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    Evren reacted to Mary Beth in May, June, July, August 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    @Evren
    I am so happy for you!  YAY!
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    Evren got a reaction from Mary Beth in May, June, July, August 2019 CI surgery and/or activation   
    Heya!
    I just had my second appointment with audi today.
    Quite a progress, first thing I tested out was music and I can hear many sounds richer and fuller. Enjoying music way better now.
    It's not loud enough, because I was way tooo nervous due to fainting spell at activation. So audi tried to go easy with mapping. 
    I was having a chat with a co-worker today, who almost sound like whispering when he talks.. well I unstersood his speech quite good.
    I understand my wife better, without hearing aid on my other ear. She close her mouth, talk and I can make up the words. No lipreading!
    My own voice is much better and bass heavy. Doing my favorite voice impressions
    So,nNext appt is in 3 months. Can't really wait.
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    Evren reacted to Mary Beth in Your thoughts on direct from phones to processor streaming   
    @Evren
    I don’t know the details but there is a new direct from Android to hearing aids protocol that is just now being released.
    I would like direct from all phones for all audio to all Med-El processors.
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    Evren got a reaction from Kylie in Here comes a new challenger   
    @pdk Thank you Peter   I'll do more testing on upcoming days. Today I was late for work, because didn't want to get up as my tinnitus is almost non existent when I sleep.
    Fortunately, after I wake up it was settled down to a level of static white noise. Still loud, but not louder like post-op and pre activation tinnitus. 
    Today, I had a fairly strange, if not funny WOW moment. My co-worker was talking to me from behind. I used to figure out what he was saying when I had a pair of HA's on. Today I understood almost every single word he said clearly but my brain was still trying to guess what he was saying. Fun times. 
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    Evren got a reaction from Kylie in Here comes a new challenger   
    Hi everyone,
    So after a long wait, my Rondo 2 finally activated on Monday  I've introduced myself on another topic but let me do that again. My name is Evren, I'm 35 and my implant is Synchrony ST /w flex28 electrode array. This is my first implant and I'm currently using hearing aid on my other ear which is slightly better (about 10%) than my implanted ear.
    Wish I'd say I had an amazing activation but I unexpectedly  fainted after testing out the higher pitched sounds. I have to talk to my ENT about it on my next appt, but weird that, I've not read anywhere that something like that would happen, nor my audi encountered it before. 
    My Rondo 2 didn't stay on my head so my audi switched to 4S magnet but still it fall down sometimes. Guess, I have to wait for the swelling to heal.
    Fortunatetly, things only got better after first mapping is done. I scored 65% on my first speech discrimination test with Rondo 2, and it's up from 6% w/o hearing aid and 14% with hearing aid. 
    The first sounds I heard were really funny. My audi clapped his hands and I was not expecting to hear pair of "beeps" instead of regular clapping sound. I think it will go more natural in time. 
    At home, I've tried out some familiar tunes on Spotify. It's nowhere near perfect but I can hear vocals so that's something!
    Day 2- I can understand my wife better even without the hearing aid. Being invaded with so many f, s, h letters help maintaining better speech perception I guess.
    Sniffs and inhales  
    Light switches, office equipment, peeing etc. sound fuller and richer than before. I didn't even know clothing make so much sound as well. 
    In the afternoon, I was at my regular cafe and I heard the ambient music and made out the soft vocals in it. That's a new!
    Day 3- Hello birds (lots of birds)  
    I still have loud ringing post-op tinnitus (newly developed) on my ear, and Rondo 2 didn't help much to reduce it. Hopefully it will fade away in time and I will keep you updated  
     
     
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    Evren reacted to pdk in Here comes a new challenger   
    iAngel sounds a lot more sophisticated. 
    Enjoy 
    Peter 
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    Evren reacted to Mary Beth in Here comes a new challenger   
    @Evren
    I know!  It’s quite unbelievable.  Our brain’s neuroplasticity is amazing!
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    Evren got a reaction from Mary Beth in Here comes a new challenger   
    @pdk
    Indeed Peter,
    I've listened to same tunes over and over on week period and noticed the improvement on music perception. I was skeptical about training my own brain before the implantation and now I'm amazed with how things improve so fast. The hype is so real
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    Evren reacted to Mary Beth in Here comes a new challenger   
    That is AWESOME @Evren!
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    Evren got a reaction from Mary Beth in Here comes a new challenger   
    A little update...
    My music perception is so much better now... Couple of posts above I said I couldn't even hear the intro of Sweet Child O' Mine. Now I started to hear it really good along with more rock/metal tunes. Besides, on my laptop I'm listening with only 20% volume up. I didn't even have good perception with 2 HA's and 100% volume up. I'm not even wearing my other HA. Good times.
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    Evren reacted to Michael Drury in Experience with Sonnet 2 compared to Sonnet   
    Dont get me wrong the sonnet is great tye sound quality is great.
    But the sonnet 2 is the new game changer to listening and everyday living. Like its bloody amazing I tell ya.
    The new app that you can put on your phone makes life so much easier with just a click of a few buttons you have access to so much stuff eg. Changing programs, volume, sensitivity you can restart to factory settings from the first day of activation.
    The Audiokey is the icing on the cake this device is incredible small light wait essy to use and also with just a button touch away to shut of all background noise and it is awesome.
    Sometimes when you or we are out in the world traveling,camping or just walking anywhere it's just so great to have something so small in your pocket also with your phone as well.
    Plus even in the car driving some of the noises we all hear sometimes is all to much to take in while driving and trying t ol concentrate with tye road rules safe driving. With the Audiokey just press the one of tye buttons and booom all background noise are gone and all you can concentrate is on your safe driving and the people in the car with you. Plus music now that's another thing that has become such a success from the team at MED-EL.
    Now I can finally start to understand and listen to music in my car or at home. Still not perfect and it probably will not or it will along time to get back.
    But also Guys we all should be thankful for what we have and the technology that these guys are doing for us so we can hear again. At the end of the day I'm just happy to be able to sit and have a conversation with my kids and thats all I wanted and that's what MED-EL have given me. So I'm so thankful for what they done.... peace out guys. Pls feel free to ask me anything else I'll be glad to an6any questions the best way I can with the new sonnet 2.
     
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    Evren reacted to pdk in A focused on hearing kind of day   
    I listened to Perry Como yesterday, my best sounding voice yet. Most singers still lousy. Male tenors the worst. My own voice is sounding better. My regular challenge Susan Boyle is getting better. 
    The best sound is the birds in the garden, makes up for everything. 
    Peter 
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    Evren reacted to Watersail in Artone Neckloop   
    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.
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    Evren got a reaction from Mary Beth in Artone Neckloop   
    Will definitely share my thoughts when I get my hands on it  I'm eagerly waiting to reach to the point that I can listen to audio books. There are tons of exciting stuff to do out there. 
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    Evren reacted to Mary Beth in A focused on hearing kind of day   
    You are off to a great start @Evren!
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    Evren got a reaction from Mary Beth in A focused on hearing kind of day   
    The sound of toothpaste dripping on the floor.
    My female cat meows in a funny way with a high pitched voice. Now her voice sounds clearer and funnier
    I listened to the sound of rain falling along the way, amazing.
    I just  listened to Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer. Since it's mostly synthesizers, the rythm is easy to follow and the tones fit to my frequency range.
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    Evren reacted to Rick H in New to hear peers & Choosing brands   
    Hi everyone 
    i just wanted to thank everyone for sharing your experiences & advice! It really helped me to make an informed decision! I had my pre-op appointment with my surgeon & audiologists yesterday.  In 2 weeks from today I’ll start my new journey & be implanted with a Med-el Synchrony with Sonnet2/Rondo2 processors! Yeah!!😀
    getting nervous but I’m sure it is going to be great!
    thanks again
    Rick H
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    Evren reacted to pdk in Here comes a new challenger   
    That sounds like progress....... 
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    Evren reacted to Jewel in Here comes a new challenger   
    @Evren
    It might take a few months for music to start making sense. Patience is the key. 
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    Evren got a reaction from Mary Beth in Here comes a new challenger   
    @Rick H
    Agreed, must have been too excited and I remember fainting on a hearing test when I was toddler. Now I know why some people faint after listening to opera singers
    My wife and I only had a chance to talk at home and I'm doing better than I imagined because I can't even read lips without wearing a hearing device. Now with just Rondo 2 on my left side, I can understand most of the conversation but I've to do more aural rehab to do it without lipreading and looking directly at someone. (I was able to do it with hearing aids)
    @Jewel
    My next appointment is 1 month after the first one. My audi loaded 4 programs, each one about 4% louder and today I'm going to switch to the last one. I've downloaded iAngel Sounds and Hearoes apps but I need to get some bluetooth speakers as my phone doesn't have a decent speaker. I haven't purchased Artone 3 Max yet.
    I'm using Rondo 2 with hearing aid on other ear at work. At home I'm doing my rehab without the HA.
    Currently I'm trying to watch movies/shows with subtitles for rehab and am going to get some audiobooks soon. I want to focus on enviromental sounds but it's hard to do so with loud tinnitus.  When sleeping even if I wake up in the middle of it, there's no loud ringing in my brain except maybe some white noise, so I hope it will settle down soon
     
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    Evren reacted to pdk in Here comes a new challenger   
    Keep it up Evren, you are doing all the right things  .listening with text to speech will probably get you going the quickest .
    Peter 
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    Evren reacted to Rick H in Here comes a new challenger   
    Hi Evren
    Just thought I’d check to see how your activation went, I know you said you were getting activated on Monday! 
    Wow sounds like your experiencing a lot of new sounds! That’s really exciting! Sorry about the fainting spell but maybe you were just too excited by that much new sound! I’m sure it’s nothing to worry about! 
    Of course I don’t know yet but everything I’ve researched about it sounds normal, the odd sounds, & increased tinnitus. All that should calm down in the coming weeks & you will begin to progress to the point where things seem normal! I’m still about 6 weeks behind you. I get implanted in 2 weeks. Can’t wait!
    How is your wife liking you hearing her better? I know my wife can hardly wait to be able communicate better with me. I’ve been with her almost  35 years so she’s used to me using her as my own personal interpreter! Lol.
    well wishing you the best my friend! 
    Keep us posted on your progress!
    Rick H
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    Evren reacted to Jewel in Here comes a new challenger   
    Hi @Evren
    Sounds like you are off to a great start. Congrats. Things change rapidly in the first few weeks of  activation. 
    When is your next mapping appointment? Have you started doing aural rehab? 
    I hope the tinnitus settles down soon. 
    Looking forward to reading more updates from you. 
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    Evren got a reaction from Jewel in Here comes a new challenger   
    Hi everyone,
    So after a long wait, my Rondo 2 finally activated on Monday  I've introduced myself on another topic but let me do that again. My name is Evren, I'm 35 and my implant is Synchrony ST /w flex28 electrode array. This is my first implant and I'm currently using hearing aid on my other ear which is slightly better (about 10%) than my implanted ear.
    Wish I'd say I had an amazing activation but I unexpectedly  fainted after testing out the higher pitched sounds. I have to talk to my ENT about it on my next appt, but weird that, I've not read anywhere that something like that would happen, nor my audi encountered it before. 
    My Rondo 2 didn't stay on my head so my audi switched to 4S magnet but still it fall down sometimes. Guess, I have to wait for the swelling to heal.
    Fortunatetly, things only got better after first mapping is done. I scored 65% on my first speech discrimination test with Rondo 2, and it's up from 6% w/o hearing aid and 14% with hearing aid. 
    The first sounds I heard were really funny. My audi clapped his hands and I was not expecting to hear pair of "beeps" instead of regular clapping sound. I think it will go more natural in time. 
    At home, I've tried out some familiar tunes on Spotify. It's nowhere near perfect but I can hear vocals so that's something!
    Day 2- I can understand my wife better even without the hearing aid. Being invaded with so many f, s, h letters help maintaining better speech perception I guess.
    Sniffs and inhales  
    Light switches, office equipment, peeing etc. sound fuller and richer than before. I didn't even know clothing make so much sound as well. 
    In the afternoon, I was at my regular cafe and I heard the ambient music and made out the soft vocals in it. That's a new!
    Day 3- Hello birds (lots of birds)  
    I still have loud ringing post-op tinnitus (newly developed) on my ear, and Rondo 2 didn't help much to reduce it. Hopefully it will fade away in time and I will keep you updated  
     
     
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    Evren reacted to Mary Beth in Here comes a new challenger   
    @Evren
    Tinnitus is indeed strange.  You may find that as your ear and brain get used to the auditory input from your CI, your tinnitus eases up.  I hope that is soon for you.
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