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Rita Marquez

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    Rita Marquez reacted to Mary Beth in May, June, July, August 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    @Rita Marquez
    Our audiologists have multiple ways to give us perceived loudness in addition to just increasing the MCL settings.  
     
    -wider pulse width
    -adjusting threshold settings (quietest sounds we hear)
    -changing MAPLAW setting
    -turning off electrodes that are not able to be perceived loud enough and shifting those frequencies to other electrodes 
    -using triphasic pulses instead (This is only available to Med-El CI users.)
    -and probably even more ways that I have yet to learn about 
    Hopefully you, your audiologist and the Med-El regional team in your area can help you get the perceived loudness on your new side soon.
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    Rita Marquez got a reaction from Mary Beth in May, June, July, August 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    Yes.  Things are good.  I will see the audiologist again soon.  She only has one program activated on my remote for the new processor.  I’m going to ask her for all programs at this next appointment.  
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    Rita Marquez got a reaction from Mary Beth in How to pair two Sonnet processors on the remote fine tuner?   
    I think the stand-in audiologist didn’t know how to do all this.  The one on vacation would have.  So, I will see if my audiologist can do it tomorrow.  If not, I will get an appointment with the Med El rep.  Thanks for the info.
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    Rita Marquez got a reaction from Mary Beth in Removing Incision Glue   
    Thanks.  I will ask the surgeon.
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    Rita Marquez reacted to Mary Beth in May, June, July, August 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    @Rita Marquez
    I am glad things are starting to improve!  Let us know your activation date!
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    Rita Marquez reacted to Mary Beth in May, June, July, August 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    @Rita Marquez
    I hope your difficulties are temporary too!  Keep us posted and rest easy.
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    Rita Marquez reacted to Mary Beth in May, June, July, August 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    @Sandy123
    For those many of us who start our journey with static, beeps, etc ....  the journey to speech & beyond gives us a new appreciation of the plasticity of our brains.  It is an incredible journey.
     
    I am glad your recovery is going well.  The exciting part starts soon!
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    Rita Marquez reacted to Mary Featherston in May, June, July, August 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    Yes, that's the fun part.  Be cautiously optimistic at activation - I could barely hear words, it was very beepy and odd-sounding but it starts integrating pretty quickly. 
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    Rita Marquez reacted to Sandy123 in May, June, July, August 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    Yes I have read so many replies from lovely people saying to be patient and not have to many expectations when they hook me up.    If I am one the lucky ones great but I doubt it, so I'll be ready for beeps and weird noises 🙂  .
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    Rita Marquez reacted to Mary Beth in Guide for a music rehabilitation: step by step.   
    https://www.audiologyonline.com/releases/med-el-launches-first-spotify-17140
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    Rita Marquez reacted to Mary Beth in Guide for a music rehabilitation: step by step.   
    https://open.spotify.com/user/medelcochlearimplants?nd=1
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    Rita Marquez reacted to pdk in Guide for a music rehabilitation: step by step.   
    Yes tried spotify but did not find any particular easylistening, I have quite a lot of the cds.
    Just been listening to http://listeningadventures.carnegiehall.org/login.aspx
    And it's good . Allows you to play each instrument in the orchestra. Still lots more to listen to.
    Although its for kids, I think it's great.
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    Rita Marquez reacted to pdk in Guide for a music rehabilitation: step by step.   
    This could also be fun , just registered and logged in.
    http://listeningadventures.carnegiehall.org/login.aspx
    also this
    https://wwnorton.com/college/music/ilg/ENJ_12/BrittenYoungPersonsGuide.html
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    Rita Marquez reacted to pdk in Guide for a music rehabilitation: step by step.   
    Someone in our group described the 2nd layer as budgies, pretty descriptive. Yes, try  hear under that layer , the sibilants, you soon begin to pick them up and they slowly join the real speech.
    My last mapping (5th) at around 10 weeks is brilliant, I can now sing to myself again (could do that on 3rd mapping) and wild horses by susan boyle is definitely coming together. For me percussion and piano are best. Piano played fast is almost perfect , but the slower notes "boing". Most voice is still a lot of hissing  and this hollowed out sound, similar to the slow piano. I can hear the words of most of a song. It's going to take longer than the budgies.
    You never know what you will pick up, try it all you will be surprised at what comes out , a perfect passage now and again especially with music you were familiar with. There is masses of Chopin Mozart and Bach piano , hours of great listening. My favorite, Beethoven 5th piano concerto with those delicate piano solos.
    I also think that music will speed the speech comprehension.
    Maybe the more we rave about our progress , it will serve as a wake up call for others, and there is definitely progress (if only it was faster (joke))
    O Yes Live is Best!!!!
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    Rita Marquez reacted to Mary Beth in Guide for a music rehabilitation: step by step.   
    @Rita Marquez
    I hope getting your second CI helps with music too!
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    Rita Marquez got a reaction from Mary Beth in May, June, July, August 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    Nice seeing you online again, Mary Beth.
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    Rita Marquez reacted to Mary Beth in May, June, July, August 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    JULY & AUGUST
    @Percy second CI activation July 1
    @Karen fudge first CI surgery July 3
    @Carolmarie second CI activation July 6
    @Rita Marquez second CI activation July 10
    @Sandy123 first CI activation July 16
    @MrVe9as first CI activation July 30
    @Evren AND mother both first CI surgery August 21 (choosing Rondo 2)
    Let me know if I have any errors and if I’m missing anyone who wants to join in.  Exciting times on HearPeers!
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    Rita Marquez reacted to Jewel in Is There an App for Hearpeers?   
    Hi @Rita Marquez
    Welcome to Heer Peers!
    There is no app for this forum. 
    You may want to add this site as a shortcut on your phone for quick access though. 
     
     
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    Rita Marquez reacted to Mary Beth in Is There an App for Hearpeers?   
    @Rita Marquez
    I am set up like @Jewel suggests with a shortcut to this forum.  At the top of the forum I click ACTIVITY then select ALL ACTIVITY and it reads like a FB group.  You can also select BROWSE to explore topics and use the SEARCH to seek out info.
    Glad you joined.  Which processor did you select?
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    Rita Marquez got a reaction from Mary Featherston in New to the group   
    Thank you for letting me join.  I have had my cochlear implant since May 2017.  I am about to get my next one in June 2019.  I’m excited but don’t know for sure what to expect.  I hear good reviews on the Facebook Med El group.  I’m hoping for the best.  
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