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Mary Featherston

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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Mary Beth in Working from home Q&A   
    @Mary Beth we have to use Skype (which is being phased out) and Microsoft Teams.  I'll have to check on the captions next week.  I'm off this week - I was supposed to go to Med-El to participate in the research but it was cancelled, and I decided to take the week off anyway.  It's the end of the first quarter, and I haven't used any vacation yet - it's not possible to use up five weeks in the second half of the year!
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Jewel in Artone 3 Neckloop   
    My department is working from home. We connect via Microsoft Teams every work day. There is video and audio. I'm amazed that I can hear what my colleagues are saying when I have minimised the window and I'm working in another app. This would not have been possible without my CI. I've been wearing only Rondo2 since last week when I started to work from home. 
    I've also been doing a lot of Zoom meetings and hear well with just Rondo2. 
    Artone is still my goto ALD if I'm in office and have a webinar though. Also great for listening to music! 
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Mary Beth in Artone 3 Neckloop   
    I am thankful for this gift of hearing that is enabling me to hear hours and hours of remote meetings and instruction.  
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Mary Beth in Artone 3 Neckloop   
    @Mary Beth audio only.  We could actually do video, but nobody does.  We're all on the phone, and if we need to see a file or something people can display their computer screen, but I've never seen anyone do a video conference.  At least, since our acquisition.  We used to have a video conference setup back before 3M bought us - we had regular meetings with the team in the UK.  And back then, there wasn't a chance I'd hear.  🙂
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Mary Beth in Artone 3 Neckloop   
    I've had my Artone 3 neckloop for a couple of years now - I first got it right after activation and used it for audiobooks for rehab.  Lately I haven't used it much but at work our meetings are cancelled due to the need for social distancing - which in practice means conference calls.  I tried using the speakerphone on my office phone but it's not very clear.  Got out my neckloop, charged it up, and BINGO.
    I've been in several meetings a day and have been able to hear most of what's going on.  It's amazing.
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Mary Beth in Stay safe everyone   
    @Mary Beth if the situation in May hasn't changed much (and I suspect it won't have) then I'd be surprised if my appointment weren't cancelled.  Even our veterinarian is only seeing ill and injured animals, not doing checkups.
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Mary Beth in Stay safe everyone   
    @Mary Featherston
    People are reporting that their MAPping appts are getting cancelled at some CI centers.  Every hour more and more things close down to try to keep people safe.
    Whenever you do have your next MAPping appt, you can request no changes.  Smile.
    My audiologist calls it an OLD FAVORITE.  No need to tweak something that is working great.  I like when that happens.
    I know I need a tweak soon but time will tell if my appt goes on as planned.  
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    Mary Featherston reacted to jeromew in Stay safe everyone   
    Stay ar home, do not get out if you have nothing urgent to do.
    I live in paris france, things changed at an incredible rate. Just 1 week ago it was like the virus did not existed.
    On sunday some were still out taking sunbathes denying. Today the whole country is in lock down.
    The shit is real, italy and spain are learning it the hard way and for France it is begining now we are going to follow them because people did not believe even knowing what happened to our italian neibourghs.
    We asians have made stocks since at least 1 month and we wore the masks, many westerners were in deny making fun of us for the masks.
    Stay safe, do not meet people. Call them. Prepare yourself.
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Tommy C in Stay safe everyone   
    Thank you @Mary Beth my wife and I are on self imposed lock down in our house. We are not sick but at almost eighty years of age we do not  want to take a chance.  Everyone please be careful out there.
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Mary Beth in Research opportunity at Med-El North America   
    @Mary Featherston and @Dave in Pittsburgh
    Your health is most important.  There will be other opportunities to participate in research.  Stay well.
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Mary Beth in Music with CIs   
    @Mary Featherston
    Isn't the music journey mind blowing?!  It amazes me every day too.
    I bet that sounded awesome!  
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Mary Beth in Music with CIs   
    Today I was listening to music while driving home from work.  My car has a USB port in the console so I can load it up with lots of mp3 tracks and run it on random.  Today I got a track that I haven't heard in a while - Hugh Laurie playing piano and singing "St. James Infirmary".  The piano sounded great - such depth to the tones.
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Mary Beth in Hi from Belgium!   
    Welcome, @verokine, and best wishes for your son! 
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Marcy in Hi from a new user!   
    @Mary Featherston It really is amazing! I can't believe I forgot I wasn't able to hear so many different kinds of noises until now. I'm actually happy to hear birds waking me up in the morning because that means I can hear them!
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Marcy in Hi from a new user!   
    Hi @Marcy and welcome!  It sounds as though you're doing well.  It's amazing how many little noises there are that you didn't hear before, isn't it?  Right now I'm hearing the swish-swish of a battery-powered cat toy.
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Nischal Koirala in Rondo2 and a hat   
    We just got about six inches of snow, as as my husband is two counties away, I went out to clear the driveway.  I don't use the snowblower much and don't recall much about using it, so I just shoveled, the snow is light and fluffy.  But I put a hat on - I'd never worn a hat over the Rondo2s before.  Worked really nicely, though.  Two of my neighbors walked over for a chat (nothing like everyone being out clearing their driveways to forge a bond) and we talked for a bit and shoveled for a bit.
    I've never been used to wearing hats because they made my hearing aids beep.  It's nice to know that I can, now.  Though I wish I hadn't, I ended up too warm and my head is all sweaty.  Good think I had the Rondo2s on, they're more water resistant.  🙂
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Mary Beth in Rondo2 and a hat   
    @Mary Beth yep, I'm going to miss that deck.  It goes all along the back of the house to the left and has a lot of shade and privacy in summer.
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Mary Beth in Rondo2 and a hat   
    @Mary Featherston
    Uou got off easy this time!  We received 20 inches of snow on Friday! Beautiful but a lot all at once.
    I wear hats all the time when I snow blow.  It is fabulous that our CIs do not have feedback issues.
    Enjoy your new snow!  It always brightens things up.
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Mary Beth in Rondo2 and a hat   
    We just got about six inches of snow, as as my husband is two counties away, I went out to clear the driveway.  I don't use the snowblower much and don't recall much about using it, so I just shoveled, the snow is light and fluffy.  But I put a hat on - I'd never worn a hat over the Rondo2s before.  Worked really nicely, though.  Two of my neighbors walked over for a chat (nothing like everyone being out clearing their driveways to forge a bond) and we talked for a bit and shoveled for a bit.
    I've never been used to wearing hats because they made my hearing aids beep.  It's nice to know that I can, now.  Though I wish I hadn't, I ended up too warm and my head is all sweaty.  Good think I had the Rondo2s on, they're more water resistant.  🙂
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Mary Beth in A week in your life as a CI user   
    @Mary Beth oh, I'm really glad to have the option of the Rondo2s.  Some days my ears get fairly irritated by the Sonnets and it's nice to give them a rest.  But I do like the two mics on the Sonnets.
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Mary Beth in A week in your life as a CI user   
    @Mary Featherston
    I chatted with a Rondo user who uses her Rondos almost all of the time but carries her Sonnets with her to switch to in noise.
    I chatted with another Rondo user who uses her Rondos for everything except work, where she relies on her Sonnets for adaptive mic setting.
    @Joan has special programs on her Rondo 2s for use in noise so she just switches to those programs when needed.
    I have been using my OPUS2 processors all of the time.  They are similar to Rondo 1 and Rondo 2 since they have one omni mic and use omni mic setting.
    It is good that we have choices so everyone can find what works best for them.
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Tracey_66 in It's in!!   
    Thank you! @Mary Featherston. Can't wait for activation. Don't know the date yet . Will be seeing the consultant on Monday maybe then I'll know. What I do know it will be some time in March.
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Mary Beth in If you could choose   
    Sonnets, longer lasting rechargeable batteries.  Rondo 2, dual mics.
     
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Mary Beth in Adorable voices of little children   
    Every morning when I put on my processors and immediately go from hearing nothing to hearing wonderfully, I am thankful for my CIs.
    This morning I am extra thankful.
    The years prior to being implanted created insurmountable obstacles for listening to young voices.  I could not understand anything young children said.  It was disheartening, especially as our extended family grew.
    My CIs have changed all that.  I hear the sweet voices of young children very well and I am so thankful.
    This morning I received a video message from our nephew’s almost two year old son singing happy birthday.  It is the absolute sweetest birthday greeting ever.  And I understood every word of his song, even when he improvised a bit!  Smile
    Thank you @MED-EL Moderator for this wonderful gift of hearing.
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Monte in Connecting both processors to a single remote   
    BTW, I got an Artone 3 max. Love it. 
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