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I 'just found this forum today' and was wondering why I'd never found it before and 'oh I could have been using this!' and 'Just what I need!'.

So I tried to make a new account... turned out I 'found this forum today'... last summer? And am already registered.

HAHAHA... that's about par for the course so if I am 'introducing' myself again it's only because my brain cells are gradually disappearing (apparently). I blame my CI! :))

 

So, Hi, I'm Caroline and am the very proud wearer of a Rondo on the left side. Love my Rondo!! Still wear a HA on the right (Oticon Epoq, due for replacement).

Implanted 2 years ago (only the other day) and been a revelation since Day 1 of being switched on.

I blogged about it all here...

 

http://carolinemack.blogspot.nl/

 

for anyone that's interested.

 

I'm Scottish but have lived in the Netherlands for almost 40 years. I got my Rondo together with an OPUS2, which I haven't actually worn but am glad to have as reserve. I find the sound quality totally equal but much prefer to have nothing behind my ear now so kind of hope i never need to use it.

Am amazed at all the topics on here and hope to see answers to (water wear)  questions and finally 'meet' others wearing the Rondo... seem to be very few and far between here in the Netherlands... at least I don't meet them. I keep telling 'them' at Med-El here in NL to promote it more! I have spoken to loads of CI wearers and they either never heard of, or don't recognise, the Rondo at all... 'is that a BAHA you're wearing?' I've even had the inexplicable 'oh no, couldn't wear that!'... :)

 

Anyway, will try and remember I'm on here at all!

 

Regards,

Caroline

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Welcome back Caroline!

I have Rondos too and wear them when I am active. I love the waterwear option for the Rondos and used them all summer. I recently purchased eargear covers with cord to safely secure the Rondos when very active.

Mary Beth

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Hello Caroline,

I might be your double :D - I wear the Med-El version of BAHA (which is actually a lot different) - the Bonebridge. And - I am from the good old Europe too, small nation too - from Croatia :D

Welcome at the HP, and hope you'll participate in our jolly good "little" conversations and - lot's of laugh. Share anything you want - you don't have to be scary that you're possibly off-topic: we're very mild and we don't bite although we're just ocassionaly drinking milk ;):D

And we have a direct connection with our "Deus ex machina" or - moderator Erik. :D

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Wow. Nice to meet you Caroline!! Welcome(back) to Hearpeers!! I am a unilateral CI recipient. I also love my CI and glad that you have joined us!! Please feel free to ask questions or create a forum on a topic you wish to discuss. We're a chatty bunch and will be glad to fill you in!! Please keep us posted and have a wonderful day!!

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Hi Caroline, nice to meet you. Like your writing style and already like Holland modern Christmas with Sinterklaas on Amerigo :) A couple years ago I spent a week in Amsterdam - liked that city and local folks a lot, would like to return there somehow.

 

Will be good if you find on this forum useful info and nice people to chat.

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Hi Caroline, welcome back to Hearpeers. I wear a Rondo as well and have been implanted for two years. Love it and it looks so much like R2D2! Ask any questions; one or all will answer.

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Welcome back Caroline!

I have Rondos too and wear them when I am active. I love the waterwear option for the Rondos and used them all summer. I recently purchased eargear covers with cord to safely secure the Rondos when very active.

Mary Beth

Thanks! I got the water wear too and did love being able to hear but the battery time was disappointing... had hoped to be able to wear them all day at least. The whole rigmarol was soooo fiddly and I ended up breaking things... Will post more extensively on it.

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Hello Caroline,

I might be your double :D - I wear the Med-El version of BAHA (which is actually a lot different) - the Bonebridge. And - I am from the good old Europe too, small nation too - from Croatia :D

Welcome at the HP, and hope you'll participate in our jolly good "little" conversations and - lot's of laugh. Share anything you want - you don't have to be scary that you're possibly off-topic: we're very mild and we don't bite although we're just ocassionaly drinking milk ;):D

And we have a direct connection with our "Deus ex machina" or - moderator Erik. :D

This place seems just what I need to blab now and then. Nice welcome. Thanks.

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Wow. Nice to meet you Caroline!! Welcome(back) to Hearpeers!! I am a unilateral CI recipient. I also love my CI and glad that you have joined us!! Please feel free to ask questions or create a forum on a topic you wish to discuss. We're a chatty bunch and will be glad to fill you in!! Please keep us posted and have a wonderful day!!

thank you I will... and you too.

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Hi Caroline, welcome back to Hearpeers. I wear a Rondo as well and have been implanted for two years. Love it and it looks so much like R2D2! Ask any questions; one or all will answer.

Hahaha, YES. 

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Hi Caroline, nice to meet you. Like your writing style and already like Holland modern Christmas with Sinterklaas on Amerigo :) A couple years ago I spent a week in Amsterdam - liked that city and local folks a lot, would like to return there somehow.

 

Will be good if you find on this forum useful info and nice people to chat.

Thank you what a nice thing to say! I look forward to 'seeing' you around.

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It does take a few tries to get the whole water wear on Rondo process down pat. MedEl now has a video showing how to do it on their YouTube page. 6-8 hours of battery life is short, I agree. Now that I am bilateral I guess I could wear one at a time and get 12-16 hours of unilateral hearing.

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Hello everyone! my name is Christine and I live in North Carolina. I have a Unilateral CI I use the Rondo for most all of the time.  I use the opus 2 around the house when I am not wearing my glasses, seems the only "small" thing about me is my ears! hard to fit the glasses and the opus 2 behind my ear.  I was implanted 9/23/14 so am pretty new at this, tried to hook up with others on hear Peers before but I am not very computer swavey or spend much time on here. I am going to try to be better because I really feel it is important to connect with others with CI.  I am considering going bilateral within the next 6 months or so.  Interested in the water wear and love all the ideas from everyone about them.  I have not purchased the headband but made one myself.  Took a wide headband and sewed a circle to fit the rondo. then I also took another headband and sewed a hole for the flat disc to the opus2 and where the part goes over my ear did some slip stiches to hold that on.  Great for when I am walking the treadmill.   Lots to learn and ways to grow..

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Caroline, welcome to hear peers! We look forward to getting to know you!!

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Chrsitine

Glad to have you back. Take your time familiarizing yourself with the site and ask any questions you have. We look forward to getting to know you

Adam

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Hi Caroline,

Now this is mighty strange as I also joined up at about the same time as you on the 28th Jan only for me to then find that I had been a member since 2013!

I am currently using the original account having deleted the unneeded one a day ago. Soooo, HELLO again everyone from me!

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Cheers, Laurence

Enjoy a good ride your motorcycle today!!

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Well, hello to all new-old members :D

I am not a Ci implantee - I am actually the one of my kind :P - the BB implantee but I like to hang out here.

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Cheers, Laurence

Enjoy a good ride your motorcycle today!!

 

Hi Adam, I should have gone out as it was so nice if only a tad cool in the air. Been cementing in some new fire bricks... have to keep folks warm eh?

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Caroline,

Your headband designs sound great. Any chance you would post pictures of them here?

Mary Beth

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There will be another chance. I know it can be a bit nippy in the UK. Where do you live? I have some friends from that side of the pond

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Mary Beth,

I would love to show you my headbands, as rustic as they are, but we are having trouble linking my pictures to this site.  Any suggestions?

 

Christine

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Mary Beth,

I would love to show you my headbands, as rustic as they are, but we are having trouble linking my pictures to this site.  Any suggestions?

 

Christine

 

Hi - you have to put photos at the online photo storage like Picassa or Photobucket and then publish here the link.

Due to the limitation of the forum, it is not possible to directly publish photos in the forum except profile photo.

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I'm in East Anglia where it is pretty flat, can be quite nippy with the North Sea wind blowing in.

 

Christine... Nice of you to join us! Are you putting your photos into photobucket or similar and then copying the link 'Direct' then click on the Image icon where you type your message and you should instantly get a picture...like so!

 

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Am I going crazy or is your red light flashing in the picture Laurence?

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