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Mary Featherston

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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Kylie in First sound you heard today...a little fun   
    @Jdashiell stay safe, Joe.
    @Mary Beth My first sound was my husband's CPAP machine.
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Hicksy in Deaf in both ears with ONE cochlear implant   
    I was interested in the comment about car use so I bought a 28cm dl-coil cable to give it a try. I must say it certainly helped me. I have a truck so there is a lot of wind noise compared to a car. Since I’m the driver, the wind noise can be pretty loud with the Sonnet towards the door. With the Sonnet on the right ear, I certainly noticed less wind noise, music seemed a bit better and it was easier to talk to my spouse. She’s telling me I should use it in the golf cart also😀 Actually I should probably use it all the time as she sits to my right almost always.
    The cable isn’t cheap but I drive long distances enough I’m glad I took a chance and bought one. Thanks for the suggestion!
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Jewel in FREQUENCY OF MAPping appointments   
    I'm not sure how to answer.  In late April I had my last scheduled mapping appointment after my second implant (so it was six months after the second activation).  I probably would have gone back this summer, but my audiologist is on maternity leave and I chose to wait for her return.  I have an appointment now in October.  We can talk about frequency then.  Also, see the baby pictures.  🙂
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Mary Beth in FREQUENCY OF MAPping appointments   
    I'm not sure how to answer.  In late April I had my last scheduled mapping appointment after my second implant (so it was six months after the second activation).  I probably would have gone back this summer, but my audiologist is on maternity leave and I chose to wait for her return.  I have an appointment now in October.  We can talk about frequency then.  Also, see the baby pictures.  🙂
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Evren in Who already has Rondo 2 or is waiting to receive Rondo 2?   
    Count me in! Activation on September 16.
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Evren in Some concerns before the surgery   
    @Mary Beth Actually I do have tinnitus after taking off my HA's by night, but it sounds like very low buzzing of an air conditioner but post-op one is infinite ringing in my ear. It's slightly decreased now and it doesn't affect my sleeping quality, so I'm OK with that.
    @Mary Featherston thank you, yes we both doing fine. better than expected! can't really wait for the activation
     
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Kylie in Some concerns before the surgery   
    @Evren - age isn't a thing to be nervous about.  I was 60 when I received my implants last year and I'm continually amazed at what I'm hearing now!  My best to you and to your mother!
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Jewel in Med-El friendships   
    Great, @Jewel!  I'm looking forward to learning more about this.
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    Mary Featherston reacted to pdk in Just saying hello   
    It's 6 months since activation. I wake up, all is very quiet. I go over to my special overnight storage box. First I put in my hearing aid, not a big difference.
    Then my CI, beep...  And the world opens. The birds are singing in the garden and the next door neighbour's dog is barking.
    I can now hear a watch ticking, bees buzzing frogs clicking. I can have a conversation. I can have a conversation on the phone.
    The magic continues.
    Hope everyone out there is also making progress .
    How is johnl often think of you.
    Peter
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Jewel in Med-El friendships   
    @Mary Featherston
    Just heard from the Med-El rep. She said I can definitely sign up for US Hear Peers! 
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Sandy123 in Just saying hello   
    Hello everyone,  Just wanted to check in and say I am loving my Sonnet.  The world of hearing is an awesome one and I am enjoying hearing so much from the past.  I am starting to appreciate music again also..  Hope everyone is doing well....
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Jewel in Med-El friendships   
    @Mary Featherston
    The email said it is open to persons implanted in the US. I emailed the person who invited me to join. Awaiting a response. 
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Mary Beth in Med-El friendships   
    @Mary Featherston
    Nope I am waiting just like you.  Kind of sign up, then wait. Smile.
     
    But I have met up with quite a few Med-El users apart from Med-El events.  Like what @Dave in Pittsburgh Tried to get organized in Niagara Falls.
    Recently I spent several days with several Med-El users who have become friends.  I posted pics on FB and IG so maybe that is what you have seen.  Wonderful time!  Terrific people.
    I look forward to our paths crossing in person someday soon.
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Mary Beth in Med-El friendships   
    I think all regions are in the same spot.  They are gathering members right now.  I do not think any HearPeers US events have been announced yet.
    @Mary Featherston
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Ford in Research opportunity at Med-El North America   
    Med el in North Carolina got back to me and offered to fly me (and my wife if she wants to come too) to North Carolina for a week to participate in research, so I'm headed there second week of January. I imagine it will entail some drudgery but I am interested in seeing what they're doing and participating. Thanks for the email Mary Beth. Ursula from Austria headquarters has been emailing me too and looks like I'll get a tour and meet some engineers when I'm over there in September.
    Nice the company is so engaged with it's customers 🙂
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Jewel in Rondo 2 Tethers   
    The hair clip is easy to use. Been using mine everytime I wear the Rondo2. The only thing I don't like is that it is shiny. Enjoy @Mary Featherston
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Mary Beth in Med-El web shop   
    @Mary Beth I've emailed Rob, my CSR, already.  We'll see what he says. 
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Mary Beth in Rondo 2 Tethers   
    @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.  🙂
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Mary Beth in Comfortable listening on LONG flights   
    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.  🙂
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Jewel in What cool things do your CI let you hear today?   
    Yesterday I went to the Arboretum and walked and looked at the trees and flowers.  And the bees.  And listened to birds!  My walk took me through the woods at some places and the birds were just chirping away.
    And I was so glad to have my Rondo2s because it was warm and I was sweating pretty profusely. 
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Kylie in May, June, July, August 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    @Kylie, that's wonderful, I'm glad it's going so well for you.  I referred to myself as a CI-borg in a meeting last week.  I'm trying to get my new co-workers as used to this as my old ones were - though my friends at my old site were with me last year while I was being implanted, so it's a bit different.
    Our site IT manager has a toddler son who was born without external ears and uses AdHear from the sound of it - I haven't spoken to Keith about it yet, I've not got to know him that well yet.  But the way others have described the child's devices there's not much else it could be.
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Jewel in May, June, July, August 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    @Kylie, that's wonderful, I'm glad it's going so well for you.  I referred to myself as a CI-borg in a meeting last week.  I'm trying to get my new co-workers as used to this as my old ones were - though my friends at my old site were with me last year while I was being implanted, so it's a bit different.
    Our site IT manager has a toddler son who was born without external ears and uses AdHear from the sound of it - I haven't spoken to Keith about it yet, I've not got to know him that well yet.  But the way others have described the child's devices there's not much else it could be.
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    Mary Featherston got a reaction from Mary Beth in What cool things do your CI let you hear today?   
    Yesterday I went to the Arboretum and walked and looked at the trees and flowers.  And the bees.  And listened to birds!  My walk took me through the woods at some places and the birds were just chirping away.
    And I was so glad to have my Rondo2s because it was warm and I was sweating pretty profusely. 
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Jewel in What cool things do your CI let you hear today?   
    I went to a funeral and I was able to hear most of what the person who gave the closing prayer said. This really touched me as when I had my HA and that man gave a public talk I couldn't make out a single word he said even though I'm good at lipreading. Now today here I was with my eyes closed and actually understanding him! I absolutely love my CI! 
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    Mary Featherston reacted to Kylie in May, June, July, August 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    3 month since activation! Wow how time flies! Time for an update.
    I wear my processor every waking minute and never like taking it off. I feel like half the world goes dead if I do.
    Every situation in my life is better with the processor than without. Including noisy rooms.
    My tinnitus is gone when my processor is on.
    I get to call myself a cyborg (and I encourage others in my life to do it too, because I am a science geek and I love it)
    My hearing tests yesterday were outstanding. I have great accuracy detecting words against background noise. And my localisation ability was 12 degrees, which apparently is that of a normal hearing person. Audiologist said my progress was way ahead of expectations. 
    There are plenty of things that are still hard. But I just keep going - I commit to wear it all the time, do my rehab everyday (I really like the angel sounds program). And treat it like an essential part of my body.
    Couldn't be happier with how this is all going.
    I really hope for great outcomes for everyone in this thread who was also recently activated. Even at 3 months there is so much you will have gained!
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