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    Andy got a reaction from Mary Beth in Calling all Rondo 2 users   
    I love mine for the simplicity in wearing/charging...etc and not having to worry about rechargeable/disposable batteries..etc..
    the only negative I have encountered is wind noise. It makes hearing impossible. Perhaps this is something that could be looked into for future Rondos.
    also, make the next Rondo Bluetooth capable...for direct streaming?
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    Andy reacted to Mary Beth in Rondo 2 on airplanes   
    I am glad you have the cable so you can use the mini battery pack on the flights.  Test it all out at home first.  😊 
    Sorry your MAPping appt did not go well.  What happened?
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    Andy reacted to Mary Beth in Rondo 2 battery life   
    Bummer!  I’m sorry for your unexpected quiet day.
    You may want to be careful about closing in the Rondo 2 on the charging pad because it may overheat.  Any chance you can relocate the charging pad to another room or use a vertical item to block the glowing light instead?
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    Andy got a reaction from Mary Beth in 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)
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    Andy reacted to MED-EL Moderator in Rondo 2 on airplanes   
    Hi @Mary Beth & @Evren, 
    thanks for the feedback and the suggestions - we'll pass them on
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    Andy reacted to Evren in Rondo 2 on airplanes   
    Actually, I was thinking of making a wish list for Rondo 3. You read my mind! @Mary Beth  
    Built-in BT connection is a MUST for Rondo 3. MFI Hearing Aid's first introcuded like 5 years ago, it kinda feels like a downgrade when it comes to direct audio streaming. We can't even use over the head headphones.  @MED-EL Moderator please hear our wishes  
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    Andy reacted to Mary Beth in Rondo 2 on airplanes   
    Wow!  Long flights!  @Andy
    The DAI cable plugs into the headset jack on the plane (3.5 jack).  Sound travels through that cable to the mini battery pack.  Sound then travels up the Rondo 2 mini battery pack thin cable which is plugged into the Rondo 2.  Sound enters the Rondo 2.  All wired.  Your Rondo 2 mic is reduced to 10% if you use the red jack cable.
    Enjoy your flights! 
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    Andy reacted to Mary Beth in Rondo 2 on airplanes   
    Do you have the mini battery pack and connecting cable from Rondo 2 to mini battery pack already?
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    Andy got a reaction from Mary Beth in 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...😮
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    Andy reacted to Mary Beth in Rondo 2 on airplanes   
    Hi @Andy
    I have Rondo 1 processors but as far as listening options on planes, they are exactly the same as Rondo 2 processors.
    Phonak says that Roger transmitters should not be used on planes.
    The Artone neckloop (my favorite neckloop) requires us to be in MT or T settings. The telecoil experiences a lot of interference on planes (buzzing).
    CozyPhones are flat stereo speakers with a headband.  They plug into any headset jack so they work great on planes.  They are only $20 and have terrific stereo sound
    If you have the mini battery packs for the Rondo 2 processors, you can plug in the Med-El DAI red jack cable.  
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    Andy reacted to Mary Beth in Who already has Rondo 2 or is waiting to receive Rondo 2?   
    Now the fun begins.  Hang in there.  Things change quickly in the beginning.
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    Andy reacted to C T lex in Activated 03/06/2019   
    Hi everyone,
    I am happy to say I was activated yesterday as I sit here streaming The Flamingos and actually hear the lyrics and melody well.  Admittedly I have trouble making out the lyrics, but I'm good with the melody.  Yesterday,  Mariah Carey's beautiful rendition of Oh Holy Night was rather poor but today it was much better.  The rate of change  over just hours is amazing.
    After activation my audi and the Med-El rep introduced me to what came with the Rondo 2 processor while I"m listening only with the implant.  I was just happy to hear sounds and these guys are talking to me already! 
    It has been a tough waiting period.  I Had trouble with spitting up blood (for three weeks) and tinnitus of my heart beat (which was maddening).  But now that's all done and I'm good.  I am old guy so needed a little good news and yesterday I got. it. 
    I did lose most of my residual hearing so I chose Rondo 2.  Many on this forum have mentioned how loud the volume is on the Rondo2 and it is true.  I am hearing the TV at much lower volume than with my hearing aids.  These first four mappings are testing different volume levels (all seem loud to me).  On TV the quality of the dialogue is such I'm not understanding much of it.  But, hey, it's a little better than it was yesterday.   For some reason music comes through more accurately than TV audio?  
    Thanks to all who post here. Your comments about your experiences and devices have been very helpful,  especially in choosing Rondo 2 (special shout out to @Mary Beth.  @Jewel  @Cara Mia )
    C T Lex
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    Andy got a reaction from Mary Beth in Who already has Rondo 2 or is waiting to receive Rondo 2?   
    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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