HearPeers Heroes Jdashiell Posted May 17, 2016 HearPeers Heroes Report Share Posted May 17, 2016 OK I too am a newbie. My surgery was Mar 24, and activation 5 weeks later on April 29. I started out with the Sonnett (So very glad I got 2 processors?) but 1 week later switched to Rondo. 1) I like that it is a single unit. Simplistic. 2) I like the my eyeglasses rule the real estate of my ear finally. As I used to me binaurally fitted with BTE HAs. BUT, the battery life eats 3 batteries, UGH Why can't we get these processors with rechargeable batteries. Why not have a system that recharges AND cleans at the same time? OK enough ranting. I progressed fairly well in the first few weeks but now I find my progression has hit a plateau. I feel that my CI hearing is missing the middle range of frequencies. I get bass and I get some highs, especially very high. Missing the middle range make for muddy sounds and thus undecipherable speech. Telephone is tough. I do find that using the Telecoil is helpful to understand. I use the Quattro4 connected to my iPhone via Bluetooth and T setting on the FineTuner. I also looped my home TV room so I can use the T setting as well. This helps me to understand the news, a movie and some of the NBA commentary. But when I need to use the M setting (microphone of the Rondo) speech recognition is tough unless I am 3-4 feet away and facing the individual. Despite all this I am very happy with my decision and with my progression to date. I just want to be hearing perfectly again, like I was 30 years ago! ;-) Joe Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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