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Sandy

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  1. I punched two tiny holes in the silicone protector screen and then using an jewellery o-ring attached a necklace extender to it. I then attached another o-ring to use the clip. I've been using the small clip but am thinking of changing it. I tried to upload the picture but must be technologically challenged. I can email it to you if you pm me your email address.
  2. I have short hair too and it works for me. I find that if I let my hair grow I have more problems.
  3. Good luck Kay. You will be amazed at what there is to discover.
  4. Rest is the best cure. Looking forward to hearing about your activation.
  5. Good luck with your surgery today, Donnna. We will all be eager to follow your journey and help in any way we can.
  6. Welcome to Hearpeers. As Kara said each of our journeys are different and we each progress at different speeds. It requires what we call, the 3 Ps - practice, patience and perseverance. It is a lot of work, time and dedication by both you and your support group. For me, it has been well worth the time and effort. I can hear. you might want to look at the various posts in this forum and see the different journeys people have made. Good luck and please keep us posted.
  7. Welcome to Hearpeers. I'm a CI implantee too. Ivana is our expert on the Bonebridge. Ask all the questions you need to get the best fit for you.
  8. Donna, good luck on your promotion. My fingers are crossed.
  9. Yes it was a fun afternoon and no Ivana we won't sabotage gathering there. I would love to visit Croatia and meet you. Your country looks so beautiful. I will put it on my "bucket list" as should everyone!
  10. I'm not a fan either. It sounds like a telephone ringing with the Rondo.
  11. This is worth a try. Next time I change my batteries, I'll experiment. Are hearing aid and the power one implant plus batteries similar?
  12. The hardest part was not letting my ears pop. Thank goodness they didn't.
  13. Sandy, I'm just sharing something that helped me get a better map in case it may help you too. When I was having difficulty getting the low sounds and high sounds to seem balanced (not too bass heavy, not too high pitched) in my left ear, we decided to test each threshold. That is when the audiologist has you listen to the beeps but instead of saying when it is comfortably loud, you do the opposite. You track that beep down to the quietest level where you can detect it at all. Then the audiologist uses this info to set your threshold (which basically is the loudest setting on each electrode that we CAN NOT hear). Med-El has a default threshold setting and that works for many, many people. However, when we tested my left thresholds we found that they were not at all level with each other. By setting the thresholds and then adjusting the MCLs, we were able to balance out the low and high pitches. Maybe this would help you too. Just sharing in case you want to discuss it with your audiologist. I'm a fan of testing thresholds because even though my right ear had much more level thresholds, there is an improved quality of sound with these tested thresholds. ----------------------- Mary Beth, I took the information you gave me to my audiologist and I now have a program set up to try. I will keep you informed as I progress with it. Thank you!
  14. A big thank you to Kara and her mother-in-law for coming down to Mississauga yesterday. It was so good to finally meet and be able to talk with each other about our experiences. I wish we all lived closer. We hope to do this, in the future, when I come down south for my mappings. I had a great time yesterday.
  15. I flew home the day after my surgery. It was fine.
  16. Sorry to hear you are leaving, eri. All the best in the future.
  17. Hi Kay and welcome to Hearpeers. We've all been where you are and the next month before your surgery will go by quickly. As Kara says, this is life changing. It will take patience, practise and perseverance (the 3 Ps). My life is more rewarding because of this technology. Good luck and please keep us informed of your journey.
  18. And to think too Mary Beth, the Rondo looks like R2D2!
  19. Nikki, it's great that your hearing is improving and to quote Adam, "it's a marathon, not a sprint." One day your husband will have the WOW moment, when your responses are no longer having to concentrate on every word and your response is automatic. 2). I can hear the wind in the trees.
  20. Yes, Cara that is well said.
  21. It is a WOW moment Cara! A blessing when the extraordinary becomes the norm!
  22. Welcome to Hearpeers and good luck. Try not to stress too much. Remember the doctors are doing the best for your son. What part of this great country, Canada, are you from? I live in Thunder Bay and travel to London to see my audiologist.
  23. So glad all went well. The journey begins! Please keep us informed of your progress.
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