XaVi Posted August 22, 2018 Report Share Posted August 22, 2018 I’m XaVi, I’m 40 years old, and I’m using the Rondo 2 device. 6 years ago, on the 22nd of July 2012, I had an accident with wrong descending doing scuba diving, and I lost around 95 % hearing in my right ear, especially the human voice frequencies. A tinnitus appeared as a consequence with a really high tone permanent affecting also the vestibular channel. Luckily the left ear is 100% health. I was living in Barcelona after the accident, and there was no treatment provided. I just needed to accept the situation. During the last 5 years, I was living with the limitation of feeling permanently the tinnitus (the hearing loss for me was non-significant in my daily routine, I just learned to turn my neck around) I moved to Germany for work. After 2 years here, I was on a Hearing Test because nobody checked me, since I was here. After all tests, they explained I’m really deaf in the right ear and also have an annoying and higher tinnitus. I said “Yes, I know…for 5 years I have been dealing with this” and the doctor answered “I know, but maybe we have a special treatment for you”. Since this day, my life changed on 720 degrees. After 3 months of deep test, I was a candidate for a cochlear implant. On the 14th of February 2018, I had the surgery and since the 14th of March a Rondo was added to my skin/ear/life. After 10 days, I didn’t feel the tinnitus when the device was connected and a sound goes inside. After 5 months and 1 week using Rondo, they provided me with the new Rondo 2, just 2 days ago… https://imgur.com/a/ZxHUOcm ADAPTATION: I’m experiencing again the feeling of getting used to wearing a new device, the sound processor seems the same, but my brain needs to adapt again. The headache appears daily, but it’s a common issue (a paracetamol helps). In comparison with the connection of Rondo, now I adapt faster. I remember the first days with Rondo, and the aureal sounds from everywhere….. Now because maybe my brain knows the sounds, that made it easy… But back to the new device: the sound is being processed in a different way for sure. The sound is adapting, sometimes I feel the surround volume of one sound is decreased automatically. The best difference is when they setup into the office, when device is wired to the computer, the sound on Rondo was different if it was connected with the common batteries (with batteries the sound were aureal). Now with Rondo 2 the aureal sound when plugged in, disappear. HARDWARE: The unit is more compact and uniform, it seems ligther but I can say, I don’t feel it, really, I’m with the same magnet strength and I don’t feel I’m wearing it. The battery is the best part of it: You just need to do an easy outside clean and put it to be charged. Nothing else. To charge is really easy, no cables, no batteries, just switched off, turn around (face down) and put on the platform. 1 minute is enough…. And for the environment is necessary. A lot of accessories came in with the box, but I miss a lot the silicon protector that was provided with the first Rondo. The covers are really easy to change, and they have really funny designs. If people look at me surprised, now they will see me fashionable !!!! The battery accessory seems easy to use, but let’s see when I use it …. During the upcoming weeks I will test the battery’s lifetime ... If you have any questions, I will be glad to help you. XaVi. Sonia, Mary Beth and Jewel 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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