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Jdashiell

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About Jdashiell

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  • Birthday 11/11/1955

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

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  1. @Joan thank you for that informative and helpful reply
  2. I have a question to others in the US. I am approaching Medicare age (I'm 65 next year) and am considering Medicare options - so cost is an issue Currently I have insurance via my wife's office plan which is pretty good. Next year will be different. I am wondering what other Medicare users are experiencing with CI continuing costs I don't want or expect dollar value as that is personal, Just want to know is these continuing CI costs are covered or out-of-pocket expenses. That tip of info.
  3. As I don't have much head hair - I keep it short I use the close clip to clip on to my shirt collar. I have in the past used an ear clip but found it to be uncomfortable. The close clip has a stretchy monofilament which is great. The Rondo 1 has a similar close clip as well but not a stretchy monofilament ๐Ÿ˜ž
  4. RE: Ticking I did nor hear ticking or any other issues with my Rondo 2, However, I did hear a clicking sound with my left Sonnet processor. after numerous troubleshooting I found the culprit to be the Rechargeable battery FRAME and changed it to disposable battery frame. That also made it possible to solve a secondary issue with my Roger Pen and Roger Select microphones. That issue prevented me from being able to pair those microphones to the left Sonnet Processor while using Rechargeable batteries. So for now I am back to using disposables, which in itself has benefits AND discrepancies. The Plus being able to wear for three days before changing batteries. The minus being that I am adding to garbage - which I don't - I recycle (Are they truly recyclable?) By the Way I have Rondo / Rondo2 as backup processors...
  5. Yes. Hopefully we wonโ€™t need anymore surgeries ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  6. 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?
  7. 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
  8. 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 ???
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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...
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