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    User of a hearing implant
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    Cochlear Implant
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  1. Thanks for the quick reply! I’ll try it! I guess the CI maintenance will be a learn-as-you-go thing...
  2. I am coming up on two years with my Sonnet. My audi told me to change my mic covers every three months, which I do. I have been wondering lately though about replacement of other items such as cables. Is there a schedule anywhere on the Med-el website and/or a trouble shooting guide? I’ve just changed my mic covers but have noticed that sound seems a bit muted lately.
  3. I mentioned in a post back in August that the hospital where I was implanted ( London, Ontario) has a staff shortage of CI-trained audiologists. As a result, access between quarterly appointments (during first year after implementation) is pretty much impossible. If you aren't happy with your mapping, you have to wait for your next appointment. The shortage has become so severe, that my final quarterly session (one-year anniversary) has been pushed back three months due to one audiologist being unavailable. Thus it will be almost eight months after my last appointment for my next session. I am
  4. Hello All; I received my CI last October. I am fortunate to live in Ontario, Canada where the cost of the CI and implantation surgery is covered under our provincial health care. However, there are only two implantation hospitals in the entire province so access to CI-trained audiologists after surgery is limited. After activation and two weeks follow-up, you have mapping appointments quarterly for the remainder of the first year and then yearly after that. Acess between the scheduled appointments is difficult, as there are so few CI-trained audiologists at the hospital - waiting times ar
  5. In reply to Nikki's question re: choice of processor: at the hospital in London Ontario where I was implanted I was offered a choice between the Sonnet and the Rondo. However, the audiologist said the Rondo2 was not yet available to them(perhaps due to government health insurance rules) so strongly recommended the Sonnet as having more advanced features. I'm looking forward to my activation date which has been moved up to October 29.
  6. Four days post-op. Surprisingly little pain which is manageable with regular Tylenol. A little off-balance, especially first thing in the morning, but not too bad. Hope the rest of the journey goes as well!
  7. Hello Everyone! I am scheduled for unilateral cochlear implant next Thursday at London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario. I have been waiting for almost a year so I'm excited that it's finally going to happen! Can anyone share how they felt immediately after surgery? I'm hoping not to have too much pain or after effects.
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