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  1. For those who can please, on the piano or a guitar play the A above middle c ,loudly. What do you hear?
  2. 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
  3. What a brilliant version. Just noticed Angel has a version to run on iPhone. I find the PC version really good.
  4. Listening to various instruments, a fun piece is Peter and the wolf.
  5. Just noticed Angel has a version to run on iPhone. I find the PC version really good.
  6. I'll try and find something similar. Thanks for feedback.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  15. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
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