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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from Mary Beth in Sonnet2 Rechargeable and Disposable Batteries   
    @Mary Beth, I have not gotten a call about that appointment yet. I will call the office tomorrow. 
    I have an appointment set with the audiologist next Friday; and I was told that they would like to do the imaging on the same day, if possible. 
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from Mary Beth in Sonnet2 Rechargeable and Disposable Batteries   
    Oh okay, thank you. I'll just change the batteries regularly 🙂
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from Megan L. in Activation   
    @Mary Beth, I'm supposed to get a call before the end of next week about the imaging. I have my next appointment next Friday, and they would like to make it the same day, to save me a trip. 
    @Megan L., thank you for the good thoughts. And no need to apologize, we all get caught up in things.
    I actually posted something on FB as well, just wondering if anybody could share experience of ci failure; a lot of people suggested to call Med el. I honestly don't know who my audi some with within Med el, but I can try to find out. 
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from Megan L. in November HearPeers Virtual Coffee Chat   
    Wow, @Nischal Koirala!
    That is some journey you have gone through, so far. Thank you so much, for sharing that! It is always interesting to listen to the different experiences that people have gone through, that led to their hearing loss. 
    We are all in this together! 😊
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from Tomas in Rondo 3 user experiences with telecoil adapter and neckloop   
    Hey all! 
    Thank you @Tomas!
    I have my first activation appointment this morning 😁, and I am hoping that I will immediately be able to fill out the form that will swap out the Rondo2 for a Rondo3.
    Yet again, however, I am finding that I am still really ignorant about how CIs work; because I am having trouble understanding a lot if the terminology you are using in this chat lol. 
    Would you mind clearing up a bit?... 
    What is Artone? 
    What are M and T settings for telecoil? And I still don't understand what telecoil does? 
    What is AI and ASM? 
     
    I will definitely let you all know when I get the Rondo3, and how it works and all. And @Mary Beth, I wouldn't mind doing a battery test for you, once I figure it all out. I will probably run the battery out the first day I get it lol, because I will be interested in how it all works 😂. Once I get all situated, it's no problem. I will wear the Sonnet2 at least until I get the Rondo3; I don't know yet if I can switch processors between my trial period, or stick with just one the whole time...
    Stay tuned! 
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from Megan L. in Soon to be bilateral or considering bilateral   
    @phobos512, sounds like you're doing pretty well with your second implant.
    I am sure that time will tell what permanent effects this will have on you, your hearing, and your life 😊
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from Megan L. in Soon to be bilateral or considering bilateral   
    I hope that will change over time, for you too. 
    Try to keep high spirits! 😊
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from Megan L. in Soon to be bilateral or considering bilateral   
    Btw, @phobos512,
    We actually use the Red Lobster box mix for those biscuits 😅
    I think you can buy it at Walmart
    But, if you need something a little more grab-n'-go, I wouldn't mind sending you any 😊
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    tmscarlett10 reacted to Mary Beth in Activation   
    @tmscarlett10
    I love your positive attitude.
    If not enough of the electrodes are responding, maybe your surgeon will have a plan.
     
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    tmscarlett10 reacted to phobos512 in Activation   
    @tmscarlett10 Sorry to hear that your activation didn't go as you hoped but you have the right attitude about it and that can make all the difference.
    Like you I require what my audiologist considers pretty high input strength. My left ear was consistent with my right. I'm on #3 program now of the four I was set up with and going well, but it's clearly still much quieter than my right ear. She did observe me for facial twitching the last time we turned we adjusted my right ear, but I have none (I actually have some facial nerve damage from when I was born according to my parents so wasn't sure what to expect).
    Regarding magnet strength, it's funny that you might have an issue there. My audi noted that my backup processor shipped with the wrong magnet, different from what she ordered. I wonder if the same happened to you? She swapped me for a slightly stronger one (came with a 1, gave me a 2; I use a 3 on my first processor and that's what she ordered) and will give me the correct one at my follow-up on the 14th. Of note is that the "3" strength is the strongest magnet that'll fit under the "low" cover for the DL Coil. The stronger magnets get a bigger cover, I guess because they're thicker.
    When you were at your appointment, what did your audi say about which electrodes responded, if anything (did it change from the in-situ during surgery)?
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from Nischal Koirala in November HearPeers Virtual Coffee Chat   
    Wow, @Nischal Koirala!
    That is some journey you have gone through, so far. Thank you so much, for sharing that! It is always interesting to listen to the different experiences that people have gone through, that led to their hearing loss. 
    We are all in this together! 😊
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    tmscarlett10 reacted to phobos512 in ASL   
    @tmscarlett10 @Megan L. https://www.gallaudet.edu/asl-connect-education/asl-summer-residency-program
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from Mary Beth in Rondo 3 user experiences with telecoil adapter and neckloop   
    Hey all! 
    Thank you @Tomas!
    I have my first activation appointment this morning 😁, and I am hoping that I will immediately be able to fill out the form that will swap out the Rondo2 for a Rondo3.
    Yet again, however, I am finding that I am still really ignorant about how CIs work; because I am having trouble understanding a lot if the terminology you are using in this chat lol. 
    Would you mind clearing up a bit?... 
    What is Artone? 
    What are M and T settings for telecoil? And I still don't understand what telecoil does? 
    What is AI and ASM? 
     
    I will definitely let you all know when I get the Rondo3, and how it works and all. And @Mary Beth, I wouldn't mind doing a battery test for you, once I figure it all out. I will probably run the battery out the first day I get it lol, because I will be interested in how it all works 😂. Once I get all situated, it's no problem. I will wear the Sonnet2 at least until I get the Rondo3; I don't know yet if I can switch processors between my trial period, or stick with just one the whole time...
    Stay tuned! 
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    tmscarlett10 reacted to Nischal Koirala in November HearPeers Virtual Coffee Chat   
    Well I lost my hearing back in May 2019. It was due to the mumps which was sudden and very painful, I got high fever and ran to the hospital. The day I went to the hospital, I only had fever but no symptoms of hearing loss but the following day I found out I was hearing significantly less than the day before. I told that to my family and they said it may be temporary and you will be fine in a day or two but the other day my hearing was zero in my both ears. It was such a sudden thing. Then we visited sooooo many clinics,hospitas, doctors but there was no sign of getting my hearing back! 
    Then after 3-4 months of research, we found out hearing aid. I wore the hearing aid for 2-3 months . After 6 months we finally found the thing called Cochlear Implant which was totally a new thing for us. I had no knowledge about it . There were no distributors inside the country,we had to bring it from foreign which took 2-3 weeks. After the implant arrived, we did the surgery immediately. (Implants: Synchronory Flex 28)
    After that my recovery took  again 2-3 weeks. Then it was finally the time to get activated and get my hearing back! I am only implaned in one side but also 'better than nothing' 🙂. 
    And also I use the Rondo 2 processor which I chose because of it's bulit in rechargable battery and it's physical body . It is very good in terms of it's body,it is very lightweight and comfortable and also good in terms of sound but found out from you guys that other processors sound better than this but no worries
    Since then the journey has been magical!! 
    Very happy sharing with you!😁
    (Sorry for the late reply. Was busy with my exam!)
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from phobos512 in Soon to be bilateral or considering bilateral   
    Btw, @phobos512,
    We actually use the Red Lobster box mix for those biscuits 😅
    I think you can buy it at Walmart
    But, if you need something a little more grab-n'-go, I wouldn't mind sending you any 😊
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from phobos512 in Soon to be bilateral or considering bilateral   
    I hope that will change over time, for you too. 
    Try to keep high spirits! 😊
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from Megan L. in ASL   
    @Mary Beth, I live in a really small town surrounded by more small towns. The closest city is about a half hour away, but it's still small, biggest deal there is a community college. The nearest "actual" city is at least two hours from where I live; whether it be Lexington, KY or Cincinnati, OH. There's another city about an hour away with a university that may have ASL classes in a normal year, lol. 
    I also can't drive, so I rely either on a door-to-door scheduling transportation service or my dad, who doesn't like to drive further than half an hour. 
     
    @Megan L., you're welcome. And yes, I would love to get to practice with you, or anybody on here if they'd like! It would just need to be 1-on-1, though; I've tried video chatting/signing with two other people at the same time, and I couldn't understand anything with the multiple screens (I also have vision impairment). 
     
    @phobos512, that's so cool that you live near Gallaudet. I would definitely like to go there, and that camp sounds pretty awesome. 
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    tmscarlett10 reacted to Kylie in November HearPeers Virtual Coffee Chat   
    Yes I was fine, just had a big coffee on the way to work! Worth it to talk to everyone!!
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from Megan L. in ASL   
    @Mary Beth, that's so cool! When my hearing improves, i definitely want to go back to school to finish my bachelor's degree in early childhood education; but I have had the thought, multiple times, that I may want to teach ASL or to Deaf kids! 
    When I'm able to get my own place, and live in the city, rather than this stick that my dad lives in - and when the pandemic subsides - I definitely want to take in-person ASL courses... and maybe pursue a degree in it 🤗
    @Megan L., definitely check out Lifeprint at https://www.lifeprint.com/ ; I basically watch the Lessons videos, and some others when I'm searching for other things. I start with Lesson1, them watch it again, then maybe once more, them go to lesson2, and watch it again, and leave it for the day. Then before continuing to Lesson3, I re-watch Lessons1&2. And I keep going kinda like that until I get the concept and vocab.  I love the amount of repetition in Bill Vicars' videos! That's what helps me to learn. 
    Since you already know ASL, you probably won't have to repeat watching like I do lol.
     
    THANKS EVERYBODY! 
     
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from Mary Beth in ASL   
    @Mary Beth, that's so cool! When my hearing improves, i definitely want to go back to school to finish my bachelor's degree in early childhood education; but I have had the thought, multiple times, that I may want to teach ASL or to Deaf kids! 
    When I'm able to get my own place, and live in the city, rather than this stick that my dad lives in - and when the pandemic subsides - I definitely want to take in-person ASL courses... and maybe pursue a degree in it 🤗
    @Megan L., definitely check out Lifeprint at https://www.lifeprint.com/ ; I basically watch the Lessons videos, and some others when I'm searching for other things. I start with Lesson1, them watch it again, then maybe once more, them go to lesson2, and watch it again, and leave it for the day. Then before continuing to Lesson3, I re-watch Lessons1&2. And I keep going kinda like that until I get the concept and vocab.  I love the amount of repetition in Bill Vicars' videos! That's what helps me to learn. 
    Since you already know ASL, you probably won't have to repeat watching like I do lol.
     
    THANKS EVERYBODY! 
     
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from phobos512 in ASL   
    Does anybody on here sign? Did you start learning because of your hearing loss? 
    I have been learning online - solo - for a while. 
    I first heard about ASL when I was in middle school, and we learned the alphabet. 
    Since then, I wanted to learn more, but never got to it until maybe a year or two ago. Without anybody to practice with, I get in and out of it, so it's taking me a while lol. 
    I'm not a 'beginner' beginner, but still a beginner, a little closer to intermediate. I know a decent amount of vocab, I can fingerspell, I know most of my numbers, and I understand some about the grammar and word order; but I need more practice with that. And I want to learn how to sign in different tenses such as commands vs statements, etc. 
    I rely mostly on Lifeprint with Bill Vicars (love him!); I also like ASL Rochelle; and I get a new vocab word sent to my email daily from SignSchool. 
    Does anybody have any other resources that they use?
    I don't live near a Deaf community, or anywhere that might have courses. 
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from Megan L. in ASL   
    Does anybody on here sign? Did you start learning because of your hearing loss? 
    I have been learning online - solo - for a while. 
    I first heard about ASL when I was in middle school, and we learned the alphabet. 
    Since then, I wanted to learn more, but never got to it until maybe a year or two ago. Without anybody to practice with, I get in and out of it, so it's taking me a while lol. 
    I'm not a 'beginner' beginner, but still a beginner, a little closer to intermediate. I know a decent amount of vocab, I can fingerspell, I know most of my numbers, and I understand some about the grammar and word order; but I need more practice with that. And I want to learn how to sign in different tenses such as commands vs statements, etc. 
    I rely mostly on Lifeprint with Bill Vicars (love him!); I also like ASL Rochelle; and I get a new vocab word sent to my email daily from SignSchool. 
    Does anybody have any other resources that they use?
    I don't live near a Deaf community, or anywhere that might have courses. 
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from Joan in November HearPeers Virtual Coffee Chat   
    @Mary Beth, Oh wow!  That's sooner than i expected. 
    I was deemed eligible for both ears at my last test, but doctor wanted to do left ear first. I wanted to do both ears, lol, an now glad I can do them each separately. 
    It's funny because I thought I was such an expert on CIs - to the people around me, I am - but there is still so much that I don't know, and so much to learn! I'm excited!!! 
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from Megan L. in November HearPeers Virtual Coffee Chat   
    Okay, I see. Thank you so much @Mary Beth and @Megan L. for clearing that up for me! 
    One question my dad actually had, when I first saw my doctor, was if I could be denied my other ear later if I wanted/needed a second implant; doctor responded "no", though I wasn't sure if I could fully trust that answer lol. 
    It was really great to finally meet everybody!!! Can't wait til the next meeting! 
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    tmscarlett10 got a reaction from Mary Beth in November HearPeers Virtual Coffee Chat   
    Okay, I see. Thank you so much @Mary Beth and @Megan L. for clearing that up for me! 
    One question my dad actually had, when I first saw my doctor, was if I could be denied my other ear later if I wanted/needed a second implant; doctor responded "no", though I wasn't sure if I could fully trust that answer lol. 
    It was really great to finally meet everybody!!! Can't wait til the next meeting! 
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