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    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 (?)
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    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
  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.
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    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. What about this idea?
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    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!
  16. Thanks Matt, The only sounds I'm not keen on is the car journey, not the engine, the road tyres I think I'm hearing, it's quite loud like a TV without the aerials! Only does it when the car is moving, is this normal or how is it for you in the car?
  17. Can anyone tell me what they do on the 2nd mapping session, is it more sounds band width or louder etc. At the moment I finding there's too much shhh sounds mostly on televison if volume turned up but okay when the volume is lower, I now it's early days but just wonder what they do on the 2nd mapping
  18. Understandable, this was one of my question I asked the consultant, they would not do any implant surgery if there's a chance you may not hear out of it. Although we may not hear all the 12 electrode arrays sounds but even it's 50% is still good! Remember when the first cochlear implant started there was only 1 electrode array and they coped okay!
  19. Not too bad at the moment, another word I coped almost straight away but I haven't got all the sounds yet so it's still early days. Got the remote control for difference volume settings for which I would prefer, all this is just for audiologists information for the next appointment. I can hear my keyboards tapping, I can hear the bicycle wheel or chains rattling passing me, newspaper rattling, also I can my wife mobile phone ringing in another room quite easily, female voice is slightly harder to understand but I haven't got all sounds yet
  20. Meredith Segal quoted: I have several questions for those that have Med-El: 1) I've noticed that sounds, words and music use to be well rounded (3-D if you will) with regards to tones and pitches rising and falling with each breath. Recently, I've noticed that hearing anything is more flat and one steady tone and pitch (monotone). Will Med-El help restore the 3-D sounds that I remember hearing? Not sure what you mean by 3-D, I'm guessing what we called stereo sounds? At the end of the day and if you got no choice then the Cochlear Implant does put BTE hearing aids in the shade 2)
  21. No didn't see it, eventfully I think all surgery incision will be glue in the future. I thought my Cochlear Implant packed up or battery problem, I was working away at the back of the wardrobe fitting an extra power socket for my CI rechargeable battery charger, my Cochlear Implant was hanging on the metal curtain rail held by the magnet coil and that's why I couldn't hear lol!
  22. My consultant is happy how I'm progressing but not happy with the pain I'm getting however will seeing me in 4 weeks follow up appointment. They still think it's early days and I need more time to recover, most likely to be the nerves tissues are still healing. On that note they have decided to switched me on to take my mind of it! Day 1 Right it's early day and only been hearing the new sounds a few hours to get used to it, I'm not getting any Micky mouse or tinny sounds at the moment, I'm hearing more difference sounds I have never heard before. I'm getting weird look from others when I
  23. Sadly the pain is back since Sunday, at 3:30am the pain is around the implant area, hopefully the consultants can tell me what is going today at 11:45am today. Getting fed up now. I'm wondering if I'm suffering from foreign body reaction? Don't think so because the scar skin tissues is healthy. I'm confused!
  24. hmmm, this is strange, most of my pain is going and I feel difference already!
  25. Thanks Karen, if the consultants is happy with the outcome on Tuesday they did say they might be able to still switch me on even though I don't feel like it at the moment!
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