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Hello all:  I am scheduled for my second implant in July at Mayo in Rochester.  I had a great experience with the first one and am looking forward to this one.  I have a question for the group.  Has anyone had their implant "turned on" the day after surgery?  For my first one it was three or four weeks later that I received the processor and was turned on.  If you have, how was that experience?

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@Steven Ulven

Congratulations on your upcoming CI!  Being bilateral is awesome!

Which processor did you choose?

I have not had activations the day following surgery but I have read people’s reports of that.  As expected, it may be a bit uncomfortable to wear the processor on your ear that soon.  Some people have secured the processor in various ways off their sore ear.  Hearing wise.....everyone reported good results.  Wishing you the best!

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Thank you for the reply.  I have a sonnet (and Rondo that I don't wear).  I plan to get the sonnet 2 and will look into upgrading the other in December after my five year anniversary.  I was surprised to find out they do day after activations now.  I guess I need to keep up to date.

 

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@Steven Ulven Wow, I've never heard of turning on that soon.  My incision was painful for a long time, but if you can find a way to get the processor off your ear, as @Mary Beth says, it would be cool to be hearing already.  Maybe use your Rondo for a while?

Also, if you're going to Mayo, do you live in Minnesota?  I was implanted at the U of M.

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@Steven UlvenCongrats on your surgery amazing that you were activated so soon. I am bilateral my first operation was in 2016 and the second in 2018 I have the the Sonnets and I was eligible for a free Rondo 2 which I wear very frequently I really enjoy the Rondo.

Keep in touch as you journey down the new path of hearing

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@Steven Ulven

Keep is posted on your journey!  I wish you the best.

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I am actually in North Dakota.  My experience at Mayo has been great.  I am really curious how the day after turn on will work.  Hopefully it will go well.  I would love to hear from someone that experienced that.  I searched the forum and was not able to find a discussion on that topic.

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@Steven Ulven

Let me check the Med-El bibliography of research

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No luck in the 2019 bibliography but I did see this online

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25634774/

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@Steven Ulven

Welcome to HearPeers! 

I recall reading about activations 1 day after surgery being done in Europe but never in the US. The persons spoke about it on a Facebook forum. I recall they put the processor in plastic and it rested off the ear. I don't recall anyone complaining. Glad to hear it's catching on in the US. Please let us know how it goes for you. All the best. 

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Thank you all for the feedback.  I have been looking around for some more information on the next day turn on, so I appreciate the links Mary Beth. It will be a long two month wait for surgery, but it should also go really fast.  In the mean time, if anyone sees any information related to next day activations, please let me know.

 

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