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  1. I had my implant a little more than a year. Every thing was going well until about 10 to 12 weeks when I started feeling numbness in and out of Cochlear ear and side of the face. . Numbness gives me a feeling of sleep and woke up with some tingling.  My audiologist reprogrammed the processor. The condition stays from few seconds to about a minutes several times during the day and it become normal by itself.  I like to hear from forum member if any one faced with this problem and what action was taken. Thanks,  Kumar

  2. I like to address this question to the sonnet CI users.  In order to secure Rondo 2 on head Med el has provided a flxible thin cord with a clamp which can be attached to any place in clothes but for Sonnet there is nothing.  Has anyone looked into any way to secure the sonnet processor? I tried to tie a thin flexible cord to the sonnet ear hook and attach to my dress. But there is no suitable place to attach on the ear hook.  Any feed back  will be appreciated. Thanks

  3. Mary,

    I bought a Artone 3 max from Amazon and it arrived three days ago.  I followed all instructions given in a three page manual which came with the device.  I  tried to pair it with cell phone but I could not make it work due to some reason. My both cell phones have Blue tooth capability. I don't know what mistake I am doing.  Since you are expert of Artone, I am addressing this issue to you. Hope you can help. There is only one button to press so it should not be difficult.   The button seems fragile so I don't want to over do it.


  4. I am not familiar with Artone neck loop. If someone  can help me and tell me what it can accomplish and where to buy one from.  Also specs if needed.  According to this forum it seems it can help me in telephone communication via CI in one ear and hearing aid in the other.  My hearing aid does have T and MT capability.


  5. I very much like to talk/ meet  some one with CI living near Jacksonville, FL area.  Preferably procedure done at Mayo. We would be able to discuss some common issues. Let me know.  

    My one ear CI has been activated about 10 days ago.  Since then I am wearing Rondo 2 (some times sonnet) but it seems I have a long way to go.  I can hear sounds but can never make out what is being said or any conversational speech  I am trying to practice  listen dialogues, music etc but still  not much success.  I know every one has their own journey but based on your experience make any suggestions which  I should be practicing inorder to train my brain to process sound out of CI.  I can't get frustrated at this point so any suggestion will help. Thanks


  6. I like to have  input from others who already had CI.  I had surgery on March 4th and first appointment for programing on March 26th.  I have been fitted with MedEl  Sonnet and Rondo 2.  Though it is just 4th day today after fitting electronics / programming but my level of satisfaction is zero at this point.  I do hear some odd sounds by CI ear but no conversation or dialogues. I do use my hearing aid sometimes  in other ear.  I want advice from persons who  already had the procedure done.  What kind of time frame I can expect before start hearing speech?  I will appreciate hearing from my Hear Peer friends.  Thanks

  7. I had my one ear CI  first programming appointment three days ago. I was given a bunch of stuff in a big Med EL bag. Audiologist explained me how to use all the stuff but it is difficult to memorize in a short time.  Though I was given some manuals as well but still will take time to get use to it.  They gave two speech processors. Sonnet # 002566 and Rondo 2 # 007999  and was told to use either depending on choice.  I was also told not to expect results immediately. It might take several weeks even a year.  Right now I can not hear any thing from the CI ear except some odd noise like background noise or machine noise. No conversational or speech at all. 

    Can someone who has already gone through please help me to tell what I should be doing to train my ear.  The non operated ear still has a hearing aid which help me  some otherwise I will totally deaf.  My wife and daughter keep motivating me and talk to me face to face.  What is the best way to self train and reduce time to get results.

  8. I am new to this forum.  don't even know how does it operate.  My audiologist recommended me to write to this forum for getting answers of my questions.  I had  surgery on March 4th. for CI in left ear  I am currently waiting for my first appointment for programming in end of March.  The questions I have are listed below. I will appreciate if any one can respond these based on their past experience

     I feel as if I am losing my body balance while standing up or walking. Can not walk straight without hiting some thing in the way.  I did suffer Vertigo attack six years ago.  Not sure  but could it be because of only one ear is working that too with hearing aid.

  9. I would like to address a question to the community. I am a candidate for CI in one ear.  I also want to travel overseas for about five weeks. Is it advisable to travel long trip by air after the implant or wait for implant after my return from over seas. Has any one faced such a situation keeping in mind that CI team may not be available in other countries.  Please comment. Thanks

  10. My name is Vinod. I am new to this forum. I have profound hearing loss in both ears. My audiologist and doctor suggested. cI replacing my phonack hearing aids in both ears. I am concerned the percent of success of CI. If it does not prove successful I will lose my residual natural hearing and which can not be regained if lost. I am thinking only one ear at the present time. Will it be two different voices in both ears? I will appreciate your input in order to make a good decision

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