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Ivana Marinac

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  1. 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. Having a mixed hearing loss is a problem a bit because it's partially the loss of the inner ear too. It depends on how it is affected - to what extent. Did you get only one program or there are also different programs? When I had Amade, I had 3 different programs and one was for the situations when I am in a situation of a loud background noise - then that program actually lowered it and I could function pretty normal because voices actually came up on the surface burying the unwanted noises in a cellar, figuratively spoken. Unfortunately, I am not aware of anyone who would know a Dutch here, on the forum. But hey, I am from Croatia - so just being here I practice a bit of my knowledge of English language. For the rest - there is Google translate
  2. What about a feedback when microphones on the processor are covered? This is a pretty interesting solution....
  3. Hello, Sandy - one more in a bucket for re-welcoming you back...:)
  4. 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.
  5. Nope - you can see it only in one perspective and you take it only to see in what relation is the electrode with modiolus.
  6. 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.
  7. Will be back later today - have to work now...
  8. So, I won't prolong this question more than it should be - but we already have a section for RONDO 2, but there is no section for ADHEAR which I requested before. @Ben @Leigh
  9. Definitely... I agree with Jon. Although I am implanted with a different system (BB), I have had a similar experience: I needed few fittings between because my brain had to adjust to new hearing opportunities - and hurdles. In my case, it sounded like I needed more volume, and further refitting in order to understand words which I already could immediately after fitting. I was totally puzzled with these episodes but my friends here helped me to understand what had been going on... Classic case of evolving neuroplasticity in reality... Only, nobody knew clearly to explain me.
  10. Definitely... I agree with Jon. Although I am implanted with a different system (BB), I have had a similar experience: I needed few fittings between because my brain had to adjust to new hearing opportunities - and hurdles. In my case, it sounded like I needed more volume, and further refitting in order to understand words which I already could immediately after fitting. I was totally puzzled with these episodes but my friends here helped me to understand what had been going on... Classic case of evolving neuroplasticity in reality... Only, nobody knew clearly to explain me.
  11. Definitely... I agree with Jon. Although I am implanted with a different system (BB), I have had a similar experience: I needed few fittings between because my brain had to adjust to new hearing opportunities - and hurdles. In my case, it sounded like I needed more volume, and further refitting in order to understand words which I already could immediately after fitting. I was totally puzzled with these episodes but my friends here helped me to understand what had been going on... Classic case of evolving neuroplasticity in reality... Only, nobody knew clearly to explain me.
  12. 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, I am not a native English speaker. You have a mixed hearing loss on both ears? what do you mean when you say that you have a complete loss at one side - you're deaf completly?
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Yes it is - but it is not even close so easy as we thought so at the beginning - we have forgotten that the affected hearing cells lose their further neural pathways all up to the hearing cortex. That's why hearing rehabilitation takes time... A lot.
  16. Tinnitus is a sign when the affected hearing cells can not receive the expected information so brain loose one side of feedback loop. It may never disappear but when the outer ear will be switched on it will receive and send information to the brain so it will focus on much more important things than "singing" affected hearing cells. Good luck ladies!
  17. Yeah - we have heard each other through the PM system: thank you @Mary Beth!
  18. 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.
  19. Yeah! Not much swelling there...
  20. Well, there are different techniques of choosing the side. Of course, if there is some natural hearing - an implantee would like to keep it as long as it is possible. But, in the equation we take more factor in the process of choosing, for instance how long the ear has been deaf, what is the cause of deafness, is there any anomaly in the particular cochlea.... etc.
  21. 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?
  22. My wild guess - they didn't (after all) followed the procedure. Although my device also is confirmed up to 1,5T, I also experienced problem as radiology staff didn't even wonder whether there is a specific procedure how to put an internal unit of BB in the MRI scan.
  23. It also can be a rare cause of internal infection when the electrode was implanted.
  24. 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.
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