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    User of a hearing implant
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    Under 1 year
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    Cochlear Implant
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  • Cause of Hearing Loss
    Unknown / Prefer not to say
  • Pre/post lingual Hearing Loss
    Pre lingual Hearing Loss
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    Sudden Hearing Loss
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    Unilateral implant
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  1. 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?
  2. The working voltage is regarding the separate power supply input that goes to the volume control amplifier. This does not directly feed into the audiolink and is not intended to power the AudioLink. The only thing that goes into the AudioLink from that volume control amplifier is the stereo plug.
  3. I haven't tried with a TV, but I have an idea or two that might work for you. You use something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfRKx-P2kYk This approach would allow you to control the volume using your iphone from the comfort of your couch/chair without having to go up to the tv and adjust it. But generally, you can go from TV --> TSA1110 --> AudioLink dock. I don't have the TSA1110, so I don't know how well it'd work. But, it seems convenient. Alternatively, at my computer workstation, I do have several sources of sound that I mix together and listen to one output. I use this: https://www.behringer.com/Categories/Behringer/Mixers/Analog/MX400/p/P0390#googtrans(en|en) I can control the volume on each input at a central location without having to fuss at all the different sources (computers, piano keyboard, etc). With this option, be sure to buy the 6.3mm adapters as needed (e.g. 6.3mm to 3.5mm or 2.5mm).
  4. This is similar to the receiver that I have: https://www.amazon.com/TaoTronics-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Receiver-Simultaneously/dp/B01EHSX28M/ iPad/iPhone/other Bluetooth transmitter paired/connects to the Bluetooth receiver Bluetooth receiver is connected to the 2.5mm AudioLink input jack via 3.5mm to 2.5mm cable It has its own rechargeable battery and is relatively compact.
  5. I purchased and have an AudioLink. It is quite nice.. but, I think it'd have more value for me down the road. Particularly when AudioKey app becomes available in the US as I won't have to carry the remote. And again when I go bi-lateral CI since I'll be able to hear in stereo. I've not had that much luck with the A2DP to HSP converter apps out there, so I've used a small 3rd party bluetooth receiver and plugged it into the AudioLink. I also have the Artone 3 MAX BT neckloops (one at work, one at home). It's quite easy to use and great in areas where there aren't high EM. It's also compatible with my hearing aid so I could listen with both ears if I wanted to. Unfortunately, it's not stereo by design of the neckloop.
  6. I jump between FS4 and FS4-p MAPs. I aim to spend a minimum of a week a MAP before I consider switching. I'm still discovering what I like and don't like with regards to the MAP.
  7. I heard back, and it's most likely tinnitus. It may have been extra noticeable due to the cold that's been going around. I didn't feel under the weather though. At this point, it's pretty much wait and see what happens with it. It may improve down the road.
  8. Ah... bummer... I've emailed my CI team and am waiting to see what they say.
  9. I'm a bit over three months post-activation. I've recently noticed that I have a low frequency humming sensation which is there all the time now. It does get masked some when I wear the processor and there are other ambient noises. I've never noticed it before and assume it's a recent development. I've not experienced tinnitus when I wore hearing aids. My hearing aid ear doesn't exhibit the same sound sensation. My ear canal and upper ear is all tingly recently as well. Is it tinnitus or could it be something else like nerves waking up? To try to describe the hum, it sounds like it is humming like my leg feels when it is waking up after it "falls asleep". In other news, my 3 month checkup went well, my scores gained 30% over my 1 month scores. I'm pleased on the progress, but I know I still have a long way to go. 🙂
  10. The Artone has been great for me as well. It's a good way to exercise my brain while at work between meetings. My coworkers are surprisingly quiet out of meetings. The beginning is difficult, but gets easier as the brain's interpretation of the sound spectrum widens.
  11. The travel case... what's the best way to make use of it? What to put in it? How to organize things in it? I understand it's a matter of personal preference for the most part.
  12. FS4-p is definitely interesting. After a couple days, the voices are starting to morph into one but warble. Playing the piano is also extremely odd as instead of notes sound in scale, they are mixed in terms of sound and sensation with one being dominant over the other on different frequencies. I'll keep at it and keep my brain exercised. I'm sure my brain will figure it out.
  13. Good luck! We'll be cheering for your success!
  14. I have a loss of taste following my surgery as well. My surgeon and I discussed some side effects prior to the surgery with loss of taste being one of them. For the most part I've been assured it's mainly temporary though it may take time. Post surgery, I brought it up with my audiologist and surgeon and they're keeping an eye on it and asking me about it on my follow up appointments. I'm starting to taste fruits, some vegetables, dairy, and some sweet things again. Meat tastes like air. Soda and red wine taste downright awful right now. Chocolate covered almonds tastes like chocolate though, so that is a relief. On the plus side, I'm eating more fruits and vegetables.
  15. Went to the audiologist yesterday for my 1 week post activation appointment. I seem to be making good progress as the high frequency sounds are manifesting less as pressure and starting to manifest as sound. Still working on pulling apart the sounds to make sense of them. I can follow along speech most of the time if I lip-read. One of the things that came out of the appointment was new maps. One being FS4, which I spent the week of activation on, and the other being FS4-p (which I'm currently trying out). I feel like I'm going a little crazy with the FS4-p with hearing two simultaneous voices from the same person. 🙂 One is in chipmunk (high pitch) territory, and the other in electronic (lower pitch) voice territory. I'm still very new to it so my brain hasn't melded the two voices together yet. Still new, and I know it takes a bit of time to adapt. Which do you prefer?
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