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  1. 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 😉
  2. Here the price list in US market Price list
  3. Hi everyone. I attended my first concert since getting my CI last year. It was a couple of local musicians as well as Air Supply. I decided to wear my Sonnet to this outdoor event. There were over 1500 people in attendance. Some of the performers I was hearing for the first time ever, so I wasn't acquainted with their music. The first one I could hardly make out the actual lyrics but I was able to make out the music. Maybe I couldn't make out the lyrics cos the performer had the mic so close to her mouth. Things got better with the male performers, and I recognised some tunes. When Air Supply came on they had some strong electric bass guitars that kinda drowned out the lyrics sometimes. And sometimes it took a while for me to figure out which song was being sung. I had to keep my Fine Tuner out and keep adjusting to see which setting I heard best in. I think Natural and Omni were best. When the MC and others on the platform spoke I heard them loud and clear. Note I was sitting maybe in row 30! I was pretty pleased how things went as this wouldn't have possible had I not had my CI. I just hope my audi can tweak things so next time the experience is even better! What mic setting do you use for concerts? And what has been your experience?
  4. Do you use rechargeable or disposable batteries?
  5. Hello dear friends, longtime for last visit to website, I missed everyone I wish all of you doing great 🌺🙏🏻 Finally, I had another surgery after 4 years back I had a CI on right side and on last month I had a CI on left side. It’s little noisy and robotic sound from left side it will take time to hear normally because almost now 5 years when I became a profound hearing loss because of car accident! Now, I can locate sound from which direction better than before so I advised my colleagues to become bilateral CI if they fit to this procedure. I’m so happy to hear again from both side and I wish for everyone who have any issues in hearing to recover and hearing again. 🌺🙏🏻 Any one have same my implanted? Both side I’m using magnet strength 4, right side concerto (circle magnet) and left side synchrony (triangle magnet) I guess circle magnet more stronger, not easy to fall down and stuck nicely than triangle magnet! Best regards, Hameed
  6. I have all of my accessories sitting on a shelf of my book case sitting next to my bed. Not the best idea since I have several cats. I wanted to find out what others do. I want to keep everything together; my chargers (total 6), dryer, roger pens, fine tuners, Artone 3 MAX and charger. There must be a better organized and safer way. Thanks for any ideas.
  7. Which processors have you used?
  8. Well guys I'm finally fully a CIBORG! Got activated first thing this morning. My surgeon saw me in the hallway and sat in on my entire activation. He even recorded the part when I was switched on! Well all electrodes are working. And I found out that my CI audi, the original one, had ordered the Sonnet EAS but when they tested me this morning before activation it was clear that I have lost much of my residual hearing. So they didn't use the ear mold part. I'm glad for that cos I never wanted anything inside my ear. So I'm surprised that the audi ordered that without consulting with me. The CI magnet is 2 and even with the one that the new CI audi who did the evaluation, a magnet of 5, dropped! So I don't know how it's gonna go. I wasn't able to wear the CI until I got a clip to hold the cable so that if anything slips it doesn't fall to the ground. At activation all I heard were cricket sounds and whistles and like I was hearing an alien. But a few minutes after I put the CI again this afternoon with the clip in my hair suddenly I was hearing my voice from the CI! It still sounds robotic but I am happy to be hearing words of some sort. The audi said I should read a book aloud and watch TV. I asked about rehab apps and she said I can proceed. Doesn't look like she would have recommended the apps if I didn't mention it. It wasn't until I reached home that I realised the difference in the ear hook. I'm wondering whether I can just get a regular earhook to replace the EAS earhook. I don't like it. Plus my ear is small. So the ear piece is still falling from my ear sometimes. The CI audi said that it may take me 6 months to make out speech if ever. I hope that she is wrong. I'm gonna immerse myself in rehab. There's so much to read! I'm not feeling overwhelmed though. I'm looking forward to my journey.
  9. Jewel

    WIG TAPE

    As many of you know I have had problems with the Sonnet falling off my ear since activation. . The part that connects to the magnet usually stays put. Only the part that rests on my ear is the problem. It has been two months and it still falls off at least once a day. I have not been able to order the Med-El huggie so I'm not sure how well that works. Yesterday, I tried out wig tape. This is the second time I'm trying wig tape. The first one was no good, but this one, Topstick, is excellent. It is actually men's grooming tape. I just put a piece on the battery cover as well as the part between the earhook and the battery cover and voilà problem solved! The ear piece stayed put the entire day! I even took off the sonnet for two hours and left the wig tape on and was able to put it back on and it continued to stay put on my ear! I don't think I would put it in the dryer though. So I removed it from the Sonnet before placing the processor into the dryer and I was pleasantly surprised that there was no sticky residue to contend with. I live on a tropical island and it was hot yesterday so my wig tape passed the test in hot weather so I bet it will do fine for colder weather too. I bought Topstick on amazon.
  10. Hi, I just had my first CI surgery last Thursday in Dallas, TX. So far so good. I was born deaf but was able to function as a hard of hearing person most of my life with help of my hearing aid. But the last 20 years, my ear has gotten progressively worse year after year. Thus the reason for having the CI surgery done on my ear. Was able to take off headband and ear cover yesterday. Feels so much better without the headband and ear cover. Today I removed the band-aid that covered the incision behind my ear and took a nice warm shower this morning. Tapering off the pain meds and hope to only need ibuprofen by tomorrow night. Saw my incision in the back of my ear, using the mirror and taking a photo shot of it. The stitches are longer than I thought it would be. So the back of my head is still sensitive, still has tingles along the side and my ear is numb. But I know the stitches will be fine as it is in the crease between my head and ear. However, my ear sticks out a little further than usual, but I was told that is usual and after a few weeks, the swelling and the ear will move back to the normal position. Keeping fingers crossed. Am reading through the Med-EL Candidate Booklet and “Getting Connected” brochure. Feeling a little overwhelmed with all of the terminology used in the materials, the different accessories available for he Sonnet and not sure how all of this works. So much to learn and to process. I also, signed up for Med-EL’s Hands on Hearing workshop that I just learned will be held in August in DFW area. Hopefully, this workshop will give me a better understanding of all the accessories and how to make better use my new Cochlear Implant. In a week, I will be activated and look forward to this visit. So just wanted to say am glad to join this forum. I want to help new candidates as the others bloggers have helped me get ready for my surgery.
  11. Hi, I just had my first CI surgery last Thursday in Dallas, TX. So far so good. I was born deaf but was able to function as a hard of hearing person most of my life with help of my hearing aid. But the last 20 years, my ear has gotten progressively worse year after year. Thus the reason for having the CI surgery done on my ear. Was able to take off headband and ear cover yesterday. Feels so much better without the headband and ear cover. Today I removed the band-aid that covered the incision behind my ear and took a nice warm shower this morning. Tapering off the pain meds and hope to only need ibuprofen by tomorrow night. Saw my incision in the back of my ear, using the mirror and taking a photo shot of it. The stitches are longer than I thought it would be. So the back of my head is still sensitive, still has tingles along the side and my ear is numb. But I know the stitches will be fine as it is in the crease between my head and ear. However, my ear sticks out a little further than usual, but I was told that is usual and after a few weeks, the swelling and the ear will move back to the normal position. Keeping fingers crossed. Am reading through the Med-EL Candidate Booklet and “Getting Connected” brochure. Feeling a little overwhelmed with all of the terminology used in the materials, the different accessories available for he Sonnet and not sure how all of this works. So much to learn and to process. I also, signed up for Med-EL’s Hands on Hearing workshop that I just learned will be held in August in DFW area. Hopefully, this workshop will give me a better understanding of all the accessories and how to make better use my new Cochlear Implant. In a week, I will be activated and look forward to this visit. So just wanted to say am glad to join this forum. I want to help new candidates as the others bloggers have helped me get ready for my surgery.
  12. Hi, I just had my first CI surgery last Thursday in Dallas, TX. So far so good. I was born deaf but was able to function as a hard of hearing person most of my life with help of my hearing aid. But the last 20 years, my ear has gotten progressively worse year after year. Thus the reason for having the CI surgery done on my ear. Was able to take off headband and ear cover yesterday. Feels so much better without the headband and ear cover. Today I removed the band-aid that covered the incision behind my ear and took a nice warm shower this morning. Tapering off the pain meds and hope to only need ibuprofen by tomorrow night. Saw my incision in the back of my ear, using the mirror and taking a photo shot of it. The stitches are longer than I thought it would be. So the back of my head is still sensitive, still has tingles along the side and my ear is numb. But I know the stitches will be fine as it is in the crease between my head and ear. However, my ear sticks out a little further than usual, but I was told that is usual and after a few weeks, the swelling and the ear will move back to the normal position. Keeping fingers crossed. Am reading through the Med-EL Candidate Booklet and “Getting Connected” brochure. Feeling a little overwhelmed with all of the terminology used in the materials, the different accessories available for he Sonnet and not sure how all of this works. So much to learn and to process. I also, signed up for Med-EL’s Hands on Hearing workshop that I just learned will be held in August in DFW area. Hopefully, this workshop will give me a better understanding of all the accessories and how to make better use my new Cochlear Implant. In a week, I will be activated and look forward to this visit. So just wanted to say am glad to join this forum. I want to help new candidates as the others bloggers have helped me get ready for my surgery.
  13. Dear colleagues, happy belated new year Just I upgraded to Sonnet from Opus 2 so I have my previous ALD (Roger X and Roger Pen) in my opinion no need to waste money to purchase roger 21 because if you owned roger x so you will waste your money to purchase same audio receiver. what do you think my friends if you have roger x do you think you will upgrade to roger 21? However, sure roger 21 more easir and unnoticeable because it will be a part from sonnet because you will just replace battery covers not like roger x which it will be an adapter you will attached it with Sonnet FM cover
  14. 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
  15. 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!
  16. Rosemary

    EAS

    I am interested in reading about adult experiences and satisfaction with the Sonnet EAS. If this information is already in the Hear Peers site, I do not know how to find it. In general this siteis difficult to navigate and frustrating. Thank you in advance - If you are directing me or repeating your post from a prior time.
  17. iHM24

    Sonnet accessories

    Dear friends, I want online shopping for Sonnet, I want battery covers and microphone covers I want to mixed colors because here in Bahrain Sonnet microphone cover cost around 240$ and battery cover around 400$ !! so any suggestions? Thank you Hameed
  18. Rosemary

    EAS

    I am interested in reading about adult experiences and satisfaction with the Sonnet EAS. If this information is already in the Hear Peers site, I do not know how to find it. In general this siteis difficult to navigate and frustrating. Thank you in advance - If you are directing me or repeating your post from a prior time.
  19. Hi, I've been slack posting here but I've checked in occasionally to keep an eye on you. Yesterday, after 6.5 years of faithful service from my OPUS 2 I finally had my upgrade to the Sonnet. We swapped over the programs and did a little fine tuning so things are reasonably normal. I'm going back in a month for a check up and will ask more about the features I might not know about. http://
  20. How much will cost for Sonnet Kit??? .... I am currently using opus 2 speech processor...i am from INDIA...I want an upgrade to Sonnet Processor
  21. Recap: Meniere's wiped out last good ear in March, Repeated steroids failed to recover permanent hearing and the Cochlear implant was the only option to re-enter the hearing world.. Implanted on July 17th, activated on August 1st with the Rondo and the Sonnet. It's been nearly 4 months of chasing the proverbial carrot on a stick. I still cannot watch TV other than CC and that is stressful on scripted shows and damn near impossible on live shows of any type. Music is nothing but thumping for the most part with no detection of words or melodies. I've had the processors replaced on both the Rondo and the Sonnet and the Quattro because of suspected malfunctions. I've had a second surgery to repair a hole in the eardrum after the initial implant, cause uncertain. My audi has tried tweaking the program at least 6 times so far and it will sound better in her office at the time but usually deteriorates by the time I get home. Usually I have at least one other program setting to try Present: I'm only somewhat "hearing functional" in a quiet, one-on-one setting. At least my wife and I can communicate without the portable white boards we used during the total deaf stage. Multiples of people, or any recreational or shopping environment pretty much puts me on the sidelines of life. Communicating with doctor's offices, commercial businesses, servers, cashiers or clerks is way too challenging way too often. Sometimes I just nod and hope I get what I wanted. The sounds that I hear in any setting vary on a hour to hour basis, to being muddled, echoed (sometimes booming), raspy, tinny, and sometimes almost usable. I never know which unsavory characteristic(s) is/are going to rear it's ugly head on rising or after lunch or after supper or just reading or working/playing on the computers. Extended exposure to family or friends gatherings wears me down physically and mentally and dramatically deteriorates the clarity of the sounds associated with the event. The audi has "suggested" that maybe the Meniere's is at the root of the problem but no suggestions as to what to do about it. Her advice from our last visit was to keep doing the exercises from the paper handouts she provided which seem way to easy and unproductive for my current challenges. Another challenge is kitchen noises. When my wife is doing anything in the kitchen, it sounds like she's doing a total demolition with crowbars and jackhammers. It is so painful at times that I remove my processor until the destruction is complete. This may be what they call "recruitment" or "hyperacusis". I experienced some of this prior to the Meniere's and subsequent implant but nowhere near the decibel level that it is now. And finally, just to complement the frustrations of the hearing problems, I hear this "ghost" sound with or without the processors like someone singing or chanting. I describe it as Tennessee Ernie Ford attempting to sing opera. Conclusion: I don't think some of the issues I'm having are usual and customary and I'm not seeing any real progress on addressing them and I'm losing my patience, perseverance, and urge to practice. Anyone out there have any similar complaints or suggestions???
  22. Hey folks, I got my rechargeable battery package a few days and sadly have not been able to get them to work. I read and followed all the directions, but when I hook everything up, I get nothing. I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem. My only clue as to what's wrong is that the blue indicator lights on the charging dock didn't turn on when I plugged the batteries in, which makes me think its not charging them properly. The white indicator light on the charging does turn on, so I know it's getting power. I'd love to hear about other people's experience. I was pretty excited for the rechargeables because I hate throwing out buckets of batteries. Thanks, Neal
  23. Hello All, Fresh to the forum, my 3 year old daughter is getting bilateral MED-EL Implants on Wednesday morning for use with the Sonnet Processor. She has progressive hearing loss due to Connexin 26 and her audiogram shows a decline over the last year leading to her now being severe in one ear and severe/profound in the other although we believe it got a bit worse recently. We are getting retested prior to surgery to ensure we have a baseline and we can know how much existing hearing has been retained post surgery. We are a mixture of nervous and scared paired with excited and optimistic for her future hearing, can anyone offer any advice or tips for our family on the surgery and recovery. Many thanks, Pete
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