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Percy

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About Percy

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    User of a hearing implant
  • Implanted
    Yes
  • Implant Period
    Over 5 years
  • Implant Type
    Cochlear Implant
  • Hearing Loss Type
    Not applicable
  • Cause of Hearing Loss
    Meningitis
  • Pre/post lingual Hearing Loss
    Not applicable
  • Sudden/Progressive Hearing Loss
    Not applicable
  • Uni/bilateral Implant
    Unilateral implant
  • Country
    United States

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  1. Surgery went well yesterday. Got my bandage off today. Not much pain today just a little ‘full’ feeling. Activation July 1st.
  2. I wonder if we will have to wear the special battery cover on the sonnet like we do for the roger pen in order for this to work?
  3. @Mr-LJ I am curious about your speaker setup, do you find that the higher freq speaker gives you more detail or is that what sounds ‘right’ for the CI at this time?
  4. Percy

    Sonnet 2

    @Mr-LJ I miss the on/off button as well but I use a a mute program in slot 4. I have that slot turned all the way down. I didn’t use to carry the remote with me all the time but now I have gotten use to it, I am a person who doesn’t like a lot of stuff in my pockets but the fine tuner remote is slim enough that I don’t mind it. Good luck.
  5. Percy

    Sonnet 2

    Thanks for the update @Mary Beth @VictorR I was noticing the exact same thing. I wonder why Med-El chose to increase the iteration with this.
  6. The article mentioned sonnet 2, any specs or info yet?
  7. I agree, the Aquacase and mic would be awesome for MED-EL.
  8. @JohnL, @Mary Beth it has been almost 10 years since I have been implanted in my left ear, I can’t remember exactly what sounds I was hearing upon activation. I do know that I was very disappointed with what I was hearing (or not hearing) everything sounded like a big noise but as time went on I started to distinguish between syllables in words and then speech and then I could hear my name over a cubicle wall For what it is worth my left ear (implanted ear) does much better than my right ear (hearing aid) and I am scheduled to be implanted on June 7 for my right ears because I see just how much I am missing on my right side, hang in there @JohnL it does get better
  9. I am officially scheduled for my second implant in June. I am a little nervous but I know with Gods help I will be fine. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on their second CI.
  10. @Mary Beth Are you a participant in this study? I look forward to learning about the sonnet 2 as well.
  11. Thanks @Mary Beth my hearing aid helps give me some spatial awareness but as far as speech goes my implant is the winner I also forgot to mention that my left ear had no stimulation for over 20 years when I received the implant. So I am sure that contributed to the long time it took to make sense of sounds.
  12. Well I went last Thursday to Vanderbilt to be evaluated for a C.I. in my right ear. For those of you who don’t know I had spinal meningitis when I was 10 years old that caused me to loose my hearing. I started wearing a hearing aid in my right ear but a hearing aid would not help my left ear. I got implanted in my left (bad) ear in 2009 and kept wearing a hearing aid in my right (good) ear. After the implant I was disappointed because I couldn’t make things out with my implant. It took about 6 months to a year before sound started making sense in my left ear and as time went on my left ear became my dominant ear. Now I got evaluated for a implant in my right ear. Below is my test results. AZ Bio Sentences (Quiet):Right HA (list 1): 11%Left CI (list 2): 87%Bimodal (right HA + left CI; list 4): 91%AZ Bio Sentences (Noise, +5 SNR):Right HA: Did not test due to performance in quietLeft CI (list 3): 55%Bimodal (list 5): 55%CNC Words:Right HA (list 1): 6% words / 30% phonemesLeft CI (list 2): 74% words / 86% phonemesBimodal (list 3): 72% words / 87% phonemes the doctor is making the recommendation and waiting for insurance approval so we will see.
  13. Wow, this sounds exciting. Wonder if that means no sonnet 2 until the trials are done?
  14. Percy

    Sonnet 2

    Is there a link or pictures with this information? I am in the process of getting evaluated for my second implant and getting the latest processor would be great.
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