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  • Birthday 04/12/1939

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    User of a hearing implant
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    Under 1 year
  • Implant Type
    Cochlear Implant
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  • Pre/post lingual Hearing Loss
    Post lingual Hearing Loss
  • Sudden/Progressive Hearing Loss
    Progressive Hearing Loss
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    Unilateral implant
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  1. pdk


    Some one fairly recently mentioned how good it would be to do it yourself. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2962926/ I had this in my offline pages. Peter
  2. I'll stick with angel P
  3. Thanks, that explains the set locations. Peter
  4. Hi Mary Beth Cochlear America requires an address in USA or Canada. I need a valid address from someone. Peter
  5. Good luck to you too Rick H. Last night I had some more thoughts. The length of the electrode is the same for medel and cochlear. For me residual hearing is a myth. Has anyone retained a little residual hearing from an already degraded hearing?. Would it be possible to use a Cochlear setup program to map a medel implant and vice versa. That would really show the difference. I do think the results are from the mapping technique which as technology improves will keep making our quality of hearing better Peter
  6. I have the nucleus 7 implant. I was able to understand speech from the word go. After 6 months speech is very good. Loud voices tend to distort. I could also enjoy percussion and piano within 3 weeks. . However I cannot hear music as I did before. There is always some distortion. There is gradual improvement and I can enjoy listening. Jewel says she hears as well as before but on the face of it no ci electrode is going to do the job of 3000 or so hair cells. As each of us is unique it's very difficult to say which implant is best. I think it's best to go for the best support team. So far I have not found any comparison between the different makes as to which is the best for music. I can't resist a comment, the battery lasts at least 14 hours. For me the n7 does a great job. Peter
  7. iAngel sounds a lot more sophisticated. Enjoy Peter
  8. Try my app on https://sourceforge.net/projects/bendmyear Make sure you have set permission on your phone.. Angel also helped tremendously Peter
  9. Great progress. I find I'm very tempted to jump from one piece to another but really get best results by listening to a whole CD. The more you try the better it gets. Peter
  10. I listened to Perry Como yesterday, my best sounding voice yet. Most singers still lousy. Male tenors the worst. My own voice is sounding better. My regular challenge Susan Boyle is getting better. The best sound is the birds in the garden, makes up for everything. Peter
  11. That sounds like progress.......
  12. Try downloading a signal generator program and see what you can hear. Peter
  13. One of the things that really impresses me is the sound of my own voice (I just realise what I typed) after each mapping I judge it's success on how my voice sounds. It's seems so much better than with a hearing aid. What I'm trying to say is reading out loud could work well. After 6 months my guitar still sounds terrible. I think the way the CI filters in frequency bands causes missed frequencies. The brain starts filling the gaps somehow. It's fun trying to analyze what is going on and suddenly realising a sound has changed over time. In the early days squelch wins. Peter
  14. Keep it up Evren, you are doing all the right things .listening with text to speech will probably get you going the quickest . Peter
  15. A lot will depend on your area and the experience of surgeon and audiologist. You will probably be fine with any of the main 3 brands. The surgeon will choose the actual electrode after you have made your choice. I think the major criterion is your support. Peter
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