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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 Raj lohu in Benefit of longer electrode array   
    This figure represents us how far single electrode can reach and which frequencies covers: 

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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Juliette in New member   
    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... 
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Mary Beth in Adhear questions and answers   
    http://s3.medel.com/pdf/28867_30_ADHEAR_Factsheet-EN.pdf
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Mary Beth in Adhear questions and answers   
    Hello Jennifer,
    I started to write this post a few days ago but had some technical difficulties with sending it. 
    It is a good idea, but unfortunately, the hearing threshold of the other ear should be better than 30 dB. I do not have the information what are the hearing threshold curves of your husband but 40% of hearing is definitely worse. Adhear, at first place, is for the conductive hearing loss. I am sending you a short booklet about Adhear intended for professionals. 
    Or the single sided deaf ear where the other ear is - within the range of normal hearing threshold - up to 30dB which is not a case for your husband. If his hearing is constantly getting worse - he is a candidate for a CI on the other ear also which is actually very good.
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    Ivana Marinac reacted to Mary Beth in Adhear questions and answers   
    AdHear is not a substitute for a cochlear implant.  Conductive Hearing losses involve the outer and or middle ear.  Basically sound is not getting to the inner ear effectively.  Cochlear implants are designed to help those of us who have sensorineural hearing loss.  Sound is arriving to the inner ear but the inner ear is not able to process the sound.
     
    Different groups of people use AdHear than Cochlear Implants.
     
    I am not explaining this so well.  @Ivana Marinac will explain it much better.
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Jewel in Questions for Surgeon   
    Nope - you can see it only in one perspective and you take it only to see in what relation is the electrode with modiolus. 

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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Megan L. in Information required   
    Hello Kamini,
    I had a hunch MB... and stopped by
    I have my BB for 3 years now – my hearing loss is due to the other kind of pathology, a congenital malformation of the middle and outer ear which caused bilateral conductive hearing loss.

    That being said, let's return to you: it is mixed hearing loss due to your chronic middle ear infection, right? People usually stop by in the World Wide Web when they actually have a problem or are possibly misinformed. Or are not informed at all… Those who do not have some of the aforementioned, most often do not have the urge to explain their experiences. It is simply a statistical result.

    I understand your fear, because just like Lovecraft wrote: “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”, but there is no need for fear at all. Make an appropriate list of legitimately collected questions which you should present to your surgeon. It is and should be an open discussion between two sides in the process.  

    I can hardly be objective here, because I was one of the firstly implanted people with Bonebridge more isolated because, even today, number of implanted people online is negligible, but I will do my best.

    The internal unit of BB is a bit of chubby and protrudes a bit above the surface of the temporal bone if it is not implanted completely. Sometimes a thickness of the temporal bone is not thick enough. Moreover, the problem is postoperatively standing away auricle but this is only for a month, most for two because of soft tissue edema. When the swelling goes away, your auricle will return to its natural position.

    Postoperative pain is something that is reasonable for expect, but that is why the painkillers were invented. Pain is highly subjective emotion (like fear) and while waiting for a full recovery of artificially wounded tissue (because this is a definition of an operation), it is reasonable to take something for.

    And … at the end – food for your thoughts … The forth day after the surgery, I was on my bike riding nearly 30 kilometers around the city where I live…
    I cannot think now more details, but if there is anything else where I can help – please remind me 


    Ivana
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Mary Beth in Information required   
    Hello Kamini,
    I had a hunch MB... and stopped by
    I have my BB for 3 years now – my hearing loss is due to the other kind of pathology, a congenital malformation of the middle and outer ear which caused bilateral conductive hearing loss.

    That being said, let's return to you: it is mixed hearing loss due to your chronic middle ear infection, right? People usually stop by in the World Wide Web when they actually have a problem or are possibly misinformed. Or are not informed at all… Those who do not have some of the aforementioned, most often do not have the urge to explain their experiences. It is simply a statistical result.

    I understand your fear, because just like Lovecraft wrote: “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”, but there is no need for fear at all. Make an appropriate list of legitimately collected questions which you should present to your surgeon. It is and should be an open discussion between two sides in the process.  

    I can hardly be objective here, because I was one of the firstly implanted people with Bonebridge more isolated because, even today, number of implanted people online is negligible, but I will do my best.

    The internal unit of BB is a bit of chubby and protrudes a bit above the surface of the temporal bone if it is not implanted completely. Sometimes a thickness of the temporal bone is not thick enough. Moreover, the problem is postoperatively standing away auricle but this is only for a month, most for two because of soft tissue edema. When the swelling goes away, your auricle will return to its natural position.

    Postoperative pain is something that is reasonable for expect, but that is why the painkillers were invented. Pain is highly subjective emotion (like fear) and while waiting for a full recovery of artificially wounded tissue (because this is a definition of an operation), it is reasonable to take something for.

    And … at the end – food for your thoughts … The forth day after the surgery, I was on my bike riding nearly 30 kilometers around the city where I live…
    I cannot think now more details, but if there is anything else where I can help – please remind me 


    Ivana
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Ivana Marinac reacted to Mary Beth in Adhear questions and answers   
    Here is a link.  AdHear is for people with conductive hearing loss.  Cochlear implants are for people with sensorineural hearing loss.
     
    http://www.medel.com/int/adhear
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    Ivana Marinac reacted to Mary Beth in Information required   
    Welcome @Kamini
    I will tag @Ivana Marinac and hope she pops in soon.  Wishing you the best!
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from hetty avivi in Middle ear implant   
    Some drops here occasionally....
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Kimmay in bonebridge for left sided deafness   
    Samba has wireless conectivity options so, if you want, you will be able to connect it over the streamer.
    Possible problem here can be that people could think you are talking with yourself
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Kimmay in BoneBridge online!   
    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? 
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Kara of Canada in In but not turned on   
    Hi Mary Anne,
    at the end, I wish you a pleasant journey - follow your dream and do not ever be discouraged by making you your own limits. Instead of that - go beyond it as further you can. All experiences here are unique, so if you have any question or possibly obstacle - there is an answer. Practice, Be Patient and - persevere. 
    :)
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Kimmay in Dizzy   
    Well, try to rest as much as you can... Pain will go away, the vestibular apparatus will calm down...
    Try not to irritate your jaw with too solid food - allow yourself plenty of rest. Of course, dizziness is a major cause of feeling nauseous. 
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Kimmay in Samba processor not working   
    Hi Kimmay,
    I understand you - I have approximately 4 hours of driving up to a place where is my clinical engineer. 
    Yeah - any of the aforementioned battery brand works well and confidently. Even Duracell 625 - I have tested them also although they are not an implant type of battery which only means that they should be more potent or the distribution of power should be more uniform during its use. 
    I like Power-One both because of their reliability but also a possibility of buying it. I buy mine on E-Bay, for instance.
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Mary Beth in In but not turned on   
    Hi Mary Anne,
    at the end, I wish you a pleasant journey - follow your dream and do not ever be discouraged by making you your own limits. Instead of that - go beyond it as further you can. All experiences here are unique, so if you have any question or possibly obstacle - there is an answer. Practice, Be Patient and - persevere. 
    :)
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    Ivana Marinac reacted to Kara of Canada in In but not turned on   
    Hello and welcome!! Yes this game is not a quick fix. But it’s a game changer for sure!! Aural rehab will help you to get the best results for sure. I’m two years in and and still gaining or improving. My second implant-aversary was a few days ago. 
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from stream2525 in How long have you been using your CI?   
    Stream thinks that you hear a difference between the number of bypassed hearing cells'hearing frequencies - but this is not such an easy task to answer nor to understand it.
    There are so many factors regarding this issue. 
    (Not a CI user - just spying you... )
     
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Kimmay in Samba processor not working   
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Kimmay in Samba processor not working   
    https://www.google.hr/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjc3tj6sKDXAhWLyKQKHZzLBpIQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fsmartear.pl%2Fproduct-eng-4301-Batteries-RAYOVAC-675-IMPLANT-PRO-box-60-pcs.html&psig=AOvVaw178uod4oGAjJV3Dt5yGugg&ust=1509728982418368
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Kimmay in Samba processor not working   
    Try to find Power One, Duracell or Rayovac - implant type.
    I guess you will find it faster in a hearing aid shop or at your local audiologist. Try also order from Amazon or E-Bay - they have good deals!
    Also, before put it working, tape off their sticker and leave a battery on the air for 5 minutes in total and then put it in the compartment of your BB.
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    Ivana Marinac got a reaction from Kimmay in Samba processor not working   
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