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About sassychele02

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  • Birthday May 29

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    Candidate for a hearing implant
  • Implanted
  • Implant Period
    Under 1 year
  • Implant Type
    Cochlear Implant
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  • Cause of Hearing Loss
  • Pre/post lingual Hearing Loss
    Post lingual Hearing Loss
  • Sudden/Progressive Hearing Loss
    Progressive Hearing Loss
  • Uni/bilateral Implant
    Unilateral implant
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    United States

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  1. sassychele02


    @jewel I am so happy you finally found something that works for you. Is it really comfortable?
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    Who already has Rondo 2 or is waiting to receive Rondo 2?

    Received my Rondo2 in mail. Have to take it to my next Audi appt to activate. I was shocked to get it because my auni discussed there was a backup in orders and I might not get one until spring.
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    Research participation

    How well the CI works and how it has affected my life and family. I get paid at end of study after a year but I enjoy it. I see the case research leader who tests my word recognition and improvement and I give feed back on what's the same or different at home communicating.
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    Research participation

    @Mary Beth hi!!! I'm doing one directly through Model at UNC hospital
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    November and December 2018 dates

    @Mary Beth wonderful to be back on boards. You were so right about how busy things would get after activation. Lol. Work school and keeping up with appointments?.Had my second mapping. Looking for a piano lessons in my area. I've always wanted to learn. So happy to see the new activations and new implantees here.
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    favorite WOW moments

    Hi @Mary Beth hello everyone! I'm catching up on posting and reading the forums. I enjoy them so much and live this community. I have 2 wow moments since activation I would love to share. 1. My mom cane to visit a week ago. She was not only in another room completely out of sight but also behind d a closed door. I heard her clearly ask my aunt to tell me she wanted to go to the store. My aunt sat wide mouth as I said dis she just say to tell me she wants to go to the store. Lol. WOW number 2. I was interviewed for a local podcasting on inspiring women. My session was about my cochlear journey and how it has changed my and my family dynamics of communicating.
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    November and December 2018 dates

    Congratulations to all the New implantees activations abd bilaeral recipients. It has been joyful reading this thread ????.
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    Med-El ?

    @Jewelwe are definitely kindred hearts. Lol. I begged my Audi for one before surgery and she said "we will see" . They ate usually reserved for the kiddos but I'm going to ask again. Mellie is so cute!?. She had all 3 stiffed animals from the 3 CI providers. I would have gladly adopted any of them?
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    November and December 2018 dates

    Congratulations to all the late October, Early November activations!!. I'm hoping to receive a Refund for do at my second mapping next week... Fingers crossed. I'm so intrigued by the bilateral journey and pray I will have that option next year. I havethe Sonnet and I agree. It's larger than my previous HA but I understand speech and sounds so much better. I heard voices right away after activation. I so wanted the Donald Duck effect. Lol?
  10. Great topic @Mary Beth! For me it's all the above. Seeing the difference from hearing aids. I wish I would have thought of CIs alot sooner?. The most surprising for now since I'm early in my Journey is actually understanding tv dialogue without captions or along with the captions.
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    August, September & October 2018 activation dates

    @Mary Beth @Jewel @Jenni M @Daniel the Stranger @Kara of Canada @Marion nancy @Nikki hello gang and anyone I didn't tag. Congratulations on activation and or CI surgery!! It's an awesome journey. I've been busy with rehabilitation and juggling appointments. I am loving the adventure. I hope one day I may be able to go bilateral ?. Happy Sunday to all.
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    August, September & October 2018 activation dates

    Congrats to all the October activation heroes!! Can't wait to see each and everyone's results from their 1st and second CI. ?.
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    Free aural rehab sites online

    Thank you @Mary Beth
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    August, September & October 2018 activation dates

    Hi everyone!! I got my activation yesterday morning!! It was a long process. 3 hours. After the mapping processmy Audi earned me how I may hear it that I may hear nothing at all. When she switched me on and started counting to 10 then began talking to me it was surreal that I heard her voice and my own. She sounded mildly robotic and my own voice was foreign to me as I have not heard myself talk in a few long time. I cried when I herd my daughter talk about wanting to go to Disney world in December. I have truly never heard her voice in years. She's 14 with autism and other special needs. My husband I could tell was emotional. He said he would cook me whatever I wanted. Lol. I came away with 2 Sonnets and will have to wait for my Rondo plus. Bummer! I was hoping to get it. I could hear voices right away but robotic. I called my mom and my adult daughter. I could tell both were crying on the other end. I have never had a phone conversation with my daughter in her 22 years. I have flex soft 31. I'm new to all the gargin but I'm learning from you guys. Sorry to have you repeat yourselves but what are some Android apps to use for aural rehabilitation??
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    Activation September 20

    @JewelThank you. September 25th praying Mother nature diest theow be another curve ball. Lol. That was fun I'm sure to meet a fellow hearspeer when u saw @Jdashiell!! That's a nice surprise!