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  1. John F

    Background Music gone

    Hello For the last few weeks I’ve become more and more aware that while speech is fine mostly, I’m not hearing any music from tv shows or movies in the background. I’ve tried this for oodles of viewings such as but not limited to: - LOTR movies (all three) - Carnival Row - Brothers & Sisters - Hilary & Jackie - Ferris Bueller etc… I’ve tried various setups such as: - With/Without Artone - With / Without AudioStream - Change between program 1 & 2 (2 is supposedly aimed towards music) There’s simply nothing in the background and is getting quite irritating. If I listen to just music, it mostly poorly comes through but otherwise nothing when watching movies or shows. Anybody experienced this? Is it really just some warped brain adjustment deal one person in another group half suggested or is there something up with the programs on my CI devices? Audi already said I should be hearing the music moreso than speech normally which tbh I’m unsure exactly how to interpret that and doesn’t exactly help rectify this dealio. Is there something in the software that could be dampening through background music?
  2. Hi All. I am only on my 3rd MAPping, and have numerous programs set up, however I do not yet hear the Microphone Sensitivity making any changes when its adjusted. Could those of you who do hear it having an effect please let me know what you hear it changing and how long after switch on did it take for you to notice it making those changes Thanks. JR
  3. I have been activated for a little over a week and feel very lucky to be understanding most speech and am now getting accustomed to hearing again in an ear that has been profoundly deaf for 6+ years. I have fairly good hearing in the other... With that it is a little tough isolating the hearing from implant and "good" ear. So some of the immediate progress is surely related to the additive nature of hearing from two sides. I am truly grateful and as a whole I feel am much better off with it. So with that there are a few things that I put forth to see what your impressions are and how you handle these things, both positive and negative. Some observations mixed with questions. Rustling plastic bags is horrific. Really, I think I could hear the guy clanging dishes while cleaning them in the back corner of the restaurant...Will that go away or become a more normal of an input? Car blinkers are now annoying. Who gave them the super power of banging off the back of my skull? There will be no more driving around the world endlessly to the right... It is awesome the tech that goes into this device. Nice to be able to turn it up to hear conversations from the other end of the table. When I first put it on in the morning or after a few minutes with it off, it is very jarring to have that much input all at once. Kinda like being launched from a sling shot. I find myself wincing as the magnet goes on. The Rondo 2 seems worse at this. Doing construction is tough with in on. Saws, air nailers, hammering inside a shell of a house. Hated to take it off for a few hours with it this new but just had to. Surgery was rough for a day or two and got reminded what the spins are for the first week. Truly had me worried for a while. I would easily do it again based on my own unique experience. Again I feel very fortunate.... The Dr said he got "full insertion" in the cochlea and he was quite pleased with himself on that. Is that uncommon? When a loud noise is presented to the Sonnet 2 I get the noise and then a loud pitched whine that fades away. Is there a setting for that? The T's and S's are distorted. While I play guitar the higher octaves are distorted in a similar way. They seem to start good then go bad. How best to describe that to the Audiologist? As I move up in volume in pre set programs will I get better quality when they become less intense? What is the goal and reasoning of the Audiologist asking that I do so? I have noticed in the short time I am able to tolerate program 3 where it wasn't possible the first 2 days... There is a distinct order to taking them off. Magnet first, then it is safe to touch the sound processor... The Rondo2 just has to be snatched off. Thanks,
  4. Jewel

    SONNET 2

    Wanted to add this to @MED-EL Moderatorpost about Sonnet 2 but couldn't. The new processor is pretty exciting! Great timing for you @Mary Beth.
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