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pdk last won the day on December 31 2019

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  • Birthday 04/12/1939

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    User of a hearing implant
  • Implanted
    Yes
  • Implant Period
    Under 1 year
  • Implant Type
    Cochlear Implant
  • Hearing Loss Type
    Sensorineural
  • Cause of Hearing Loss
    Other
  • 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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    South Africa

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  1. Keep wearing your hearing aid, I think it's very important. I manage with my CI when the hearing aid battery packs up, but when I put on my headphones that hearing aid is working and keeping my brain receiving sounds. Peter
  2. Fo I think two things happen. The brain learns and then the mapping can be altered to the now 'best level' and so it goes. My mapping so far only works on soft setting and comfortable level for the whole frequency range. The comfortable level must be equal for the whole range. That in fact caters for all the odd ways I hear each frequency. So I must wait until March 16 for my next mapping. More good sounds... Steel guitar, tuba, clarinet and flute Peter
  3. Not going bilateral, the hearing aid helps balance the sound. I also can listen to music with headphones and no hearing aid. The gravelly sounds are in the lower frequency range. My low frequency hearing has always been amazing, also percussion instruments sound perfect. The more harmonics in the music the more it is squelchy. The mid range 400-700 hertz are where there is problems. The guitar sounds two different tones, the second tone is lower and delayed. When I sing at that frequency the sound level drops. The ci program needs modifying. I get bad results from saxophone, cello, guitar and singing voice. It's similar to activation where you hear the sibilants as a higher level which for me disappeared after about 3 weeks. So with music I get this higher level squelchy sound. I will have to spend some time to analyze it all before my next mapping. I still find the experience fascinating and exiting. I really enjoy the feedback on this forum. Peter
  4. Good to hear such great results. I'm also having voices sounding gravelly by the end of the day. I thought last night when I woke in the early hours, I'll volunteer to have a Med-El CI in my left ear and then I will be able to say which brand is best. Then I went back to dreaming. Peter
  5. Good to hear such great results. I'm also having voices sounding gravelly by the end of the day. I thought last night when I woke in the early hours, I'll volunteer to have a Med-El CI in my left ear and then I will be able to say which brand is best. Then I went back to dreaming. Peter
  6. Hi Mary Beth Knowing your story, that makes a big plus for Med-El. However this is my first year and the speech side has been great from the start. Peter
  7. Is it possible to swap processors? The electrode is a passive device so it should be possible to activate it with any processor. I'm convinced the result we hear is due to the programming. I'm up for my year mapping session. Currently I have turned my volume down to it's lowest and am only using my music program. I'm going to ask for a program with as little adjustment intelligence. If I sing to myself, midscale strange compensation happens. When wearing headphones it cuts volume occasionally. On the plus side music is definitely improving, but vocals have a long way to go. So when I hear someone say music is great can they say what does not sound great. Peter
  8. pdk

    Updated getanearful

    Android users... https://sourceforge.net/projects/getanearful Added Med-El sentences matrix 2 with some more noise choices. Peter
  9. Hi johnl I had a hearing aid ready to go for my residual hearing. I have zero residual hearing. What do you hear? I can hear vibration if I rub my ear and sometimes wind noise on my bike, but using headphones volume high, nothing. Peter
  10. I went for the best support that was available. I made the right choice. EvaD you will make the right decision . Peter
  11. This answer is just from me. The trombone sounds reasonable to me as does a tuba and my didgeridoo so assuming your friend has a CI find a second hand one what does he experience blowing yours? Peter
  12. Thanks for the info. I just thanks for the comparison, it's great to have feedback. (I remember being wrong last year sometime 😀) I just tried them briefly by putting my phone next to a poem playback on my PC and speech tester performed much better. I'll try again sometime. My speech understanding has improved so much I have not needed speech to text. Peter
  13. Truly great. I still think speech texter is even better for android. I'm so happy to see new tech ways of making life better. Peter
  14. pdk

    Text to Speech on Android

    Just added med El's matrix 1 sentences to https://sourceforge.net/projects/getanearful Peter
  15. Good stuff . It's very easy to put these practice words on android. I have nearly finished medels first matrix Emily bought six bottles..... And the ling 6 sound test. Who do I talk to at medel about putting these lists on android. Peter
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