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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Jewel in Activation!! Ta da!!   
    @Mary Beth @Tommy C. Ah, had no idea that the audiologist would do that. Something to think about for next week.
    Looking forward to Sunday too!!
     
     
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in Activation!! Ta da!!   
    @Mary Beth @Tommy C. Ah, had no idea that the audiologist would do that. Something to think about for next week.
    Looking forward to Sunday too!!
     
     
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Jewel in Activation!! Ta da!!   
    Well where do I start!!!
    We got there 20 minutes early . All masked and gloved.
    I have only 12 electrodes and 3 programmes. 
    As soon as all switched on, I think robots came to town and seriously having a party!!
    Interestingly as the day went on and after a charging up the Rondo2 it was evolving but still robotic. By early evening vocal sounds especially my mum had improved although it was fluctuating between robotic and trying to sound sort of feminine if you see what I mean. 
    I was not expecting anything on day 1. Expected to get something within the month yes. So was really surprised.
    Picked up a robotic indicator sound in the car on the way back home. Actually got to noticed music on tv later in the evening!! Although very distorted and distant. 
    So day 2. What's next!!!!!
     
     
     
     
     
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in Activation!! Ta da!!   
    @Mary Beth Will do!
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in Activation!! Ta da!!   
    Super excited.... Just received an email from my specialist.
    I'm finally going to be activated this Friday morning!!!🎉💃😊.
     
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in HearPeers First Ever Video Meeting was a success!   
    @@Mary Beth I have it on both devices now.....So yes I'm interested.
    When we make a call or WhatsApp video call to family in Perth,  we are six hours behind them here in Spain . So have no idea what it would be to the US!
     
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in Emergency hospital forms for CI users   
    I agree too.  
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in Rogerpen vs Audiolink   
    @Mary Beth Had an appointment through the post this morning, my activation is for next Thursday 19th March!! Yay!!!
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in MRI/Medical info great resource   
    So cool isn't it!! @Mary Beth
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in MRI/Medical info great resource   
    Ah that's great. Thank you @Mary Beth.
    Roll on next month for the processor... 
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    Tracey_66 reacted to Mary Beth in MRI/Medical info great resource   
    You can download from here.  This way you will have the info on your phone if needed.
     
    https://www.medel.com/important-safety-information
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in It's in!!   
    Thank you! @Mary Featherston. Can't wait for activation. Don't know the date yet . Will be seeing the consultant on Monday maybe then I'll know. What I do know it will be some time in March.
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Featherston in It's in!!   
    Thank you! @Mary Featherston. Can't wait for activation. Don't know the date yet . Will be seeing the consultant on Monday maybe then I'll know. What I do know it will be some time in March.
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in What was the last straw that pushed you to get a cochlear implant?   
    Thank you! 😊 @Mary Beth although apprehensive, can't wait.
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in What was the last straw that pushed you to get a cochlear implant?   
    I had been wearing hearing aids since 11. However, the crunch came nearly 4 years ago when talking to a friend in a bar and the hearing in right ear went. It was like some one had turned down a dimmer switch in a room. Odd. So left me with one hearing aid to use in left ear.Then I was really struggling, with that one ear. At the same time Dad had a stroke. Mum had trouble to get a response from me for help from house to car for example. After seeing the audiologist and our family doctor, their advice was to try for a cochlear implant. 
    After a v. long and complicated wait, My implant operation is for this week. At the same time the surgeon decided to use the left ear which has some hearing in it rather than the right ear due to it being small with no hearing etc.
    At the end of the day, I am grateful for the implant. Even if in only one ear. I'm aware that I won't hear from both ears, more mono? I hope that as my parent's get older, ( they are in their late 70's) I will be of less stress for them. As I'm hoping the implant will help me respond much quicker when a situation arises. 
    So roll on next week!! 
     
     
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in Hi I'm back!!   
    We are getting there! Had two vaccinations. 
    Next week operation.......😱
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in Hi I'm back!!   
    Well after last week's fiasco. Our Spanish friend who was with us, went one further she actually got through to the consultant today, I suspect asking what's going on.
    As a family our Spanish not that bad , lived here for more than 20 years, although we live in Andalusia they really do speak very quickly!!! ( I do lip read in Spanish but there are times when it's just tooo fast!!) So it was extremely kind of her to go out of her way to query on my behalf.
    Sooooo roll the drums!!
    Tomorrow I'm having my vaccination.
    The operation has been booked for the 5th of February.
    Ole!!
    fingers crossed no more hiccups.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in Hi I'm back!!   
    Well things have moved a pace!! Pre op tests moved forward for tomorrow!! If all goes well my operation will be on the 29th ,next Wednesday!!!! Eeeek!
    Just wonder what the tests are? As it seems I'm at the hospital from 9-5?
    I'm still trying to get my head round it all. Actually happening after a long wait.
     
     
     
     
     
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in Happy holidays!!   
    Merry Christmas everyone!! Here's to a great Christmas and a happy new new year!!
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in Hi I'm back!!   
    Yesterday kind of weird, signed the consent form for the consultant and for the op. We found out while at the desk for the  waiting list for operations, that it's not likely to be in the summer now, so we're thinking late spring. So for now just a matter of wait and see. Definitely going in the right direction!! Can't wait.💃
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in Happy Halloween 🎃   
    😜 @Mary Beth love  it!👻. Happy Halloween 🎃 to all.
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    Tracey_66 reacted to Jewel in SONNET 2   
    Wanted to add this to @MED-EL Moderatorpost about Sonnet 2 but couldn't. The new processor is pretty exciting! Great timing for you @Mary Beth. 
     
     
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    Tracey_66 reacted to Mary Beth in First ever Med-El Meetup in Innsbruck, Austria   
    Day 1- Hotel Innsbruck ...terrific gathering of most of the participants...a few were still traveling to Innsbruck .....and many Med-El Innsbruck employees.  So many stories shared.  Tears of appreciation shed.  Lots of laughter.  We quickly became a group of friends.  Veronika treated us to special compositions on the piano.  We are an excited group!
     
    Day 2- Med-El!   Such a warm welcome at Med-El Innsbruck.  
     
    We went on a behind the scenes tour of the Med-El implant production line.  So many safety precautions and quality control checks.  We saw implants in various stages of production.  It takes 5 weeks to make an implant and all are shipped out immediately.  Someone is waiting for every implant made!  Viewing a shelf of completed implants made me smile knowing each one would be life changing to a future user.  We were surprised to learn that we have helium, argon and quite a bit of gold in our heads!
     
    We were each videotaped separately giving info about our hearing journeys.
     
    Then we had an emotional time with members of the production team who make our implants.  Each of us shared our story and our thanks.  The parents shared videos and photos of their children.  There wasn’t a dry eye at Med-El.  A very special moving moment for us all.  Followed by a much needed coffee break and more interactions.
     
    We went into the training lab for surgeons!  Blue booties and all.  There we used virtual reality and haptic tech to practice drilling a well for the implant.....complete with blood spattering when we drilled too deeply!  I was terrible at this task.  My patient would’ve needed strong pain meds for sure!  We practiced inserting an electrode array into a cochlea.  Way cool!  And we had hands on time with the new surgical OtoPlan.  Amazing tech for customized CI surgery planning.
     
    Followed by lunch and more chatting and learning from each other.
     
    Med-El really treated us as such special members of the Med-El family.  
     
    After lunch we participated in workshops where Med-El wanted to learn from our experiences.  Different Med-El leaders ran sessions on topics such as:
    -Why did we choose Med-El?  What do we think makes Med-El special?
    -What problems have we experienced with our processors and accessories?
    -Service and repair showed us extreme cases of processor damage.  Oh my!  Stoves, ovens, microwaves, dogs, dryers....and our processors are not a good combination!  They showed us revisions they have made to the Sonnet and Rondo based on user problems.  A few revisions are already available and a few will be soon.  We got to play with the new Sonnet mic cover design so we will not have to remove the earhook and deal with that tiny pin any longer!  Yay!
    -We spent time at a hands on table with all the Med-El devices.  The new Rondo 2 sure is pretty!
     
    All of the Med-El employees really listened to our feedback and took notes.  They really care about our user experiences.
     
    Another coffee break!  Each coffee break gave us opportunities to interact with even more Med-El employees.  They joined us for coffee breaks and it was so nice to put faces to names we see online!
     
    Then the final round of sessions for today focused on aural rehab and the Roger Pen.  We experienced a group conference call where we needed to plan a party, a noisy cafe with music playing nearby and talked about aural rehab needs for future users.
     
    It was a fun-filled, awesome, informative day!  And every moment was so well planned.
     
    A quick break at the hotel and then off on a guided, narrated walking tour of beautiful Innsbruck!  Excellent tour.
     
    Another quick break and we walked to a special dinner at a restaurant in town with 360 degree views named Lichtblick.  A wonderful meal and lots more laughter.
     
    A wonderful day spent with wonderful people.
     
    Thank you Med-El!
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Megan L. in Happy Holidays   
    Christmas finished and now for the new year . Happy New Year everyone!!,  Hope that it will be all that you hope for.
     
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    Tracey_66 got a reaction from Mary Beth in Happy Holidays   
    Christmas finished and now for the new year . Happy New Year everyone!!,  Hope that it will be all that you hope for.
     
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