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Need your advise guys: my son been implanted bimodal with MEDEL Concerto/opus2 at 3y old, now he is 3,6y old. Now are thinking to get second one, believing it will be stereo surround effect and helpful. But local AUDI said, that its useless to get second implant for kids development and hearing improvement !? AUDI insists that it will be no effect if we go for second after 6months since 1st implanted. Is it true?? Now confused.

Even if we get a second implant, should it be the same implant type as first one ( both Concerto implant/opus2 or may be different?) ?

Any feedback welcome

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Need your advise guys: my son been implanted bimodal with MEDEL Concerto/opus2 at 3y old, now he is 3,6y old. Now are thinking to get second one, believing it will be stereo surround effect and helpful. But local AUDI said, that its useless to get second implant for kids development and hearing improvement !? AUDI insists that it will be no effect if we go for second after 6months since 1st implanted. Is it true?? Now confused.

Even if we get a second implant, should it be the same implant type as first one ( both Concerto implant/opus2 or may be different?) ?

Any feedback welcome

thanks 

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  • HearPeers Heroes

No, that is definitely not correct. I had a progressive hearing loss and was implanted in my right ear in Feb 2015. It did wonderfully. I was implanted in my left ear in October 2015 and it did wonderfully too. The richness in sound, the ability to locate sounds, the ability to listen in noise with much less effort, the fact that I can indeed hear with each ear alone if needed are all benefits of bilateral CIs.

I was in the ocean with my bilateral CIs the other day. All safe and secure with waterwear covers and tethering system. I was enjoying the ocean in surround sound. It was unbelievable. Then I heard the beep beep beep tone in my left CI, letting me know that the battery was soon dead. A moment later, the left CI shut down. The difference in sound quality was apparent immediately. I could still function fine, but the difference in how things sounded was amazing.

I am so happy that I chose to get two CIs. I wish your son the best of luck.

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I forgot to comment on your other question. I have one internal concert implant with a medium electrode array and one internal synchrony implant with a flex 28 electrode array. Everything works great together.

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It's a great idea to have your own topic on this important question. It will be much easier than reading through all the other threads. I copied and pasted my comments from other threads here for you.

Best of luck.

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