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    User of a hearing implant
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    Cochlear Implant
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    Sensorineural
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    Post lingual Hearing Loss
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    Progressive Hearing Loss
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  1. Hi Dan - Nothing specific...but it just kind of went away. I think perhaps it was just my perception of all those high frequencies being stimulated again that took a while for my brain to sort out. I am at 14 months activated now and that feed back sense has disappeared. We did deactivate my highest electrode (12) as we determined that it was not really contributing to anything given where it lined up. This took a little of the harsh very top edge off the whole sound map which initially sounded kind of more dull (I had adapted to it) but in the end I think cleared up some of my map. It is a work in progress Good luck and have patience -- it is a slow process but you will get there :-) Ford
  2. Hi Mary Beth -- Thanks for the thoughts -- I did my week in January -- it was great and I hope to do another in 2021! F.
  3. Hi Connie...as far as I know they don't have a preference. They are booked for 2020 and starting waiting list for 2021...should start booking next year about July๐Ÿ™‚
  4. Lots of listening...sentences in noise mostly testing various virtual processor maps
  5. Great week. Josh and team are really warm and friendly and i felt really taken care of. Be prepared for some grueling testing which gets quite tiring ... but they are very mindful of not burning you out. I found the projects very interesting and relevant and they are happy to share as much technical detail of what they are doing as you can handle... So I definitely did not feel like a lab rat. Felt great to be able to contribute ๐Ÿ˜Š I'll definitely go back next year.
  6. Hi Marybeth I am in Durham as we speak and will be here the whole week. Josh and team are great! Everyone is very hospitable and I feel well taken care of...and we were just talking about you today!๐Ÿ™‚ I think it will be a very interesting week, especially since we'll be doing some music work. Med-el Innsbruck was interesting... if not quite as engaged with engineers as I had hoped. More of a facility tour. Great town and I got to meet the folks who built my implant. They were very inspired to meet a recipient as they don't get the chance to see their work in real life too often. F
  7. In general the sonnet seems fine unless I wear it hiking and expose it to excessive perspiration. Every once in a while it will just stop for no apparent reason and usually just re powering it puts it right. It seems pretty dependable overall.
  8. Do you find the sound quality degrades over time and then you simply detach/reattach the cable, or is is usually some significant malfunction arising? Perhaps it makes sense to just do the re-connection routinely now and then.
  9. By the way -- in your experience how often have you had to change out the connector wire (don't recall what it is called) between the magnet and the processor? Sometimes detaching and reattaching this from the processor helps -- it seems a vulnerable piece.
  10. Wow! Definitely a loose wire somewhere cuz I'm not sweating 7 liters of water on every part of the sonnet๐Ÿ™‚ I'll contact med-el
  11. Yeah seems to only happen with the sonnet. I'm using ci only at this point. Clear ear hook piece on the front seems to be tight but ill take a look at it under a magnifying glass to make sure. It gets hot here in California right now and I tend to perspire quite a bit when I'm hiking. Those moisture conditions seem to be the only times really that I'm having the false dead battery issue, though I was recently in Mexico where it is pretty humid and had same experience even while not perspiring much, so I don't know. Anyway I'll check that everything's tight. I have water wear for the sonnet and have yet to use that, and I may just use the plastic cover without actually totally sealing it and see if that mitigates some of the sweat dropping onto the processor. The rondo2 sits higher on my head and sweat doesn't seem to accumulate on it nearly as much as the Sonnit on top of my ear. Thanks for the suggestions
  12. Both. Seems to happen with either one.
  13. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚
  14. Hi Mary Beth, I got both the rondo ear gear covers and the sonnet covers to try. What I've been finding with my sonnet is that it is very temperamental with any kind of moisture. With lots of perspiration when hiking or in a humid environment my sonnit just tends to give me the dead battery signal and quit many times. I have to take it out and let it dry for a while. I tried using an ear gear cover on it with absolutely no difference. Probably will return the Sonic covers. I find the rondo2 is much more tolerant to moisture in general, so I seem to now use that whenever I'm going to do anything active that might involve perspiration. Do you find the sonnet to be this sensitive or do you think maybe I have a possible issue with it?
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