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You are off to a terrific start Matt!  And every day will bring new WOW moments.  Enjoy your journey.  I look forward to chatting with you on Sunday morning.

@phobos512

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Looking great Matt!

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Thanks @Mary Beth I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. Honestly I had so many questions/concerns going into today, I had a bit of a breakdown last night. Taking my new hearing aid off and realizing just how much nothing I can hear...It was really emotional for me. And then I started getting wrapped around the axle on all the things that could go wrong today and it just wrecked me, and my wife. But, now that's all behind me. It's more hard work from here but I'm even more motivated now.

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Sounds like you’re off to a good start!!! Enjoy the journey and all the WOW moments 😁 It’s a wild one but extremely rewarding! See you on Sunday, looking forward to hearing your update 👍

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Out of curiosity can anyone tell me what serial number the Med-El webshop is looking for, implant serial number, or one from one of my processors?

Also, I notice that on the forms I was given (Warranty form I'm looking at) to send in that the serial numbers don't seem to correlate with the serial number stickers on my actual processors (that are on the area just inside the battery door)? Is that expected?

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Location of Sonnet 2 serial numbers?

We have so many serial numbers....our internals have serial numbers and each processor has a serial number and the coils I believe also have serial numbers and the remote and the AudioLink!

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And now you're on your way, Matt!  @phobos512

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@Mary Beth So I am not really sure where the serial number stickers I have came from as Dr. Rooney pre-assembled the warranty form. It has two serial number stickers for each of my two Sonnet 2 processors. However, the serial numbers don't match what's on the processors themselves under the battery cover. I'm just trying to figure out if I should put in the serial number off one of the processors stickers, or the serial number off one of the processors themselves, or the serial number off the implant (which I don't actually have right now)... 

Hm...

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Fid you receive a Med-El registration form at activation that you need to finish completing and mail in?

 

If yes, do that first.

 

Then wait for it to be received by Med-El US.

 

Then register for the web shop using that associated email address.

 

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You can reach out to your audiologist and/or Med-El Customer Service Rep for your serial numbers and associated warranty dates.  I find it helpful to keep a list of all my serial numbers and warranty dates.

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Here is where the serial numbers are located.  I believe Sonnet 2 is in the same position as Sonnet.

A magnifying app helps!

https://be.shop.medel.com/serial-number-processor/

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Thanks!

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Had my second mapping session today. Basically just turned everything up, and now have four new programs to try and get used to. Possible I won’t be able to get to them all; simply depends on what kind of stimulation I need I guess. I am in the low 30s on power input which is reasonably high I guess, particularly at this point. We did a little time in the sound booth as well; I am detecting sound in the 20-25 dB range depending on frequency. We also did some word repetition; I got some, missed some. She was speaking the words with her mouth covered (though I was looking at the floor of the booth anyway, concentrating) and started out at a “normal” volume and then lowered the volume a couple times as she was reading. The lowest level I think I only got one out of the handful she said. Overall though my audiologist was very pleased with this.

Listened in to a phone call streaming when I got home for 35 minutes and it was rough; my wife was on the same call via her phone and she said the audio was not great. I got maybe 1/3 of the words. Wasn’t thrilled with that. Right after though I streamed some YouTube and it was fine, could get probably 75% (no captioning). More than enough to know what MKBHD was speaking about.

Next follow-up in a month but the direction in the meantime is to keep doing what I’m doing (movies, YouTube, audiobooks, conversing one on one, spending the evenings CI only).

We spoke briefly at the end of the appointment about planning for my left ear; she is going to speak to my surgeon about starting that process off for later this year.

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Sounds like things are going wonderfully for you Matt!  I was tested in the booth every time for beeps but we did not do formal speech testing until 3 months after activation.  So much changes so fast in these early weeks.

You can use Telephone With Confidence to. Test your phone progress too.  There are daily recordings with text available online.

 

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@Mary Beth Interesting. I had an initial test for speech end of June after 1 month activation, not in the booth but with the specialist in her office. 

Have been told that sometime next month I have another test in booth at the hospital before another mapping and another speech test with specialist.. So wondering if the next one will be mostly speech as by then it will be 4 months activated.

@phobos512 Mobile phones not for me easy either, but then I tell myself ,it takes time , so even if two words that's great.

Although it would be lovely if my lovely Mum, stops jumping out in front of me whenever she has a video call on her phone to get me to have a chat to whoever it is!!!😱 .It is a little off putting. 

 

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@Mary Beth forgot to add that I had a booth test at the hospital in June just before I think first mapping.That was like an normal hearing test. The next one involves open field test . Whatever that is!!!

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On 8/17/2020 at 1:52 PM, phobos512 said:

Had my second mapping session today. Basically just turned everything up, and now have four new programs to try and get used to. Possible I won’t be able to get to them all; simply depends on what kind of stimulation I need I guess. I am in the low 30s on power input which is reasonably high I guess, particularly at this point. We did a little time in the sound booth as well; I am detecting sound in the 20-25 dB range depending on frequency. We also did some word repetition; I got some, missed some. She was speaking the words with her mouth covered (though I was looking at the floor of the booth anyway, concentrating) and started out at a “normal” volume and then lowered the volume a couple times as she was reading. The lowest level I think I only got one out of the handful she said. Overall though my audiologist was very pleased with this.

Listened in to a phone call streaming when I got home for 35 minutes and it was rough; my wife was on the same call via her phone and she said the audio was not great. I got maybe 1/3 of the words. Wasn’t thrilled with that. Right after though I streamed some YouTube and it was fine, could get probably 75% (no captioning). More than enough to know what MKBHD was speaking about.

Next follow-up in a month but the direction in the meantime is to keep doing what I’m doing (movies, YouTube, audiobooks, conversing one on one, spending the evenings CI only).

We spoke briefly at the end of the appointment about planning for my left ear; she is going to speak to my surgeon about starting that process off for later this year.

Hi there. I hope you are doing well. I am excited to learn more about you.  Do you have a story to share about your MED-EL journey? I would love to hear more.

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