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@Hearing Again

As @Mary Beth suggested, I hope you will reach out to Med-El and your audiologist for some guidance. It’s perfectly fine to wait til you’re more comfortable with your current processor before trying the Rondo2.

Like she said, hang in there...it DOES get easier! Best of luck to you.

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@Jewel

Can she still program it?

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@Mary Beth

No. She said Med-El hasn't sent them the cable so she can do the mapping. Plus she hasn't gotten the key to lock the magnet. 

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These Rondo 2s require new things from our audiologists too....

-different MAPping software (Maestro 7) to get comfortable using

-Rondo 2 programming cable and magnet tool (like @Jewel mentioned)

-first processor from any brand that I am aware of that has a kit which ONLY functions by rechargeable batteries (since the mini battery pack and cable are not included in these US kits)

 

And for audiologists who work with all 3 FDA approved brands, they are dealing with these changes from all three companies.

 

 

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Thank you Mary Beth, after hearing from you and others on this site, talking to Med-el, and researching the Rondo for two days now, I am really looking forward to it. And I knew before I got the implant that it would be a journey not an instant fix but you get depressed anyway. Needed to hear all the good things you and others are saying on here. 

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@Jdashiell

When is your appointment to map the Rondo2? Make sure they have the things required. 

@Mary Beth

I think my audi said the kit was shipped with 3S but she thinks I should try a stronger magnet so she will enquire whether there is a stronger one. 

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@Jewel

 

I am hoping to use a weaker magnet in Rondo 2 than I use in Rondo since it is noticeably lighter than the Rondo, but time will tell.

 

 

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Thanks @Mary Beth

She was trying the magnet against my head and that must be why she wants to try the stronger one. 

I told her that omni is my least used mic setting. She said that Rondo2 is only omnidirectional. So I will see if I like it in 2019!

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For me omni in ASM 1(automatic sound management) sounds different from omni in ASM 2.  Rondo 2 uses ASM 1. Sonnet uses ASM 2.

 

Omni may sound different to you in the Rondo 2.  I hope you like it. @Jewel

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I sure hope I like it @Mary Beth.

January can't come too soon! 

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Lots of people here getting their Rondo 2s programmed in January!  Should be exciting,

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I emailed my audiologist and she confirmed that she has mine, so I'll receive them next Wednesday!

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I’m looking forward to hearing all about it @Mary Featherston.  Good luck!

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That great will she be able to program it,and have the the tool to insert the battery.There is a sheet in the box saying a special tool is need to insert the battery,.Hope she has it and all charged up for you.

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Here is how our audiologists insert the magnet in Rondo 2

https://www.medel.com/support/rondo2/handling-and-basics/du_rondo2_changing_magnet

 

and here is a picture of the tool.

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On page 29 in the Rondo 2 user Manual it has to be purchased separate but CI center should have it I would think . I  looked a My Rondo kit and the magnet is not installed, I am sending my audiologist an email tomorrow on this I don’t see her until April.

I really think this should been included 

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@Dave in Pittsburgh

There would be no need for us to have the magnet tool unless we also had a different magnet to switch to right?  Our audiologists will have the tool and the programming cable and if we are fortunate, they will also have spare magnets of different strengths if we need to trade.

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Yes I agree however I’ve read where some audiologist were not aware so it doesn’t hurt to ask before hand

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It never hurts to ask.

When the DL-coils were first released in the US, many audiologists were not locking the magnet into either the + or - position.  The magnet then moved and cracked the DL-coil covers.  

So it never hurts to ask.  There is a lot to learn for everyone when new processors are released.

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Also my Rondo, OPUS2 and Sonnet kits all included more than one magnet strength.

 

The Rondo 2 kit seems to be including only one magnet strength.

 

Have the more recent Sonnet kits included more than one magnet strength?

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Agree, Internet,technology is great at times

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Yes one magnet it’s Rondo2 Magnet 35. Part number 35155

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1 hour ago, Mary Beth said:

Have the more recent Sonnet kits included more than one magnet strength?

Mine didn't.  My audiologist changed the strength of my magnet a couple of times but it wasn't in my boxes.  I imagine that most often people use a magnet that works for most; it's a lot more economical to provide replacement magnets to the clinics than to ship them to a bunch of people who will likely not use them. 

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