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  1. Hi all! I am a Wikipedia editor trying to improve the coverage of cochlear implant content in articles. Mainly I have been trying to find good photos of cochlear implant external hardware (sound/audio/speech processors) from the various brands so that the wikipedia articles for each major brand can have a few photos of what the sound processors look like (such as having a photo of an old/obsolete one and a recent one to provide comparison images to show how the sound processors evolved over time). Thanks to a classmate with a Nucleus 7 letting me take a photo of his processor and the good folks on Reddit posting some photos of their various processors, I was able to get good photos under Wikimedia-compatible licenses for some of the recent Cochlear and Advanced Bionics brand processors to include in those brands Wikipedia articles. However - I have so far been unable to get photos of any MED-EL sound processors released under Wikimedia-compatible licenses. Right now the vast majority of photos in the MED-EL category on Commons are either copyright violations, poor quality/resolution, or both, leaving me with no photos that are worth including in the article page about the company. I've tried writing to the company, but they have not written back or released any photos yet. Which brings me to this: can some of you MED-EL users here take pictures of your external hardware (both while being worn/on the head and others set down on a blank sheet of paper for a simple background; without decorative covers or skin-its because those can pose copyright issues) and release (via a comment saying so) the photos under a Wikimedia-compatible license (such as CC-BY-SA 4.0, CC-BY 4.0, or CC0) so I can add them to Wikimedia Commons and put in the Wikipedia article for the company? I am especially interested in photos of Tempo, Opus, Rondo, and Sonnet devices, but if you have any REALLY old ones photos of those would be great too. Sorry to bother you all with this very unusual/strange request, and if you have any questions about Wikimedia and Wikipedia I will try to answer them for you to the best of my ability. Thank you so much!
  2. Mohammad abid

    Plz tell me about rondo 2

    Hey i have a daughter and she's hearing loss so plz tell me about rondo 2 or abwance boinic naida 30 which the best procusser
  3. iHM24

    Sonnet rechargeable kit

    How many hours usually till you will recharge them? I’m using Quattro Pro neckloop from ClearSounds and the charge will take maximum 8h like that I’m keeping all batteries ready 😉
  4. iHM24

    Sonnet

    Dear friends, just upgraded from Opus 2 to Sonnet. really I like it, but it came without recharchable battery kit also without DL-Coil because they told me DL-Coil magnets different coming with triangle icons not like ordinary coil coming with circles icons on magnets even no mini battery pack! So, it came only with normal battery pack with two battery covers, fm battery cover and microphone cover. what do you think about kits I received with Sonnet? batteries less than 48h working I’m using Quattro 4.0 to watch TV, calling, playing on iPhone so like that I thought battery died quickly I tried both Zinc air company’s I didn’t touch any difference between them!
  5. This week, doctors tried to do me a MRI and it was not possible. The MRI machine was 1.5 Tesla, but in the moment I entered in the tube I felt an moderate/intense pain. It was was increasing during the time. They took me out of there in few seconds. Really I don't know what happened because I understood MRI was possible with my CI. They follow the recommended indications. Have had someone same issue?
  6. Good morning fellow hearpeers, I thought I'd share my funny morning.... Tiaan, my 4 year old son, with a Med-El Vibrant Soundbridge on his left side, came running to me this morning, very impressed that one of his magnet toys is sticking to his head!!!! Oh my goodness, I had such a laugh. We never ever have one single boring moment in our house with this funny child of ours. Hope you all have a brilliant day! Haidee
  7. Hi everybody, As I mentioned before, my name is Haidee, I live in South Africa. I can remember from when I was very little, probably around 4-5 years old, being in a hearing booth testing testing testing. My mom took me to so many audiologists and ENT specialists over the years, because she suspected something was not right. But unfortunately all of them told my mom, not to worry, there is nothing wrong with my hearing, my left ear and canal is just smaller than the right. In 1996 I had my first son, he was born with little growths in front of his one ear, I cannot even remember which ear it was. Nobody really thought anything of it, I had a plastic surgeon remove it when he was about 4 months old and that was the last of it. He had hearing tests done before going to school and luckily there was nothing wrong with his hearing. Some time during my adult life, I started realising that I cannot hear well. Long story short, I've been to more audiologists and ENT specialists, had a few ear operations where the middle ear bones were replaced with prosthesis etc. I found these operations extremely traumatic and after none of it actually doing anything to increase any amount of hearing I had, I just thought well that's it, I'll live like this and deal with it. In 2013, my third son was born with Microtia/Atresia of the left ear. The audiologist who came to visit us in hospital to test his hearing, was absolutely astounded at what I've been through and still could not hear. With her help, I ended up getting a BAHA on the abutment in 2014, which was amazing. Only then did I realise what I've missed all my life.....and why I hated school with such a passion!!! I've been ridiculed, teased and was always in trouble for being disobedient and not listening.... We've now been blessed with a group of Doctors who are all angels in our lives! My little man, Tiaan, received his Vibrant Sound Bridge in September last year and is doing so well. He loves it and seeing his little eyes sparkle every time I put it on, is amazing. Prof Henning Frenzel from Germany came to South Africa and performed Tiaan's operation. So when he saw my BAHA abutment and how I'm struggling with constant infections, he suggested that I get the Bonebridge. Prof Frenzel came back to South Africa now a week ago, he removed my abutment and screw and implanted the Bonebridge. Unfortunately the day after being discharged from hospital I started having extreme pain and was admitted back into hospital. A hematoma formed and pushed blood from behind my ear, through to my eye....hahaha, looks like I've been in some hectic bar fight. I've been discharged, but is still experiencing quite a bit of pain and headaches, I'll give it a few days and then give the ENT specialist a call again. For now I'm really exited to get the external device fitted and switched on, but will have to wait a while for the scars to heal and swelling to go down. Myself, another mommy with a little one with Microtia/Atresia and a friend we've made who also have Microtia/Atresia and Goldenhar syndrome are trying to spread awareness and find assistance for children in South Africa, as here isn't really much info or specialists with knowledge in this arena. And I would do anything to help a child to not go through life, specially school life, like I did. It is heart breaking. Regards, Haidee
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