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    Jane got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Bilateral Bliss   
    Bilateral bliss ..yesterday I tried to see if I could hear talk radio on my car radio..I wasn’t able to with just one CI..but being bilateral I was able to hear and understand pretty much all  that they were saying..first time in several years ..it was VERY EXCITING! 
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Valentin in Bilateral Bliss   
    Bilateral bliss ..yesterday I tried to see if I could hear talk radio on my car radio..I wasn’t able to with just one CI..but being bilateral I was able to hear and understand pretty much all  that they were saying..first time in several years ..it was VERY EXCITING! 
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Bilateral Bliss   
    @Mary FeatherstonI know just how you feel I was worried also about getting a cold ..the week before my surgery at the last appointment I had scheduled with a trainer I work out with he said I won’t get too close to you I’m getting a cold I said oh no I really can’t catch your cold ! He then agreed it was best to cancel me and the rest of this clients for the day and go home ! I thought to myself this is a reason not to schedule CI surgery if you can avoid it during cold and flu season ! Just rest up since you’re really in the home stretch .i was so glad I was fine the morning of the surgery and glad to have it over with !goid luck I’m excited for you it’s much easier the second time around !
    Jane
     
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    Jane got a reaction from Jewel in Bilateral Bliss   
    It’s been 2 weeks since activation of second CI ..I see my Audiologist Friday for a mapping ..I’m impressed already how much better I’m hearing “in public “ in noise ..I’m already so used to hearing with both ears even if the older one is more normal sounding that when I take the new one off it feels so quiet and empty on that side ?it’s actually exceeded my expectations already !
    Jane
     
     
     
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    Jane got a reaction from Jewel in Bilateral Bliss   
    @Mary Beththanks I remember reading about all this and just looked it up again ..it is really so amazing when I have either one processor on alone sound is quiet but BOOM when both are on everything wakes up  
    This new ear has been unaided for 9 months and it had been my aided ear for the 5 ears I wore Hearing aides ( I wore the cros) so I think this ear is so happy to get sounds again?maybe that’s why the summation effect happened within such a short time (?)
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Jewel in Bilateral Bliss   
    After just having my second CI activated less than 48 hours ago I already love it ..just having sound back in my ear (I haven’t worn my HA in that ear since last December when testing confirmed what I thought ..I was hearing better with my first CI without the HA muddling the sound )so I already feel more balanced and I’m sure all the addded benefits will occur with time ..interesting enough I’ve had to turn down the volume in my first CI when I have both on since I no longer need it that loud with 2 ears working! 
    Hopefully Other countries that don’t cover bilateral CI s will eventually all do this !
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Mary Beth in Bilateral Bliss   
    @Mary BethLOVE that comment !
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Mary Beth in What has surprised you the most about your CI journey?   
    The electric teakettle boiling the water , the dogs barking next door , the car radio from the car in front of me with my windows up,the buzzing of an old thermostat that my family says has been doing this for years ..they got used to it ..started driving me crazy ..I had it replaced with a new one that didn’t make any noise ..?and going bilateral is a whole new world ..much easier to hear in stores/ restaurants etc etc ..
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Mary Beth in Bilateral Bliss   
    @Mary BethI saw my Audiologist again today ..she was also impressed that I was experiencing the summation effect so soon :)what’s so interesting to me know when I wear my new  right processor alone without my left one to practice it doesn’t really bother me to not have the other one on but when I wear my left one without the newer one it really feels “blank” and empty now on that side ! And I’ve only had it activated 2 weeks ! 
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Jewel in What has surprised you the most about your CI journey?   
    The electric teakettle boiling the water , the dogs barking next door , the car radio from the car in front of me with my windows up,the buzzing of an old thermostat that my family says has been doing this for years ..they got used to it ..started driving me crazy ..I had it replaced with a new one that didn’t make any noise ..?and going bilateral is a whole new world ..much easier to hear in stores/ restaurants etc etc ..
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Jewel in Bilateral Bliss   
    @Mary BethI saw my Audiologist again today ..she was also impressed that I was experiencing the summation effect so soon :)what’s so interesting to me know when I wear my new  right processor alone without my left one to practice it doesn’t really bother me to not have the other one on but when I wear my left one without the newer one it really feels “blank” and empty now on that side ! And I’ve only had it activated 2 weeks ! 
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Kara of Canada in What has surprised you the most about your CI journey?   
    The electric teakettle boiling the water , the dogs barking next door , the car radio from the car in front of me with my windows up,the buzzing of an old thermostat that my family says has been doing this for years ..they got used to it ..started driving me crazy ..I had it replaced with a new one that didn’t make any noise ..?and going bilateral is a whole new world ..much easier to hear in stores/ restaurants etc etc ..
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Mary Featherston in What has surprised you the most about your CI journey?   
    The electric teakettle boiling the water , the dogs barking next door , the car radio from the car in front of me with my windows up,the buzzing of an old thermostat that my family says has been doing this for years ..they got used to it ..started driving me crazy ..I had it replaced with a new one that didn’t make any noise ..?and going bilateral is a whole new world ..much easier to hear in stores/ restaurants etc etc ..
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Bilateral Bliss   
    @Mary BethI saw my Audiologist again today ..she was also impressed that I was experiencing the summation effect so soon :)what’s so interesting to me know when I wear my new  right processor alone without my left one to practice it doesn’t really bother me to not have the other one on but when I wear my left one without the newer one it really feels “blank” and empty now on that side ! And I’ve only had it activated 2 weeks ! 
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Bilateral Bliss   
    It’s been 2 weeks since activation of second CI ..I see my Audiologist Friday for a mapping ..I’m impressed already how much better I’m hearing “in public “ in noise ..I’m already so used to hearing with both ears even if the older one is more normal sounding that when I take the new one off it feels so quiet and empty on that side ?it’s actually exceeded my expectations already !
    Jane
     
     
     
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    Jane got a reaction from Mary Beth in Bilateral Bliss   
    It’s been 2 weeks since activation of second CI ..I see my Audiologist Friday for a mapping ..I’m impressed already how much better I’m hearing “in public “ in noise ..I’m already so used to hearing with both ears even if the older one is more normal sounding that when I take the new one off it feels so quiet and empty on that side ?it’s actually exceeded my expectations already !
    Jane
     
     
     
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    Jane got a reaction from Nikki in August, September & October 2018 activation dates   
    @Nikkilooking foward to it !
    @Daniel the Stranger and @Mary Featherston exciting so many people becoming bilateral ...2 weeks until activation of my second CI..so excited 
     
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    Jane got a reaction from Mary Beth in Bilateral Bliss   
    @Mary Beththanks I remember reading about all this and just looked it up again ..it is really so amazing when I have either one processor on alone sound is quiet but BOOM when both are on everything wakes up  
    This new ear has been unaided for 9 months and it had been my aided ear for the 5 ears I wore Hearing aides ( I wore the cros) so I think this ear is so happy to get sounds again?maybe that’s why the summation effect happened within such a short time (?)
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Bilateral Bliss   
    @Mary FeatherstonI’m excited for you..not too much longer to wait ?
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Bilateral Bliss   
    After just having my second CI activated less than 48 hours ago I already love it ..just having sound back in my ear (I haven’t worn my HA in that ear since last December when testing confirmed what I thought ..I was hearing better with my first CI without the HA muddling the sound )so I already feel more balanced and I’m sure all the addded benefits will occur with time ..interesting enough I’ve had to turn down the volume in my first CI when I have both on since I no longer need it that loud with 2 ears working! 
    Hopefully Other countries that don’t cover bilateral CI s will eventually all do this !
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Mary Beth in Activation September 20   
    I agree that angel sounds and AB clix great apps right from the beginning..I was just activated today for my second CI and used them a little when I came home ?I was given 4 programs and told to change to the next one ever every 2-3 days ..I return to my Audiologist in 2 weeks .i think pacing oneself is a good idea ?
    @sassychele02
    Good luck next week I know how you feel I felt the same until today !
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Mary Beth in Newly Activated Users   
    I posted on another topic but now I’ll post here also ..I was activated today and all went well?I think it being my second CI and my better ear it made it easier to know what to expect and hear speech..and right away it felt so great to have sound in both ears ..speech is very robotic but with the other CI it sounds more normal..it is fun again to be wowed by what you can hear ?
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Jewel in Newly Activated Users   
    @Emily C.good idea for this thread
    @Jewel just remember activation is JUST THE BEGINNING:)
    that said even though this is my second CI I’m still getting nervous ..now less than 48 hours to go ..I just want to hear those beeps
    Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Daniel the Stranger in August, September & October 2018 activation dates   
    @Daniel the Stranger
    SO EXCITING!Jane
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    Jane got a reaction from Kara of Canada in Newly Activated Users   
    @Emily C.good idea for this thread
    @Jewel just remember activation is JUST THE BEGINNING:)
    that said even though this is my second CI I’m still getting nervous ..now less than 48 hours to go ..I just want to hear those beeps
    Jane
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