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SWS0107 last won the day on December 8 2019

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

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  1. Hi All, Sonnet Swap is now available for US customers. I don't know if everyone received the email or if it was a quick response to my frustration from the long wait. It's simple. Visit www.sonnetswap.com to register for SONNET Swap before April 15, 2020. Be sure to have the serial number of your unopened SONNET or SONNET EAS Audio Processor on hand! Can't wait to get hold of them.
  2. Hi It's been two months since I'm implanted. I'm currently using Rondo 2 and see improvements in my hearing everyday. But I have made no progress with phone calls. The speech is still non understandable for me. Can somebody advise how I can improve my phone conversation rehab with rondo 2?
  3. I have been trying to find information on this. I am waiting to hear from the team but no success yet. I have an unopened box to swap but neither support or new customer team got in touch. The voucher says we can swap but doesn't tell how.
  4. That's good to know. Since there is not much information about these little observations online, I'll share some more. You may notice some dark colored discharge from your ears. That's the body's way of getting rid of the accumulated blood. Don't try to dig it out. Just wipe it on the outside. It will happen for a week or so and your ear will be healthy as new. The earlobe was stiff for me for a few weeks. I'm in week 5 now. It became softer last week. Try not to bother it till all the swelling goes away. After the stirrup removal, the recovery is so much faster. I had nausea too in the initial days but it was a side effect of the medication and anasthesia. I took just Tylenol afterwards and that helped me. All the best with your recovery.
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  6. Did you problem get solved? I'm in week 3 post activation and also face this problem of speech sounding as if reverberating.
  7. Such a beautiful story @Mary Beth I'm definitely going to listen to this at times when I'm losing hope from all that practice!
  8. For the first two days, everything sounded like Adam Levine for me. It will improve on day 3. Non familiar sounds will still take time. Familiar sound clarity will improve faster. In your second appointment, more points in the electrode will be activated for more natural sound. Keep practicing, don't loose hope. It will be a long journey!
  9. I had some blood accumulated in my inner ear which caused some itch upon drying. Do not attempt to itch. I found a cold press very comforting while recovering. Wrap some ice in a cloth and apply to the external ear or side of the face. Are you sleeping flat? In my case, if I slept on the non implanted side or at an elevation lower than 60 degrees, my inner ear would hurt/ swell or itch again.
  10. I'm getting my second implant in January. Super excited!
  11. Yes i have my forth appointment soon. I just realized that as more points were activated, the clarity in the sound reduced. I believe there is some interference happening, but I'm not able to explain it exactly. I was wondering if anybody faced similar problems during the initial days.
  12. I recently got activated with my first implant rondo 2. While the speech was definitely much thinner but clearer after my first mapping, it became quite natural in the second mapping. However, within few days the speech is becoming more and more distorted. It feels like the frequencies are overlapping with each other and I'm unable to make out speech without lipreading. Did anybody experience that? Any suggestions?
  13. I'll getting implanted in my left ear on November 11. In the meantime my hearing has dropped completely in my right ear. Would it be a better decision to also start process for implant in my second ear, or should I wait for few months/years to get my second ear implanted? Can somebody share their experience with second implants? Thank you for your suggestions
  14. According to him, it means the middle ear is non responsive. He diagnosed me with autoimmune sensorineural hearing loss. He is just concerned if the damage is even more. He is going to look at my wave charts and will inform me what it means. I read online and almost everybody reported feeling dizzy for a minute. So I just got more concerned.
  15. I'm going through preliminary steps to get my first implant in two weeks. My left side is dead and right side is profound loss. My resound hearing aids are keeping me sane till I get my CI. My vng numbers came great. But my doctor is concerned that I did not get dizzy from the test. The test did not induce any kind of imbalance in either of my ears and he is worried about that. Did anyone else face something similar?
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