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masona

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    Candidate for a hearing implant
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    Sensorineural
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    Unknown / Prefer not to say
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  1. masona

    Rondo?

    Hi Sandy, finally we have a Rondo amongst the forum. I can't wait to her your thoughts as I may even pay for one myself if it's good. I am pretty sure that it only comes with disposable batteries at this time. Same here, can't find out any prices yet, I'm surprised it's not available in chargeable battery yet unless they are working on it, might be awkward because of the shape (?)
  2. masona

    Rondo?

    I don't think any of us will know until it's launched expected in Spring 2013 http://www.medel.com/int/show/index/id/1029/title/RONDO Have spoken to my Audiologists at Addenbrookes Hospital and they don't even know much about it, their main concern are the weight, the thickness and easily lose it. Not sure if the rechargeable battery is in the pipeline. I also think they won't upgrade until ours unless it's faulty but I suppose there's nothing stopping us paying for it and might have to see the bank manager though!
  3. Wow that's great, can't see the 2nd link and I'm assuming I have to registered? Is that the maximum you get to hear or is it just where it's the most comfortable for? I have no idea where my level at the moment as I'm still having mapping adjustment
  4. Hi all. My son (who turns two next week) was activated on Tuesday. He didnt have much of a reaction (we were hoping for the kind you see on youtube) but we did get him to alert to a few things. Right now he's still on his very basic '1' mapping where they tell us its a low range of sound and a very low volume. I'm anxious to turn him on to '2' but they said to wait a full two days. Did anyone start to see awareness of sound improvement as they increased the number? We are just so anxious for him but I dont want to push it. It's still very very early days! The problem with switch on with a young child, it's very difficult to know what volume to set it up to with no communication whereas with us adult's it's easy because we tell them where we are comfortable with the volume level but don't worry they will get there as some take longer than others and they got a target to reach on the mapping chart. It's understandable you're anxious but trust me they all know what they're doing. Forget about YouTube as everybody experience is difference of how we hear sounds. My best advice to you is to take it slow, steady and enjoy knowing you will able to talk to your son in time.
  5. On my MED EL ID Card quoted "Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) requires precautionary measures and may be performed after prior consultantion with an official MED-EL office." From what I understand in the UK, there's 2 MRI scanner Hospital, one in Manchester and Cambridge which is designed for Med-el implant to have MRI safety, about an hour drive for me. Best to email Med-el for further information for your location.
  6. masona

    Rondo?

    I'm interested! Maybe they will fade out the BTE hook type on next upgrade? I'm guessing they would have to have a thin cord link to the ear somehow preventing losing it?
  7. masona

    running

    What about this idea?
  8. masona

    Rondo?

    This is all I could find at the moment, it's early days http://en-gb.facebook.com/CochlearImplant Similar to Baha aids, I hope it's powerful and suitable for us
  9. "bits and bobs" is well known in the UK and I think its all started in the building trade many years ago, similar to "odds and ends", "bits and pieces" or "odds and sods" If I'm saying, "I've got to go as I have this and that or bits and bobs to do meaning I've got a few things to sort out or loads of little jobs around the house. If I have only a few coins in my pocket which I could say I've only got a few bits and bobs left!
  10. I have done a lot of research before deciding, this is one of them worth a read > http://funnyoldlife.wordpress.com/cochlear-implants/choosing-a-brand/ More info > http://funnyoldlife.wordpress.com/cochlear-implants/
  11. Thanks, I've got my 2nd mapping on Monday and I think I need the volume to go louder, was hearing too much shhh sounds but not too bad now and I guessing the brain is learning to accept the new sounds. The sounds I'm not too keen on but should of getting used to it, it's car rumbling noise, a bit like low pitch distorted sounds - hit and miss. Similar to radio tuning when searching for a station. I'm pleased to hear from you there's room for improvement!
  12. That's great Steve, can I ask how adjustment appointments do most of us need unless everyone is difference?
  13. From what I understand, anything up to 12 months so don't panic, you won't lose your taste and everybody time frame is difference. I have very slight metallic taste but not always noticeable, the strange thing is that you get used to it although it's only temporary. When I was in Egypt their white wine tasted like bleach and was disgusting but after a few days you get used to it! When I went home and have my own white wine I couldn't stand the taste of it until I got used to it again! It's to do the ways our brain works the same as mickey mouse sounds from the CI which is only temporary
  14. Karen - I'm using the ipad for the audi books rather than the CD version, go to “App Store” icon, type in the search box top right hand corner and type in “Oxford University Press” Chose which book from the library then click onto it for further details, at the moment I have “ Sherlock Holmes Stage 1” £5.49, the sounds quality is crystal clear, could be a little louder but it’s acceptable. In your Med-el suitcase there should be a jack phone kit to connect from processor to ipad
  15. Just keep your expectation low as there's so many adjustment to be made over the few weeks, I'm up on Thursday in the Coton House! Good luck!
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