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    stream2525 reacted to MED-EL Moderator in Is there any way I can reach Medel HQs in Austria?   
    Hi there @stream2525, thank you for reaching out to the community on HearPeers about this. I'm sorry to hear about your experience and I'd to help you out where possible. l'll send you a private message to see how I can offer you some support. Kind regards, Leigh - HearPeers Support Team
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    stream2525 reacted to Jewel in Is there any way I can reach Medel HQs in Austria?   
    @stream2525
    I understand. This is understandably frustrating for you. Hopefully Med-El surprises you this week.
    Are you opting for a Sonnet but also want to benefit for the free Rondo2 promotion? Or do you just want to get the Rondo2 alone?  
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    stream2525 reacted to Kara of Canada in Is there any way I can reach Medel HQs in Austria?   
    @stream2525 we shall see what happens.  @MED-EL Moderator please help. See if you can help this person. 
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    stream2525 reacted to Jewel in Is there any way I can reach Medel HQs in Austria?   
    @stream2525I am surprised that you're having problems reaching Med-El HQ. I reached out to them via twitter and their website and they contacted me promptly in both cases. Like you, I don't live in a country with a Med-El office. Hope our moderators arrange contact for you promptly. 
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    stream2525 got a reaction from Jewel in OTOPLAN: The Future of Otological Surgery   
    OTOPLAN: The Future of Otological Surgery
      https://blog.medel.pro/otoplan-future-otological-surgery/
     
    Do you think that this is used around the world now ? 
     
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    stream2525 reacted to MED-EL Moderator in Rumors that technical issues caused the delay of Rondo2 release.    
    Hi @stream2525 , thanks for your interest in RONDO 2! No rumors here at Headquarters — we are excited to be ramping up the production of RONDO 2! You can always sign up here to get the latest RONDO 2 updates: http://www.medel.com/rondo2#formContact 
    Kind regards,
    Barbara - HearPeers Support Team
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    stream2525 reacted to Harald F. in Rondo 2 features and questions   
    @Mary Beth: I'v been asking myself the exact same questions. According to MED-EL's website, RONDO 2 has only one microphone, no other wireless options besides a telecoil and battery life is claimed to be 'more than five years.' No info about alternative battery options or dry kit.
    I have to say, while the sleeker design is appealing and wireless charging does sound convenient, this doesn't seem like a real upgrade to me. In terms of hardware, SONNET is more advanced, I guess. However, I wouldn't want to miss the comfort of a single-unit processor and I'm hearing very well with my RONDOs. 
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    stream2525 reacted to Mary Beth in noise reduction program for background noise   
    My students with AB hate UltraZoom, even in very noisy places like the school cafeterias.  My adult friends with AB, do not use UltraZoom either.  Sometimes things sound good but are not good fits for specific people.  I am sure some AB users like UltraZoom too.
    I have Rondos and Sonnets.  My Rondos perform great in noise.  Sonnets have the ability to be set with adaptive mic setting by our audiologists.  Moving into a program with adaptive mic setting in noise makes it easier to hear in noisy places.  This is a benefit of the ASM 2 features of the Sonnet.  
    It will depend on how often you are in very noisy places to determine its worth to you specifically.  I listened with ASM 1 in many, many noisy places and did just fine.  I do not carry the Fine Tuner in my daily life with the Sonnets so I do not move into adaptive in noise.  If I am going to a very noisy place, sometimes I bring the Fine Tuner and move into a program in adaptive.  Sometimes I don’t.
    For people using the Roger System with their Sonnets in noisy places, that automatically switches the Sonnets to omni mic setting when active.  By using the Roger MyLink neckloop receiver and setting the Rondos to MT setting, Rondo users can get the same benefit in noise.
     
    Different features are important to different users.  It’s good you are researching to help you find a good fit for your lifestyle.
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    stream2525 reacted to Cara Mia in how do you function in meetings?   
    Hi treesrd1896, I understand you very well. Sometimes teleconferences can be such a challenge. And I also noticed, that often, it is hard for people to remember to speak distinctly, especially when hot topics are discussed. I can add only one thing to what you do, when I have meetings via phone with something very  important discussed that I cannot miss and feel that interrupting a conversation and asking to repeat is not the option, I ask some of my trusted coworkers to participate so they can "translate" me some saying I am not sure I caught correctly. I always fell pressure before meetings, and a big relief after them. It is never the same easy like it was when I could hear well but it is much easier that I did it with a help of HA. But cheers! We can do it!
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    stream2525 reacted to treesrd1896 in how do you function in meetings?   
    My meetings are not face to face.  I work from home.  The company I work for is global so I communicate with people in the UK, Australia, India, US, Russia...  The meetings I am involved in are conference calls using Gotomeeting, Skype, caption phone/internet service, and even IM sessions.  Often the meetings end up being a combination of screen sharing, voice and instance messaging with multiple people.  I use whatever tools are available to aid in communication and understanding.  The tools help but are not always successful.  
    Tools:
    Bluetooth/T-Coil - I wear my Quatro throughout the day.  It is used to connect to my cell, laptop, caption phone.  Depending upon what I am doing i may end up with 2 neck loops (btw and wired) switching back and  forth.  Gets confusing at times. Gotomeeting or Skype - Used for screen sharing, voice and IM.  There are instances where voice quality of these tools is better than using a phone.  Just depends upon how the user on the other end is connected.  The saying a picture is worth a thousand words is the best way to explain why I use these tools. Cell phone - I like the sound quality of using a cell phone in combination with the Quatro.  But it does depend upon the quality of the connection for both callers. Captioning (phone and web version) - I have used captioning for meetings but not as much anymore.  It does not keep up with the conversation.  It does provide a log of the call and allow me to review the meeting conversation afterward to verify I understood all that was being discussed.  A lot of times if I do not understand the conversation, captioning does not either. Instance Messaging - I am not sure how I survived before using IM to communicate with people I work with.  Most of these people are on the other side of the world.  We use IM to fill in understanding segments of conversation, interpretation/meaning of phrases...  And that applies to both sides of the conversation.  I have difficulty understanding accents and often my phrasing of a subject needs additional explanation for the caller on the other end. The tools are helpful, but in the end the best aid to understanding a conversation is speaking to someone that speaks distinctly...  At the beginning of most meetings I usually tell people I have a CI and ask them to speak distinctly.  This usually works for a short period of time and then they get tied up in the conversation and forget.  I find the fewer people on the call, I usually understand the conversation better.
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    stream2525 reacted to Mary Beth in Anyone receive the Rondo 2 yet?   
    @stream2525
     
    It’s a little confusing to me because I have read Med-El info that says “up to 18 hours” which makes me think 18 hours is the longest life and we can get less time.  But I have also read Med-El info that says “at least 18 hours even with high performance settings and accessory use”.  That makes me think 18 hours is the shortest life and we can get more time.  So I remain confused about battery life for Rondo 2.
     
    I am most interested in hearing from actual users of Rondo 2 describing the battery life they are getting in their real lives and how that battery life changes over time.
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    stream2525 reacted to Mary Beth in Anyone receive the Rondo 2 yet?   
    As a Rondo user I do not mind the size.  I think having a lighter Rondo unit (like the Rondo 2 which is 4 grams lighter) would be nice.  The new magnet location in the Rondo 2 coupled with the lighter unit may allow us to use a weaker magnet strength effectively.  I only worry about the battery life.  Up to 18 hours is not much of a safety net in listening time and my experience with Li-Ion batteries is that battery life decreases over time.
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    stream2525 reacted to Rashmi in Confusion on choosing processor   
    Thanks @suzcohen for sharing your experience. Finally we have chosen RONDO for our kid considering it's ease of use. Bilateral CI completed successfully with Synchrony Implant last week  . Activation will be in another 2 weeks . Excited to see how he reacts  
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    stream2525 reacted to Mary Beth in Rondo 2 features and questions   
    There are several options for using Rondos with landline phones.  I will list some that do not involve switching to the Rondo mini battery pack.  If you switch to the Rondo mini battery pack, there are more options.
    1). Stay in M and hold the phone over the Rondo mic. (This is what I do.)
    2). Switch to MT or T and hold the hearing aid compatible phone at the 6:00 position on the Rondo (with mic positioned at 12:00).
    3). If your landline has a headphone jack, plug in Cozy Phones headband speakers and position the Cozy Phones over your Rondo mics.  Stay in M.
    4).  If your landline has a headphone jack, plug in the Roger Pen and use the Roger MyLink receiver neckloop.  Switch to MT or T.
     5). If your landline has a headphone jack, plug in the Artone Mic and use the Artone 3 Max BlueTooth neckloop.  Switch to MT or T.
    6). If your landline has a headphone jack, plug in a neckloop.  Many brands available.  Switch to MT or T.
    7). Use speakerphone and stay in M.
     
    Other members may have even more suggestions.
     
    How do you listen to your landline phone with your Rondos @Joan?
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    stream2525 reacted to Ivana Marinac in Rondo 2 features and questions   
    Who knows...? They are definitely working on it...
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    stream2525 reacted to Mary Beth in Rondo 2 features and questions   
    The Rondo 2 does not have built in 2.4 GHz connectivity.  It connects the same way the Rondo does now.
     
    https://blog.medel.com/meet-rondo-2-its-never-been-easier/
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    stream2525 reacted to Mary Beth in Rondo 2 features and questions   
    This is what it says on Med-El website
    RONDO 2 is approved for countries accepting the CE Mark.
    Available beginning of 2018 depending on country.
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    stream2525 reacted to Ivana Marinac in Rondo 2 features and questions   
    Stream,
    Med-EL has shown Rondo 2 at the biggest ENT conference in Paris, I think. When it is actually produced it will be released everywhere where it is registered.
    But this is not so simple... For instance, even the product is registered in the EU, each country has to register a product for itself in order to be able to give patients in their country the newest product. 
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    stream2525 got a reaction from Jewel in Is there anyone who still has same residual hearing before CIIs there anyone who still has same residual hearing before CI   
    If things go well, I may travel in March 2018. 
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    stream2525 reacted to Mary Beth in New to Hearpeers, Kanso with questions   
    @stream2525
    Almost all articles and CI audiologists/surgeons seem to say one year.  But I have friends who had achieved great hearing with their CIs well before one year and also friends who took longer than one year.  One year may be an average or the length of time most users take but it is arbitrary in a way for any individual CI user.  Studies show that there is continued improvement in listening well beyond one year after activation.  In fact, one study I read showed continued improvement over the length of the study which was 5 years.
    Definitely for most CI users who are doing aural rehab, the quickest improvements will happen early in their journeys.  
    I have been activated for over 2.5 years and I am still noticing improvements, especially with musical pitch.
    Everyone’s CI journey will be unique.  That is one reason it is so fascinating to read about other people’s journeys.  No two ears take the same journey - even two ears on the same person!
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    stream2525 reacted to Jewel in Is there anyone who still has same residual hearing before CIIs there anyone who still has same residual hearing before CI   
    @stream2525
    Although I like that external Cochlear components are smaller than Med-El's, I prefer Med-El's internal processor so I am most likely going to get a Sonnet and a Rondo2 if it gets released in the US soon. I wouldn't want to just have one. I want to have a backup especially since there is no CI center locally. When are you planning to go to India? 
     
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    stream2525 got a reaction from Jewel in Is there anyone who still has same residual hearing before CIIs there anyone who still has same residual hearing before CI   
    I live in Arab Region in the Middle East. I am also in the same situation as yours. After making search I decided to travel to India for this. I know exactly which hospital and which doctor I am going to. I also read that private clinics in the USA can do it for low cost Around $ 30,000. This is not an option for me, because I can't travel to the USA. 
    I need to hear mainly to be able to get another job. Even this job that I have I might lose it because I can't hear well. I am not between MEd-El Rondo and Cochlear Kanso. 
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    stream2525 got a reaction from TheresaO in New to Hearpeers, Kanso with questions   
    Did you love all your hearing ? Are you able to understand speech?
    I have read a lot and most people have same experience as yours. From what I understood , you need around one year to get sounds close to normal. 
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    stream2525 reacted to Jewel in Is there anyone who still has same residual hearing before CIIs there anyone who still has same residual hearing before CI   
    @hadronSeriously? Wow! That would be awesome if I'm able to access some assistance that way! Thanks for letting me know. ?
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    stream2525 reacted to hadron in Is there anyone who still has same residual hearing before CIIs there anyone who still has same residual hearing before CI   
    @Jewel The Dallas Hearing Foundation has provided funding for children and adults whom are unable to pay for CIs or their country does not provide access to cochlear implants. I believe the recipients to date represent individuals from 12 different countries. You can apply to be considered. The link to the web page is below. From the menu choose financial aid and complete the required forms.
    http://dallashearingfoundation.org/about/
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