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Mary Featherston

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  1. @Mary Beth did you have tinnitus before the surgery? I've had it since, oh, about 1973, and it didn't change in either nature or volume after my implantations. I wish it had, but I'm so used to it by now it's not a big deal. I don't notice it much when I'm talking to people but it's always there, just more noticeable when there's no sound coming to my auditory nerve via the CIs. @Evren - sounds like you and your mother are doing great! I'm glad to hear it, we'll be interested to hear about your activations!
  2. @Mary Beth - yikes, that must have been frustrating. I'd love to see that play, I read about it in a magazine.
  3. Great, @Jewel! I'm looking forward to learning more about this.
  4. Great! I think it would be a good thing for people in Jamaica to have you to contact for advice.
  5. Give it a try, @Jewel - but yes, they may be going by your clinic.
  6. Ah, OK @Mary Beth - I had the impression you'd been at one. Meet-up maybe?
  7. I'm not sure what the timeline looks like - I signed up some times ago but haven't heard anything since the initial acknowledgement. Maybe they're starting in the east and working westward?
  8. And it worked! Thanks again Hameed @iHM24. And for everyone: apparently Firefox isn't popular among the Med-El web developers.
  9. Oh, you know, I should have thought of that, thanks, Hameed.
  10. Bilateral here, implanted last year - right ear activated in May, left in November.
  11. It's not a Med-El URL, from what I can see without clicking on it.
  12. Thanks, Mary! I emailed Rob and sent him a screen shot, so he's going to forward it to someone who can help. @Jewel your problem sounds different, I can't even get to the fields to enter my credit card number.
  13. @Mary Beth I've emailed Rob, my CSR, already. We'll see what he says.
  14. @Mary Beth yeah, it was weird. I may try again later, maybe the page just didn't load completely. I wasn't going to bother with the insurance for the this - I just want replacement tethers. Insurance covers my mic covers, but they'll never pay for them due to my deductible. I don't have a lot of medical expenses, so I never do meet the deductible (other than last year, with both CI surgeries). So I was just going to order them myself. I can use my HSA.
  15. @Joan I never had Rondo 1. I was implanted last year and got Sonnets and Rondo2.
  16. I just tried to place my first order with the web shop and failed. It feels stupid, like there's something I've missed - and I shop online a lot, but the method they're using for credit card info wasn't working for me at all. It was there on the page but when I tried to click on "credit card number" no field opened up. It appears to be a mechanism called "Square" - do I have to register for that? I've emailed Rob but it's Saturday. Anybody know? Thanks. @MED-EL Moderator
  17. @Mary Beth The magnets are 3s. The Rondo 2s have always seemed very secure - they've been comfortable and easy to use since the first day.
  18. @Mary Beth not tricky at all, I just opened it before I put the Rondo on my head, then slid it through the hair and pushed it flat. No migration so far, but it's early. 🙂
  19. I've been using the collar-clip tether on my Rondo 2s. They're really pretty secure just with the magnets but since I have the tethers I've used them - I'd hate to lose a processor when it can so easily be avoided. About six months ago I caught the silicone tube thingy in the zipper of my travel case. It didn't break, but there was a little bite out of the side of the tether from the zipper. Last night it finally broke so this morning I got out the other tether - the hair clip one. And wow, I *so* prefer this. I was afraid it wouldn't hold well in my hair, which is really, really short, but you don't need a lot of hair for the clip to grab. It works really well. And the thing that I dislike about the shirt-collar tether just isn't an issue - if I put the clip on my shirt collar it pokes me in the neck, and even when I put it on the shoulder seam, which I do, the tether swings around and brushes my neck, providing a remarkably insect-on-the-skin sensation. So hair clips it is.
  20. @Mary Beth they adhere - at least, once I realized which side was the magnetic side, d'oh. I kind of wondered, though, whether the sound would kind of leak out. Would others have to listen to my movie too?
  21. @Mary Beth I did buy CozyPhones and suspect I'll like them once I'm used to them. Have a good trip!
  22. Yikes, confession time. I didn't. There were 250 people in the plane, making noise and I just said, yeah, no, and used captioning. I'll do better next time. 🙂
  23. Really well, thanks, @Mary Beth. It's quite different, before I was at a small, specialized manufacturing site that made a single product line of medical devices. And I loved working in medical, and I was immensely proud of what we built there - I started when it was a tiny company and was part of the team that built it so that the company paid a LOT of money for what we'd done. And I stayed there until the plant was fully integrated into our new corporation, and have now moved to our largest domestic manufacturing plant - not much for medical at all (some medical tape and some bandages mostly) but we make Scotch tape, blue painter's tape, electrical tape, and some specialized tapes for other manufacturing processes. It's quite a lot different in scale, but it's feeling really good to have a new challenge. And we've found a house nearby and expect to close on that in a month or so. So, big changes! But very good. Thanks for asking!
  24. @Rita Marquez were you referring to my comment about my co-worker's child? If so, yes, that seems to be the case, his inner ear works. I only mentioned it because AdHear is Med-El too.
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