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Dan W last won the day on April 9

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    User of a hearing implant
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    Cochlear Implant
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  1. A lot off board topic... I did some deep looking into this kind of screening for my work and the cameras are really pretty standard stuff... . They are just tuned to a different light frequency. I have and use thermal cameras all the time and have had no issues. I would be flat stunned if any Flir licensed camera would have any EMI beyond any other consumer electronics or that it would/could impact a CI. Of note though... you may ask about the protection, storage and use of the images, as Flir cameras are tuned to the infra red spectrum and can at times be a little embarrassing with som
  2. My masks are around the head elastic bands high and low not the behind the ear style. The top band will at times tangle up with the sonnet wire when the mask is being doffed. Luckily if I plan ahead I can wear the rondo instead. Otherwise it is a careful, learned removal procedure to not make the mask use less effective and at the same time not zing the sonnet to the floor.
  3. @Ford did you get your feedback resolved. I have what sounds to be a similar experience and was wondering if you and or your Audiologist found a solution? Dan
  4. @Vasilii I was ssd for 8+ and got a synchrony2 implant and use a sonnet2 and rondo2. I "feel" that having one good ish ear is a huge advantage in the rehab process... I went through the clicks and whistles, robotic sounds and now am starting to adjust. At times it is very natural, others it seems a little off. At this point if I go out of my way to isolate the good ish ear and depend solely on the implant there is clearly a degraded quality, but put them together and I am way better off. For me the implant was a great choice. To say it another way... To me, hearing is additive in nature s
  5. Thank you @Terry Bush and @Mary Beth Very reassuring to know. It was unnerving when it happened. I will be extra cautious clearing the bats out of the cave from here on.
  6. Ok, well don't blow your nose hard... even if there is no discomfort. Audi had me to gently rub the area where the magnet is... after a few minutes the ci is working again. Well see if there is any long term issues from it.
  7. This just happened to me... @Terry Bush what was your result? Plan of action?
  8. I'm with you... The hardware is most likely already there as data is being shared via a paired connection with a phone using IEEE 802.11 standards. Thoughts? , it is possibly a patent issue that has not or can not been worked out??? Me doing a real patent search is unlikely as it is exhausting and up to personal interpretation. That is why there are lawyers, courts and judges for clarity on who done what. I also have no inside information. Could be as simple as a feature that they planned for, but couldn't get the bugs out before release deadlines. A BLE device will not use THA
  9. I knew going in what options were available for direct streaming. However with the ability to connect via Bluetooth to adjust settings, but not stream audio, there will likely be a steady flow of confusion. The hardware seems to be there but not enabled... I futzed around with various methods to direct connect w/o satisfactory success. I also will fall back and regroup before continuing to throw time and resources at it. Unfortunately the Med-El KC meetup was rightfully cancelled, it would have been a good opportunity to address this.
  10. Fortunately it is quick to ease off, it is just the first 10 seconds and then the 15 seconds of vacuum when it comes off. I will take time and adjust it down as part of the take off routine. Easy answer to both issues. I just got the artone 3 max in the mail today and will pair it up with the phone to put some sound directly in. Thank you for the input and wisdom Hicksy and Mary Beth.
  11. I have been activated for a little over a week and feel very lucky to be understanding most speech and am now getting accustomed to hearing again in an ear that has been profoundly deaf for 6+ years. I have fairly good hearing in the other... With that it is a little tough isolating the hearing from implant and "good" ear. So some of the immediate progress is surely related to the additive nature of hearing from two sides. I am truly grateful and as a whole I feel am much better off with it. So with that there are a few things that I put forth to see what your impressions are and how you handl
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