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  1. How long have you been implanted? Or your child if you are a parent of a CI user.
  2. Hi guys, I was activated today. Very happy with the results so far in the sense that all my electrodes are intact and working as they should. Tested with different sounds, I could differentiate the high from low pitches. Everything sounds like helium, even while I'm typing on the keyboard. Same with voices, all of them sound like helium voices. Wind is the only different sound I have got, I felt it like a person blowing a whistle. Sometimes I need to remove the processor to make sure that I'm getting sounds and not the tinnitus giving me false sensations. Audiologist decided to go for the cautious start and decided to give me to programs with different level of volume. I have to go back next Wednesday as I can "hear" the voices but not the background sound. I went to the gym and the background sound didn't affect me, maybe the mapping was very conservative. Not that I'm complaining though. I will have to use my HA for work but I'm planning on using the CI only as soon as I get home and when I go to the gym. I will keep you posted. Exciting times are coming.
  3. Dear friends, Here in Bahrain they do CI only for one ear for free but second one you should pay. However, they offer me for bilateral implant but I’m satisfied and the second device will help another child need CI. So there is any suggestions I make both side or keep it only one side. The only issue I hated is I cannot recognize sound coming from which side but that not big deal. kindly, I do the right thing to let another child benefit from CI offered me? Best regards Hameed
  4. Hi everyone, i'm new to this site. I'm from Singapore. My left ear has bad hearing since young and was discovered when I was 7. When I was 14, the hearing in my right ear suddenly went bad and I started wearing hearing aids. No i'm 21, and the situation has changed. My left ear is now the better ear, and my right ear is profoundly deaf, hearing aids don't help anymore. The doctors have encouraged me to go for CI in my right ear, and I believe that's all I can do now as there are no other options. Hence, I have a few questions and hope that I can find my answers here. I would just like to know if CI will sound very robotic given 2017's technology advancements? I used to have normal hearing and I'm wondering if it will sound very different. Will it eventually sound like normal hearing? Also, I used to play the violin before I got fitted with hearing aids, I was just wondering if it would be possible to play it again? Finally, does anyone use Cochlear's Kanso? Do you get the hair brushing against the mic sound, like hearing aids? Would BTE CI be better? It would be great if you could share your experiences. Thanks everyone
  5. Hi, I recently became ssd in my left ear. I had some questions about cochlear implants. 1. How does a CI sound in one ear compare to normal hearing from the other, will they confuse eachother or will hearing become normal on both sides? 2. Will CI's prevent any future treatment from stem cells in pipeline. 3. Does it matter how much time passes from when i lost my hearing to getting the CO, as I am very much still trying to make a decision on this. 4. Would anyone in the same position share whether they thought it was worth it or better just living with one ear. Or perhaps a bone bridge would be a good solution? 5. Has anyone heard of the advancement in completely in ear CIs? I read an article on this but there seems to be nothing since 2014? Many Thanks
  6. Greetings from Rod Early. I leave near Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. I received bilateral cochlear implants in October (right) and December (left) 2015. MedEl Synchrony for the implants themselves, and using the Sonnet and Rondo processors. I was hearing impaired since birth or early childhood and had worn hearing aids since I was 3. CI has been an excellent experience for me. I hear much better with CI over HA. My listening comprehension in a noise-free environment has risen from 40% to nearly 100%. In 5dB noise (heavy noise) my comprehension improved from 3% to about 45%. The ENT surgeon Dr. Harold Pillsbury and the audiologists (primarily Andrea Bucker who works with me but really all of them) and the staff have been great! They gave me the best care and the best "customer service". They are part of the medical center / medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  7. Please just ignore if you're not interested but here's the link to my blog. It STARTED about me getting a CI so do scroll back to the first post I figure it will save me rewriting my opinions and I'm always glad to hear other folks'. http://carolinemack.blogspot.nl/
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