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Now that I’ve had some thing sorted out, my audiologist added both Fixed and Omni directional programs. I’m LOVING Omni but have a period of adjustment to get used to it LOL. 

Just glad that now the full program potential can be tapped into finally. Before this week I had only natural directionality. (hoping I’m getting the terminology right). 

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I’ve been hearing much more with Omni. Yesterday it was a loud coworker on the other side of the building (same floor). Today it was a customer’s vehicle blasting loud bass outside. I work on the third floor but my office window overlooks the parking lot. 

I had to take off my processor and had a coworker message me when the customer left. I may get to hear more but doesn’t mean I HAVE to!

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@Lauren

For me omni programs in Sonnets need to be MAPped not just take a natural MAP and turn it to Omni because the access to sound is so much more with Omni.

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@Mary Beth

My audiologist did ask if I wanted any adjustments but I opted for none at the time as the CI center is super quiet so I never know what I’m going to get after leaving. There was two instances that I had to go back within 24 hours to get a MAP adjusted so far. Not sure if this’ll be the third time or not. 

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If you do return I suggest you ask the audiologist to play the beeps for each electrode at its loudest in Omni and see if you need any of them decreased.

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Thank you for great advise as always!! 😊

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@Mary Bethwhat did you mean by ‘the Omni needs to be mapped’? I had inquired about mapping each program but the audiologist said that there is one way to do it which I take it to mean that the beeps are a global thing and not different  for each hearing mode? 
it would be great if I could get Omni to work for me since I liked Omni in my opus 2 but in the sonnets the Omni sounds too bassy for me and I use full directionality. Even the natural is too bassy. 

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It took awhile for me to get the Sonnet Omni program to work as well as the OPUS2 Omni program.

We needed to do several things.

Tested and manually set the threshold for every electrode

Then tested and set the MCL for each electrode

Did loudness balancing between the electrodes

And used my feedback from listening in my real life to further decrease the bass tones as they were too overwhelming 

It tested my patience and caused a lot of frustration at times.  But we persevered and in the end created Omni MAPs that work very well on my Sonnets.  These MAPs are different than the automatic conversion in the Med-El software between OPUS2 and Sonnet MAPs.  They are also much more than little tweaks to the OPUS2 MAPs.

So I now have Omni MAPs that are identical on my OPUS2 and Rondo 1 processors.

And different Omni MAPs for my Sonnets.

I can switch between these processors/MAPs easily. My OPUS2 and Rondo processors are my backups and for some activities I prefer the Rondos.

As far as ASM2 mic settings for Sonnet1…

for me, natural is way too restrictive

adaptive is helpful in very loud situations

but 99% of the time I stay in Omni which I find gives me the best access to sounds all around me and is best for music.

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I hope it works for you too @Percy

It took multiple MAPling appts but was worth it in the end.

Keep us posted

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Hi mary beth, do you have access to more than 4 maps?

Right now i have just 4....im hoping to get a " retuned" map 1 with no ai and Map 2 is like 1 but with omni setting, and map 3 and 4 are map 1 with ai med and strong.

This is what im limited to now is map 1 with no ai, 2 and 3 are ai med (plus 8 percent volume) 4 is ai strong. I have no idea of any settings other than that.

Can they give more maps choices?

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All of our CI processors can have 4 MAPs loaded at one time so we have access to 4 MAPs at any given time if our audiologists loaded 4 MAPs.

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Hiya, i studied the settings on the ai diag. Marybeth posted. So i asked audi about ai strong with the setting adaptive/omni and she said apparently its omni but ai may change it. Ive been testing it in my car lol. 

We made all four maps with ai and she said" next time i see you we will make a map for music.

She explained a little more about the settings she gave me last time and looked up the percentages of map use.

I know i was impatient, she knows too, but does this for soooooo many of us all day long, knows when folks are ready for what.

She is happy im signed up and moving forward with an ha on the unimplanted ear and will help if needed like with syncing etc.

So i guess i don't really have an omni setting unless i use my ai strong map

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@Dianna

Experimenting with front end features lets us figure out what we prefer.

Adaptive Intelligence Strong only uses Omni mic setting when it detects we are listening to music.  All other times it uses adaptive mic setting- which dampens noise from behind and kind of zooms in on the direction of speech 

 

Let us know your experiences as you test things out.

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