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  1. Ivana Marinac

    Battery life

    There is also a question of how much of power do your hearing maps require? It is dependable of a degree of individual hearing loss.
  2. Hi @Mary Featherston, I use regularly on a daily basis Bonebridge since I was a bit reluctant toward the quality of BAHA BP100 when I have tried it several years before the BB. As an active person who does a lot of sport, I was reluctant toward the idea of having the abutment system. In the meantime, I have received a Bonebridge and could not be happier and satisfied both with the quality of sound but also not having any kind of usual issue with BAHA system. However, BAHA was and still is a valuable principle because it has learned the scientific community the value of the osseointegration process as well as new pathways of spreading bone conduction sound. I have tried Adhear, and as you told - it is a valuable alternative to bone conduction systems since they need to be implanted under general or local anesthesia with postop issues, at least in your mind. Having said that, I have to underline that the sound quality is different - not worse but more like the powered version of hearing aid. Much more powered. Yet, it catches practically everything and it requires a user to behave a lot more active during differing the sound signal. With my BB, I do not need to do that - as my local bank says: We offers, you just live! Of course, I haven`t worn it for a longer period of time, perhaps I would adjust, perhaps not after having the BB experience. But it is really valuable alternative toward the necessity of having a surgery as well the fact that children might not be suitable or they become suitable to have an implantation after becoming 5 years old. Hearing pathways are more prone to develop since the day 1 up to two years old. At least, developing a binaural hearing processing.
  3. Not sure, because I have never actually looked the described link - all I know, that it was written that when a proposal was raised, or similar.
  4. Unfortunately, I do not remember. I have never saved it because it is not important to me. But some people provided it in the FB unofficial Med-EL group as well as in that group where people share more technical details. I have reminded that link when users in the U.S. still had not activated 2nd microphone.
  5. Yes, it is available in Canada definitely. There is a link where it can be checked what is going on with Bonebridge on the FDA list.
  6. Our greatest enemies actually or as Robert Frost has written: "The woods are lovely, dark and deep..." Find my pockets like that and always ignore them as the storage option for my Samba: it can be placed only at my direct eye-contact or on my head. When I make something else, I feel a bit distressed and feel the urge to correct my previous move...
  7. Yes, Symphony Nr. VII, Part II is my favorite music piece. A striking fact for the eye: by listening to his pieces a listener can track how his hearing loss developed and how it has, finally, deteriorate. His, the most erratic music pieces were written when he could hear barely or even - nothing.
  8. I do not know whether it was even asked the approval from the FDA. Every audiologist who has been asked made a complimentary praise for the BB technical characteristics, yet the U.S. has not been conquered yet.
  9. We have passed a long road to come up to this level of knowledge but all newest research tells the same conclusion. The earliest possible with less as possible help from a side.
  10. He is the very experienced surgeon - I had the opportunity to hear some of his lectures.
  11. For my fellows, discussants: https://zenpencils.com/comic/beethoven/
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Quite interesting... You are most certainly one of a unique individual who does not have the problem with music comparing it with speech...
  18. 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.
  19. 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....
  20. Yes - I missed the most important fact of my sentence... This is, kinda, remix -
  21. 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).
  22. 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/
  23. 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..?
  24. Here is one nice article on this subject: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5495597/
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