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Mary Featherston

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Mary Featherston last won the day on September 16

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    Candidate for a hearing implant
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    Cochlear Implant
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  • Pre/post lingual Hearing Loss
    Post lingual Hearing Loss
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    Progressive Hearing Loss
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    Bilateral implant
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  1. @mgfiest I have a similar thing going on, though not exactly the same. For me, the TV sounds really clear. But music is taking a very long time. I just noticed this week that some songs that had been sounding tinny and weird are starting to sound better - I have heard individual voices or instruments well for some time, but it's taking my brain a while to sort out harmony and multiple voices/instruments. I think it's going to keep getting better!
  2. Hi, @Marlene and welcome! A lot will change in the first year - it's exciting! I'm glad you're regaining the ability to hear.
  3. One year ago, right now, I was in the OR having my second CI implanted. My life since then has changed immeasurably. My heartfelt thanks to Med-El, and also to the community here, which has been stalwart in support of all the implantees that wander in. https://hearinglisten.blogspot.com/
  4. Ha! That must have been cool. Now if you could just predict how long that last 13 minutes for the washer will last. I've seen my washer tell me 1 minute left for at least 15 minutes.
  5. @Mary Beth I wear jeans almost all the time and put the Fine Tuner in the jeans pocket. Once in a while I lean on a table and accidentally change a setting but I just reset. 🙂
  6. I put my Fine Tuner in my pocket. I have not had a need for it to be inside anything.
  7. @Mary Beth I love when I can have those hallway conversations with colleagues. Walking in opposite directions, little quiet jokey comments. Listening to music in the car, visiting with some people that I used to work with. Just being able to live a normal life again.
  8. Good for you, @Rick H! Let us know how it goes.
  9. I had an appointment a week after activation, but you could schedule the appointments to accommodate your schedule. But I wouldn't leave it out! Use your CI, it's all good rehab.
  10. I had to decide on what I received - my clinic is a big one and my surgeon was experienced with all three brands so I was able to choose without worrying about that.
  11. I think I just stumbled on it while I was researching the three brands.
  12. @Rick H I don't often use my Roger devices or even my neckloop anymore. That may change but right now I'm putting my processors on in the morning and leaving them pretty much all day. Today we had a large meeting and I used the Fine Tuner to increase my volume, and that was sufficient for me to hear (which is astounding compared to a year ago!).
  13. @Rick H hello and welcome! I am a huge fan of MedEl and their customer service - they really support us. Hear Peers is part of that too, it builds a little community for us where we can all trade stories and ask questions. I was implanted last year. I have Sonnets and Rondo2s. I like them both for different reasons! I am hearing better all the time and just recently noticed another improvement in the way I hear music. I have farther to go, but am trusting the process and it gets better all the time. I would recommend MedEl without reservations but in fairness would report that a friend with AB loves music and gets a great deal of enjoyment from listening too. But she was implanted fifteen years ago and has had more time for rehab than I have! But if you want an off the ear processor AB is not an option for you, so we're back to MedEL!
  14. @Don Doherty hello and welcome! It's a small world, I have a friend who lives in Virginia Beach and teaches nursing at Sentara's program. When is your activation? That's when the fun really begins.
  15. @Sandy123 oh, that's a nice offer. I love Rondo2, it sounds great and is comfortable. I use my Sonnets at work because I'm often back in production where it's noisy and I like going to Adaptive then, but I'd use the Rondo2 otherwise.
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