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Sue C

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  • Gender
    Female

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    User of a hearing implant
  • Implanted
    Yes
  • Implant Period
    Under 1 year
  • Implant Type
    Cochlear Implant
  • Hearing Loss Type
    Sensorineural
  • Cause of Hearing Loss
    Unknown / Prefer not to say
  • Pre/post lingual Hearing Loss
    Post lingual Hearing Loss
  • Sudden/Progressive Hearing Loss
    Sudden Hearing Loss
  • Uni/bilateral Implant
    Unilateral implant
  • Country
    United States

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  1. For Angelsound Tigerspeech I realized my pc task bar was covering the "customize" button on the bottom right side of the screen. Clicking on that allows you to disable the animation mode which will silence the applause after each correct answer. Much better
  2. Hi Raymond, i have single sided deafness and got my CI activated about 10 weeks ago. I am a piano teacher and I am using Angelsound tigerspeech for the PC. Under the "basic module" it has "pure tone discrimination". I am lucky if I can hear the difference between a whole tone, I usually can hear a minor third or major third but they say practice practice practice. The average interval difference non musicians can hear with a CI is about 7 semi tones. My audiologist said being a musician is helpful because we are used to listening. There are also other modules I have not tried yet "Melodic module" and "Music module" within the Angelsound tigerspeech software. Best wishes!
  3. Two questions regarding Angel sound Tigerspeech software for PC. 1. Does anyone know if the applause after each correct answer can be muted? Forgive me but this is one of those "kill me now" sounds for my CI and irritating to listen to after each correct answer, no whining intended, just would make training more pleasurable :). 2. Just curious why an answer (right or wrong) is highlighted during the training, just guessing it's to confuse the brain. Thanks in advance!
  4. Two questions regarding Angel sound Tigerspeech software for PC. 1. Does anyone know if the applause after each correct answer can be muted? Forgive me but this is one of those "kill me now" sounds for my CI and irritating to listen to after each correct answer, no whining intended, just would make training more pleasurable :). 2. Just curious why an answer (right or wrong) is highlighted during the training, just guessing it's to confuse the brain. Thanks in advance!
  5. Thanks for the tip! I will check it out.
  6. It's been 11 years for me and it is nice to hear sound again, can't say all the sound sounds good, but that is what I expected. Some of the sounds are crystal clear like the high treble in a good set of speakers, like water running or silverware clanging (although super loud and piercing) but speech sounds just like a blown speaker or a rattle. Hope my brain is a quick learner! LOL
  7. Thanks Mary Beth, I have both processors, Sonnet and Rondo. My audiologist set me up with the Sonnet today and next week for my next mapping she will go over the Rondo, she said that may work better for staying on during yoga and going upside down. Didn't want to overwhelm me with too much for one day.
  8. I am also SSD and got activated this morning about 4 hours ago. My audiologist explained that because I have a good working ear that it will be some work and time for my brain to adjust to the new CI hearing as my hearing ear may make it more difficult. So far everything seems SO LOUD, although I can recognize speech, I can not hear what the words are yet only distorted speech. I stopped at the grocery store on my way home and WOW, it was a little overwhelming. When I walk it sounds like the Jurasic Park dinosaurs footsteps....Lol! I had a BAHA removed in preparation for this surgery, my ENT thought I would do well with a CI. I found the BAHA not very helpful and I seldom wore it, although it was from 2007 and I'm sure the techlonology has gotten better. What I found with a recent hearing test with an upgraded Oticon (BAHA) processor is in a soundproof room with lots of background speech, with and without the Oticon (BAHA) I pretty much scored the same so opted for the CI. Good luck to you!
  9. My balance system was damaged when I lost my hearing on the right side. I got implanted two weeks ago and I was dizzy for a while but it was mostly because I caught a cold right before surgery. I don't feel any more dizzy now than I did before surgery and I'm hoping that after activation when when I have a sense of sound direction it will also help me feel more balanced. From what I've read about other people's experience, it's usually not a problem or just a temporary problem.
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    Sue C

    Hi everyone! My name is Sue C and I got implanted two days ago on my right side. Activation is on June 20th and have been reading the community website for a few weeks so I feel as I know some of you already. I'm feeling pretty good post op, but today can see some swelling of my ear, starting to look like Schrek! Feeling a little more dizzy too, probably from the swelling. Glad the medical portion is over and implant done, looking forward to the possibilities of quieter or no tinnitus after activation, direction and mostly, hearing in stereo again. I had sudden sensiorial loss on right side about 11 yeas ago. Cause is not known, the Doctors best guess was either a leaky membrane or small stroke in ear. Have a great Memorial Day weekend and stay safe!!
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