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    pdk got a reaction from Megan L. in Aural rehab tips from Mary Beth   
    I hope it will be of help to many. this is the first feedback I have had. hoping for some forum members this year.
    For android users I have added a new module for getanearful  with around 400 words. I'm not trying to compete with Angel or Hearoes. It's designed for off line and for when you have a few minutes to practice. 
    Still on sourceforge but will be on playstore soon. 
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/getanearful
    If you go to the files directory there is medelmagic.apk which just has ling6 and Med-El matrices. 
    Working with 2 audiologists in south Africa and hopefully will be adding more this year. 
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    pdk got a reaction from MED-EL Moderator in Songs   
    I have compiled a list of music with different instruments available on spotify.  
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FqJdzYY_Fas
            Drumming with a difference.
    chopin sonatas     Piano   
    toccata fuge      (Bach) Organ
    cavatina (john williams)  Guitar
    Machine #2 (leo Kote)      12 string guitar
    Indian Song ( brubeck )    long jazz drum solo.
    James Galway          Flute
    Winifred Atwell              Honkytonk Piano
    Tuba Concerto (Vaughn Williams Denis Nulty John Williams)
    Silk Road ( Yo YO Mar)     Cello
    Voice of the Feminine Spirit   Great voice with wales sounding sometimes
    Meditation from Thais  (Jules Massenet ) Solo Violin
    Lilly Laskin        Harp
    Grande Valse (Chopin)    Piano
    Deliverance Duelling Banjos
    Antiphone Blues            Saxaphone
    Drum Solos
    Miles Davies Summertime         Trumpet
    Jaques Loussier Trio            Piano Bass drums (great jazz)
    just search with the first few words. 
    Peter 
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    pdk got a reaction from MED-EL Moderator in Ssd adult rehab with rondo 2   
    excellent article. Will definitely add more info about Med-El on my website. Med-El definitely has the most progressive forum and keeps adding new rehab resources. 
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    pdk got a reaction from PamR in Evaluating CI for Single-Sided Deafness - would appreciate your advice   
    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 
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    pdk got a reaction from Mary Beth in Looking for people who were implanted at age 80 or older   
    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 
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    pdk got a reaction from Jewel in Sounding Robotic   
    Hi Jewel
    No problems with my own voice yesterday. My voice doesn't change on different programs either.
    Peter
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    pdk got a reaction from Megan L. in getanearful updated   
    Have been working on my getanearful app for android. Added a lot more training for people who have just started out.
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/getanearful/
    The objective is to provide self training for those with android phones who cannot access the internet easily.
    I have also added medelmagic which uses the 2 matrices that are published in the Med-El rehab documentation, also includes the Ling 6 sound test.
    (select files and touch on medelmagic.apk)
    I have also added references which contain a lot of (for Me) interesting sites and articles for CI people.
    Getanearful is still going to have more added in the near future, waiting for input from 2 professionals working with me.
    Peter
     
     
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    pdk got a reaction from Jewel in getanearful updated   
    Have been working on my getanearful app for android. Added a lot more training for people who have just started out.
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/getanearful/
    The objective is to provide self training for those with android phones who cannot access the internet easily.
    I have also added medelmagic which uses the 2 matrices that are published in the Med-El rehab documentation, also includes the Ling 6 sound test.
    (select files and touch on medelmagic.apk)
    I have also added references which contain a lot of (for Me) interesting sites and articles for CI people.
    Getanearful is still going to have more added in the near future, waiting for input from 2 professionals working with me.
    Peter
     
     
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    pdk got a reaction from Mary Beth in Text to Speech on Android   
    I have just finished another app which will be the first part of many words and sentences. Along with the idea from bendmyear I'm hoping we can produce some useful training on the android scene. 
    It includes my version of the ling 6 test. 
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/getanearful
    Get that android pad working Mary Beth.
     
    Peter 
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    pdk got a reaction from Mary Beth in Speech to text LiveTranscribe combined with remote mic   
    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 
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    pdk got a reaction from Mary Beth in 2020 wishes   
    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 
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    pdk got a reaction from Mary Beth in 2020 wishes   
    I'd like to add to that. A special wish for Mary Beth, you have helped make my year.  
    Peter 
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    pdk got a reaction from Kylie in Initial activation day   
    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 
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    pdk got a reaction from Kylie in Initial activation day   
    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 to train in a more disciplined way. 
    If you check the forum You See so many people experiencing improvement after years. 
    The only way to go is remember what it was like before. 
    Have a great Christmas break. 
    Peter 
     
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    pdk got a reaction from Jewel in Text to Speech on Android   
    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 would be good to create a library of simple operations that could possibly encourage people to be more adventurous .
    Peter
     
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    pdk got a reaction from Elliot in Hearoes NEW aural rehab app free   
    Looks like someone has done a lot of work.. Definitely worth going through. The ah, ss  exersize was too easy. 
    But that's for me. 
    Certainly worth using. 
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    pdk got a reaction from Evren in Here comes a new challenger   
    iAngel sounds a lot more sophisticated. 
    Enjoy 
    Peter 
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    pdk got a reaction from Evren in A focused on hearing kind of day   
    I listened to Perry Como yesterday, my best sounding voice yet. Most singers still lousy. Male tenors the worst. My own voice is sounding better. My regular challenge Susan Boyle is getting better. 
    The best sound is the birds in the garden, makes up for everything. 
    Peter 
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    pdk got a reaction from Evren in Here comes a new challenger   
    That sounds like progress....... 
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    pdk got a reaction from Evren in Here comes a new challenger   
    Keep it up Evren, you are doing all the right things  .listening with text to speech will probably get you going the quickest .
    Peter 
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    pdk got a reaction from Mary Featherston in My opinion - Hold off on CI until the users get better control of adjustments   
    I never use my treble and base settings I sometimes reduce the volume. . 
    I also think that even if one could afford the equipment to do mapping the average person would do more harm than good. There are just too many variables to cope with unless you have extensive training. A CI is not a hearing aid.. There's only one way to go, practice, practice  and more practice your brain will eventually figure it out. 
    Keep on trying, it may take a year but it will work in the end. 
    Peter 
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    pdk got a reaction from Mary Featherston in A WOW moment   
    Yes it is. It's so much better than a hearing aid. Have to continue listening to music. Played an old Harry belafonte CD yesterday and it was sounding pretty good. Although it's not the same most music is enjoyable. I compare it to the early sound of speech with the budgie sounds on top. I used to listen under that higher sound. I try the same method with music and it's beginning to pay off. 
    https://roadtoindependence.co.za/fanie-du-toit/  
    If you haven't found this man, do it now. 
    He's a double implant, has a daily following of 5000 in south Africa. 
    Peter 
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    pdk got a reaction from Mary Featherston in A WOW moment   
    Just had my 6 month mapping session and a program upgrade. Another leap in hearing. I never though it could possibly improve so much  
    Wishing all those starting out as much enjoyment as I am having. 
    Peter 
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    pdk got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Just saying hello   
    It's 6 months since activation. I wake up, all is very quiet. I go over to my special overnight storage box. First I put in my hearing aid, not a big difference.
    Then my CI, beep...  And the world opens. The birds are singing in the garden and the next door neighbour's dog is barking.
    I can now hear a watch ticking, bees buzzing frogs clicking. I can have a conversation. I can have a conversation on the phone.
    The magic continues.
    Hope everyone out there is also making progress .
    How is johnl often think of you.
    Peter
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    pdk got a reaction from Mary Beth in Just saying hello   
    Rehab was just what I wanted. 
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