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Ivana Marinac

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  1. Congrats from me too! What a wild ride.... it was...:P
  2. Great - this is a classic case of good co-operation between patient and surgeon.
  3. Hi Matt! I wonder, where did you wandered off! Did you have some interesting travels since your last adventure? Also, how do you like your Sonnet? We`re here all good, healthy and - slim...;) Ivana
  4. Hello, I doubt that Waterwear could initiate this kind of problem - I would strongly bet on a magnet. Try to change it. Also, is there a chance that you have worn it longer than usually? WSecond important question is - where did you swim? Possibly some kind of reaction from a water? BR, Ivana
  5. So sorry gang - for my delayed answer. Bunny, I have answered your PM. Were you offered a CI also? Or just Bonebridge? where are you from?
  6. And I am very, very, VERY late... Pardon me Gang for my delayed response - so much came suddenly...:( AkSal, from what you've written I understand that directionality is very important to you. Bonebridge can not help here, but a CI - can First researches then real patients learnt scientific community that, thankfully to the neuroplasticity, human brain can tolerate artificial sound at the begining which translates into a normal one after some time. Practice makes a master - not to forget, just like Mary Beth said. In social gatherings, a cocktail party effect is important - it depends on whether individual use both ears/cochleas or not. So this is another reason for a CI as the solution.
  7. Yes - Wynden Royal. I believe she even mentioned Texas at some point... but this would be to coincidental... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Awesome - how little things can make big changes... Also, Julesrdh - [emoji1360] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I know you are - I just made a question of approaching to different style of hearing rehabilitation. I assure you that the situation where both ears were activated for the same amount of time - it could be contraprodactive. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. So, let me jump as last in the pond? [emoji3] Hearing loss in general has its common parts but also specificities. We all learn one from each other. At first, let me excuse myself because of my spoken English - I am not English native, I do not even live in English speaking territories. I came here conducted purely by my professional interest - I am an ENT doc but my intention is not giving medical advices than learning from other people's experiences, possibly to give some scientific observations in exchange. Of course, not to forget - as a bilateral conductive hearing impaired person, I am implanted with one Bonebridge hoping for another. Or perhaps Soundbridge... This means that we have mutual understanding that everybody can help in some segment. For instance, your advices at workplace could also help me although we have different types of hearing losses - some things still unites us. [emoji6]
  11. On the other side, I do not see a reason of SSD implanting with a CI. Long ago, here was active a person under alias of Royal "something" who posted a little bit so - she was implanted with one CI. Finally, we have our lovely moderators Leigh and Ben who are very supportive and will point you at the right direction - they work for Med-EL. Beside music, a SSD is the hottest subject now at all CI congresses. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. There is also the FB group of hard of hearing musicians called The Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I would rulled out that at first. [emoji6] Just to be sure... It's so lovely that your school acted so supportive. [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Great! So you see - sometimes the liberation of ourselves is hard decision but almost our duty. Henry Thoreau told: "Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant". [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I support Adam's thoughts... Sometimes, I am jealous that I do not know more of sign language or even reading of somebody else's lips because, essentially, when there is noise or we shut down our gadgets - we are deaf. It's a fact and something what we do not need to be afraid of then standing tall against all odds. Esentially, people around us - will and wish help. Having opportunity to watch this in the reality when I was a no-believer... This changed my attitude toward humanity entirely - started to cherish the words of old masters of mind like Lui Clapier who said that: "...Patience is the art of living ... we shouldn't be absent of patience even when possibilities for the achievement is so tiny so we feel it - at our skin...". Bye Folks! [emoji2] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. So, balance issues has been ruled out? Sometimes, there is a clinical status called a postimplant CI vertigo. Has this been ruled out? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Joining to my Band of Brothers - wishing you all best! Unfortunately, meningitis do that, so clinically - you need to act as fast as you can, within 6 months before a cochlea ossifies. After that, it is much tougher to insert the electrode without any damage. Like Hadron mentioned, a custom made electrodes make wonders. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Adam - you're speaking in general about your son's operation, aren't you? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Adam - I adore your selection of interesting stories where there are many angles to discuss. [emoji39][emoji2] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. I totally agree with Ana's thoughts and conclusion. As a child raised by my parents with bilateral hearing loss I find 100% correct their act. Although being a special kid who sometimes needs understanding or repeatings, he is still capable to do whatever he wants to. This move his boundaries. I remember when I was a kid, playing soccer, chasing with my brother through a wood, playing "catch me if you can"... After so many years, I have found 100% correct the decision of my parents - to play an instrument. These days, although hearing impaired I have one ghost: capturing music as best I can. I adore Beethoven's 7th symphony, second part or the Egmont's overture... So, up to the point that someone tells you that there is something what you can't do - you do not think about it. And I am not talking about bungee-jumping. We need pushing our boundaries to unlimit us - this act of mind develops our creativity of resolving problems, coping with our everyday life-time challenges - not just physical one than admitting to yourself: ok, this is something what I can't do... and I need someone's help - I need this to tell someone and need someone to understand. This is a lesson I have learnt while I was growing up. Take care people! [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Yes, Adam - both at the same time, but Alessandro already has one CI before and now it is time to activate the other one more? Or just train the newest implanted ear? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Hello Sam, About rehabilitating single-sided-deafened ear professionals started to discuss 2 or 3 years ago. The longest worry was how shall the brain integrate different sounds from both sides: the one which hears normal and the other - deafened. Practice has shown us that science was cautious (maybe even too much) but now we're sure that, thankfully to the process of neuroplasticity, your brain will be able to understand these signals equally. Of course, normal hearing we have - only once, but bilateral hearing add not just quality of sound than funcionality of sound-directionality. These things are not something what we should just forget about. Not to mention the biggest problem fir you - tinnitus, which patophysiology was long-time (even now still is) riddle for hearing and neuro-scientists. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Sweet thoughts you have, girls...[emoji3] Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
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  25. Great quote, like the other: scars remind us where we were, not where we're going out Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
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