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How is the pandemic impacting your CI appts now?

 

Is your CI audiologist back at work?  Limited hours/days or full schedule?

Is your CI audiologist wearing a face mask?  How is that impacting your appointment?

Have you had appointments cancelled?  Are they being rescheduled yet?

 

 

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My audiologist wasn't expected back until June.  I did have an appointment cancelled, but am not looking to reschedule it soon.  I'm not at all comfortable with the idea of "reopening" for business yet.  I plan to stay in my rural community where population density is low and I can easily maintain social distancing until this is much closer to over.

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I'm with you @Mary Featherston.

My CI center was closed in March/April but I got an email this week that the facilties have reopened but that email was not from the CI center itself but from the whole hospital. 

I don't plan to travel overseas for another year. My airline ticket to Miami is good for another 10 or 11 months. So maybe I will use it for the mapping appointment next year. 

Fortunately I can make do with my last mapping which was done in October 2019. 

I went back to work this week and while we are at our desks we don't wear our masks. A coworker sitting about 16 feet from me tried to talk to me from his desk but I couldn't make out what was being said. Makes me wonder whether a mapping would fix that. Another coworker did the same thing about 8 ft away and I had the same problem. 

The tether for my Rondo2 hairclip broke this week and I didn't notice any replacements in the promo kit I received. I may have to try to find fishing line and make one. I definitely prefer wearing Rondo2 with masks but don't want to risk it falling off my head when I'm out on the road, although it usually does stay in place. 

 

 

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@Jewel I saw the tether and clips on line at the MedEl store. They are pricey but can be ordered. Not as pricey as replacing a lost processor though.

 

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@Jewel

Do you have a Roger Pen?

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@Mary Beth Yes I have a Roger Pen. Only use it when I have committee meetings and the like and we are around a large table.

Haven't used it for about 3 months. Totally forgot about it. But I wouldn't want to wear Roger 21 all day at work as it is very big for my small ear. 

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2 hours ago, Tommy C said:

@Jewel I saw the tether and clips on line at the MedEl store. They are pricey but can be ordered. Not as pricey as replacing a lost processor though.

 

@Tommy C

I'm sure they are pricey. I couldn't order them now anyway as Med-El webshop only ships to the US and I'm not going there anytime soon. 

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@Jewel ooh, I did not realize that. Maybe the fishing line and an alligator clip from the hardware store is your best choice. 

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@Jewel

If you see a Roger MyLink neckloop receiver being resold (make sure it is Roger MyLink and not just MyLink), it works with Rondo and Rondo 2.  
 

I was just thinking you could point the Roger Pen in the direction of the coworker who is speaking and it may help you hear her better.  Just a thought.

Lots of Roger MyLink neckloop receivers being resold online.

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@Mary Beth

I will try using the Roger Pen liks that and will check on the Roger MyLink as you suggested. Thanks. 

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On 5/21/2020 at 5:21 PM, Mary Beth said:

How is the pandemic impacting your CI appts now?

 

Is your CI audiologist back at work?  Limited hours/days or full schedule?

Is your CI audiologist wearing a face mask?  How is that impacting your appointment?

Have you had appointments cancelled?  Are they being rescheduled yet?

 

 

 

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I was suppose to get my implant 1 April and got is 16 June thanks to the  pandemic. When I go to the surgeon we email the office  we are it the parking lot and when they are ready for us they message back I put on the mask and  go in. This work so well I hope they keep up this even after the pandemic is over. At the audiologist You walk in and sit and wait. What I do like is they wear see through mask. Wow does that help.

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@Ernie

Which CI center/audiologist do you go to?

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So this was a question I asked my surgeon last week: what happens if we go back into a lockdown state and I've just had the surgery? Can I still be activated? Their response was comforting, thankfully - they never closed. My hearing aid audiologist did, though, so I guess perhaps adjusting between the two might pose some challenge but hopefully it won't come to that. Ten days and a few hours to go until the big day.

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Exciting times for you @phobos512

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@phobos512

If you're like me you won't miss your HAs. Wishing you well with surgery next week. 

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Like @Jewel, I do not miss my hearing aid at all!

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