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Dave in Pittsburgh

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Dave in Pittsburgh last won the day on February 5

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About Dave in Pittsburgh

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    HearPeers Master
  • Birthday 08/23/1945

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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
    Unknown / Prefer not to say
  • Pre/post lingual Hearing Loss
    Unknown / Prefer not to say
  • Sudden/Progressive Hearing Loss
    Progressive Hearing Loss
  • Uni/bilateral Implant
    Bilateral implant
  • Country
    United States

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  1. @JoanThanks ,but time flies . Its almost summer🏖🏝
  2. @Joan @Mary Thanks so much I am making copy of this to share with my audiologists in October on my year visit Dave
  3. Thanks for the info I don’t see my audiologists till October for my yearly check I will put this on my ask audiologists note pad
  4. I am bilateral I put my processors on in the mor at 6:30AM and I typically go to bed at 1:00-130 AM which I then take my processors off.i use the disposable batteries 95% of the times and change batteries every morning as I am up say about 15-18 per day. Hi John in regards to your question I prefer Rondo 2 for the following reasons yes I do find it’s more comfortable battery last all dat quick charging easy to pack when travel . The only discomfort I have is using Rondo 2 in noisy environment such as restaurants and I am not giving up I am mind set it mind over matter I don’t use any neckloop I only use Roger Pen with sonnet on occasions
  5. I am bilateral I put my processors on in the morning at 6:30AM and I typically go to bed at 1:00-130 AM which I then take my processors off.i use the disposable batteries 95% of the times and change batteries every morning as I am up say about 15-18 per day. I only use the rechargeable batteries which came with the processors when I am home all day,I find the disposable batteries to be cost effective and there are stores that will take the disposable batteries for recycling .I have the Sonnet and one Rondo 2 I wear Rondo2 about 90% percent of the time I do carry the spare Sonnet with me I if I am going in a noisy environment. I don’t use any neck loop other then my Roger Pen for T.V. and a weekly meeting. I never change my settings and very seldom have my fine tuner with me. I do prefer Rondo over Sonnet .
  6. My wake up call was: I was in sales and had to do a lot of negotiating and contracts dealsI lost a deal that I shouldn’t have I had a very understandings sales Vice President who also wore hearing aids as I did at the time and he suggested to me about seeing a audiologists that specializes in Cochlear Implants and see if I qualify which I did.I qualified. Best decision I’ve ever made next to going bilateral. I
  7. I am going to MEDEL Durham,NC first week in June can’t wait.
  8. It come up as unavailable for me also
  9. Congrats on your upcoming surgery I am bilateral my first implant 2016 and second 2018 . Both surgery were a pice of cake for me I was very lucky. Going bilateral was the best decision I made. Good luck keep us posted.
  10. @Mary Beth Thanks Mary Beth ,Great info. Hope you had a nice Christmas wish you a happy New Year.
  11. @SWS0107what a great way to start the New Year.I am bilateral first implant 2016 second 2018 Best move I ever made Good Luck keep us posted.
  12. YES the handsome guy in the white sweatshirt 😇🤷‍♂️
  13. @@Jessdunn1 Noise is a common things it seem as I said I am bilateral first2016 and second 2018 back in Sept I started to get noise drumming sounds about 3 AM this kept up for almost 5 weeks contact my audiologists and she said this is common it eventually went away (it’s 3 am no processor on head just the implant inside of head) so go figure had a tough time sleeping. Is there an MEDEL meet up in your are if so I suggest you and you daughter attend ,meet other CI age no barrier I go to everyone when one when in Pittsburgh keep a journal and take with you
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