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Everything posted by Sandy

  1. So glad everything turned out okay, Cara.
  2. I did the same Mary Beth and my audiologist was able to make changes to my mappings that helped.
  3. I use Power One and like Kara, they last three days.
  4. Hi Tony and welcome to Hearpeers. Thanks for sharing your experience to now. Good luck tomorrow. Let the journey begin.
  5. My first thoughts too were for you Ivana. Would it be viable for you?
  6. I'm from Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada.
  7. Hi Arielle, I found that once I received my CI, I challenged myself and put myself in situations that I would normally avoid. It takes a lot of work, but it's worth all the effort. You will discover a whole new world. It can get frustrating but remember our 3 Ps - patience, practice and perseverance.
  8. Hi Kay, I get tinnitus when I'm stressed or have too much coffee. I don't notice it much when I wear my CI. I hear a child's voice in one ear like a man's baritone in the other. It changes from time to time to music. I never had tinnitus until after I got my CI.
  9. Hi Maliaham, welcome to Hearpeers and good luck with your surgery on July 11. I've been implanted for 3 years and it was the best decision I ever made. My advice to you is to rest and take it easy after your surgery because once activated the work begins. Remember this is a marathon, not a sprint. We call it the 3 Ps - patience, practice and perseverance. Do you have support from family and friends? The people on this forum will pop in soon to give you more advice and direct you to sites that will help in your rehabilitation. If you scroll through the posts in Hearpeers, you will find
  10. I'm still learning and it's been three fantastic years. Each day is a new experience. Today I'm sitting in my gazebo listening to all the birds. The annoyance is the cricket, hiding somewhere in my house! I hear him! I am so amazed at all the sounds I've missed over the years! This is definitely a journey worth travelling!
  11. I'm sorry to hear that you have had such a difficult time. Have you talked to your doctor about it. Good luck on Friday. Please keep us informed of your progress and ask as many questions as you need.
  12. Hi Genia and welcome to Hearpeers. I'm 65 years old and have been implanted for 3 years. The doctors believe my hearing loss was due to the anesthesia I received from the age of 2 until I was in my late teens. I have the Medel Rondo and it was the best decision I ever made. I can now hear birds sing, crickets, the wind in the trees and so many sounds I never heard before. I go to places and do things I avoided before my CI. It is an amazing journey. No regrets.
  13. Welcome to Hearpeers. I'm glad everything is working out for you. I've had my CI for 3 years now and just love it. I still have not progressed to the telephone but everyone texts. I'm just starting to enjoy music. Today while taking a ride in my car, I had the stereo blaring and could understand most of the songs. Let us know if there is anything we can help you with. This is a great and supportive group of people.
  14. My experience was the same as Kara. My audiologist gave me some handouts and then when I was home, my friend Judi, helped create all sorts of different "lessons". She visited everyday to help me and then I made sure I put myself in situations that I previously avoided.
  15. Hi Mary Beth and Kara, I belong to an international group called Swap-Bot. We sign up to exchange different crafts. Mine are usually making greeting cards, knitting, crocheting and creating artist trading cards. I just finished five different packages and my next one is to make 31 different artist trading cards with a Hallowen theme. These cars are 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches each. They need to be mailed by August 31st. It keeps me out of trouble and you meet so many different people and learn so many different techniques.
  16. I'm doing fine too. The weather has been lousy here so have been spending time in my craft room and listening to music. It's definitely a slow process but will be worth the effort. Still getting used to the new mapping but again, patience.
  17. That's fantastic. How do you like the Rondo? I have one and really like the fact that I have nothing behind my ear.
  18. Sandy


    That should have said great news. Spell check, grrr
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