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  1. I guess I need to ask his audiologist more questions. He was activated a month and half ago and we worked through four programs within that first week. Since that time, he's recieved one additional program that only raised the volume. We see his audiologist once a week for speech therapy so it would not be a problem to schedule a mapping appointment as well. Thanks for the responses.
  2. My son's implant was activated on November 20th. We left that day with four programs on his fine tuner to work through. Since that time, he's received one additional program. How often will he be "mapped?" Just wondering what is typical.
  3. Thanks Sarah. I appreciate your replies and they are helpful. For some additional background, Luke passed a newborn hearing screening after birth. Well, he failed it twice in the hospital so we went back one month later and he passed. So, either the test was wrong or he could hear for some time after bith. We just don't know how long. I say this because there is a possibility he had some exposure to sound prior to getting a hearing aid and CI at 18/19 months. He is wearing a hearing aid on his left ear and has the CI on his right ear. The left ear has better hearing but there is a good
  4. Thank you so much for your replies. We decided to go with Med El for several reasons but basically we felt the technology is further advanced than Cochlear with the exception of water-resistance. I believe our son will experience better sound quality with Med El. We like the smaller processor, the longer, more flexible electrode array and the fact that our son will not need to change the settings using a remote when he is in different hearing situations. I understood with Cochlear the remote is necessary to change the settings and I think the remote was more complex to figure out. We did
  5. I am the Mom of an 18 month old son who will receive a cochlear implant on his right side next month. Right now, we are trying to decide between two brands...Cochlear and Med El. How did you decide? We've been told the good thing is they are both good and children have great success with both so we really can't make a bad decision. But, how to decide is difficult. I'm just reading everything I can get my hands on. It does help to read about others experience with the CI and that it takes time. My son received hearing aids a week ago and we know he can hear better, especially on his left
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