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Rick H

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Rick H last won the day on December 5 2019

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    Candidate for a hearing implant
  • Implanted
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    Under 1 year
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    Cochlear Implant
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    Not applicable
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    Unilateral implant
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  1. @Mary Beth cool that explains a lot. Thanks Rick H
  2. @Mary Beth thanks Mary Beth I’ll give a shot. yes I was under the assumption that you could pair the audiolink to the Artone3max via BT & then as long as you where wearing it could stream from the neck loop to the Rondo2, while sonnets would stream direct without a neck loop. But I’m New to this still & have never streamed before. It’s a learning experience! Lol thanks Rick H
  3. @Mary Beth oh I thought you could connect to audiolink with a neck loop but I guess your right the Artone3max would take care of all streaming! May misunderstanding! Lol. Im not sure but it seems like the deep tones are too loud now. They drown out all the other tones & come across so distorted. When I cup it the deeper tone go down & the midrange comes across much clearer. Rick H
  4. @Mary Beth no im using the Rondo2, I’m a few weeks from getting my Sonnet2. Getting excited for that! I just received my audiolink but can’t use it yet because I don’t have the Sonnet2. I was going to see if my audiologists could drop the bass electrodes more but I’m going to hold off until i go in for the new Sonnet2 mapping. Im thinking it maybe an issue with the mic on my Rondo as the voices clean up so much when I cup my hand behind it. She turned them down last time but still having the issues. I’m going to get an Artone3max next week so I can use the mic off the audiolink with my Ro
  5. @Mary Beth thanks Mary Beth, that’s really informative. I’m thinking doing my other side later this I just really want to make sure I have the left side dialed in first as it will be all I have once done. Right now I’m still trying to clean it up, the deep tones are so deep that they really distort speech a lot! Once I get that worked out I’m going to pull the trigger on number 2!😁 thanks Rick H
  6. @pdk Me too Peter, percussion is spot on & more heavy guitars seem almost exact too. Vocals seem to come across almost like they are an octave lower than normal. I think my midrange is a little off as well I think that’s why the horn instruments don’t come across as well., but like you I’m just amazed at how the experience of learning the sounds from the CI are coming across. I’m thinking the more I listen, rehab & with further mapping it will only get better! Rick H
  7. @pdk hi Peter That’s funny, I notice mine can become more degraded sometimes toward the end of the day also. When you say gravelly do you mean more in the deeper tones? Rick H
  8. @Mary Beth thats interesting about being balanced . Does one side sound different than the other? Right now my HA side gives me the little things my CI doesn’t & really makes speak much clearer yet it does very little on it own. That’s why I really want to wait until the CI is dialed in better & then get the other side done. Did you notice a similar improvement when you had your other side done or did they both sound pretty much alike?
  9. @pdk for me speech has been great & at times music really comes across great as well but depends on the type of music. My biggest issue I’ve been having lately is the deeper tones for voices are so over powering that the words are muttled & hard to make out . Of course I’ve only been activated for a little over 3 months but I’m thinking of having the audiologists turn down or turn off the deepest electrode to see how that works. Even at that though my last mapping I tested out at 92% word recognition in the booth with my implanted ear as opposed to 18% presurgery with both ears
  10. @Dave M hi Dave welcome to hearpeers. Be sure to read this weeks Medel blog story about being able to appreciate the color of music again. It’s the story of a man who had another brand CI, & then switched to a Medel. There is also a related story at the bottom of the article from a woman who also had a Medel & another brand as well. When I made my decision I really took to heart the stories from these types of recipients. As they are very rare people to have 2 different brands installed & makes them the real experts that can truly say if one brand sounds or performs better
  11. Thanks Mary Beth, yes I’m enjoying it very much & am doing great. At my last doctors /Audi appointment they told me after 6 weeks of activation I was sitting where most people are at 6 months so I feel very fortunate for it to be working so well. Still waiting for the Sonnet2 to get here for the swap. I really can hardly wait to see how well does!😁 I’ll keep you posted Rick H
  12. I agree with you Peter about how much better the CI is compared to my old HA, it’s just amazing. I’m only about 3 months in after my activation & now I notice the deeper tones are giving me the hardest problems with voices. Making them sound muttled & hard to understand. Something I’ll have to see if they can correct at the next mapping. Not sure why it’s changing like that but I think it has something to do with the mic sensitivity because if I cup my hand behind the Rondo2 the voices become much clearer. Definitely would be cool to see how everyone does with a selected piece of
  13. Hi Melissa that statement was from Daniel the stranger, who I believe is a CA recipient.
  14. Hi Melissa yes I do like the streaming capability of the CA implant both in regards to their hearing aid & to the direct to iPhone as well. It was definitely one of the things that made me think of them as a possible implant choice. It seems like all the other companies do tend to catch up & get the latest technology as time goes on. It’s like when I first started looking into my CI Medel was the only one that was MRI safe & by the time I had to make my decision all 3 had that feature which really made it even more difficult. For that reason I focused mainly on the features of
  15. Hi Melissa Your husband has a legitimate concern however when it comes to medical devices I would always go with the one that you feel is the best possible product that will give your son the best outcome. That is what is really important. That being said it really is difficult to say with any absolute answer as to who makes the best implant. Sometimes the company selling the most doesn’t necessarily mean your getting the best. I did a lot of research before making my final decision & the one thing I can tell you is that all the recipients from all 3 companies seem to be very ha
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