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    User of a hearing implant
  • Implanted
  • Implant Period
    Under 1 year
  • Implant Type
    Cochlear Implant
  • Hearing Loss Type
  • Cause of Hearing Loss
  • Pre/post lingual Hearing Loss
    Post lingual Hearing Loss
  • Sudden/Progressive Hearing Loss
    Progressive Hearing Loss
  • Uni/bilateral Implant
    Not applicable
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    United Kingdom

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  1. Andy

    Rondo 2 on airplanes

    The mapping feels like it’s going backwards. I’m struggling with high frequencies, as some actually feel painful. And currently everything is very deep & boomy, because I’m struggling to hear deep “quiet” sounds...music was good back in May...now not too good at all. But I know I have to allow myself time to adjust.
  2. Well, I’ve got my Rondo 2 on charge, I tried using the battery pack, but it wouldn’t stop beeping. I’m therefore borrowing the holiday loaner whilst watching TV & my Rondo 2 charges up. Previously I’d been keeping the Rondo charged up under the bed, with a large box lid over it to cover up the bright lights. It was getting annoying that it was out of reach if I needed to get to it. I’ll be using the new travel pouch Medel gave me all the time now. just hope the beeping stops on my Rondo 2...🤞
  3. My Rondo 2 has been ultra reliable until today. Battery died after 3 hours. Not brought with me the back up battery pack or wireless charging pad...🙄 Probably my fault as trying to find a different way to charge Rondo 2 without lights blazing in the middle of the night...been trying the small travel pouch & zipping it shut once on charge...must have slipped off the pad last night...pfft.
  4. Andy

    Rondo 2 on airplanes

    Good news, on the way to my mapping session on Friday (didn’t go well), I popped into the local Med El office, although it’s not really for “customers” like us...they were happy to talk to my wife and I about the Holiday Loaner scheme & the audio cable. seems the cable should have been in the box, anyway, I left with a box of goodies & managed to get the audio cable from my CI centre. Med El even offered us a cornetto while we were waiting! Lovely people & great company. (Sheffield)
  5. Andy

    Rondo 2 on airplanes

    Yes, just not the audio connecting cable. I’m seeing my audiologist on Friday, so will ask then. But if this audio cable can stream via the battery pack to the CI, then I might get it...as I’ve got flights of 11, 13, 11 & 15 hours to contend with.
  6. Andy

    Rondo 2 on airplanes

    I only have one CI (don’t wear a HA in other ear any more), so only need 1 cable. we have a Med-el shop / office nearby...I’ll contact them to see what they say. The cable is £48 here in the UK...😮
  7. Andy

    Rondo 2 on airplanes

    Just looking through all my Rondo gear...and that cable seems to be the only thing I can’t find or haven’t got. 😭
  8. Hi, has anyone had an experience of using the Rondo 2 whilst on flights? I’m due to fly long haul & wondered what it’s like using the inflight entertainment (t-coil to Bluetooth) for watching/listening to films. Has anyone tried the Roger neckloop or Artone neckloop? Is there any interference from the plane? And, any bad experiences with air pressure in plane for CI? thanks in advance.
  9. I’ve got no other programs yet. Can’t increase volume either at moment. and the sound coming through has changed earlier today as well (3pm)...so already my voice & other people are sounding different/hollow.. 😞 weirdly though, TV doesn’t sound different...just not as loud.
  10. Hi, has anyone experienced problems with the Rondo 2 & change of sounds / hearing later in the evening or after wearing it for the day? The last few nights the sound appears to change the longer I wear it and the sound gets “hollowy” & not quite as loud as it was a week ago? im only on my 2nd mapping & 11 days away from 3rd visit back to my audiologist. any advice?
  11. Hi, so, i had switch on, on 12/02. That went well for the first week, but it was hard work due to the deep bass sounds which sounded as though they were coming out of the bottom of a very deep barrel. And the sound of the car tyres on the road was far too loud. I then had the first change to the mapping on the 19/03. This opened up a whole new range of very high pitched sounds. The deep bass noise from the car tyres disappeared. I'm now learning to hear speech again which is a slow process, but I'm starting to follow speech from the TV without looking at the subtitles. There's definite progress, but I'm still struggling a little with the balance issues. Although there's no vertigo or anything, I can't walk very fast at all, as when I do, everything suddenly feels like my head is swimming through treacle and quite unsettling. It doesn't give me confidence yet to go anywhere or walk any distance. Hopefully that feeling will pass, but it's now a month since my operation & I'm signed off work for 2 more weeks. Just a small question regarding the charging of the Rondo 2 (might sound silly or daft), at night the lights from the charger & Rondo 2 are very bright. Is there any way to change the settings to "turn off" these lights? As it reached the point where I've had to put the charger in a different room overnight. Thanks.
  12. Hi Ford, sadly my hearing in my other (left) ear is almost as bad as the ear with the new CI. For the next 3 months my Audiologist doesn’t want me to wear the hearing aid in my left ear...do it’s going to be very difficult...I’m not looking forward to going back to work at all yet..
  13. Ok, I’ve been switched on. I was fearing very loud noises & being overwhelmed, but, it’s nowhere near as loud as I thought & I’ve already had to increase the volume. Most noises are very tinny, which is a slight improvement from everything sounding like that on a submarine radar....beep.....beep... cue torpedo...
  14. Thanks, Mary Beth. looking forward to it, still wondering how different it might be...especially without a hearing aid in my left ear for at least the first 3 months. the audiologist where I go, said they’ve only done a couple of Rondo 2’s so far & had a few teething problems with programming.
  15. Hi, I had my operation 2 weeks ago (Bradford, UK) & hopefully receive my Rondo 2 on the 12/03 and get switched on! looking forward to it.
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