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    Lisa reacted to Mary Beth in Lisa in Virginia   
    I’m sorry to hear that things are not improving for you.  Have you seen your CI surgeon to see if imaging can be done to show the placement of your electrode array?
    Angel Sounds has a PC based site too but it may be too difficult at this time.  CLIX, which unfortunately is an iPad app, begins at an easier listening level and level 1 is just listening for how many syllables you hear.  Based on your description above, you may have success with level 1 in CLIX now.  If by chance you know anyone with an iPad, maybe they will download the free app for you to try?
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    Lisa reacted to sassychele02 in Lisa in Virginia   
    @Lisa Hang in there! So sorry you're having a tough time. The Sonnet is huge. I have small ests too and wear glasses. I took the arm off my eyeglasses so it would not irritate my still swollen implant sight and my left ear is numb and feel weird if I touch it. I hope your next mapping will improve how and what you wear. There are a little of cute headbands for our processors on Etsy.  I will be praying for you and your hearing journey. ?
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    Lisa reacted to Valentin in New to Heer Peers, Hello from Delaware!   
    Welcome Megan. my activation is on Wednesday. We are at the end of the Countdown.  
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    Lisa reacted to Mary Beth in New to Heer Peers, Hello from Delaware!   
    Welcome!  Yes that feeling of having something in your head does go away in time.
    No matter what things sound like at activation, just know that is only your starting point.  I did not understand speech at either activation and I hear great with each of my CIs now.  Best of luck.
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    Lisa reacted to Megan L. in New to Heer Peers, Hello from Delaware!   
    Hi All!
    I'm new to the Med El community and I've recently been implanted on my left side - 3 weeks ago tomorrow. My surgery went very smooth and my surgeon got the implant wrapped around the cochlea the first try. Amazing! Recovery was rough though - terrible nausea and vertigo Tuesday and part of Wednesday, went away and came back Friday to Sunday. A week after the surgery I really started to feel better, just a little tired. Now at almost week 3, I feel so much better! Almost my normal self. The only thing that bothers me now is the tenderness in certain spots by the incision and the feeling of an alien object on the side of my head. Does that go away???
    My activation is on Friday, Nov. 11. It's very close and I'm excited but not too excited. My left ear has not really been working for about 20 years and I accept that I may not understand anyone or hear anything at first. Definitely trying to keep expectations in check.
    Since we're being honest, I almost went with Cochlear Americas. I am SO happy I didn't! At the last minute I changed my mind because the Med El implant was more advanced and better designed. Additionally, the content of the forums and blog articles were better and more useful to me. I was beginning to think no one had a hard time after the surgery until I came on here and read other people's stories. Thank you all for being honest about post-surgery and not minimizing the struggle to feel better after getting implanted! I don't feel so alone now   Looking forward to getting know everyone and learning your stories!
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