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Helgeo

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    Helgeo reacted to Mary Beth in Sonnet 2 with ASM 3   
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    Helgeo got a reaction from Jdashiell in Status on bilateral CIs for adults in various countries   
    I have a Sonnet now and will get one more in few weeks. I was asked if I would like to switch to Rondo 2 but I cannot think of any advantages by switching đŸ€”
    I have almost no hair so Rondos will not be easy to hide 😉 And I don't like the idea of having to be without the processor while charging. 
    Also with Sonnets I can use a regular noise canceling headset. 
     
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    Helgeo got a reaction from Jdashiell in Status on bilateral CIs for adults in various countries   
    Here in Norway it used to be bilateral for children and one side for adults. But the last couple of years they have started to give bilateral surgery for adults as well. All costs are covered by our free health care. We have high taxes, but it is worth it 😊 Just got my second implant two days ago. 
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    Helgeo got a reaction from Mary Featherston in POLL: Top of your Med-El Wish List   
    I voted for direct streaming, but I would also like to see an improved filter design that makes the Sonnet processor safe to use in rain or when sweating. I'm actually very surprised that this problem has not been mentioned more often on the forum. I have had close to 10 Sonnet processors fail due to moisture during the last three years. They have been replaced on warranty, but it is still a big nuisance. 
    Hopefully the Sonnet 2 has been improved in this area. 
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    Helgeo reacted to Mary Featherston in Sonnet 2   
    @Helgeo hello!  This was posted on one called Cochlear implant users.
    There's also one just for Med-El users called Med El Cochlear Implant Discussion Group.
    Maybe I'll see you there!
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    Helgeo reacted to Mary Featherston in Sonnet 2   
    Oh, and this was posted later on the Facebook CI users group:
    MED-EL 2.4 GHz WIRELESS is FINALLY HERE !
    When MED-EL's Sonnet BTE processor was released in 2014, they claimed " Wireless ready for 2.4 GHz applications" . And indeed, Sonnet incorporated a tested and approved 2.4 GHz transceiver. But, that was it - no compatible accessories to enable wireless functionality. Until now - 5 years later. That accessory, dubbed Audiolink, combines a Bluetooth gateway, remote microphone, and DAI (line input) capability. There is also a brand-new Fine Tuner (remote)
    Sonnet 2 and Sonnet 2 EAS have already been approved for Canada, but no information as of now on approvals in other jurisdictions, nor actual availability.
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    Helgeo got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Status on bilateral CIs for adults in various countries   
    Here in Norway it used to be bilateral for children and one side for adults. But the last couple of years they have started to give bilateral surgery for adults as well. All costs are covered by our free health care. We have high taxes, but it is worth it 😊 Just got my second implant two days ago. 
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    Helgeo got a reaction from Mary Beth in Status on bilateral CIs for adults in various countries   
    Here in Norway it used to be bilateral for children and one side for adults. But the last couple of years they have started to give bilateral surgery for adults as well. All costs are covered by our free health care. We have high taxes, but it is worth it 😊 Just got my second implant two days ago. 
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    Helgeo reacted to Mary Beth in MED-EL 2.4 GHz digital wireless technology alternatives   
    @Helgeo
    Wishing you the best on your second CI!
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    Helgeo reacted to Mary Beth in MED-EL 2.4 GHz digital wireless technology alternatives   
    @Helgeo
    I have the BOSE QC35 headphones and they are amazing for music!  I love them.  True stereo with such awesome bass.
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    Helgeo got a reaction from Mary Beth in MED-EL 2.4 GHz digital wireless technology alternatives   
    It will probably be similar, I'm guessing that Roger 21 is also using 2.4 GHz signals.
    In order for the Sonnets to connect directly to a smart phone without the need for an intermediary device they probably would need to support Bluetooth connection. However that would make it difficult to get a true stereo signal for bilateral user since BT usually connects to only one device at a time. Perhaps this is why an intermediary device is needed? Newer iPhone versions has a proprietary stereo wireless  system that they use with their AirPod wireless earphones. I guess this is what Cochlear has licensed and used in their Nucleus 7 processor, so this is why only newer iPhones are supported for direct wireless communication with the N7. The Sonnets were made before Apple implemented this system, so we will not be able to get this until a new generation of Medel processors are available.
    Edit: Did some more research and fond that newer Bluetooth versions have support for "TrueWireless Stereo" and this is already used by many manufactures of wireless earbuds. The current design consumes quite a bit of power, but a new design was launched last year and would probably be perfect for a next generation CI processor: https://www.qualcomm.com/solutions/voice-and-music/features/truewireless
     
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    Helgeo reacted to Mary Beth in MED-EL 2.4 GHz digital wireless technology alternatives   
    @Helgeo
    I am anxious too for direct 2.4 connectivity with the Sonnet’s built in receiver.
    There has been almost no news on the AudioLink intermediary device that Med-El gave vouchers for in Europe years ago.  However Med-El is still extending their trademark in the US on that device so maybe it is still being developed.
    Now that Cochlear has direct from iOS devices for all audio to their N7 processor and AB announced the plan to expand SWORD for direct from all BT phones for phone audio only to their Naida processor, I am hoping Med-El will skip the need for an intermediary device (AudioLink) and develop WORLD’S FIRST direct to ALL cellphones for ALL audio.  This is on my Med-El wishlist.  ( @MED-EL Moderator ).
     
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    Helgeo reacted to Mary Beth in Why I can’t wait for the 2.4 wireless built into the Sonnet to be activated   
    I love my Artone 3 MAX BT neckloop but encountering interference is a big bummer.
    -on public transportation 
    -walking near railway tracks
    -walking under power lines 
    -waiting rooms with interfering wires in the walls
    -on planes 
    -in some classrooms 
     
    Today I encountered three of the above situations and needed to move out of T/MT to avoid electromagnetic interference.
     
    I hope Med-El releases a way for us to use the Sonnet’s built in 2.4 wireless connectivity soon.
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    Helgeo got a reaction from Jewel in Sonnet not very water resistant   
    I spoke to an audiologist last week about the filters on the Sonnet. He said that Med-el is working on a new design that will include nano-coated filters and that it may possibly be available within the next year. Not sure if this will be retrofit filters for the Sonnet or if there is an entirely new processor design coming out. 
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