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Mary Featherston

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  1. Looks nice! It looks like it may be just a bit smaller than Sonnet, do any of you know if that's true?
  2. @shinavn - yes indeed, I had that exact experience. I can't see well without my progressive lenses, so I decided the discomfort at the incision site was better than not seeing and always having headaches. It got more comfortable pretty quickly.
  3. Thanks, @Mary Beth, that was excellent. Is Sarah on HearPeers, I wonder?
  4. Interesting. It looks like it will work with our current Sonnets?
  5. @pdk do you know what your audiologist did to create the MAP for music?
  6. @pdk I'd love to hear more about your music program once you have it. I need to speak to my audiologist about this.
  7. That's a good idea, thanks, @Mary Beth - I should do that.
  8. I have been blogging my CI journey for a year and a half. If you are interested in reading it sequentially, you'll have to scroll back to the beginning. https://hearinglisten.blogspot.com/
  9. @JCB Give it some time, the surgical site will often be slightly swollen for quite a while after surgery. Mine didn't go down completely for weeks. My Rondo2s stay on quite well - I hope you can resolve whatever problem you have!
  10. @Rita Marquez - congratulations! Rest up and heal. I don't know about the vertigo and Meniere's but anesthesia is enough to make me nauseated - though I knew that going in and told the anesthesiologist at my CI surgeries so they gave me something to prevent it. Good luck!
  11. Yes, best of luck, @JCB! Let us know how it went.
  12. Yes, that's the fun part. Be cautiously optimistic at activation - I could barely hear words, it was very beepy and odd-sounding but it starts integrating pretty quickly.
  13. I don't mind the new travel kit, I've never had anything else. It works well for me. Like @Mary Beth when we went on vacation in May I had the travel kit -backup processors, extra parts, etc, and my dry box and my chargers for my rechargeable batteries. Worked great. Last weekend I just used disposable batteries, and didn't bother with the chargers (no electricity at the cabin anyway) and used a Dry Caddy. So it all depends on where I"m going.
  14. Sounds like you're healing well, @Sandy123 - good news! Do you have an activation date yet?
  15. I have the newer travel case. I use it to carry backup processors, extra cable/mic cover/battery cover and the disposable battery holders and batteries. And my neckloop. Mostly it stays in the backpack that I take to work but right now it's in my travel pack as we just got back from a short trip to my brother's cabin. Where, by the way, despite extreme humidity (that is, it rained almost the whole time) the Dry Caddy worked great for my Sonnets. I didn't take the Rondo2s - there's no electricity there.
  16. Interesting, more Omni users than I expected.
  17. Thanks, @Mary Beth - I already have that. 🙂 Just need to work on speech in sound.
  18. I have asked people to pick up the handset before, because the speakerphone just doesn't work well if people aren't talking right into it. For that matter, there seem to be a lot of people who hold the phone tucked under their chins and then mumble and I can't hear them either.
  19. @Mary Beth - we laughed. Both Briana and Dave had been hearing my story all along. I make a point of engaging people at work - making the point that yes, I have magnets in and on my head, along with electronics - but I can be normal (well, ha, no, but you get my point).
  20. Right after I got my first CI I was in a conference room with a couple of co-workers. The room happened to have a metal shelf in it, and the shelf was behind me. I leaned back in the chair and the shelf acquired a CI.
  21. Hi @carmella416@hotmail.com - I didn't have a buzz, but yes, the Sonnet sits right on the incision and it's tender for a while. What I did (not at work, but at home) was take a bandanna and fold it so it's a triangle and then fold it in half a couple more times lengthwise. That leaves you with a piece of fabric that's about an inch and a half wide, and because you folded it you have an opening along one long edge. Tie the bandanna on your head and then position the magnet over your implant - and then instead of hanging the processor off your ear, tuck it into the folded opening. It will stay there and your ear won't hurt.
  22. Good description, @Mary Beth that was exactly what it was for me too.
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