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    bigguns reacted to Mary Beth in Samba Battery   
    Regular rechargeable 675 batteries that reportedly are not worth the expense are different from the Med-El rechargeable batteries for the Sonnet.
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    bigguns reacted to Adam in Interesting   
    Medel does have a few different types of electrode arrays to help with various issues with the cochlea, ossification being one. The other companies electrodes were fairly rigid which pretty much destroyed any residual hearing. With the atraumatic electrodes, the residual hearing had a much greater chance of being preserved. The other companies at least one, has tried as well to create a more flexible electrode array
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    bigguns reacted to Mary Beth in Bonebridge for 6 years old boy   
    Welcome back
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    bigguns reacted to Knickohr in BoneBridge-Amade-Samba and musicians   
    Robby, if you have clipping and distortion, there is something wrong with your fitting, or your hearing loss is more than the processor can correct. Do you have an audiogram ?  Can you show it us ?
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    bigguns reacted to Adam in Bonebridge for 6 years old boy   
    Agreed Ivana, but we should always trust in our doctors and Audie's. As I said before, they know our history the best
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    bigguns reacted to jadepedro in Bonebridge for 6 years old boy   
    Ok, it has been a month since activation and this is the update:
    Diego is getting used to the new way of hearing and seems to be able to distinguish better even in noisy enviroments, but still soon to say if he will need or not fm at school. He is learning to pay attention to the teacher and not to his noisy mates. When wearing BTE, the fm help him to concentrate and this is a new situation for him.
    Inflamation in the implant zone has lowered a lot. I'm still able to locate the implant but now it seems reasonable. No pain when we touch the zone.
    We have had to lower the magnet to number 1, because even with number two, his skin seemed irritated by the end of day. It also makes easier to drop the sambas, but I've attached them to shirt clip so no danger on dropping them to the floor. We also tried number 1 with activity clip, but seems to irritate the skin, so we will wait till his skin matures.
    We (and he) are really happy with the change with the only "but" that samba processors seems to be more exposed to "accidents" than BTE (an important matter for childrens) due to location.
    Batteries seem to last even more than the BTE ones. More than a full week.
    Best regards to all 
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    bigguns reacted to jadepedro in Bonebridge for 6 years old boy   
    First impressions are really good. Diego first comment was "Oh, I hear really loud now". We needed to change the magnet from 3 to 2 as his skin quickly become irritated. Processor adjustment took a few rounds of programming and testing but nothing really complicated. After that he seems to be extremely happy with his BB. A good sympthom  is that he now listen to TV at a much lower level than before. We still need to experiment on noisy environments. We returned home by train and when we walked beside the engine he asked me why the train engine sounded so loud now.
    We will keep informing about our findings.
    Best regards to all.
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    bigguns reacted to Adam in Key features of the bonebridge   
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    bigguns reacted to Kara of Canada in Samba Battery   
    What I was saying there Ivana was when we were given our processors we were given a years supply of batteries to go with it. Power one implant type 675.
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    bigguns reacted to Kara of Canada in Samba Battery   
    Well med el was smart to make the battery the same for all implants.
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    bigguns reacted to Lenny in Battery life   
    Adam . . . just an update, I've been tracking my Sonnet usage and found I am getting 3 - 3.5 days usage out of each set of batteries. I've been using the DAI cable about 45 mins on weekdays, and not on weekends, but it doesn't seem to make a big difference. 
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    bigguns reacted to Adam in Sonnet upgrade   
    Funny you should ask Hadron.
    I asked my Audi about it but got a puzzling answer. She said they both were already on and explained ( way over my head) how it is supposed to work. I am going to email my customer rep and find out. The only thing in the kit was a voucher for the Quattro, info on the rechargeable batteries and they are waiting on FDA approval but will email me when approved. There was nothing about the Mics.
    All that said, everything sounds amazing. I was at my mechanics yesterday and we were walking outside. I was about 20 feet in front of him and he (knowing my hearing history) said my name. I immediately turned around. He asked "you heard that?!?!?". Yep easily.
    So I am not sure if both are on but sound localization is a heck of a lot better
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