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Ivana Marinac

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  1. Hello @Vera, Unfortunately, I do not speak Portuguese so I will try to answer you best as I can - in English. Technically speaking, you are now single sided deaf person due to the acoustic neuroma tumor removal. The second ear for a human is important in order to enable them a sound location but also giving them a richness of sound in order to better understand speech, especially in noise. In practice, this operation gives you the ability to pick up a sound from your deaf side and direct it into your functional ear in order to give you the latterly described ability. Unfortunately,
  2. Interesting observations Mary Beth - up to some extent 2 mics are the advantage... I have one family now who consider buying of Rondo or choosing Sonnet as their regular exchange processor from the insurance company. Based on theory, I voted for a Sonnet although the girl is unilateral implantee. And being in over-crowded public places require more comprehensive support.
  3. Hello Jude, before trying to find the best possible ynswer for your case, I need few more data. At first, in what condition is your ossicular chain? Do you have a conductive or a mixed hearing loss due to the involved cochlear component? What is the reason of your unsuccesful stapedectomies? Breakthrough of Soundbridge implant is in its versatility. It is suitable for all kind of HLes because it can be implanted on the ossicular chain (incus, various parts) or straight on the round window which is called the process of vibroplasty. The difference between these implants
  4. Perhaps, improved hearing abilities succeeded to bypass the lack of one microphone...
  5. Thank you, Mary Beth... I believe that sharing knowledge give patient a reasonable chance to find at least confirmation if not an information to help themselves. I was given that chance so I fully understand how this approach can help others. Last year when I was given a chance to opt for one of my earliest wish I ever remember I have asked aloud. This is how I understand that I can and should help. Hope Juliette will finally find her solution and that she will not give up before a good fight...
  6. Interesting discussion.... However, from the point of technology, I would go for the Sonnet. Rondo is now a bit of an old model - Rondo 2 is already on the door but still doesn't have all technological improvements like the Sonnet which was introduced in 2014.
  7. Hello Juliette I am enclosing within this post a link to a study where it was successfully reconstructed a sigmoid sinus wall. It is possible to be done. I would encourage you to find a surgeon who is confident enough to revise your case. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0164728 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25991486 Pulsatile tinnitus can be a real pain ...
  8. Hi, Mitchell, Pretty good damn little thing Joking a bit, but not when we're talking about the impact it made personally in my life. I use mine since it came out and I reminded almost immediately the improvement regarding its technical abilities. I was even more astonished when I heard for the first time the music streamed over miniTek streamer.... What kind of hearing loss do you have?
  9. Hi, Hetty, I guess that your mother has a normal hearing threshold on the left side then but having some "glue ear" episodes if her hearing gets worse having a cold? I am really not familiar with the existence of the different model of Amade otherwise than the regular one which is swapped in Europe for Samba model. This explanation with a battery sound really interesting because I am not sure how it is possible - did they test the position of the implanted part (the FMT part)? On the other side, Samba has more power, so the higher value of intensity is possible to achieve
  10. What about a feedback when microphones on the processor are covered? This is a pretty interesting solution....
  11. Hello, Sandy - one more in a bucket for re-welcoming you back...:)
  12. Hello, Dangkhoa! A Bonebridge implantee here also What do you mean by - "waiting for your magnet"? If you meant that you wait for your outer unit or processor - it depends on when your team thinks you're ready taking into account the postoperative swelling. Otherwise, the whole set of magnets should be put in one implant box, by that I understand a different strength of magnets.
  13. Nope - you can see it only in one perspective and you take it only to see in what relation is the electrode with modiolus.
  14. Hello, Sorry your mother feels worse, but did she ever went for refitting her device? Which sound processor she use - Amade or Samba? And last but not last - what kind of hearing loss and up to which hearing threshold is your mother's loss? Problem of digital HAs and same with implant technologies that usually people are not explained how important re-fittings are in our hearing lives. I had so many fittings that I can't even remember, simply because my hearing situation has changed a lot and often.
  15. Will be back later today - have to work now...
  16. Hello Hetty, well - yes: Samba is better from the acoustically point of view. Much better. The secret is that you have to work with your audiometrist or who tune your Amade. If you can not get satisfactory hearing (without echos), try to contact your local Med-El representative. They help a lot with tuning because it's all they do. My audiometrist, at one point, couldn't make a significant progress (the processor started to howl) - then an engineer by Med-El resolved it in a minute. Regarding your hearing loss - I am still not certain that I have understood you well: forgive me,
  17. Hi Juliette, I have recently been thinking what was going on further with you. If I may ask, if they do not know whether removing the internal unit would make it go the pulsatile tinnitus than something else could be a reason. I still think that your device shouldn't be removed totally just relocated which is possible.
  18. Or you can try your own corner like Kara of Canada did - now we have a collection of our collective thoughts during her walk up to the stars....:D
  19. Hello Hetty Avivi, I am not a Soundbridge, but a Bonebridge user... But have some experience by being a while here - what exactly interest you? What kind of hearing loss do you have? Sensorineural, conductive ....? Please, put here as much questions as you are interested in? We'll try to give you an appropriate answer.
  20. That's a rare "luck" - I have seen example of this flipping for the first time this spring on the congress. Did you speak about classic series, standard electrode or even the compressed one if there is a hurdle on its way?
  21. I would add also a possibility that these cochleas has calcified over the time - we do not know much about the primary source of @Nikki and @Jdashiell hearing loss. In these cochleas, it's hard to implant the electrode without stop. Definitely, a CT scan show what's going on.
  22. Actually, I have forgotten... But then.... even just a short smile was a glimpse of joy of my soul...;)
  23. Hi @Renachelw, your questions are perfectly justified - patient should choose to go for a surgery when a maximum of confidence has been reached with a surgeon: both objectively or subjectively. After surgery we feel broke and sometimes even a small amount of pain made us to focus on it. I have seen lots of situation when people needed just a little support to endure their procedures. Although, I am not as @Adam regarding the number of surgical interventions - I have had lots of and ... to be frankly, it's like cleaning your house: when everything has its shelf - everything will go better.
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