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Freshly activated, so I started with my expectation super low. All 12 electrodes are in good health and active. Currently, I hear everything super, super high pitched, like everything is beyond helium

3 month since activation! Wow how time flies! Time for an update. I wear my processor every waking minute and never like taking it off. I feel like half the world goes dead if I do. Every si

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14 hours ago, Mary Beth said:

I'm not sure if I could use a practice sheet with another person, as my other ear is perfect and would cause me to accidentally cheat. Blocking my ear with my hands isn't effective. Any tips, or should I stick with exercises based on the computer where only 1 side is plugged in?

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@Kylie

That is an excellent point!  Yeah that would be difficult.

Do you have CLIX on an iPad?  It starts at an easier level than the Angel Sounds.

Do you have Roger Pen or Roger Select?  

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4 hours ago, Mary Beth said:

@Kylie

That is an excellent point!  Yeah that would be difficult.

Do you have CLIX on an iPad?  It starts at an easier level than the Angel Sounds.

Do you have Roger Pen or Roger Select?  

No I can't find clix. And I do not have any Roger devices.

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CLIX is temporarily removed from the App Store while it is being updated.  Those with CLIX already downloaded can continue to use it as before.

 

Direct connecting just your CI side will be your best bet for training that ear.

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On 5/1/2019 at 3:09 PM, Mary Beth said:

@Kylie first CI activation  May 1

@soojjan first CI activation May 2

@Watersail first CI surgery May 21 and activation May 31

@Carolmarie second CI May 31

@Percy second CI surgery June 7

 

Let me know if I have any errors and if I’m missing anyone who wants to join in.  Exciting times on HearPeers!

Updated 

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3rd appointment done. I now have 4 programs.

1. Regular every day use

2. Singing (less high frequency and less overall power)

3. Noisy environments

4. Rehab (when I'm plugged in - louder)

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That’s cool @Kylie!

How do things sound to you at this point?

Are your programs using

omni mic setting

natural mic setting

or

adaptive mic setting?

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4 hours ago, Mary Beth said:

That’s cool @Kylie!

How do things sound to you at this point?

Are your programs using

omni mic setting

natural mic setting

or

adaptive mic setting?

Things on that side sound generally loud, monotonous, electronic. But my good ear balances it out ok so my overall sound is like a louder version of life and as if through a microphone. These new settings have just added more nuance so that's nice.

I have no idea! Those terms have not come up. I will ask...

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I feel like a Mogwai (Gizmo from the Gremlins movie) with not being able to eat or drink after midnight. :)

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On 5/1/2019 at 3:09 PM, Mary Beth said:

@Kylie first CI activation  May 1

@soojjan first CI activation May 2

@Watersail first CI surgery May 21 and activation May 31

@lizjlong first CI activated May 21

@Carolmarie second CI May 31

@Percy second CI surgery June 7

 

Let me know if I have any errors and if I’m missing anyone who wants to join in.  Exciting times on HearPeers!

Updated May 21st!

Congratulations on activation @lizjlong

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On 5/1/2019 at 3:09 PM, Mary Beth said:

@Kylie first CI activation  May 1

@soojjan first CI activation May 2

@Watersail first CI surgery May 21 and activation May 31

@lizjlong first CI activated May 21

@Carolmarie second CI May 31

@Percy second CI surgery June 7

 

Let me know if I have any errors and if I’m missing anyone who wants to join in.  Exciting times on HearPeers!

Updated May 21st!

Congratulations on activation @lizjlong

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Surgery went without issues. I'm at home now and resting up comfortably. 👍 Hitting up the ibuprofen and tylenol (per discharge instructions) and trying to avoid the prescribed strong stuff.

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Yeah, @Watersail - the opioids always bother me one way or another too.  Percocet makes me nauseated, and Vicodin makes me feel like my head's in a different county.  Ibuprofen doesn't do those things.  Congratulations on your surgery!  Heal up, activation will be here before you know it.

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Yup, it'll fly by real quick! I'm looking forward to activation day and see what I hear. The ibuprofen and tylenol are definitely doing its job as I have minimal pain/discomfort today. I do have a minor side effect, but it should resolve itself once the swelling goes down (if I recall correctly per pre-operative consult). I've sent a note to my doctor regarding the side effect to confirm my understanding that it's just temporary and nothing to worry about for now.

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On 5/1/2019 at 3:09 PM, Mary Beth said:

@Kylie first CI activation  May 1

@soojjan first CI activation May 2

@Watersail first CI surgery May 21 and activation May 31

@lizjlong first CI activated May 21

@Carolmarie second CI May 31

@Percy second CI surgery June 7

@Rita Marquez second CI surgery June 26

 

Let me know if I have any errors and if I’m missing anyone who wants to join in.  Exciting times on HearPeers!

Updated!  Welcome @Rita Marquez

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On 5/1/2019 at 9:09 PM, Mary Beth said:

@Kylie first CI activation  May 1

@soojjan first CI activation May 2

@Watersail first CI surgery May 21 and activation May 31

@lizjlong first CI activated May 21

@Carolmarie second CI May 31

@Percy second CI surgery June 7

@Rita Marquez second CI surgery June 26

 

Let me know if I have any errors and if I’m missing anyone who wants to join in.  Exciting times on HearPeers!

Nice seeing you online again, Mary Beth.

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On 5/18/2019 at 7:13 PM, Mary Beth said:

That’s cool @Kylie!

How do things sound to you at this point?

Are your programs using

omni mic setting

natural mic setting

or

adaptive mic setting?

All my programs use natural setting (I asked the audiologist today)

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28 minutes ago, Mary Beth said:

How are things progressing for you @Kylie?

Pretty good. Had my initial 4 sessions, now I'm on my own for 2 months to experience the world! Apparently I'm progressing as expected so that's good. I have a big choral concert tomorrow night so that will be a big test.

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On 5/1/2019 at 3:09 PM, Mary Beth said:

@Kylie first CI activation  May 1

@soojjan first CI activation May 2

@Watersail first CI surgery May 21 and activation May 31

@lizjlong first CI activated May 21

@Carolmarie second CI May 31

@Percy second CI surgery June 7

@Rita Marquez second CI surgery June 26

@Carolmarie second CI activated July 6

 

Let me know if I have any errors and if I’m missing anyone who wants to join in.  Exciting times on HearPeers!

@Watersail thinking of you today for activation!

@Carolmarie wishing you the best for surgery of your second side!

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Freshly activated, so I started with my expectation super low. All 12 electrodes are in good health and active. Currently, I hear everything super, super high pitched, like everything is beyond helium. I can detect syllables, but can't differentiate speech or distinguish different layered noises yet. Time to learn how to hear all over again :)

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