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Adapting with different electrode lengths?


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I am curious about the different electrode lengths. If someone who is bi-lateral and has different electrode lengths between the left and right cochleas, do they experience increased difficulties in processing sound into speech since it is not symmetrical?

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I have a medium electrode array, which is 24 mm, on the right and a flex 28, which is 28 mm, on the left.  They work great together and are very balanced.

My surgeons selected the most appropriate electrode array for each cochlea.

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That's great! Do you notice any difference in performance/sound quality between the Flex24 versus the Flex28?

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I don’t have the flex 24.  I have the stiffer medium electrode array which happens to also be 24 mm long.

No.  I do not notice any difference.  Both are great.  I will give you a link to a video Med-El filmed where I describe my electrode arrays.  They are the reason I chose Med-El.

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Oops, sorry, I misread and thought you had the Flex24. But, that is an awesome video. I'm glad to see you've been very successful with your bi-lateral implants and it serves as inspiration. I'm looking forward to my "wow" moments as well.

I have a feeling my better half will be sneaky and try to trick me with Pacific/specific....  😄

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That would be a very sneaky trick to play!

When is your CI surgery?  One side? Which processor did you choose?

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Surgery is on May 21st on the left side. I opted for the Sonnet over the Rondo2 as it is more full-featured and adaptable.

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