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  1. Just noticed Angel has a version to run on iPhone. I find the PC version really good.
  2. I'll try and find something similar. Thanks for feedback.
  3. Hi Mary Beth I have 22 electrodes all working as they should. I think the mapping only works with a few and the assumes the rest are around the same. I may be wrong but to setup 22 would take too long. Do you think by reducing some electrodes it cuts down cross channel interference. Have you got that setting as one program? I cannot download bring back the beat in SA. It's very time consuming to analyze the distortion, it varies for each instrument and which recording you listen to. It's encouraging to hear patches of almost perfect sound in very complex classical
  4. Greetings all. Fifth mapping done. After a disappointing fourth mapping. Even though a mapping turns out under par the old brain keeps adjusting. My mapping is set for five electrodes for response between threshold and most comfortable. At most comfortable all sounds should have the same volume. The frequency ranges from somewhere around 200hz upto 8000hz. What more can be done to improve our hearing? One observation intrigues me is that I can clearly hear between 40 and 200 hz. From the mapping point of view I should hear zero and it's definitely not residua
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    Pay or free?

    I don't have a newer iPad. Waiting for help from the programmer. Both the above app developers are trying to get web versions running.
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    Pay or free?

    Hi Mary Beth Did you checkout IMAP? Are you familiar with speech banana? Only runs on recent iPad.
  7. Hi johnL Mary Beth has said it all. All the tests for my internal device were done during the operation and I was told all OK when I woke up. Hope you have improvement at your next mapping. Peter
  8. Hi johnL That doesn't seem right. The only one who can help you is your audiologist. I am definitely not an expert but logic tells me if the hardware is working you must be able to create some change in sound. Cochlear provides a set of headphones that plug into the unit So a hearing person can hear if the external unit is working. What happened at your switch on? I hope you get help very quickly.
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    Pay or free?

    . 2. IMAP (www.morefrommusic.org) This program is much more entertaining , but also gives you plenty of challenges. It caters for music appreciation, from basic scales up to 10 or 12 piece orchestras. The small examples feature single instruments. Flute, violin electric guitar and piano. With each piece of music there is a video, you can change the speed , the pitch, and for the orchestras you can selectively listen to each instrument. It has a few fun percussion units which allow you to compose your own piece. It runs on XP through windows 8. You also have to i
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    Pay or free?

    It will have to go some to beat Angel and IMAP
  11. Where is that number located? Capetown is a long way away I think.
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    Rehab tips

    Can't fault that Mary Beth. Maybe add, choose a simple challenge and after repetition check for improvement. Say listening to a recorded sentence over and over. For me one of my targets is enjoying music. I listened to scales played on different instruments and I can hear improvement. I find the Angel program very helpful when I learn by myself. join a hearing group near you if you can. You will find someone who is or once was much worse off than you ever thought. If you are doing well you can help someone else. You will find someone to share with.
  13. Hi johnL Hope all is going well. My CI is amazing but definitely no useful residual. I did try a residual hearing aid but the sounds were almost hilarious. I was and am so happy with the low frequency hearing that I decided to forget it. Peter
  14. Amazing how different things work for different people. Just listening to baroque duet. Both trumpet and voice a wonderful squelchy sound. I'd love to enjoy Wynton again. Glad for you
  15. I'd like to add some thoughts. Each one of us will have started from a different set of circumstances and after switch on will experience a unique result. So I enjoy hearing how each person relates how their hearing improves, I definitely helps to know things will improve. There's no going back. I'm going to spend as much time as I can with all the resources I have to attain the best results from my new device. My thinking and incidentally my audiologist agrees, the more I practice the more things will improve. What I must do, is decide on a few activities and measure
  16. You have no choice. I think the piano will be good and I definitely think you should play. I'm going to continue with scales on my guitar, but have moved to my mandolin for songs. I must add that I am a lousy guitar player but I enjoy it. Peter
  17. Five weeks down the road I went to a live concert. Wagner the flying Dutchman,, shotakovich piano no 2, and Berlioz symphony fantastic. The whole was amazing. My favourite Berlioz the last part which I know blew me away , almost like before I had hearing aids. I had removed my left ear aid before the concert. that ear hears about a quarter of the cli. Yes there were a lot of squelches but they somehow got buried. The piano which with recorded music sounds better. At the concert I could hear the hammer hit the wires on high and low notes. Slow passages distort, plumby.
  18. Five weeks behind me. I called the high frequency sounds over speech a second layer. I only figured it out on my third mapping it is all the sibilance from the c, t, and s. It will gradually join together. After my activation I got home played my guitar, not so good. On to the PC and through some of my favourite classical stuff. Drums great, piano not bad. Now drums, piano, tuba, trombone, cello, violin, flute all sounding pretty good. Big orchestral bars a wonderful squelchy sound. Joan Sutherland and Kathleen battle sound good. Normal pop, Sina
  19. Hi Jewel I am not a user of spotify but I managed the first few bars of Rick. For me I can hear the words but what a lovely squelch sound . You must be doing very well. Great Peter
  20. After 4 weeks I am going to listen to Susan Boyle singing wild horses at least twice a day until the 'squelch ' goes away. Strange most voices are squelchy but Joan Sutherland, Kathleen battle are almost perfect. Music is going to be tough. Peter
  21. Since switchon 3rd march I have had 5 mappings. From third session each improved my hearing. However practice helps. I have listened to 2 audio books and have the radio on all the time. If you are not happy, go for another session. Good luck Peter
  22. The definition of residual hearing for us recipients is very different from an audiologist. In a proper test I was able to hear some tones. At home I hear if I put my finger in my ear.. If I turn up my amplifier till the headphone almost rattles I can hear music. In reality no residual hearing. What was interesting, during recovery my ear felt very blocked but I could hear bubbles when I swallowed. Also two or three times when it felt like the bubble had stuck, I could hear my voice. So far no change, no residual. Keep smiling I can hear much better with my cli. Peter
  23. Go for it. I have cochlear cli and switched on a month ago. I have hearing with an aid in my left ear. I have listened to 2 audio books. My guitar sounds odd but I could hear a semitone the same day as switch on After my second mapping I could listen to Beethoven's 5th piano concerto on a minimike, full orchestra sounds squelchy, but piano good. A lot of music is far from perfect but add the left ear and that helps tremendously. Peter
  24. Thanks Mary Beth, Going for final meeting with audiologist. (Tigerberg Hostpital Capetown South Africa) to get final costing of implant components. Cochlear is the preference here. I'm trying to find out the difference in speed of the nucleus 6 vs the nucleus 7, finances are limiting me to the nucleus 6 . It would seem that they both support the same basic hearing software (not worried about iphones). Will then make decision for implant scheduled on 14th Sept. Peter
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