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pdk last won the day on December 31 2019

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About pdk

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    HearPeers Specialist
  • Birthday 04/12/1939

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    User of a hearing implant
  • Implanted
  • Implant Period
    1-2 years
  • Implant Type
    Cochlear Implant
  • Hearing Loss Type
  • 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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    South Africa

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  1. I cannot tell you which way to go. The few posts I have seen about kanso2 have been full of praise ( chosen instead of cochlear n7) However Trying to compare is impossible. I can only say whatever you choose is going to work , it's best to go for the best support you find. (I read a lot of Posts on the forums , there are many success stories.) Rehab is the same for any option. This is My personal opinion.
  2. Hi Tim I can only add that whichever solution You choose will be the right one. A CI implant will almost definitely improve your ability to hear. Just find support that You like and trust and go for it. Mary Beth has furnished technical details for Med-El but I'm sure any one of the Big 3 can provide a satisfactory solution. You have certainly joined the best Forum. Good Luck Peter
  3. I had mine 2 months before my 80th birthday and by the time I get the next one I'll be 81. It's brilliant. Peter
  4. The CI in the my right ear is doing all the work and it's really good. If all the tests say OK, go for it. Peter
  5. This topic is getting interesting. I actually thought it happened because I had not been listening to anything while messing on the PC for a couple of hours. After watching TV in the evening voices sounded higher pitched and less robotic. This morning I have a frog in my throat so it's difficult to tell what's happening. My left ear is now so poor that I cannot make a comparison. One good thing is it's not affecting my ability to hear. I'm understanding the comentory on TV without watching it. So now if You See Me walking round the house talking and singing to my self, I'm no
  6. Tonight my voice and my wife's sound robotic. As they say in south Africa 'yeah well no fine ' Peter
  7. Hi Jewel No problems with my own voice yesterday. My voice doesn't change on different programs either. Peter
  8. I was researching today and came accross https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6380526/ So I guess it's going to happen more. Peter
  9. Hi jewel I also experience voice and TV voices sounding different at different times. I don't really register my own voice. Voices tend to sound more gravelly in the evenings. External sounds remain clear. I'll pay attention today and check. Peter
  10. Hi Lori https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/famous/inspirational/ Maybe listening to something you enjoy while reading it, over and over will help. Would be great to have a partner to read for you. Might be fun to connect with some one in the forum using zoom or meet. Whatever you do, best wishes. Peter
  11. For me it's no good remembering a good mapping because your perception has already changed. Each new mapping is a new learning curve.. The audiologist is chasing a moving target. The cochlear method of mapping is to set the response of each electrode to the lowest volume a certain tone gives. Then for groups of 3 tones in a select frequency range, each tone is adjusted to sound the same volume. If any electrode gives a bad sound it is switched off. So you end up with the same volume for each frequency. The whole process is subjective. I have 3 programs. A fancy sc
  12. Yes a very interesting article. Did you pick up this ref? https://hearinghealthmatters.org/hearingnewswatch/2020/cochlear-implants-haptic-device-mosiacone/
  13. I think the idea is great. It has great potential as an app. But who will use it?? Medelmagic has not had a single download. Peter
  14. pdk

    getanearful updated

    I just edited the URL but it still tries to go to the wrong page, the double e in sourceforge still gets called. https://sourceforge.net/projects/getanearful/ Peter
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