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Ivana Marinac

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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Mary Featherston in Adhear questions and answers   
    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. 
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    Ivana Marinac reacted to Kara of Canada in March 2018 implant surgeries   
    So my activation is booked for May 3! One month today!! Otherwise I’m doing well. Still need some time to adjust of course not ready for no painkillers yet. Just Tylenol extra strength. 
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    Ivana Marinac reacted to Kara of Canada in March 2018 implant surgeries   
    So the new implant is in a different position from the other. Where as rh other is very close to my ear and rubs together occasionally. 

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    Ivana Marinac reacted to Kara of Canada in March 2018 implant surgeries   
    Definitely. The bandage was too tight. But left it on till the morning after. Felling pretty good. Still having minimal pain so using just generic brand “ Tylenol” otherwiseim goood. Still feeling tired here and there so naps are happening regularly! 
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    Ivana Marinac reacted to Kara of Canada in March 2018 implant surgeries   
    I’m doing al right. Rough night. I could t get comfortable now the bandage is off I feel much more comfortable and have been able to sleep. So that’s what I’ve been doing all day off and on. 
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Jewel in Benefit of longer electrode array   
    A figure of tonotopically organized cochlea:

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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from hetty avivi in Vibrant Soundbridge   
    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  
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    Ivana Marinac reacted to Mary Beth in Unbelievable!   
    @Jdashiell
     
    LOL.  Lots to carry around.
    Shirt pockets work great for Fine Tuner in one and rechargeable battery pack or extra disposable batteries in the other too.
    Fine Tuner turned facing in or with keys locked prevents accidental setting changes.
    I am fortunate that my insurance covers disposable batteries.  I returned to using them again when the standard rechargeable Sonnet batteries no longer lasted a full work day.  Since I stay in one program almost all of the time, I do not carry the Fine Tuner everyday.  I bring it along if I plan on using the Artone 3 MAX BT neckloop or if I will be in a loud setting and wish to switch to an adaptive program.
    So at the moment, I just place extra disposable batteries in a pocket and I am good to go.  Smile.
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Cara Mia in Unbelievable!   
    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...
     
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Cara Mia in Skinits!   
    For my fellows, discussants:
    https://zenpencils.com/comic/beethoven/
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Jewel in Skinits!   
    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. 
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    Ivana Marinac reacted to Mary Beth in March 2018 implant surgeries   
    I thought it would be nice to have a topic for this instead of having it attached to other threads.
    It will be an exciting month in HPs.
     
    @Dave on March 22
    @Jdashiell on March 13
    @Kara of Canada on March ?
     
    Wishing you all the very best!
     
    I just realized that all three of you are getting your second side done.  (Or re-done)
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    Ivana Marinac reacted to Jewel in Skinits!   
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Mary Beth in Skinits!   
    For my fellows, discussants:
    https://zenpencils.com/comic/beethoven/
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Jewel in Skinits!   
    For my fellows, discussants:
    https://zenpencils.com/comic/beethoven/
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    Ivana Marinac reacted to dare_v in Confusion on choosing processor   
    Yes, doc. Rebol. We are planned for April if possible
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    Ivana Marinac reacted to Kara of Canada in Confusion on choosing processor   
    Hi @Ivana Marinac my surgeon said the exact same thing since he had a student with him during my exam. That children need to be bilateral. He said also about my last surgery this time he’ll be more cautious and make a smaller hole to avoid the brain thing! Also there are no anatomical anomalies on the left side so he is comfortable to go ahead. 
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    Ivana Marinac reacted to Jewel in Skinits!   
    Beethoven would have been appropriate. After all he was a fellow deafie. I can't recall when last I have heard one of his pieces. 
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    Ivana Marinac reacted to Kara of Canada in Skinits!   
    As @Mary Beth and @Ivana Marinac always say, it’s the three Ps. Practice, patience, and perseverance. It will get there. 
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Jewel in Confusion on choosing processor   
    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.
     
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Mary Beth in BoneBridge new version   
    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. 
     
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Mary Beth in Confusion on choosing processor   
    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.
     
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    Ivana Marinac reacted to dare_v in Confusion on choosing processor   
    Yes, we will scheduele another test, but we already came negative twice. Still we have a strong feeling about our boy to hear something. Like clapping hands, loud sneezing, etc. Thou the doctor at the last test said, that there are loud noises, speaking is not loud.
    Is there any other test, beside BERA, that can be done to test the heating in very young children?
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    Ivana Marinac reacted to dare_v in Confusion on choosing processor   
    Sorry Mary, that is what I mean. In which positon do surgeons implant the inner implant unit. Is that debatable or is some special position advised?
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