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I am wondering what other Bimodal folks do for streaming?  I’m trying to get a sense of what the setup looks like and info is a little lacking out there.  I know there’s the Artone 3 Max neck thingamabob that, I guess will connect both my Oticon HA in the left ear to the MedEl processor in the right ear at the same time via Telecoil mode.  But what about TV?  
 

Do y’all have something attached to the TV to stream?  Maybe I’ve been spoiled with the Oticon tv streamer.  Just trying to work it out in my head a picture of different Bimodal situations that Bilateral (two CIs) do not necessarily have to deal with, if that makes sense?  Also, which HA brand are folks wearing with their implant?

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@John F

bimodal streaming works well as long as your hearing aid has an active telecoil.

Artone neckloop streams great from phones/tablets.

The optional Artone accessory called Artone TVB along with the neckloop streams great from TV.

http://www.handsonhearing.com/user-review-on-artone-3-max-bluetooth-neckloop/

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I’m curious because a couple friends brought this up.  Has anybody with a newer Google Pixel or Android phone that supports ASHA streamed with both HA and CI together?  Supposedly they can and if so, how is it?

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I read about this on a different forum.  Depending on HA brand it varies.  Some people experienced a significant delay in the HA (several words behind).  Others had better experiences.

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1 hour ago, Mary Beth said:

I read about this on a different forum.  Depending on HA brand it varies.  Some people experienced a significant delay in the HA (several words behind).  Others had better experiences.

Yeah.  I’m almost tempted to see if a friend has an Android/Pixel/Samsung phone to pair the Oticon and Sonnet 2 to see how it works exactly.  Doubt I’d go that route replacing my iPhone but who knows, maybe Apple will one day allow more than one hearing device to connect.

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Have you already had the timing of your CI set to match the timing delay of the hearing aid?  The new MAPping software for Med-El allows our audiologists to set that based on brand and model of hearing aid.

Im not sure if this will help streaming delays but it may have an impact.

 

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8 hours ago, Mary Beth said:

@John F

Have you already had the timing of your CI set to match the timing delay of the hearing aid?  The new MAPping software for Med-El allows our audiologists to set that based on brand and model of hearing aid.

Im not sure if this will help streaming delays but it may have an impact.

 

Not yet.  Currently only have one program but should (hopefully) get a full varying set at the end of the month so maybe the Audi will do so at that time. Unsure exactly her plans far as programs.  >.< 

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Emailed with the Audiologist.  She did say she she entered the HA type so it should be matching but will check it out next week.

 

In other news:  I also had a few other questions, one about how almost everybody I’ve read on various forums and discord’s say they have had quite a few mapping sessions within the first month or two vs my one (as of this writing).  Said that was not the norm (re: weekly/biweekly sessions) and after this next week I won’t have another for three months then six months after.  I found that odd and a little uneasy at the same time.🤷🏼‍♂️

 

We’re also going to be creating a music program as well as try fixing the one program I have since I feel like speech itself is muted or not emphasized vs environmental noises.

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@John F

There is no standard protocol for activation and MAPping sessions.  Each CI center or CI audiologist follows their own protocol.

NYEE in 2015 when I was activated had this protocol:

-activation (leave with 4 progressive programs to get through in one week)

-1 week later (leave with 4 progressive programs, stay in each one for one week)

-1 month later

-1 month later

-1 month later

-3 months later

-6 months later

-then every 6 months

Additional appts can be added as needed.

 

Also some CI centers bundle activation and MAPping into the surgery price.  Others charge separately.

At NYEE in 2015, the activation and MAPping appts were all separate charges.

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