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  1. Just listening to Frank Sinatra in Songs for Swinging Lovers. It's an old recording and his voice comes out really well. It's amazing how different recordings come out so differently.
  2. Thanks Mary Beth. Listening to the radio last night , they had some opera exerpts and the voices sounded good from the speakers. Went for a walk sunday and came close to a flock of birds. Was listening to all the different chirps. Took off my coil to see what my hearing aid made of it all. A few high pitched chirps. The CI is really working. Had and idea which I'm sure you will read. What if we all started a comment with our christian name and a code. The code would be something like... petercocmonomar2019 Peter has a cochlear CI in one ear and was activated in march 2019.
  3. Been listening to Lionel Hampton. If you like jazz, the xylophone sounds great for me. Some tracks on spotify, Lionel Hampton and the all stars. There's some good squelchy trumpet as well. However there is definitely progress.
  4. A bad cough has to be the worst. Your head hits the pillow and....... I get up and have a cup of tea with lemon and honey and feel sorry for myself. Reminds me of my grandpa, he had a whole number of music hall rhymes he would come out with. It wasn't the cough That carried him off It was the coffin They carried him off in. Get better soon....
  5. Listening to a few of my favourite songs, the sound is definitely improving. I tried claude Bolling picnic suite and the flute sounds much better. I'm going for a new mapping on July 1, will try and get separate music program. Our SCAN program is made up from 6 modules so I want to make sure I get the least fancy interference possible .
  6. I wonder how much of our progress is due to believing it's going to work. Pp
  7. I know I am incredibly lucky. I was listening to Beethoven's 5th piano concerto on a mini mic after 2 weeks. I'll try and make an assessment how it all has improved. It definitely has.
  8. Thanks Mary Beth I'll pass on the info to our cochlear group.
  9. I was thinking of finding something to wear on top of the coil. I sent my audiologist photos of childrens stickers, and she was delighted with the idea. I like the idea to enhance the look of the coil. I fancy a thin wood carving. You could probably stick it to the magnet with silicone. I think there's a good business for someone.
  10. Squelching along thank-you. Only joking. Small improvements. Speech is really good. Frank Sinatra sounds a little better, but Susan Boyle has not improved (wild horses ). Went to a concert and the cello concerto was bad. Percussion great. Listened to young persons guide to orchestra and enjoyed it, very good to relearn all the instruments. Went for a walk up Chapman's peak drive houtbay where I live and listened in amazement to the waves crashing in, perfect. All in all, going great. It's now 3 months since activation. Peter
  11. Spotify is an app for the smartphone. Also on Linux
  12. If you have had hearing aids that ability to communicate face to face, you have a good chance to hear at activation.
  13. Yes. Written for Windows . I'm still running xp, but there is a good chance it will work in windows 10 there is an option for old o/s The program is not large. Needs Java and quick time. You load each module separately.
  14. Yes tried spotify but did not find any particular easylistening, I have quite a lot of the cds. Just been listening to http://listeningadventures.carnegiehall.org/login.aspx And it's good . Allows you to play each instrument in the orchestra. Still lots more to listen to. Although its for kids, I think it's great.
  15. This could also be fun , just registered and logged in. http://listeningadventures.carnegiehall.org/login.aspx also this https://wwnorton.com/college/music/ilg/ENJ_12/BrittenYoungPersonsGuide.html
  16. Someone in our group described the 2nd layer as budgies, pretty descriptive. Yes, try hear under that layer , the sibilants, you soon begin to pick them up and they slowly join the real speech. My last mapping (5th) at around 10 weeks is brilliant, I can now sing to myself again (could do that on 3rd mapping) and wild horses by susan boyle is definitely coming together. For me percussion and piano are best. Piano played fast is almost perfect , but the slower notes "boing". Most voice is still a lot of hissing and this hollowed out sound, similar to the slow piano. I can hear the words
  17. I just keep trying with complex music, some times passages come through. I Listen to Susan Boyle singing wild horses every day. Improvement is very slow. So find a piece of music that works and enjoy that. For me percussion and piano are best. So Oscar Peterson, Jacques lousier. Dave Brubeck. If you can get IMAP from Southampton university that could be good for you A better more useful version.
  18. scarfedigitalsandbox.teach.educ.ubc.ca/a-young-persons-guide-to-the-orchestra-game-and-music-piece/ Also looks good.
  19. Another good piece. When I play the A on piano and guitar I get 2 notes, the A followed by a lower note. at A it is the most apparent, but it happens almost from middle C for the whole octave. I really would like to find out why. If it could be fixed it would make a big difference. It has not varied from my activation. My audi had no ideas. The louder the note the more the second note happens. However if I keep playing it, the affect gradually disappears. Take a break and it happens again. There is a musician near me, will check him out, had to cancel a visit, have a lousy cold.
  20. For those who can please, on the piano or a guitar play the A above middle c ,loudly. What do you hear?
  21. Someone in our group described the 2nd layer as budgies, pretty descriptive. Yes, try hear under that layer , the sibilants, you soon begin to pick them up and they slowly join the real speech. My last mapping (5th) at around 10 weeks is brilliant, I can now sing to myself again (could do that on 3rd mapping) and wild horses by susan boyle is definitely coming together. For me percussion and piano are best. Piano played fast is almost perfect , but the slower notes "boing". Most voice is still a lot of hissing and this hollowed out sound, similar to the slow piano. I can hear the words
  22. What a brilliant version. Just noticed Angel has a version to run on iPhone. I find the PC version really good.
  23. Listening to various instruments, a fun piece is Peter and the wolf.
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