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    User of a hearing implant
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    Under 1 year
  • Implant Type
    Cochlear Implant
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  • Cause of Hearing Loss
    Unknown / Prefer not to say
  • Pre/post lingual Hearing Loss
    Pre lingual Hearing Loss
  • Sudden/Progressive Hearing Loss
    Sudden Hearing Loss
  • Uni/bilateral Implant
    Unilateral implant
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    United States

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  1. There's a lot more conference calls nowadays. I've been using the artone along with VRS (video relay service) for them. It helps a lot. I've been having to take more brain breaks between calls as it is a bit exhausting.
  2. Watersail

    Sonnet 2 EAS

    Hi @Bindu I have the Sonnet EAS (not the Sonnet-2 EAS), but they might work similarly enough. From my Sonnet EAS perspective: it can be used without ear molds. The "hearing aid" (acoustic) part of it can be disabled and the entire sound spectrum goes to the implant. This is functionally similar to the non-EAS version. Your daughter's CI audiologist can do this if this is something desired for full-time. The distortion/disturbance depends on how the EAS is currently being used and the map changes your daughter's CI audiologist makes. To better understand the situation and provide a better reply, may I ask why you are interested in not using the EAS part? Is it a full time thing, or part time thing? For instance, I don't use the acoustic component on my Sonnet EAS at all as my residual hearing was not quite strong enough to really gain a lot from using it.
  3. I had dinner out at a restaurant with my partner last weekend. It was quite loud, but we sat down, ate, talked. After a little while, I suddenly remembered that I left my hearing aid at home and was able to converse with my partner over the course of a meal with using just the CI. Then I remembered that I also left the remote at home, and was still using my every day program. Wow, I could hear in a noisy restaurant. I don't think I've ever had that before.
  4. I acquired it 3 months after activation. Do you have more details about this research project?
  5. I pretty much did the hearing aid thing for years, upgrading and staying with the maximum power hearing aids available. It was "good enough" and let me get by in life. Last year, I noticed more-than-usual problems with hearing in my left ear. And I was struggling very much in meetings and every day life understanding people. I would be at a complete loss at understanding without my right hearing aid. I went to the audiologist and ruled out the easily fixable things (e.g. ear wax, hearing aid malfunctions, etc), and was not successful. The audiologists have been suggesting that I look into CIs for years, but I've put it off because I've been doing ok with them and heavy reliance on lipreading. But, I decided that the hearing aid in my left ear wasn't good enough for me anymore. I went in to get my CI evaluation done and implanted 8 months ago. As for timing, a lot of my hesitation was that I considered it to be a huge step since it's not really reversible back to hearing aids. Given that the hearing aid was no longer working well in my left ear, I was ready to take that step. The timing was right for me. If you ask me about my right ear, I do plan to get a CI for it, but not until my left ear is ready to stand on its own. It's still improving every day.
  6. Darn. I was hoping that both would be able to be used at the same time. I may stick with the remote for now. Though, I do like the visuals that the AudioKey app offers. I'll have to think about this some more.
  7. I do not yet... but it's on my to-do list.
  8. I am hopeful, that we'll still have both options. It would be nice if AudioKey does stream music at the higher sound resolution than it currently does through the converter apps. Fingers crossed!🤞
  9. I recently flown over the holidays, there were no problems. I do the same thing that @Mary Beth does (CI on head, in M, CI accessories in carry-on). Had no problems with my CI. The TSA was more interested in my box of cookies than my CI.
  10. Just happened to be looking at it in the app store and found that it was available in the Apple App Store (US). https://apps.apple.com/us/app/audiokey/id1456102068 I haven't been able to pair my Sonnet through the AudioLink yet as there is a required a programming update from the Audiologist to enable it.
  11. yep. And to clarify, using the A2DP converter app does not improve the sound and make it stream over A2DP. It just fools the iphone into thinking you have A2DP connected. It still gets downsampled into HSP (worse sound quality). So it's Music -> A2DP converter app (downsamples for HSP) -> Audiolink (HSP) -> Sonnet
  12. When connecting it to a iPhone or Android phone, the Audiolink is either using the HSP (Handset Profile) or HFP (Hands-free profile), I'm not sure which, I think HSP. This enables phone calls to come through the AudioLink and to your processor. For the audiolink option to show up as a speaker on the iPhone, it needs to use A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile). There are A2DP converter apps (e.g. Blue2Car) for the iPhone which allows you to use the Audiolink as a speaker. There is also a audio/stereo plug at the base of the Audiolink which provides better sound quality than HSP.
  13. After surgery, I didn't have the itchy cochlea, but had the sensation of something deep in my ear, and that I could feel it. And if I touch or brush my hair by the ear, I could "hear" it. The feeling and "hearing" went away as the swelling went down.
  14. Just to make sure I understand, do you mean all of the steps, meaning that you need to re-pair the Artone TVB and Neckloop each time? Or just the turning on/off of the TVB?
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