features
  10. Our AUD just returned from vacation she will get back to me soon. I would email her tomorrow
  11. @Jewel you and I have the same AuD. I’m still waiting to hear from her. I think she might be on vacation
  12. So, with WB OFF, what happens when you are in a windy situation??
  13. Hi @Mary Beth and everyone! i had wind block on almost all my digital hearing aids (first pair were analog back in 1990s). Now with Sonnets I have wind block too. i have always found in all devices I’ve worn that the wind block feature is worthless- for me. i wonder how every one else feels about it? Joe
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