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it was your suggestion about using noise in YouTube that helped me at last visit!

my Audi was not up on this idea, but when I suggested it, she called the company rep and had made a couple useful new programs for me in 10 minutes.

then I asked for rep to be at next mapping, also a suggestion here. Thank you all!

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i was looking for the Rondo 3 details on Med-El website and came across with Samba 2 which is also similar size/design of Rondo2/3. Do anyone know the details of Samba 2 as i cant find any info on this forums. Thanks in advance 

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@Lori m

The credit for using restaurant noise YouTube videos during MAPping belongs to my friend @Joan.  Her audiologist, along with a Med-El audiologist rep, did that at her last appt and I thought it was a terrific idea!

 

Lots of great suggestions here from all our members.  I love how friendly & helpful everyone is here on HPs.  Terrific group of people!

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@Salik

Samba 2 is a processor for middle ear implants and bone conduction implants not for cochlear implants.  Different types of hearing losses require different types of processors.

Med-El current cochlear implant processors:

Rondo 3 (releases fall 2020 in CE Mark countries)

Sonnet 2

Rondo 2

 

Med-El previous cochlear implant processors:

Sonnet

Rondo

OPUS2

 

 

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On 7/20/2020 at 2:25 PM, Mary Beth said:

OK - Attempting to join this conversation for the 1st time.  I got my 1st CI in December of 2013 and the 2nd in August of 14.  I went with the Rondos for both and have loved them.  I have not upgraded because I wanted to stick with the Rondos, but did not think the Rondo 2 had enough WOW over the original Rondo - it helped to have had a 2nd Rondo (plus an Opus) for each ear as backup.  At any rate, I am really impressed with the Specs on the Rondo 3 and plan upon doing my upgrades when it is released here in the USA. 

A couple of questions I have relative to the Rondo 3. 

A.  The charge lasts for 24 hours - great!!  How long does it take to charge the device if it has totally run out of power?

B.  Can the Rondo 3 directly connect to my android cell phone via blue-tooth or any other way?  

C.  I get the impression the Rondo 3 will connect with my Smart TV - yes?

If the answers to B and C are "Yes", I think this would be just about perfect.

Thanks.

David

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, Mary Beth said:

@Salik

Samba 2 is a processor for middle ear implants and bone conduction implants not for cochlear implants.  Different types of hearing losses require different types of processors.

Med-El current cochlear implant processors:

Rondo 3 (releases fall 2020 in CE Mark countries)

Sonnet 2

Rondo 2

 

Med-El previous cochlear implant processors:

Sonnet

Rondo

OPUS2

 

 

Oh it's for middle ear implant, I got excited as this one got battery slot n same size as our Rondo 2...would be useful in travelling 

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@Salik

Rondo 3 has some way to recharge the up to 24 hour built in battery on the go while we still wear it.  Interesting 

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1 hour ago, Mary Beth said:

@Salik

Rondo 3 has some way to recharge the up to 24 hour built in battery on the go while we still wear it.  Interesting 

I know Rondo3 got battery pack upgrade but somehow I was interested in Samba2 battery life of 8-10 days from one 675 battery and same batteries I was using in Opus1.

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@Salik

I see.  8-10 days would be wildly wonderful!

The most I have even gotten on any of the processors I have used is 3 days with 3 batteries in Rondo 1/OPUS2.  I know others who have gotten 4-5 days in those processors but I never come near the up to maximum number of battery hours.

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1 minute ago, Mary Beth said:

@Salik

I see.  8-10 days would be wildly wonderful!

The most I have even gotten on any of the processors I have used is 3 days with 3 batteries in Rondo 1/OPUS2.  I know others who have gotten 4-5 days in those processors but I never come near the up to maximum number of battery hours.

I still can't believe of samba 2 battery life upto 8-10 days from one single 675 battery, even if it's up to 3 days that also fine for me. Which is why it's very light in weights around 9.3 gram compare to Rondo 2 14.9 gram. Anyhow Samba 2 is not for us. 

 

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On 7/24/2020 at 3:01 PM, Mary Beth said:

@Lori m

Rondo 3 has 2 mics and uses ASM 3 adaptive intelligence so it will treat noise the same way Sonnet 2 treats noise with ASM 3 active (which is not yet FDA approved in the US).  ASM 3 is the most advanced sound management system for Med-El.  So Rondo 3 should be much better in noise than Rondo 2 (which has 1 mic and uses ASM 1).

 

I have not heard if there are improvements to the Rondo 3 security leash and attachment clips.  Maybe @MED-EL Moderator can help answer that for you.

@Mary Beth @Lori m thanks for tagging us. 

More information about RONDO 3 and its accessories will be released in fall when RONDO 3 will be available. 

Thanks for understanding! 

Best, Verena 

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The Rondo 3 sounds very interesting - and makes me glad I waited to upgrade from the original Rondo.

 A have a couple of questions about this device:

 A.  I understand the charge on it will last 24 hours.  My question is, if the Rondo 3 is totally out of power, how long will it take to charge it to 100% power?

 B.  Is the Rondo 3 able to connect directly to my android cellphone - either thru bluetooth or some other way?

 C.  I have seen this statement by the Moderator: "RONDO 3 does not have an integrated telecoil. However, telecoil adapter comes as an accessory in every user kit."  Does that mean my Artone or Quattro will not work with just the Rondo 3?  How does a "telecoil adapter" work with the Rondo 3?

Thanks.  David

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@MED-EL Moderator I've got another question tagging on to @David V here... Regarding the charging, is it a pre-existing standard of wireless charging like Qi or is it a MED-EL unique charging system? It would be really neat if it could be charged from phones that have the ability to charge other devices wirelessly like the more recent Samsung Galaxy S phones.

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@David V
Great to read that you are excited about RONDO 3. 

To answer your questions:

A. RONDO 3 takes between 2.5 hours and 4 hours to fully charge from empty. 

B. Much like SONNET 2, RONDO 3 uses AudioLink to connect to your phone via Bluetooth. You can also use it with the AudioKey 2 app, to manage settings etc directly from your phone. 

C. When you put the telecoil adapter to RONDO 3, the audio processor will automatically switch to the telecoil mode. This will allow RONDO 3 to work with your Artone or Quattro neckloop devices.

@phobos512
RONDO 3 uses Qi technlogy for wireless charging. However, RONDO 3 has only been tested with the charging pad provided, so we cannot guarantee it will work with every Qi charging device. 

Kind regards, 

Mary 

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Thanks for the information Mary!  I am very excited!

@MED-EL Moderator

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Yes, thanks for answering my questions, Mary.

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On 7/29/2020 at 2:26 PM, MED-EL Moderator said:

@David V
Great to read that you are excited about RONDO 3. 

To answer your questions:

A. RONDO 3 takes between 2.5 hours and 4 hours to fully charge from empty. 

B. Much like SONNET 2, RONDO 3 uses AudioLink to connect to your phone via Bluetooth. You can also use it with the AudioKey 2 app, to manage settings etc directly from your phone. 

C. When you put the telecoil adapter to RONDO 3, the audio processor will automatically switch to the telecoil mode. This will allow RONDO 3 to work with your Artone or Quattro neckloop devices.

@phobos512
RONDO 3 uses Qi technlogy for wireless charging. However, RONDO 3 has only been tested with the charging pad provided, so we cannot guarantee it will work with every Qi charging device. 

Kind regards, 

Mary 

So Rondo 3 would still need artone to connect to your phone via bluetooth to talk? Wont it work like apple airpod without using artone? In Rondo 2 i have to make sure to turn off before placing it on wireless charging pad, does Rondo 3 auto turn off when placing it for charging? I have tried same output of wireless charging pad uses Qi technology in different brand which i have kept for backup.

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@Salik

Rondo 3 can stream audio through the AudioLink staying in M setting and not use the telecoil.  At this time none of Med-El’s processors streams audio directly from phones.  We use an intermediary device (AudioLink) for Sonnet, Sonnet 2 and Rondo 3.

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