Valentin got a reaction from Mary Beth in Artone
If Artone 3 Max is paired with Rondo, Can I connect also to computer at same time. When I was in the last meeting, I used the computer with the Cozy phones, but now, It created to me a doubt about the behavior with computer and Rondo at same time with Artone 3 or how it work. My idea is take the audio of computer via bluetooth to Artone and this one to Rondo via T-coil. Sincerely I don't know how it work.
I just bought Artone, and I want to be ready when it arrive here. Do you know about it?
Valentin got a reaction from Mary Beth in Lost Rondo 2
Hi all, I hope you are fine these days.
@Forrest I have Rondo (no Rondo 2), I think that the keeping system to avoud Rondo's mantain near you if the decided "to fly" is something different, however I share it. I use the loop and clip. Here are the thread where we talk about it (scroll down to 7 reply). It's very simple and effective. I replace the line every 4-6 month for security and use the small alligator that came with Rondo.Pay attention that I use glasses all the day, so it's easy to apply.
Valentin reacted to MED-EL Moderator in MED-EL is here for you.
As the situation around the world develops due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), we just wanted to let you know that MED-EL is here for you.
Our local teams continue to offer customer support in whatever way country restrictions allow them to. You can find the contact for your nearest MED-EL office here: https://www.medel.com/about-medel/med-el-offices-worldwide
We are still moderating this forum during the week (Monday to Friday) so if you have any other questions you are always welcome to tag or message us.
All the best,
The HearPeers Support Team
Valentin got a reaction from Mary Beth in Rogerpen vs Audiolink
@Tracey_66 don't worry about questions. I understand your because all of us here pass through them.
The only gadget I have is Cozyphones, I didn't decide by other yet, but sincerely I watch TV, ear the phone... directly with processor. It is something difficult mainly at the beginning, and in my case it is not perfect yet, but I don't use additional devices.
Depend of processor you select or center give you come with all necessary accessories to operate it, don't worry about it. Additional gadgets could be buy by you later, but don't hurry the first months. This is a voyage, and you must to have patient.
I don't know where you are implanted, all center has different policies about maintenance. The more expensive cost I have at this moment are batteries (around 150€). I ad bought some loops for secure Rondo to glasses, and no more cost, but as I said, depend of your center.
MED EL headquarter really are in Madrid, but them don't do map to you. This is done by your implant center. I live in Canary Island,, the center that implanted me me are here, and They do the map to my processor. I've never to go to Madrid for this process.
If you have more questions, go ahead!! 🙂
Valentin reacted to Mary Beth in Rogerpen vs Audiolink
I have used both.
AudioLink works only with Sonnet 1 and Sonnet 2
Roger works with almost all CI processors and hearing aid brands
AudioLink only requires 1 piece (AudioLink) and sends the signal to an internal receiver in the Sonnet 1 and Sonnet 2.
Roger requires more than 1 piece. The Pen or Select (I prefer the Select) sends the audio to Roger receivers. These receivers can be attached to processors or hearing aids (like the Roger 21 integrated battery cover receiver for Sonnet 1 and Sonnet 2) or can be a neckloop receiver (Roger MyLink) and CI/HA then need to be on MT or T.
Both AudioLink and Roger Pen/Select are BT ONLY for phone calls.
Both AudioLink and Roger Pen/Select can use an A2DP converter app to stream other audio from phone. The sound quality is degraded.
Both AudioLink and Roger Pen/Select can be plugged into TV, etc
Both AudioLink and Roger Pen/Select can be used as remote mics worn by a speaker.
Both AudioLink and Roger Pen/Select can be used on a table for a small group. The Select outperforms the others in this setting by far in my opinion.
AudioLink is a fixed gain mic. Roger Pen/Select adapt to the noise level.
Roger Select has 3 mics which create 6 directions. It uses adaptive beamforming. The others do not.
AudioLink allows the user to alter the mix ratio.
AudioLink is true stereo for left/right music.
Roger Pen/Select have a greater range than AudioLink..
The sound quality between these options is different. I recommend people test out these devices before choosing the best device for their needs. I also suggest people test out the Artone 3 MAX BT neckloop.
Valentin reacted to Mary Beth in Free PDFs from Mary Beth
After attempting to upload PDFs here and finding out that most members can not open them, I decided to offer the PDFs a different way.
If anyone is interested in any of the below PDFs, just shoot me an email and list which PDFs you would like to receive (please include the name(s) of the PDFs and not the numbers below).
Email me at:
The PDFs have QR codes so just aim your camera or QR code app at them to go to the websites. This works best if you view the pdf on a different device or print it out.
1) Artone 3 MAX BT neckloop review
2) Artone TVB review
3) Artone Mic review
4) Stress free cellphone practice
5) Streaming options for Rondo1 & Rondo2
6) Tips for keeping the Sonnet on your ear (only if this is an issue for you)
7) Separate left and right musical audio with Med-El processors
8. Free online aural rehab practice
9) Rondo 1 & Rondo 2 in waterwear
10) Aural rehab that helped me on my CI journey
Hope these help some people on their CI journeys.
Wishing everyone the very best!
Valentin got a reaction from Mary Beth in Tinnitus that started after implantation/activation
Why not. If any day someone reach a solution for reduce or eliminate it with no colateral issues. I think it wold be genius
Valentin reacted to Jdashiell in Who has Rondo 2?
I have Rondo 1 and a Rondo 2 as well as Sonnets - which I tend to use more often - due to the 2 microphones and all that offers. I use the Rondos as back up processors.
I really like the Rondo 2 simply from the recharge once over night - while I sleep. Then its useable ALL day long. The Rondo1 takes disposable batteries that only last a few days AND it takes 3 batteries.
I use disposable battiest in my Sonnets too because I had an issue with the rechargeable battery frame on 1 Sonnet.
Despite trials and tribulations, I LOVE MY MEDEL processors and implants because they allow me to hear quite well. Without them I am deaf. Thank you MedEl !!!!
Valentin reacted to MED-EL Moderator in ELECTRICIDAD ESTÁTICA
Hi @Valentin, thanks for tagging us
As already mentioned, even though MED-EL devices have several integrated safety features, there is a small risk that ESD might harm the audio processor / implant. But in most cases wearing a wool hat or cotton cap does not cause any ESD.
Valentin got a reaction from Mary Beth in ELECTRICIDAD ESTÁTICA
(english version below)..
Hola @EVA MARIA CANTERO MATEOS
Soy usuario de Rondo (el procesador anterior a Rondo 2) y he llevado gorro sin inconveniente. Lo que evito es ponerme o quitarme un sueter por ejemplo que es cuando se genera una electricidad estática mayor. Si haces la prueba, cuando te quitas una de esas prendas en la oscuridad, se observa un destello que no es otra cosa sino la electricidad estática que se genera. Esta podría dañar el procesador.
Un gorro de lana no genera tanta "energía", pero al usar Rondo has de tener cuidado tanto al ponerlo como al quitarlo, porque si no se hace con cuidado, este saldrá despedido. Si se golpea con el suelo por ejemplo, se podría romper. La electricidad estática es un problema para los dispositivos eléctricos, pero no creo que un gorro dañe a Rondo.
Por favor si estoy equivocado, que @MED-EL Moderator me corrija
Hi Eva María
I am a user of Rondo (previous version of Rondo 2) and I have worn a hat without inconvenience. What I avoid is putting on or taking off a sweater for example, which is when higher static electricity is generated. If you do the test, when you take off one of those garments in the dark, you see a flash (the static electricity that is generated). This may damage the processor.
A wool cap does not generate as much "energy", but when using the processor you have to be careful both when putting it and removing it, because if it is not done carefully, it will be fired. If you hit the ground for example, it could break. Static electricity is a problem for electrical devices, but I don't think a cap will harm Rondo.
Please, If it is wrong, @MED-EL Moderator, correct me.
Valentin reacted to Joan in Experience upgrading from Rondo to Rondo 2
i just concluded my experiment of charging just one Rondo2 per night on the portable charger. I got EIGHT nights of charging, leaving the charging pad plugged in to the portable charger eight to nine hours per night...double what I got when charging two Rondo2s simultaneously!
This portable charger is great! I would highly recommend every Rondo2 user have one...for travel, for camping, for power outages or other emergencies, etc.
Thank you Mary Beth for leading me to it!😊
Valentin reacted to Joan in Experience upgrading from Rondo to Rondo 2
Starting with a fully charged Anker PowerCore 10400 portable charger which has 2 USB ports (charging was completed early in the day of the first night I began using it), I was able to charge both of my Rondo2s 4 consecutive nights. Since the charger stays on until the Rondo2 air pads are disconnected In the morning, it was on 34 hours during those charges. I attempted a fifth charge but the portable charger completely depleted after about two hours.
Being bilateral, I am beyond pleased with the capability of this portable charger! Not only is it very reassuring to know I will now have charging capabilities for my Rondo2s in the event of any future power outages, it is small and will “travel” very easily, making Rondo2 charging easily possible anywhere I might be.