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Ivana Marinac

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  1. Possibly MB, but as kblgy does not know for a sure, I have to presume the other possibility. Who knows... Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  2. They did, but we'll see how their website will develop. Up to now, it points into the direction of this one, English spoken forum. Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  3. Interesting... Present thoughts of professionals are to implant the ear which has deafened latest, and then try the other way around. Before this era, it was different but scientists understood that the atrophy of the cochlear nerve is crucial for the success of the rehabilitation so it us better to start with better ear inspite of other reasons. Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  4. Great Alessandro! Just a quick question, why do you find it's dangerous to activate both IC? Except possibly, that you have to train more niw the other ear. Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  5. Great Alessandro! Just a quick question, why do you find it's dangerous to activate both IC? Except possibly, that you have to train more niw the other ear. Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  6. Haidee, What a wonderful photos of your son -- such a great character he is. [emoji4][emoji3][emoji3] I live in Croatia, a small European country, and I was in his domicile hospital in Lübeck. Great person and magnificient wizard...[emoji4] Regarding my implantation of the Bonebridge, luckily, I haven't had slightest issue: I didn't have pain at all. Actually, on forth postsurgical day I went' riding my bike for 30km and I felt great! You, however, had a bad luck - if your ENT expects blood in your middle ear cavity, it seems to me that you have an open communication with the mastoid cavity. From what you have explained to me, it seems that the severity of your middle and outer ear is grade 1. I have more severe grade both: left without and right with narroe ear canal. Ear canal is present but - not too useful. In my case, it is the other way around: it happens that I am not a candidate for the BB, but might be for the Soundbridge. But before everything else, I have to finish my outer ear reconstruction which is why I plan to see Dr. Frenzel again very soon. He is the one of very few ENT surgeons who started to implant Soundbridge with atresia group of patients. Great man! Did you have an opportunity to contact him regarding your postoperative accident? Putting a grommet is a reasonable option if blood in the cavity has organized. Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  7. Hello Haidee, Dr. Frenzel is also my Doc [emoji3] I was born with bilateral microtia and atresia of hearing canals. Few months ago I have started the process of reconstructing my outer ears. Three years before that, I was implanted with Bonebridge - absolutely amazing device. If I can ask you, what was the reason that your son got the Soundbridge, and you - the Bonebridge? If I have understood you well, you both have - unilateral microtia/atresia.. ? Regarding the BB, you're gonna love it - you'll see it! [emoji6] If there is anything I can help - just shoot! Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  8. Ok, most obvious difference is that these are 2 completely different generations of cochlear's system: Synchrony is the newest: http://www.medel.com/int/show4/index/id/1468/title/SYNCHRONY/ with Synchrony as the implant and Sonnet as the speech processor. , and Maestro is older: http://www.medel.com/products-maestro-components/ It is consisted of Concerto or Sonata internal inplant and Opus as the speech processor. Triformance combines three technologies as the prerquisites to get better results of the implantation: complete cochlear coverage, fine tuning and atraumatic electrodes which minimize not to deviate any aspect as the foundation for a thorough rehabilitation. [emoji6][emoji3] Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  9. Julesrdh, you asked whether you should implant the affectd ear which has deafened years ago or newly deafened ear? Or you are considering bilateral implantation? Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  10. Ivana Marinac


    So, there is no need of map adjusting, just switching on the part of physical hardware... Cool - glad you all have survived the waiting period... Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  11. Long and hard way, but as time passes by my satisfaction with what I encounter on my way or I can do - just raise. You know that feeling when people put their thumbs in a way of special support. That makes me proud and gives me a strength to continue my efforts. I am just in a middle if that cycle where I KNOW what should be done...[emoji6] Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  12. Exactly Adam... We are dealing with invisible perspectives - hearing is the only invisible disability. People are not used to deal something what might be a sort of Matrix material. It's very hard to find a person who completely understand the problem. Or at least that - only sky is limit. What I can get if my hearing - only I know. When I was younger, my music teacher advised my parents to take musical lessons. Although I literally hate them [emoji16] - I know they helped me to develop my proficient sense of hearing.... to develop sort of qualities whise are very hard to understand, yet - only I can sense them when I hear them... For instance, listening of Beethoven's 7th Symphony, 2nd part... Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  13. Of course Adam, nobody would even think about an option where you should change the haircut you love. I, first, can not change ny face - neither I would want that. It's me, and people who participate in my life is enough. Too many of superficial relationships make me wonder about the shallowness of life. But, of course - lots of people are just shy to ask. I know that because when I started my residency, for a two years nobody knows for my hearing handiccape. Then happened Bonebridge and I started to realize that it wasn't the fact they didn't care - they just couldn't realize that's the problem. They immediately started to question all aspects of my life - then I realized the importance of building bridges between people which I have to learn how to do that. This started to fulfill me...[emoji3][emoji56] Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  14. Hello Valentin, Forums I have mentioned are about different things: cars, bycicles, miscellanous, tourism, technology. So Tapatalk is only a platform where people can search exactly what they are interested for instead googling them - who knows whether they would even find them...? So HP is just one among other forums. According to my knowledge, Germans talk very good English. But, if not - there is always translate option. Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  15. So, you understand Adam when I said that my previous hearing aid modification altered my reality in most strange way: you understand under certain circumstances what has been said, but - this was just my interpretation - not my real experience. It's very strange hear this from a person who has a conductive hearing loss. Not just people than other professionals think - ok, this is it: you hear normal. But, heck... we also need adjustments. Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  16. Couldn't agree more...[emoji3] Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  17. You know what... This is another great question, Adam. When I started using my Bonebridge, I have started to notice a lot better dialects which are obviously different and those which are just slightly different. I haven't done this before... [emoji53] Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  18. Ugh, staring is a favourite sport in my homeland...[emoji51] Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  19. MB, You literally fascinated me by your quest for persisting improvement within all fields: technical details, equipment, rehabilitation process, your commitment regarding the understanding of the matter... Awhhhh....[emoji3] Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  20. Adam, you are naturally talented motivator - this fact hooked me to this forum, I even got a strong desire to start my professional grow-up in the field of sound perception of people with CI. This is extremely fascinating when we take into account - it's Majesty: The Brain and its ability to acquire its astonishing capability of individual adaptation due to the process of neuroplasticity. But, of course - I will never forget your incentive and encouragement to explore my research of newly developed skill, a search for clarity and understanding in total. Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  21. Second in a row - I am your neighbour across the Adriatic sea - Croatia, Alessandro.[emoji6] For a pretty long time, I was fascinated by the fact that our neighbours don't have separate greeting for morning and day, so - in both cases, it's - Buongiorno. [emoji4] However, although I am the Bonebridge implantee, I would be extremely interesting: how the activation passed by, but also - a comparison between these 2 models taking into account that there the implantations took a place 20 years between. Good luck! [emoji6] Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  22. [emoji16] graphomaniacs you say Cara...? Glad you like it - there are forums around the world about almost everything...[emoji16] Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  23. ok, science behind this is add-on up to the hearing preservation techniques. This approach has sense - a lot, because it effects the implantation process at its prolonged phase - the phase of recovery and the response of body. It would be great to read a whole article to see what made these scientists to look at this direction. Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  24. Hm... Not sure if these trials are worth of trying... If it doesn't work - it doesn't work... Miracles happens only when we help them making to happen, and CI is far from that. Back to reality... I have heard a colleague at a congress from Spain who mentioned that different hospitals have different way of getting CIs. He didn't touch any detail, but I concluded between the lines it's a very complex path. If hearing aids does not help much - it is illusion even think about it. Perhaps you can consult another consultant...? Reading your lines, every scenario is possible... ?? Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
  25. well.. living in Europe, at such interesting [emoji16] GPS coordinates makes your complete life pretty much interesting... and, I haven't even touched the base with Hungarian language...[emoji4][emoji3] Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
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