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@Marlene

If you have any questions about the Artone, feel free to ask.  There are many Artone users here.

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I was told I must charge the Artone for 3-4 hours or until light turned blue. I know it’s red at the beginning but mine goes blue within 10 minutes. At that time I tried to sync with iPhone but it wouldn’t. So I let it charge for three hours on the blue light and had no problem syncing them.

 Anyone else have this happen?

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@Marlene
 

I don’t pay attention to whether the light is blue or red to be honest.  I charge the Artone overnight and just unplug it and use it on the morning.

Is your Artone working well with your phone now? 

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The IOWA phoneme test is a great, fast way to check phoneme errors.  I used it with a partner while training everyday and tracked my errors.  It is helpful to note what we hear as well as what the target phoneme is (I hear ahhhgaa but my partner said ahhhdaa).

 

My audiologist and I use it to test out MAP changes too.

 

Iowa-Medial-Consonant-Test.jpg

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These are all great suggestions! Thanks for sharing! I got my Med El implant on Sept 6, activated on the 17th. I think I am doing well but I don’t come close to working as hard as you do! I even took two whole days off and just relied on my hearing aid in my better ear. You are motivating me to work harder! Thanks!

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@Jan Berry

You are welcome.  Aural rehab helped my brain interpret the sound from the CI much faster.  Keep us posted on your journey.

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We had our meeting, an audiologist, representative of Cochlear products in SA and Fanie Du Toit who is on the Council for Persons with Disabilities ( he does round the country running hearing assessment tests so people can then get help from an audiologist)

We are going to start with the English language and expand my app Bend My Ear and add more basic phoneme sounds. They reckon that sentences are for competent listeners. So we'll try and create the ability to break down lists of sounds and play them individually. The audiologist is working with her standard hearing evaluation material. So the app will contain more modules. Unfortunately Christmas is nearly here and things will only start at the end of January. So meantime I'm figuring out how to work with Android Studio.

Meantime we need to be able to motivate people to use Aural Rehab. I made a search for poll on the Medel site and the results were to say the least disappointing. Less that 20 replies in most cases.

I thought a poll which asks Partners and Family members to assess the CI person's ability to communicate might wake some people up.

I think we have to go back to the manufacturers and get them to include Rehab material in their Activation kits. I think also the IOWA Phoneme test is a great idea.

Public libraries should have Angel installed and people could do tests using the internet option so that the audiologist could have that info available at mapping time.

For those who use Rehab the rewards are Great

Peter

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@pdk

I love this International HearPeers forum.  It’s my favorite CI forum/group.

It is a public forum.  Many, many times people sign up and introduce themselves by saying they have been reading the forum for a year before joining.  So we never can tell the number of people who read our posts.  But there is a much bigger audience than one may think.

I encourage everyone to join in.  Post.  Share your successes. Ask questions.  Make friends.  

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@Sue Davidson

scroll back to page one in this topic for activities that helped me

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