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  1. Really good quotes from rickh and Mary Beth. As I said I'll keep trying. Peter
  2. I would love to be able to know what music sounds like to you. My music experience could never justify such great headphones. While I do get enjoyment from quite a lot , I have to say the singing voice and orchestral music are unacceptable, mushy and squelchy. What small Improvement there is does not provide an acceptable sound. My guitar still sounds terrible. I'll keep trying.. Peter
  3. Made a mistake. Should have been https://m.apkpure.com/speechtexter-speech-to-text/com.speechtexter.speechtexter @voice is text to speech. Peter
  4. It's an android app on google play. You can try it on your new tablet. @voice aloud reader apk https://m.apkpure.com/voice-aloud-reader-tts-reader/com.hyperionics.avar Peter
  5. hi Mary Beth Working hard on on a new app trying to emulate the matrix hearing lists. Will eventually get data provided by audiologists and probably some other ideas. Peter
  6. I'd like to add to that. A special wish for Mary Beth, you have helped make my year. Peter
  7. Went to see the ballet Scrouge last night and even though the music was canned I enjoyed it. This morning listening to a concert on the radio. It's definitely getting better. No question, the more you listen the better it gets. A tenor has just come on and he sounds terrible. Yeah well no fine 🤗 Peter
  8. This mapping method is so different from mine. I will have to talk to my audiologist. I'm glad the medel technique works so well for you. It would be almost impossible to get stats to show which model is best. Let's just say they all do a great job The clock in the hallway is tick tocking loud and clear. Fantastic. Peter
  9. Hi johnl My everyday speech has really become good. I've even been able to use the phone in a supermarket. However my granddaughters voice on the phone is impossible. Some voices are robotic. TV and radio still hard work, unless I use my mini mic streaming device . Percussion works almost perfectly. Mid range piano good. Flute is now good so music with jazz piano is acceptable, Oscar Peterson works well. The singing voice is very distorted. I do listen to music a lot but it has a long way to go. I expect we will get to like the new sounds. I must say I need
  10. It would be possible to make the medel matrix sentences in an android app. It could play a sentence and the user could type in what they heard. At the end you could check the results Volume, noise and speed could be added. Anyone interested? Peter
  11. Greetings Just browsing. This matrix sentence exercise is easy to put in an app. Have downloaded https://www.google.com/url?q=https://s3.medel.com/downloadmanager/downloads/bridge_2013/soundscape_handouts/en-GB/Sentence-Matrix-Handout.pdf&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwib5Irm77nmAhULSRUIHf6VDZ0QFjAAegQIChAB&usg=AOvVaw0Fn7MOjOOY86NyEf334muZ Will check it out over the next few days. Peter
  12. Best wishes Lori. Johnl good to see news from you. Give us a rundown of what training you do besides Angel. 9 months down the line for me. I can now hear a cockatiel screech as it used to sound, it shuts my system off a lot of times as well. I think listening to audio books is the most enjoyable way to make progress. Using Angel with head hood hoed etc I can't get better than 76% , the American accent doesn't help. I have a session once every couple of weeks. Peter
  13. The problem is the full stop at the end of the URL Peter
  14. https://sourceforge.net/projects/bendmyear/ Strange, the above I copied and pasted from the actual site. Please try again Peter
  15. So let's have some how to requests. Maybe Elliot can help on the iphone side.
  16. I recently had to give a presentation to our local group about how computer training can help improve your speech understanding. It became very clear that not many people from the 'Older' generation were able to perform downloads and installations to get the benefit of lots of apps available. So I wrote up a step by step description of downloading a Book from Gutenberg Books ,renaming it and loading into an 'text to speech' app. Anyone interested can get it from the 'files' directory at https://sourceforge.net/projects/bendmyear. I'd like to have feedback as I think it wou
  17. It will not hurt to wait until Feb . It's probably good to wait for a possible improved design. I have one ear that can listen to music with headphones. I have followed many stories in the CI world and I definitely cannot judge which is better, cochlear, which I have, or a medel device. It seems to me that whichever way you go it will be up to you how much you train your ear to hear again. My bad good ear helps tremendously. I keep hearing improvement, I enjoy a lot of music but it does sound different and as I have said before Pavarotti is still a disaster. But as I listen I hear good
  18. We had our meeting, an audiologist, representative of Cochlear products in SA and Fanie Du Toit who is on the Council for Persons with Disabilities ( he does round the country running hearing assessment tests so people can then get help from an audiologist) We are going to start with the English language and expand my app Bend My Ear and add more basic phoneme sounds. They reckon that sentences are for competent listeners. So we'll try and create the ability to break down lists of sounds and play them individually. The audiologist is working with her standard hearing evaluation material.
  19. I would like to poll on who uses computer apps, and other relevant questions to be decided. The objective would be to get CI users to train more. We wear probably the most expensive device we own so why not get the full potential. Peter
  20. Hi Mary Beth. I'm sure you mentioned running a poll on a topic. How was it done. Peter
  21. The old story, everyone is different. My ci dominates my hearing. I can only get the direction of a sound by turning my head to and fro. However it's not a thing that worries me. At the moment I'm listening to the radio and cannot tell from the sound where it is in the room. There are going to be so many pluses, with a CI you will never regret it. Peter
  22. Great response, my mapping is done soley with tones, trying to achieve a constant volume over the audio range. Going to a meeting next week to discuss apps for training. I'll keep you updated. Peter
  23. I'd like to add how important practice is. I would like to suggest something which may stir the pot. I don't think Audiologists in general provide enough info on training especially Computer backed training. I think we should go one level higher and ask the manufacturers to jack up their support and start providing references especially for all the new comers. How many of you out there feel supported apart from the usual mapping updates? Peter
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