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Ivana Marinac

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  1. He is the very experienced surgeon - I had the opportunity to hear some of his lectures.
  2. For my fellows, discussants: https://zenpencils.com/comic/beethoven/
  3. Not at all. As I know colleagues from both centers, I just needed to locate where you plan to go for the implantation. Prof. Rebol or ...? Maribor like to implant Med-ELs implants.
  4. I support Mary Beth·s opinion - the best possible conditions for a young child as it is your Dare, are bilateral implantation and expositions to the full specter of sound, no matter of the frequency band. In this way, the child will develop the full potential for hearing and understanding. Do not think in a way how you will make easier the environment around him because once the conditions will change and the adaptation will be a lot heavier.
  5. I can not comment the work of the speech therapist but, once more - yes! is the answer: there is another test after BERA, it·s name is ASSR. Please read this link: http://www.hearingreview.com/2007/11/auditory-steady-state-response-assr-a-beginners-guide/ Where was it planned the implantation of your child? My presumption leans toward Maribor?
  6. Yes, Dare - it is debatable up to the certain point. Wishing that your son can wear easily helmet - is reasonable, as the placement of the internal unit should not be at the particular place as it should be at bone-conduction implants.
  7. Hi Gang... Nothing up to now but I guess Med-EL works more on the FMT which is quite huge taking into account the main competitors, BAHA models on the abutment. Regarding water-resistance, I would be satisfied if Med-EL release bag as CI models has it: neither Amade nor Samba received any fancy adds-on after the official release. Also, I am not a particular fan of the idea of rechargeable battery - I would better like to see a constructional replacement of microphone covers like Sonnet has. I find essential the sound quality at first place.
  8. Quite interesting... You are most certainly one of a unique individual who does not have the problem with music comparing it with speech...
  9. Extremely... When I usually read that people have difficulties differing two totally opposite instruments and now I read your comments about "mellow brass" tone quality - my thoughts jumped: really? I have never paid enough attention to this detail. Funny how I find myself on certain occasions when I take my hearing for granted not thinking how this effort could be pretty tremendous for my fellows with sensorineural HL. This guides me up to the point when I think how important is to be persistent during the rehabilitation time.
  10. A few days ago I have heard that it passed exactly 20 years of its first appearance and I still remember that I was sitting in the fourth row (all other tickets were sold) and I thought I was on the boat when it started sinking....
  11. Yes - I missed the most important fact of my sentence... This is, kinda, remix -
  12. Yes - it's a cornet... I adore Sissel's voice since the moment I have heard of the fact that she sang the vocal during the closing credit's part (not Celine Dion).
  13. Okay, let's start with the initial finding - a profound conductive hearing loss does not exist. Why? Because skull bones behave as sort of conduction system from outside to the inner ear. The conductive hearing loss is purely mechanical, unlike the sensorineural hearing loss. I am pretty much puzzled, how on Earth the audiologist did not remind this simple but so logical argument during a discussion regarding your boy's hearing. Just an episode, last week occurred an incident with the audiometer in the hospital where I work - it started to act strangely giving me quite puzzled results, for instance - older people with the mixed hearing loss which is impossible having in mind their hearing loss history. Back to your sons' story, the excuse that the other person didn't put the testing part in the correct spot just do not buy the story - from space, it is visible that it was put in a wrong way and retest should be done. Having in mind this, the second result is pretty much accurate - the way you described his hearing loss threshold is a typical way how hearing cells start to malfunction: at first and with the greatest extent higher frequencies. The lower frequencies are last and come after the middle frequencies. It's due to so-called tonotopicity of a cochlea. https://blog.medel.com/how-the-cochlear-understands-so-many-different-sounds/
  14. Hello Gang - wishing you also pleasant and mindfully spent holidays as well as lots of good and interesting subjects as well as topics in our mutual discussion. So, happy new season of light as well as - darkness... But as we know, if we would not have a dark sky - who will see stars..?
  15. Here is one nice article on this subject: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5495597/
  16. Hello Stream, As we have discussed this problem before the matter of saving residual hearing is not only the matter of an electrode length than the total process of implantation which is circled under one term - hearing preservation. Beside the main recommendations, there are still not presented unique recommendations rather what each surgeon plead as their own technique based on the experience of the implantation but also on the results of their patients.
  17. Interesting... Although announced for Sonnet, even Rondo 2 won't have a true wireless connectivity... I wonder why....
  18. Who knows...? They are definitely working on it...
  19. No, not in the close encounter. Not certain in which phase it, but if it was finished, we would see it. I remember of public presentation of the Sonnet - it was the real product in my hands, advertised as available...
  20. Actually, we still do not know now what is needed to understand (and hear it properly) a music. Here is a very nice link from the Nature journal: https://www.nature.com/articles/srep32026 Music is definitely more complex but if we would work on our ability of hearing (and understanding) music just as a fraction of the time we spend to learn to listen again (and speak) - results promise much better solution otherwise we have expected...
  21. Stream, Med-EL has shown Rondo 2 at the biggest ENT conference in Paris, I think. When it is actually produced it will be released everywhere where it is registered. But this is not so simple... For instance, even the product is registered in the EU, each country has to register a product for itself in order to be able to give patients in their country the newest product.
  22. Hello KBear, Pardon me for not getting involved before although Mary Beth tagged me, this post escaped me... As Mary Beth said, we cannot give you a valid medical advice but yes - we can clear you some question marks. If your daughter did not pass the OAE, she should be tested with the ABR. However, these tests do not measure same part of the hearing pathway so it could give an additional information. Tympanometry examined the pressure in her middle ear and the mobility of the eardrum especially if she had been implanted with tubes. But, that particular issue has been resolved and her potential hearing issue does not have anything with this separate issue. I can not explain the behavior of your surgeon, but you can ask for more co-operative ENT with whom you can establish a reliable relationship.
  23. Thanks - this is something that is in constant, although slow progress... Hope that Cara and I will celebrate our bilaterality - together!
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