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Mary Beth
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Let’s have a little fun.  Doesn’t matter if you are using the Opus 2, Rondo or Sonnet presently.

 

What new features in a future processor would make you want to upgrade processors?  What are you most excited to see in our future processors?

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Presently I have none, but I would be excited if Med-El unveils a smaller and lighter external processor, which is able to stream calls and music directly to the processor from the mobile device, similar to the Nucleus 7. And rechargeable batteries with longer life. 

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Definitely a smaller processor and good rechargeable batteries. Medel is very far behind with rechargeable battery life compared to AB and Cochlear.

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For my child, i would prefer somekinda tracking method via BT. And also to send information to phone or other compatible device with CI status, like a warning beep if coil disconnects.

As I parent I just dont want to monitor my child all the time. Not that I would not want to, I just want to give him freedom. That is during his early years, once he is old enough to get his own phone and really knows what the CI is there for, he can take care of it on his own.

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With no doubt, better battery life. Today think in a TESLA battery is ridiculous, but probably in 10-15 years We will have more autonomy.

Compatibilty/connectivity capabilities with actual devices with no need to buy more device to.. do the work.

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I have a rondo and sonnet. I love the rondo, even though the sound on the Sonnet comes in a bit better. For the Rondo, I think the mic cover needs to go (I think for Rondo 2, it's gone) to increase sound direction. I would also want bluetooth. I saw that the Rondo 2 has a battery charging station, but I can easily see huge downfalls with this if you are not able to charge it one night and it dies during the day. It should have back up battery, I don't think the Rondo 2 does.

For the sonnet, just smaller. I am always aware it's on my ear. It doesn't fit well with glasses, even with the huggie, which I don't use because it's uncomfortable.

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Ask your audiologist if you can try mic lock tubing (it is different than huggies).  Med-El does not sell it but other vendors do and it works great on Sonnets.  Many people are using it.  Lots of people have been able to get it from their audiologists. I will post a link to where you can order it directly if your audiologist doesn’t have any for you to try.  It works best for people with detached earlobes.

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Ask your audiologist if you can try mic lock tubing (it is different than huggies).  Med-El does not sell it but other vendors do and it works great on Sonnets.  Many people are using it.  Lots of people have been able to get it from their audiologists. I will post a link to where you can order it directly if your audiologist doesn’t have any for you to try.  It works best for people with detached earlobes.

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I'd like to see an all-in-one "Rondo" type a lot flatter than the half-inch kluge that won't fit under any of my hats.

I'd settle for a 2-inch diameter by 1/4 inch thick which would more than offset the total packaging volume.

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I have friends with various brands of CIs and we are always comparing features.  Just like other tech, competition breeds innovation.  I love my Med-El CIs and would make the same brand choice again without hesitation.  However, there are features of other brands that I hope Med-El will introduce in future processors.

 

Most appealing to me is direct streaming from iDevices for ALL sound sources (not just phone calls).

And the ability for users to adjust mixing ratios when streaming directly or using telecoils at whim via the app.  

 

We are limited to 50/50 mix or 100/0 mix when using telecoil (MT or T) and 50/50 mix when using Roger or FM.  Some of my friends can increase or decrease mic volume and simultaneously increase or decrease streaming/telecoil volume at whim thereby creating whatever mixing ratio works best for them at the moment.  That is a lot of control over sound sources.  I would like that ability as well in future Med-El processors.  Having an app on my iPhone would be very convenient.

 

These features would definitely make me want to upgrade processors.

 

Would any of you be interested in these as well?

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I totally endorse Mary Beth's last post. I had no idea that competitors give more flexibility with the mixing ratio.

I would like to have an app for the CI on Apple and Android devices with direct streaming capabilities. I hope Med-El is taking note of our suggestions ? @MED-EL Moderator

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If Med-El introduced a processor that had direct from iDevices AND direct from Android phones for streaming ALL kinds of audio, not just phone calls, they would have another WORLD’S FIRST feature.

 

Cochlear N7 has direct from iDevices for ALL sound sources but doesn’t have direct from android phones.

AB announced that SWORD will be available on the Naida 90 for direct PHONE CALLS ONLY on both iPhones and android phones.

No one has offered direct ALL sound sources (phone, music, audiobooks, videos) for BOTH iDevices and android phones yet.

I am rooting for Med-El  to be the WORLD’s FIRST to offer direct streaming of ALL audio on ALL platforms.

(I wonder how difficult that would be?  Would there need to be separate models of processors.....Apple versus Android?)

Any techie people out there who care to chime in on if that is even possible?

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@Mary Beth - that would in fact be huge.  Go, Med-El, go!  Please do the Androids.  I have an iPhone now because it's a work phone and that's what my company offers but when I retire and get a personal phone again it will be an Android. 

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