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Purpose: To share information about the Nucleus 5, and give help to new users and those who are considering a Nucleus Cochlear Implant.

 

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Blog Entries
One Week Ago
Hi Everyone Does anyone have teh 800 number to test your CI? (You call and each day a new recorded message is played.) Thanks a bunch~Peter 
One Week Ago
Yesterday, morning started off a bit late and in a rush to get my son out the door to catch his school bus.  So while we only had about five minutes, my...
One Week Ago
Can someone tell me how to change your password on this site. I had them email me a new one but doesn't seem to be a choice of changing it.Your help is...
2 Weeks Ago
I've had poor balance since my surgery 17 months ago.  Sometimes it gets worse, sometimes not too bad, but it's always been affected.  I...
One Month Ago
Hi folks! It looks like I will be going down the road of getting my implant replaced with the N5 on my right side. Fortunately I am bilateral and...
One Month Ago
Want to win a trip to Cochlear Celebration 2015?? Here's how...  Submit a video that's one minute or less and tell us why life's...
One Month Ago
Hi all:I'm 3 years bilateral (4 years on the right side) and it's been fantastic to hear speech so well again. One of my processors seems...
2 Months Ago
Does anyone else have this problem? Everytime a train blows it's horn, Mike almost falls to the ground in pain. This is becoming a major problem as he is...
2 Months Ago
lost log in info, but finally remembered it. computer had crashed and misplaced my book with all the info. didn't want to create a new account, so just...
2 Months Ago
Hi,  I have just returned from a month long tour of Australia and New Zealand. I had the opportunitiy to visit Cochlear on the last day of my trip. It...
2 Months Ago
Well I know I am usually good about being on community but life gets busy and time tends to fly by. On September 25, 2014, I was tested in the booth...
3 Months Ago
Well, the first 2 weeks of college have flown by, and I have 4 more years to go! I already have found a circle of friends, some I know from back home, others...
4 Months Ago
I am assuming that Cochlear is aware of the advertising that is clogging up the Community?
4 Months Ago
My current project is to go back and collect the songs from when I was a teenager (and could actually hear a little) for installation on my Ipod. Now I am...
4 Months Ago
Hey everyone!  I hope that you have all been well and probably wondering what I have been up to! I realized my last status was posted back in April...
4 Months Ago
I have decided that I need to get an fm neck loop for watching TV. Can someone give me some insight as to what to look for and which one works well with the...
4 Months Ago
I will be catching up on posts for the past month. I haven't had access to this forum and it will be good to see how everyone is doing.  I went...
4 Months Ago
I am in the beginning phase of looking for a smart phone.  I have the N6 but would be interested in hearing from N5 people as well since the t-coil...
4 Months Ago
Hello Everyone, it's Stefanie! I thought I would write a little update to let you know whats going with Andy & I (we didn't realize it has been...
5 Months Ago
I don't know what happened to the first blog but I'll try this again.Thought I would share an inexpensive way to carry around your batteries and or...
5 Months Ago
  Taking my new Aqua + fishing in a month. Looks like some good stuff. Need to read directions and try out before........stay cool
5 Months Ago
Hello, my friends. I waited to share this untill I had more information, which I now do. On june 13 I had a mastectomy for breast cancer. Over last few weeks...
6 Months Ago
Thought I would drop in and say Hi to everyone. Also wanted to let you know that I am enjoying being bilateral. Sometimes I forget that I have these...
6 Months Ago
The time is near to mark the calendar for being implanted 3 years.  While a day of celebration to mark this occasion would seem in order,  I do...
6 Months Ago
Good Afternoon!My name is Brittany Pellegra and I am an Engagement Manager for Tennessee. I am also a cochlear implant recipient and have been a recipient...
6 Months Ago
Good Afternoon!My name is Brittany Pellegra and I am an Engagement Manager for Tennessee. I am also a cochlear implant recipient and have been a recipient...
6 Months Ago
Dear Friends,I am helping spread the word – Elizabeth Fairchild, our New England based Engagement Manager will be hosting a get-together and updating...
6 Months Ago
Hi all, I have some great news, and some bad news! The bad news comes first.  Sorry I haven't posted much in the last few days. Last week I was...
6 Months Ago
Hi, I am a parent of a bilateral CI user.  She loves to swim, which is one reason we upgraded last August to the N5.  I guess I misunderstood some...
6 Months Ago
Explore how the Cochlear® Awareness Network can be a resource for those seeking information on advanced hearing loss solutions and provide support to...
7 Months Ago
Is anyone else having reliability problems with their Cochlear implants?  I was implanted a little over three years ago, and I am currently waiting...
7 Months Ago
I keep trying to post and the body disappears, perhaps due to my phone or kindle, i don't know but getting very frustrated. Anyway, here's my news. I...
7 Months Ago
I just read a comment by Loretta to another blog posting that Medicare would not pay for her second CI. I live in WI and Medicare did pay for my second CI. I...
7 Months Ago
Hello Everyone! I am going on a camping trip at the end of May.Is there anything speical I need to bring for my CIs? I have never gone camping...
7 Months Ago
http://www.buzzfeed.com/elizh/15-struggles-only-hearing-impaired-people-will-und-q0d1    Some of these were spot on.
7 Months Ago
Here's the C.A.P.U. 2011 group photo in Milwaukee (Cochlear Americas Product Users). Do you see anyone you know? Are you there? Let us know if you want...
8 Months Ago
I can't find the PW for the Cochlear Store anymore, so I requested a new PW through the Store's website on Sunday. No response. I e-mailed customer...
8 Months Ago
Hi Nashville Cochlear Community Members! We are having a picnic in the Nashville community! Come meet the local Cochlear team and other cochlear...
8 Months Ago
I would like to share a comment on Sunny's blog, "where has everybody gone". I will be the first to admit that I use being busy as an excuse...
8 Months Ago
Friday me and my Mom hit the road to Rochester, NY to attend the Open House at RIT on April 12th. The ride was mostly uneventful, about 6 and a half hours....
9 Months Ago
WoW its been a long time! I have checked how people have been doing on the community a few times since I have written a blog. I think it is time to write a...
9 Months Ago
Just for your eyes only, I bought a bunch of coils for the CP810s head piece. Right now I'm sporting a hot pink one with white processor and battery...
9 Months Ago
Well friends my A-day went pretty well overall (I would of said great but Cochlear forgot to add the second processor to my kit!!!) When my Audi turned me on...
9 Months Ago
Here I go again, but this time I'm super excited. Friday morning I will make my trek across Iowa to Iowa City to the University of Iowa Hospitals &...
9 Months Ago
Well folks...It's been 12 days and I only have 9 more days to wait (Yay!!!). All my pain is gone and I'm getting around nicely, although hearing with...
9 Months Ago
Hi everyone, At about 1:15 PM on March 11, 2014 I finally went Bilateral and was fitted out with the new N6 processors. There was a small chance that...
9 Months Ago
Probably the first indication that today was different was when I thought I had accidentally slammed a cupboard door. It had slipped from my fingers, as is...
9 Months Ago
I couldn't help but think how fortunate I have been since I have become bilateral. As you all know, I love music. Period. And it hurts me so that some of...
9 Months Ago
Hello to my fellow community members. I know it's been a long time since I've posted; my life is in upheaval and I don't want to drag you all...
10 Months Ago
It has been some time since I have blogged. I do check in every once in a while. I have an observation and wonder if anyone else besides me has notice that...
10 Months Ago
Hello my friends!!! My surgery Friday went awesomely without any unforseen problems. We stayed the night in Iowa City, iowa at the Heartland Inn, took the...
10 Months Ago
In my last post I explained that my first implant was failing (internal part) and that is a risk that we all take knowing that there is a small chance for...
10 Months Ago
During our wedding ceremony on Valentine's Day, we had my mom read the text on from the picture below. Our photographer was kind and smart enough to...
10 Months Ago
The day finally came and Stefanie and I tied the knot on Valentine's Day in Tybee Island, GA. Combined with a very relaxing week in Costa Rica, we now...
10 Months Ago
Stefanie and I returned from our honeymoon this past weekend to find one of you friendly, anonomous community members sent us a beautiful handmade suncatcher...
10 Months Ago
Since I have gotten over my back to back infections, I have been feeling disconnected from everything. I have not heard clearly out of my CI ear for the...
10 Months Ago
I am home again after surgery earlier yesterday morning! The surgery was scheduled for 7:30 am, and because freezing rain was falling that day or rather...
10 Months Ago
The other day while in my car I heard on the radio that they are in the process of enabling for everybody to reach emergency 911 dispatcher by texting, and...
10 Months Ago
 Carrying a remote around is a bore.  Anyone know if Cochlear is looking at an iOS / android app? Couldn't be that hard to...
10 Months Ago
 N6 and N5 processors are in the shape of Valentine on the table mat.      I received the N6 Upgrade Kit - Fed Express on...
10 Months Ago
I went down to Boston early this morning with my mother for my pre-op appointment as my surgery has been scheduled for 21st February. The questions were...
10 Months Ago
Hello Friends!!   It has been 1 year for my left-side, and 2 years for my right-side!!   Yep, today is Valentine's and it's my...
11 Months Ago
   I saw my doctor yesterday and my incision is infected but its not bad. I think we caught things early. He put me on strong antibiotics and I...
One Year Ago
It has been months, closer to a year since I last posted or responded on the Nucleus Community. Two years ago I was implanted on the left side, which went...
One Year Ago
I was activated in my left ear a little over a year ago, and I keep thinking how unbalanced my bimodal hearing is. When I watch TV I set the volume to a...
One Year Ago
I just got back from the audiologist. He programmed my N6 upgrade. What a difference! The sound is clearer, less background noise. And it is soo light. I am...
One Year Ago
I am not sure how the upgrading to N6 works. What would the first step be? Is it dependent on reduction in speech understanding, or just wanting to have...
One Year Ago
To all my good friends here, just a quick update. As you all know my bilateral surgery went very well, I am healed one month now and am headed to Houston on...
One Year Ago
Since I posted my N6 activation post here and on other places, I have had several people comment about the fact that there are reduced capabilities with the...
One Year Ago
I'm usually more active but between dealing with Chronic Sinusitis and other health issues caused by it, I am just now starting to breathe a bit...
One Year Ago
Does anyone know if you can charge the N6 remote assist before it is paired.  I figured I would have it ready to go before I got to the...
One Year Ago
Hi everyone! Stefanie and I wanted to send an update on what we've been up to lately.  The plans for our 2.14.14 Valentine's Day beach wedding...
One Year Ago
   Had my second Activation on Monday....I was a nervous wreck as to what to expect but I just decided to go with the flow...my new ear(left) seems...
One Year Ago
Had my post-op visit with my surgeon yesterday. All seems to be healing nicely. I got the go ahead for the activation on Monday. It's going to be a whole...
One Year Ago
Well.....here we go again. It's been 18 months since I had my implant turned on. Met with my surgeon and audiologist this week and decided to go...
One Year Ago
It's very confusing. I know some of you have said if you have had the menningitus shot within the last year you are ok. Then some say if you have had the...
One Year Ago
Hello Cochlear Friends:   It was hard to believe that it has been over two years since I was getting my head drilled into! I've come so far...
One Year Ago
Here is a link to the story. http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/11/world/africa/mandela-memorial-fake-intepreter/ Just watching what this so-called...
One Year Ago
Here is some really great microphone info!!!!     N6 directionality
One Year Ago
Hi everyone, I know that I have not been on in over a week so I'll do my best to make up for it. As most of you probably know, I am a Bilateral...
One Year Ago
I have finally made it to the one year mark for my CI hearing! Today, I had my one year mapping with wonderful results! My audie didn't need to make any...
One Year Ago
   I will be getting my second implant turned on in 2 weeks.  For those of you that are bilateral, what was it like? Could you understand...
One Year Ago
Hi Everyone:  It's been a little over 2 weeks now since my surgery. After a rough recovery with the tinnitus and all, things seem to finally be...
One Year Ago
One Year Ago
Hi all:   It's been a rough week since my second surgery last week. The recovery is much tougher this time around. My biggest issues were the...
One Year Ago
Well I'm starting to feel much better.  Thank you all for your well wishes and prayers. I wrote a blog called Getting Back in Touch on...
One Year Ago
Does anyone have any experience using an iPhone 5 with their CI?
One Year Ago
   I had to take the compression bandage off last night. It was just making me sick. Once that came off, I slowly started feeling better. My...
One Year Ago
   I made it through surgery!! It was longer than expected but all went well. My doctor used the CI 422 array so we will see how this works....
One Year Ago
Surgery for my second CI is this morning.... I'm so excited and can't wait. Hope things go as smoothly as #1. If the journey is anything like #1,...
One Year Ago
   Three days to go for my second surgery!!!! This has been 8 months in the making. Not for insurance reasons. That was approved fast but the...
One Year Ago
I was raking the yard earlier today and using a tarp to transport the piles of leaves into the woods around my home. It was getting towards the end of my...
One Year Ago
I apologize for my absent but for almost over a month I been dealing with a chain of illnesses and infections.  Even my doctor was baffled. Usually...
One Year Ago
Hope all of my friends here have been well, and I hope all are having good hearing journeys.My visit to the VA today was awesome. Did all of the pre-op,...
One Year Ago
I had my 6 month mapping appointment on October 28th.First stop was the booth where I scored 94% on sentences! "Only" 64% on words (amazing how...
One Year Ago
Today is the 1st anniversary of my activation date. Its hard to believe that only a year has passed. It seems like I've had the implant for years. That...
One Year Ago
   I had my pre-ops this week with both my surgeon and the anesthesiologist at the surgical center. Everything is good to go and my primary doctor...
One Year Ago
Hi everyone. I am on a quest if that's what this is. Its a quest to help those who have the old freedom CI's who need an upgrade but cannot afford it...
One Year Ago
This forum, as a place to make connections, seek advice and information, and to support one another, has been very important to me personally. Sometimes it...
One Year Ago
It is raining here in downtown Austin. I had to go from one building to the next building. I didn't have a rain jacket in the car like I thought I did....
One Year Ago
**Enter in the comment section below if you are attending the exciting upgrade webinar! New Webinar: Exclusive Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Sound...
One Year Ago
Oh, man, where do I start?! I had been counting down the days to activation of my second CI, looking forward to getting the new N6 processor. I jokingly...
One Year Ago
My wife and I have been riding a tandem.  What we found to work so well for communication (especially in the wind) is the direct connect microphone...
One Year Ago
I had a great time visiting my nephew in Monterey recently.  He's always a great inspiration to me.  Since he was born deaf, he lives like he...
One Year Ago
I'm talking about sensorial hearing, for all I know every person who has a loss of hearing above 50% has almost not sense were the sound is coming from,...
One Year Ago
This morning at 10am, we turned on the right side. (I was bilateral but the right side had failed last month). It was good to hear again! It's been less...
One Year Ago
It's official now! I will be getting my right ear implanted and thus join the ranks of the Bilateral. This time around, the evaluation was just a...
One Year Ago
My surgery is now set for Nov. 20 for CI #2. Activation  is Dec. 23rd. That is so exciting! Just in time for Christmas. After that activation appt. we...
One Year Ago
went ro Dr. VAM BUTAs  and saw the n 6 but the rechargables are not approverd so could not pick it as a free add on   am going back tues day...
One Year Ago
Surgery the second time, and only on one ear, went very smoothly. Not as much pain and it helps knowing what to expect. With one ear working, it also helped...
One Year Ago
As I am browsing through some of the online groups on FB and participating in some, I am seeing so many canididates excited but lacking in choices in knowing...
One Year Ago
is been two and a half month since surgery and a month and half since activation, and can tell you is a whole new world.I have challenge my self no to use...
One Year Ago
....to "left channel activation". It has been "really quiet out there" working with only the right CI/processor since the day I was...
One Year Ago
I just had my second mapping yesterday.  I had to go through the series of beeps again.  It is very annoying.    This time, I was able to...
One Year Ago
Wow. This has been so fast, and Cochlear has bent over backward to be helpful in many ways.  On Thursday I noticed the problem around lunchtimeI...
One Year Ago
Please excuse my long absence.  I am easily frustrated with all the technology however I was so uplifted after spending an afternoon with a friend who...
One Year Ago
Hey everyone! I apologize for my absent.  Had a very busy and interesting summer! Now, I'm back to being online just a little bit more and...
One Year Ago
Thanks to all those that responded and well-wishers! I just came back from UVA and my right side N5 internal is faulty. My audi and surgeon are already...
One Year Ago
Must be my turn. Last week I wore my backup processors (bilateral) to experiment with some program maps, but the right ear shut off after a few seconds and...
One Year Ago
I was born deaf and went to school for the deaf until 3rd grade, learned lip reading and speak there.  Mainstreamed public schools all the way to...
One Year Ago
   After waiting and waiting, I finally got my surgery date for my second CI. It will be Nov.20. A little pestering finally paid off. My doctor...
One Year Ago
But does anyone have a #1 magnet they are no longer using that you could send to me for my (almost) 4 year old. They lost his today at preschool and we have...
One Year Ago
on 10/17 when dr.Vambutas does my right ear I will be bilateral and I hop that  will give me more hearing my CI's will work together my left...
One Year Ago
susan in dr. Vambutas's office sent me all the paper work and the appointments 10/17 is the implant date
One Year Ago
 Just wanted to share this with you that are CI wearers and still use closed captioning on your TV. Ten years ago I could tell my hearing was getting...
One Year Ago
   Yesterday I had my 3 month mapping. This most likely will be the last one until I'm activated with my second implant probably sometime in...
One Year Ago
Come on southeastern Pennsylvanian's (or anyone really!) .. join us at the HLAA Walk for Hearing!  We're expected to have at least 1500 people...
One Year Ago
I had my annual map yesterday and learned the N6 will be released on September 30 as announced.  Depending on your audiologist and facility however, you...
One Year Ago
16 September, 2013: A day which will live in inf--no, no, no! wrong script! [Take Two:] 16 September, the first day of my bilaterally implanted life,...
One Year Ago
Hey my fellow Cochlear friends,   Two years ago, I went in for my hook-up and first mapping. I was confident and ready to start my journey! I was...
One Year Ago
as I blog after my activation, the audi advice no to use the HA, to get my brain adjusted to the CI, I tried but for some reason, I...
One Year Ago
Just a short blog to my friends that my tests have been approved by the VA Cochlear Advisory Board, and my audi has contacted my ent doctor to evaluate me...
One Year Ago
there are some bumps on the road, but "who" ever said things are always going to be perfect, there goes mi Ci moment.last night I put mi...
One Year Ago
I am waiting for my insuance to start so I can make an appointment to be mapped since I haven't had my 3rd mapping since activation on June 28th. I am ok...
One Year Ago
I had no idea the summer would wing by. Once more I travelled to Germany to see my relatives and make new friends, the only difference being that this time,...
One Year Ago
Hello all, does anyone have any suggestions on the rechargeable batteries for the Nucleus 5. I have one implant, but both of mine rechargeable batters I...
One Year Ago
This is my first blog...I never had the time to document my first journey back into the hearing world, but this time around I'm going to try.  I...
One Year Ago
 
One Year Ago
I was lucky enough to be able to participate last week in a Volunteer Study at Kansas University that look at how different  algorithm-based solutions...
One Year Ago
Besides my family, my first love has always been biking.  I have done many a  bike ride, including triathlons and even an Ironman, but none can...
One Year Ago
Hi Everyone, it's Stefanie (Stefanie M on the community) and I thought I would provide a little update for everyone, on what's been happening in our...
One Year Ago
I know Cochlear has two external support companies that they work with, however, I cannot find the name of either one on their website (probably brain...
One Year Ago
 Is anyone else experiencing silmultaneous feedback when listening with CI? It is frustrating, because I think if the feedback wasn't there, I would...
One Year Ago
I need to find an audiologist in the Olathe Kansas area. I am due for a new map since I have only had 2 since the reimplantation. I have maxed out...
One Year Ago
I need to find an audiologist in the Olathe Kansas area. I am due for a new map since I have only had 2 since the reimplantation. I have maxed out...
One Year Ago
Pasted all tests today. So next step is to submit these tests to my audi in Houston, then she sends to National Cochlear Board for approval, then visit...
One Year Ago
the impamt is set for 10/17 pending inserance ok     I will met with dr. vambutas on 10/10 she will set every...
One Year Ago
My audi told me today that she is going fore training on the N6 and it is due out september 30  my left ear is geting implated with the N6 and my right...
One Year Ago
My audi told me today that she is going fore training on the N6 and it is due out september 30  my left ear is geting implated with the N6 and my right...
One Year Ago
Well friends, tomorrow is the day I will find out if I am a candidate for a bilateral cochlear implant. I will put on the goggles and follow red dots,...
One Year Ago
tuesday I am going for my right ear eval hoping to go for implant in sept. Its not long and i already have the left ear implant but I still...
One Year Ago
Well, I am sorry to say that I have had enough frustration with the site about my posting inappropriate language and such. I know that there have been...
One Year Ago
 This past weekend our summer interns (me too!) enjoyed the Happiest Run on Earth, The Colorado Color Run!  Wearing the Aqua Accessory, their...
One Year Ago
I have an appointment tomorrow with the audiologist and I may or may not hear about possible surgery dates for the next ear...It's all happening so fast!...
One Year Ago
Hello again, my community friends. Just when I was getting my life back, recovering from my labyrinthectomy, being thrilled to be a part of the conversations...
One Year Ago
I occasionally try to open up blogs and comments and get a message to the effect that this content is not open to you.  Hard to say why, since, as often...
One Year Ago
I bought a 5 pack of the aqua protection solution from Cochlear for approximately $15. I cut off the strip that you glue down onto the plastic container...
One Year Ago
I will be placing my order soon for the upgrade (from Freedom) to the N5 processor.  I am bilateral so I will be getting 2.  I'd like to hear...
One Year Ago
I have set up a facebook networking group where anyone who wants to join can.  It's a good place to share and ask questions if you use...
One Year Ago
Hi all, First post here on CochlearCommunity, and in N5UG in particular. I've got a riddle for you; bear with me, I tend to be a bit wordy! I...
One Year Ago
What is the main difference between the N5 and N6?  I am upgrading from the Freedom processors (Freedom implant and Nucleus 24 implant) and had planned...
One Year Ago
I'd really like to connect to the bluetooth option in my car. Can anyone tell me how to do that.  I have a Nucleus5 implant which works amazingly well.
One Year Ago
I went to the audiologist last week and as it turns out my right ear (the one I wore a hearing aid in) has went from severe to profound so if everything goes...
One Year Ago
I just got back from the audiologist and got a new map. It seems that I outgrow every map within a few weeks, not that its a bad thing, but it seems pretty...
One Year Ago
Hello!  I hope this finds all of our longtime CI friends doing well.  While we've been in touch sporadically these days, we've been...
One Year Ago
Well I told all you music lovers out there I would take the initiative and try to provide all of us with some information on learning to enjoy music. Well...
One Year Ago
Today we saw my surgeon, then visited the scheduling assistant to make the appointment for implant surgery #2. The earliest they can book me for surgery is...
One Year Ago
Technology isn't my bag. Never has been. But to help me function better with hearing loss, I've been looking into assistive listening devices....
One Year Ago
I am writing to let everyone know that the Buffalo Implant Group- my local cochlear implant support group will be hosting our annual BIG Picnic at Westwood...
One Year Ago
I decided to hold off on blogging every day.I noticed that speech sounds better. also two days ago I asked how someone was while out for my morning walk, i...
One Year Ago
Music Lovers meet Blues2July 16, 2013posted by  Blues2 I am writing this blog in hopes of rejuvenating this group. I started thinking about the 89...
One Year Ago
I received an email from an AuD in the Ohio area (I live in NJ) that the N6 processor is in the works and that it will integrate with the ReSound Unite...
One Year Ago
Activation for the 3rd time around was fine I could understand speech right away since it wasn't too long that I had been without sound. The electrodes...
One Year Ago
I found this comment at Macworld that may be of interest to users who want to experiment with playback options....
One Year Ago
For the past two weeks I have had a problem with what I think is my sweat getting into my processor and it shuts down.  I have a non blinking...
One Year Ago
Don't know if any of you have ever scrolled down to the bottom of the page after you are logged in, but there is a title named"sitemap", of...
One Year Ago
It will be my 1 year anniversary on July 18th for my surgery.  In just the past few weeks it seems to me as if my implant has moved...
One Year Ago
i posted the blog PLZ GUIDE few weeks ago and i can not thank everybody enough 4 their response....when i visit this communiy i see so much hope...maybe...
One Year Ago
I can't believe I have been away from Cochlear Community for so long! I guess mainly because it has been so hard to post anything. I will try today and...
One Year Ago
--- To: All my CI Friends --- I found a fantastic website for practicing audio/reading (listening rehabilitation). It's called "LISTEN TO...
One Year Ago
This morning, while sitting in my Bible Study Group, I am listening to the speaker and I am hearing what sounds like someone pouring something from a coffee...
One Year Ago
It's been a while since I last posted a blog or a note.  So today I will share with you my update. Today I went in for my new mapping...
One Year Ago
My question is: Did any of you need to take the vaccine for surgery again if it has been less than a year? Has anyone been told that they would receive the...
One Year Ago
Taos is a 10 year old golden retriever - he was my service dog actively for 3 years before I "retired" him at 8 when I got my first CI - he loved...
One Year Ago
I just want to thank everybody for trying to get the "kitchen running in high speed"  Even if we just check in to let each other know we...
One Year Ago
Before I start I would like to congratulate Monroe on his surgery, seems all is well, SpEDAsst for his going forward to Bilateral and Melvin for his...
One Year Ago
We're steaming right along here....  Insurance approved a second cochlear implant for me within a week of my conversation with my audi. Final...
One Year Ago
Ever since my mapping on Tuesday, I've been having at least one CI moment everyday whereas before it would happen once in awhile. Things were turned up...
One Year Ago
Yesterday was a long day with two cochlear appointments. The day started off with a visit to my doctor for my yearly check up for the right ear. All seems...
One Year Ago
Dear my sweet cochlear friends! Thanks your kind words of love and support. I am doing well CI surgery for the 3rd time around was nicer on me but I still...
One Year Ago
saw Docror VANBUTAS she is going to do the right ear   I am doing well with the left  and i will be 65 on Nov 20 2013 so time is...
One Year Ago
Well, there is a first time for everything. I got caught without any spare disposable batteries for my processor and I even had a purse with me. lol...
One Year Ago
Well, I'm nervous and excited. Just 6 more days and I will find out if my right ear is ready to be implanted. Lot of things going thru this little brain....
One Year Ago
Hey Cochlear lovers! I have been a CI user for almost two years now. It has been a challenging and rewarding journey. It was a difficult decision to...
One Year Ago
So about a week ago I got on here and confessed to all of you my love for Stefanie Meersman. It’s time to reveal the next milestone in our storybook...
One Year Ago
I had another mapping and thorough audiological exam this past Friday--CI/BTE aid together, CI alone, aid alone, and unaided. The right CI ear is acclimating...
One Year Ago
I had my 2nd implant surgery yesterday morning and will be activated July 8 for the second ear.  I'm so excited!  On my last hearing test in...
One Year Ago
Does anyone know if this 800 phone number is still an active number.  I was given it a long time ago as a number to put on my medical alert bracelet....
One Year Ago
Well, here's an update from me.  It's been quite awhile, but nothing has really changed with me.  I still will not ever have to go...
One Year Ago
My old Blackberry phone died so I wanted to try the New Z10. I like it. I went to talk to my friend Trevor who manages a Hearing Aid Clinic here in the city....
One Year Ago
Ok friends, it's time to go public. I met the most amazing girl at Cochlear Celebration in February. We met on Valentine's Day. She wears the same...
One Year Ago
I apologize for not having posted anything the last few months. School has been busy, the weather nice, and books have been irresistable.  Its been...
One Year Ago
my son is 3...the last mapping he had dun is almost a year ago can sumbody tell me how often the mapping is dun and also....can someone tell me son does not...
One Year Ago
I just had my "6 month" mapping, 5 months really. Huge improvements over my last mapping. I no longer feel like I have to keep turning down the...
One Year Ago
Yep my initutions are correct. The internal device has failed and it was confirmed on Friday during my appointment with my Audiologist. We were on the phone...
One Year Ago
Today I heard the birds singing when I woke up. I heard the phone ring and carried on a  conversation. I heard the toast pop up, the washer upstairs...
One Year Ago
Hi everybody,  I am still here even though it has been 2 years since I posted on my blog.  I did not feel I had anything exciting to share so there...
One Year Ago
It seems I am on two different journeys; one learning to hear again and one learning to, and doing, things that most people take for granted.My hearing...
One Year Ago
HLAA KENTUCKY REGIONAL CONFERENCE JULY 19-20,2013. LOUISVILLE MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN. WORKSHOPS, EXHIBIT HALL AND BANQUET. CART AND INTERPRETERS AVAILABLE....
One Year Ago
Hi All, The Nucleus 6 has launched in overseas market today. Just go to Cochlear Global and select international as homepage and the Nucleus 6 is...
One Year Ago
My audiologist said that she doesn't feel doing integrity testing is worth the time to have someone from Cochlear to come do it when it was designed for...
One Year Ago
I just posted an update to my Vanderbilt research blog is anyone is intersted in reading it.  You can find it at:    ...
One Year Ago
...okay, this is about the Telephone Training under the Rehabilitation Tab at Cochlear's site.   I have been patient when sometimes the...
One Year Ago
So I have been really busy with life of a single-mom and just recently assigned to being a Facebook Co-programmer (aka co-manager) for the Buffalo Implant...
One Year Ago
Newbies some advice!!!!!! Six years ago today I was activated with my second implant. I remember the day well as I cried and cried, however, I was not...
One Year Ago
To all my friends here in the community, I received some good news today. What was suppose to happen at the end of September has been pushed up to June 21st....
One Year Ago
Realized yesterday that my last post was over a year ago. Where does the time go? The first year anniversary testing determined that the implanted side...
One Year Ago
My life was hearing for 2 weeks after birth,then I was very ill and started loosing my hearing at 2 weeks old.  By the time I was 30yrs.old I truly...
One Year Ago
 One Volunteer and Nicole Lamont - Awareness Support Coordinator were in Cochlear Americas booth.  A lady - volunteer has grown up in deaf...
One Year Ago
I live in Buffalo, NY - unfortunately I am noticing not many are aware of certain opportunities or services or groups being available for those who are...
One Year Ago
Mike will be going back onstage at SideSplitters in Knoxville on May 15th at 8:00 pm. This Cochlear has opened him back up and I am so happy for him. 
One Year Ago
Hello, I have a CI in my left ear and hearing aide in my right ear.  I recently purchased a receiver with headphones.  But they are tight and...
One Year Ago
As some of you know Vanderbilt University published an article about ci research in March.  The article told about some interesting results they were...
One Year Ago
On April 16th, I went to a busy cafe, very noisy, with my daughter. We had a delightful meal, and a great time. Our conversation was very successful, better...
One Year Ago
Hi everyone, my activation was during this site's downtime! I am amazed at the things I heard the first day and what I continue to (re)hear. The two...
One Year Ago
Hi all!  I apologize for being away for so long, but I was swamped with writing my cover story for the Buffalo Implant Group's up and coming...
One Year Ago
Has anyone ever come across a way to utilize the audio cable with a desk or home (landline) type phone? Any solution I've found to plug in the audio...
One Year Ago
Hi, I have been sleeping better last couple of days. The only draw back is that i have rolled over on my implanted ear a couple of times. The pain woke me...
One Year Ago
I've been struggling with a sizzling sound in my processor.  My audi has tried different approaches/mappings but the sound interferes with  my...
One Year Ago
I received the approval for the second CI for my left ear but this side makes me very apprehensive. I have tinnitus in that ear and I was wondering if any...
One Year Ago
Good Morning! Day 3 post surgery. I have been a little dizzy last day and a half. Sloshing sounds gone. Pain starting to wane. I let pain meds wear off every...
One Year Ago
With all four programs I still only hear the same noisy screeching. When sound changes due to activity, I only hear the tinny screeching. The audi...
One Year Ago
Well - I did it! yesterday (April 12) I went bilateral. MY head is sore and I'm still a bit dizzy. Starving! I was the second bilateral that my Doctor...
One Year Ago
In my profile I described my visit to the University of Nevada Medical System's ENT Surgery Clinic on Monday, 4/8/2013, which I left determined to pursue...
One Year Ago
I was activated 3 1/2 months ago! Time certainly flies! Anyway, I am having an issue where I am constantly needing to have my volume turned down from the...
One Year Ago
I was inplanted with the 2nd CI on 5 March and recovering was more easier that the 1st one.  Yesterday was A-Day for the 2nd one.  The sound is...
One Year Ago
HI everyone! I am still busy being a mom. Looking for a job. I have lost count how many applications I have sent accross the country looking for a job...
One Year Ago
It has been two weeks since my implant and labyrinthectomy surgery. I actually wrote a blog on the way home but I pushed a wrong button (?meds?) which sent...
One Year Ago
I went yesterday to be tested for my right ear implant. My hearing in that ear has gone down to almost nothing. So as soon as insurance approves I will be...
One Year Ago
hi all,    i upgraded today to the n5.so far i love it.i really like the remote,because i don't have to manually do it anymore.i also like...
One Year Ago
Had a mapping yesterday, and my audi switched me to Advanced Mode (for the N5 Sound Processor), so that I wouldn't always have to use the remote....
One Year Ago
I ended the first week maxing out my processor's volume and sensitivity settings at a high school Concerto assembly to sample all the orchestral...
One Year Ago
HE IS RISEN
One Year Ago
Other than silicone & titanium, what materials make up the internal component?
One Year Ago
Thought about a few other things I should add to my Iphone case.Hope this is better..........................stay cool. 
One Year Ago
Just wanted to show off my new Iphone case from cafe press. Havent ordered it yet, still thinking about it. You have to design it with your own library...
One Year Ago
This past Tuesday I went in for my three month revisit.  I went into the booth tested within the expected "normal" range but still have some...
One Year Ago
Hi All!  What a week this has been in my cochlear implant journey!   After 11 months of struggling and wondering if I might turn into one of...
One Year Ago
I know that many of us have very unique situations as to how we became deaf, and how we have responded to listening with CI's. After having a new...
One Year Ago
   Had another mapping yesterday and things are definitely starting to stabilize. Only slight changes were made and hopefully this will help the...
One Year Ago
I was activated yesterday, 3/25.  I am hearing sounds all though I can't distinguish what the sounds are yet.  This morning I actually was able...
One Year Ago
I'd previously posted that my CI sounded like an ever-present, imaginary army of schoolkids incessantly playing recorders (endless loops of "Turkey...
One Year Ago
Tonight I had a very simple CI moment. But if all CI moments were unimpressive, they would be easy not to be counted. So I decided to count them all, even...
One Year Ago
Well my hearing test on my HA ear got worse, so my audi says a new hearing aid will not be necessary. It won't help. I was hoping that it would be ok,...
One Year Ago
Hi everyone!  I recently received my CI, for my right ear, and can now hear very high pitches that I couldn't hear before!  However, I...
One Year Ago
The audiologist plugged my processor into a thin cable leading off to her computer, handed it to me to put on and began testing the implant's electrodes,...
One Year Ago
Just a little FYI for all of us who use caption call phones. See below. In last month’s newsletter, you learned that the captioned telephone...
One Year Ago
I have been noticing ear pain that seems to come and go. It feels like a cottonswab jabbed too hard. The feelng is annoying/distracting but not very painful....
One Year Ago
  Learn about the...
One Year Ago
oh my lord... I have been scared ALL day... I grabbed my CI's this morning, (never put them on until I get to work... don't like driving with them on...
One Year Ago
Jacob Alan born 8:34 pm 3/13/13, weighed 9 pounds 8.7 ounces and 21 inches long. Mom, baby and dad are all fine. He has his daddy's nose and mommy's...
One Year Ago
It has been more than a year since I am on it.It is too soft and muffled, that I could not hear well enough and i have to try to pay very much attention. It...
One Year Ago
I had looked at Angel Sound two years ago, and then again today. Besides the menus and main screen, it's essentially the same program. In Sound and Way...
One Year Ago
For some reason I have not been able to posa here are any wehre else, on any cochlear site.Had this problem about two mounths.If this works I will post...
One Year Ago
I'm now officially Bionic! This afternoon, the surgeon implanted my Cochlear device, and I'm already back home, at 6:45 Pacific Daylight Saving time....
One Year Ago
Hey CI Friends!! Just had a mapping, and my audi programmed me for Everyday, Noise, Focus, and Music -- for both CI's.   Not sure yet if I can tell...
One Year Ago
I just read this article that came out last week from Vanderbilt U. They are/have developed an independent mapping method that improves clarity. They are...
One Year Ago
Have any of you ever had problems with your processors while flying on a plane?  Mine worked ok for the first couple of years then suddenly, I kept...
One Year Ago
I've read a few posts lately about hearing static. Have you, and did it improve? My left ear never did, but my right ear hears it when people speak...
One Year Ago
In 4 years, I've had 3 implants.  First the Nucleus 5 which failed, now the Freedom . I am unable to hear anything but static most of the...
One Year Ago
Hello all. Sorry I haven't been on more lately. I have had a busy year. But the good news is that On April 12 I will be going bi-lateral. They will...
One Year Ago
After perfect hearing and gains since my Oct. 30th activation, I woke up last week with funny sounds from my processor.  It's like bubbly sounds and...
One Year Ago
 Here is what I'm looking for in the next Nucleus 6 package:I would be able to access previous maps to compare with my current one along with the...
One Year Ago
I went to the balance center for therapy for the dizziness yesterday. I was having a bad day when I got there, after the therapy it was better for a while...
One Year Ago
I'm hoping to receive some insight regarding my CapTel phone. According to an email notice, AT&T is suspending its IP CapTel® services,...
One Year Ago
Hey All! Lately I have not been on as much, but have been dealing with feeling extremely tired and on some days headaches or migraines.  I have...
One Year Ago
On the evening of the first day of the conference members of the Cochlear Awareness Network enjoyed a tour of Marine Corps Air Station Mramar Miramar was the...
One Year Ago
This past Sunday, (yesterday), Feb 25 -- Sunny and I drove to Holiday Inn College Park in MD, to meet Connie Jacobs.  She had come as a volunteer to be...
One Year Ago
Just began to use the LACE program to help hear in difficult hearing situations. For those of you that have used the program do you set your speakers at the...
One Year Ago
An early morning flight from Saskatoon to Denver to San Diego on the 13th took us from -9.5 F at my houseto a balmy 56F at the conference...
One Year Ago
Got a high 5 from a princess today. She wants someone to help her witha large  inheritance .  She is one the site as "onebutlove"....
One Year Ago
Hi everyone, just checking in to let you all know how things are going with my new processor. It’s been a week and a half since activation. First...
One Year Ago
Beware of a message from onebutlove. Read below.    Delete Message Forward this Message You've...
One Year Ago
Just received a spam post from Primcess Simerra. It is such an obvious fraud that it is laughable. She even gave me a high five. I can't see how any sane...
One Year Ago
In January 2013, I found the courage to finally come out & open up about some of the things I have been through and dealt with in my teen years,...
One Year Ago
"Hello My dear My name is Miss vivian,I saw your profile today and i become interested in you, Please My love, I will like you to contact me back as...
One Year Ago
Do you need to use the drying packs with the dryer? I ordered the drying packs last Thursday and still have not received confirmation and the money has not...
One Year Ago
Soon, I will have approached having my CI for 3 years. I have the Nucleus 5 and have been informed that my warranty will run out in the spring. The...
One Year Ago
Okay, today was a long day, but it's not over yet as I still have to pick-up my daughter from the Movie Theather around 11:00pm.  I had drove her to...
One Year Ago
Hope everyone has been well. We are enjoying sloppy weather here in South Louisiana. Just finished Mardi Gras, so its time to get back to work.Between all...
One Year Ago
I heard from the surgical coodinator today. She said she has 15 patients to schedule before me so it looks like a long wait is looming ahead. I'm...
One Year Ago
Can he take the protectors off and put the processor in the dryer without the protectors on? A water pipe broke and got it soaked, now the sound is all fuzzy.
One Year Ago
What a glorious trip Phil and I had in St. Croix.  It was heaven!  I would love, love, love to go back there again.  Only next time,...
One Year Ago
Flying to San Diego tomorrow. Hope to meet many of my community friends.
One Year Ago
NEW UP DATE FOR ANGEL SOUND IS READY.
One Year Ago
I had my testing for my left ear for my second implant last week. This is my better ear but also the ear that has the tinnitus in it so I'm a little...
One Year Ago
This is the sencond time that i have typed this blog. When I went to submit to post the blog it was lost somehow. So anyways a few weeks ago or a month ago...
One Year Ago
Hey guys,  I've been experiencing some dizziness the last two weeks.  Sometimes it is mild and goes away pretty quickly, but other times it is...
One Year Ago
If you have cochlear implants, this is a must read.  I have a RoadID, interactive that I can update online any time.  Really Great!  I highly...
One Year Ago
Hi everyone! I have not been writing much but would like to update you all on where I am at in my journey. Over the holidays I traveled to...
One Year Ago
It's not too early to mark your calendars for Jacksonville, Florida's first Walk4Hearing.  Saturday, November 9, 2013 is the date. Stay tuned...
One Year Ago
Do you know that Malala during her latest round of surgery to place a titanium plate to cover the exposed part of her brain also received a cochlear implant?...
One Year Ago
Hi Everyone,  We are all geared up for Cochlear Celebration 2013 in San Diego, CA, February 14-17, 2013!  Celebration is a big part of our...
One Year Ago
So I parted with an old friend today.   I have been using my original Dry N Store since I was activated 7 1/2 years ago with my first...
One Year Ago
Hello Everyone,I am brand new at this. I had my activation on Jan. 18th and have an appointment for my next mapping on Feb. 8th. I have four programs, but I...
One Year Ago
Wow what a difference..you were all right, washing my hair never felt so good.  Not sure how you did it Iradia, but thanks to my big sis she managed to...
One Year Ago
Has Anyone heard a timeframe for the N6 release.  I can't find anything from searching the Internet.   Last fall when I was picking out my...
One Year Ago
Hi, I was implanted in September and activated in October.  I have had three mapping appts.  They usually test me first then do the map....
One Year Ago
It's been 3 days already!  And, I truthfully couldn't remember when my doctor told me it was okay to wash my hair, but I went ahead and did it...
One Year Ago
One of the key concepts I teach my kids at school is to speak slower, not slow, because I can understand them a lot more clearly. I made a quick one slide...
One Year Ago
Hi All,Just wanted to give you a quick update. Feeling much better today. My sister removed the big bandage yesterday and the small one under it today. The...
One Year Ago
 Implanted late December, 2011. Now more than a year and it has been a hell of a ride. Deafness was caused by infection due to the mumps or measles. My...
One Year Ago
I made a powerpoint for my kids at school to help them understand, and remember, that it's important to talk slower than normal so I can comprehend their...
One Year Ago
Well, I got "turned on" again. sure is different, is all i can say right now. The first time around, I felt like I got dropped in chipmunk land....
One Year Ago
Thanks to DR. Mark Whitaker and his team at the Fletcher Allan Heath Care in Burlington for taking such good care of me yesterday. It was a long day though...
One Year Ago
Just curious since I now have an ear infection in my hearing aid ear, has anyone ever had an ear infection in their cochlear ear? Is that even possible? Just...
One Year Ago
One Year Ago
   And yet another medical alert bracelet. I like the practical uses of this one. Besides having the medical alert awareness tag, you can unravel...
One Year Ago
Happy New Year everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Have been offline for so long but wanted to touch base with everyone and let you know...
One Year Ago
I have read enough stories on here about magnets flying off people's heads to know how common it is. It hasn't happened to me yet, and I'm...
One Year Ago
It is six weeks after my last mapping and a new program, during which time I daily slogged through the Angel Sound training modules, beginner level. Due to...
One Year Ago
I sent this to my audi today. I had a mapping on Tuesday, and before that I was having some odd disconnects on my newly implanted ear. It would disconnect...
One Year Ago
Today I had the pleasure of meeting another newbie and chatting with her about her CI experience.  The get together was a typical CI encounter with lots...
One Year Ago
I had my visit to my surgeon today to discuss going bilateral. He is great and answered all my questions so I feel good about things. The concensus was...
One Year Ago
So I just had one of those moments where I leaned up against my desk, and my "inadvertently" unlocked remote in my pocket decided to change...
One Year Ago
So I just had one of those moments where I leaned up against my desk, and my "inadvertently" unlocked remote in my pocket decides to change...
One Year Ago
Well, here is another S-O-U-N-D!  Don't you just love hearing this???  8013var s203703 = new...
One Year Ago
Its been 1/4 of a year since my surgery in October of last year. So far I'm really liking the implant! However everyday when I remove the CI prior to...
One Year Ago
Just checking in with my friends.......hope all is well with everyone. We have been super busy at work. Our company just purchased a new property and we are...
One Year Ago
My bilateral journey starts this week on Friday with a visit to my surgeon. I'm hoping he will say "let's do it"... My audi doens't...
One Year Ago
The other day, while washing my hands, I noticed an odd sound. It was very quiet, but sounded like crackling. It took me a minute to identify the sound, but...
One Year Ago
I finally updated my profile today...the biggest change being my age. Funny how that happens but when I think back to the day I wrote my first profile I have...
One Year Ago
 We have had a major snow storm move through Salt Lake the last couple of days and my husband got out the snow blower for the third or fourth time this...
One Year Ago
I wanted to let you all know that I have turned off the "vibrate feature" on my cell phone, and I have switched the notifications to...
One Year Ago
We had a volunteer meeting last night in Indianapolis and had 9 recipients there! I'm excited to finally start building a strong network of Cochlear...
One Year Ago
Had planned to post a new years blog but was distracted by work at home. Hope you all found a fun way to end one year and begin another. It was a year...
One Year Ago
So I put all my music on my Ipod and now I listen to it in the car on the way home from work. That is indescribably fun! These are songs that I had given up...
One Year Ago
Yes, this is a picture of my teeth!  How ridiculous am I?  Ha, ha!  The only reason I am talking about this is because my dentist was going to...
One Year Ago
Hi everyone,  Hope you enjoyed the first day of 2013! Wow, I can't believe a whole year has gone by already...it seemed like I got activated...
One Year Ago
Just went to get mapped today. It has been one week since activation, and my hearing journey is well on its way! I am hearing in the normal adult range!...
One Year Ago
Nearly 3 months after activation and it feels if I am a new person with a new life. After more than 40 years I can hear music, my children's voices,...
One Year Ago
This here is an awesome video about the Water Accessory for the N5...
One Year Ago
A Happy Healthy New Year to you all- lets be thankful for the giftof hearing and that there are so many to rejoice with!
One Year Ago
Happy New Year!! To all my cochlear friends near and far.May you be blesed in 2013 and Have a Happy Hearing and Healthy Year!!!!See you in San Diego at...
One Year Ago
so… this is something that never happend with the first implant. I’m having an odd pain, where my implant actually sits. it doesn’t matter...
One Year Ago
Well, my second map has come and gone and I am amazed at how much easier it has become to have a halfway normal converstation, even in crowds. A month ago...
One Year Ago
Just had my activation today! I was able to understand some things after a few minutes! Everyone sounds computer-y, and still getting better as the day went...
One Year Ago
Yip Yip Yippee, tomorrow is the start of the journey into surround sound!!! I am getting all my "ducks in a row" at home, cleaned house, paid a...
One Year Ago
Merry Christmas to all, I hope your holiday was great! This holiday was very enjoyable since my two N5 units allowed me to participate in any discussion that...
One Year Ago
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! New year, new ear! :) ~Debbie Nucleus 5 user since 8/2011 
One Year Ago
Anyone here from the state of NY?
One Year Ago
I got an upgrade from a Nucleuscontour 24  3G to a N5 last June & I am not happy with the battery life, although very pleased with my hearing. The...
One Year Ago
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Ok, so I had my 2nd activation yesterday… and… honestly… it sounds WRONG. when we were testing, it was a lot of… confusion. first...
One Year Ago
Luca's activation took place last December 19th . He is now 17 months old. His responses were OK during activation and he showed that he could hear...
One Year Ago
Okay, my 2nd Cochlear Implant surgery date was confirmed for:  January 23, 2013.  This was the exact same date for my 1st of this year (2012) --...
2 Years Ago
It a remarkable time of the year. A certain seasonal song proclaims that it is the most wonderful time of the year. I believe this to be true if for only...
2 Years Ago
Do you live within 100 miles of Lawrence Kansas? Want the opportunity to perhaps hear better in a noisy atmosphere?  Would you like the chance to...
2 Years Ago
   Dr. William F. House, a medical researcher who braved skepticism to invest the cochlear implant, an electronic device considered to be the...
2 Years Ago
      I ordered one Cochlear ornament last Saturday.  I received the  FedExp package last night.  This gift is...
2 Years Ago
Ok... so I have decided... I need to be on here more often. I went bilateral on December 12th, I get activated on friday. So it is time for a new...
2 Years Ago
Last week I found myself in a factory next to some extremely loud equipment - far over 100 db. Normally this level of noise would be extremely uncomfortable...
2 Years Ago
This is non-CI related but something I wanted to share with you all. Now, I'm not trying to come off like I know everything so bare with me in this...
2 Years Ago
Is it my overly active imagination or is my hearing impacted by a head cold or sinusitis? Medically I can't figure out how it could be but ......
2 Years Ago
How do you give "High-Fives"?
2 Years Ago
It seems surreal that it will be 2 years post surgery soon.  The entire first year of my bilateral surgery and activation was exhausting.  I was...
2 Years Ago
To keep you informed Wednesday I had a 9 month mapping appointment with the audiologist.  She first discovered that somehow I had almost completely...
2 Years Ago
HI ALL,Well, I am ready to conquer the world.  I have just received my new rechargeable battery that Medicare paid for $216.  According to my audi,...
2 Years Ago
I decided to take the plunge and go bilateral. From everything I have read and everyone's support in the community I feel its time now. I have an...
2 Years Ago
Well tomorrow is activation day!! I can hardley wait to see what kind of sounds and speech will be like. I have a positive attiude and feel like it will be a...
2 Years Ago
I wanted to let you all know that Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Especially the music. I have a favorite cd I listen to. Johnny Mathis, Merry...
2 Years Ago
My step nephew past away on December 5th after fighting 4 years with cancer at the age of 27. We went to the funeral, it was so sad knowing that 2 little...
2 Years Ago
After my second mapping in October, I have heard a second or duplicate voice in my implanted ear.  Adjustments were made but I still have the...
2 Years Ago
My left ear implant was done in September and I was activated in October.  Sometimes in the middle of the night, I am awakened to loud popping noises in...
2 Years Ago
   I've been thinking about going bilateral for awhile now and the dilemma I'm facing and wondering if anybody has suggestions... ...
2 Years Ago
A beautiful scarf and holiday card arrived today.  It was a present from Cochlear, wishing me happiness this season and thanking me for being a...
2 Years Ago
While leaving for work this morning, I heard this sound and had to investigate. After opening the garage door, I heard this WHOOSH, TICK TICK, WHOOSH, TICK...
2 Years Ago
     I am curious about how many people with CI's are still using captioning telephones. I bought a Captel for $99 two years before...
2 Years Ago
Yesterday I made a little journey to Selinsgrove, PA for the Pennsylvania Social Meeting for CI users (adults and kids alike!)...I had decided to take my...
2 Years Ago
Since my activation on November 19th, 2012 and my first mapping on November 26th, 2012, everyday I have been picking up a new sound.  Here are some of...
2 Years Ago
Its been a while since I posted. After the real activation I have been hearing more and more. Its really quite amazing how quickly I have grown used to the...
2 Years Ago
Thanks to everyone who gave me information on using the LAPEL mICROPHONE.  I'm thinking I will enjoy hearing withit better until I get my 2nd. C.I.;...
2 Years Ago
I had my surgery just 8 days ago (Nov 21st), but I have to wait another 4 weeks until activation. So far, so good! No swelling, no pain, no issues! The...
2 Years Ago
My first implant the Neculeus 5 failed.  It never got to any point of hearing anything but static. I kept trying for over 9 months then had it...
2 Years Ago
My first implant the Neculeus 5 failed.  It never got to any point of hearing anything but static. I kept trying for over 9 months then had it...
2 Years Ago
My remote is stuck! I can't get it to show what program I'm on, it just shows a processor in black with a line across it and blue light flashing when...
2 Years Ago
Have ordered a lapel microphone and received it.  Now I need some instructions as how to wear it and use it.  No instructions came with it.I do...
2 Years Ago
I recently started seeing a chiropractor who seems to be very good.Part of her treatment plan for people who have vertibral issues with their neck...
2 Years Ago
I had the unexpected happen the other night.  I was getting ready for bed and when I took my sweater off over my head, I saw a blue flash like static...
2 Years Ago
On November 19th, 2012, I finally get activated after six long weeks!  However, I could only confirm the sound of a clap.  My audiologist said...
2 Years Ago
Greetings from Albuquerque. Keep up on everyones contributions and stories, which keeps me feeling I am part of a CI family.  My CI implant was February...
2 Years Ago
Just happened to see this.  If I see anyone else, I will let you know.Iraida (-:
2 Years Ago
Recently I came across an Apple app called Marleesigns. If you have an IPad or IPhone and are interested in signing this is a free app which will get you...
2 Years Ago
Dear Friends.For those of you that have to go thru a Recall or a Reimplantation DO IT!About one year ago, I had to do the re-implantation. My life has been...
2 Years Ago
Yesterday I was in Waltham again for my first real map. Instead of the zinging and tones this time, I was actually able to partially understand words and...
2 Years Ago
Today we decorated the Christmas tree and played music - really nice to be able to have music in the background and still carry on a conversation with my...
2 Years Ago
I started noticing a hearing loss a few years after the birth of my first child (About the age of 26). I’m 44 and now a candidate for a cochlear...
2 Years Ago
My hearing loss has been very gradual over the past 16 plus years however it has remained within normal limits, bilaterally, at 250 Hz. At 500 Hz, loss is...
2 Years Ago
Dear friends, I will be resuming my Cochlear appointments with my Audi and Surgeon, because I am considering being bilateral.  My next appointment...
2 Years Ago
Ever since I had my CAT scans and then being implanted with the CI, I have always wondered why my hearing nerves are half the size of a normal hearing nerve....
2 Years Ago
Well it has been a while since posting anything because there has not been anything spectacular to report.  My discrimination has steadily...
2 Years Ago
I'm going to be flying this week for the first time with implants.  I'm concerned about delays getting through security.  Any...
2 Years Ago
We got a date!!! Insurance company gave their blessing, and its a go for the 2nd CI!!! wanted so bad to get it done b4 christmas but no luck, they had the...
2 Years Ago
Hello from Greater Chicago Area!I know it has been a long time, and I have a lot of catching up to do.  I have missed so many of you!I have proof that...
2 Years Ago
I've been offline just way too long!! Just decided to check in today and noticed a message from Blues2 asking how I've been...God bless him for...
2 Years Ago
I just read an email from Linda D. Senior Awareness Manager about setting telecoil ratios in airports. I wasn't even aware of setting it to telecoil let...
2 Years Ago
I was activiated in mid-October and had a 2nd mapping last week.  So far I have been given 4 every day programs, each with a louder volument to work...
2 Years Ago
Hi Yall, I wanted to inform you about the new CP802 processor! It is being released in India right now. There is 2 color choices, black and tan. My mom...
2 Years Ago
 One of the earliest signs that my hearing loss has accelarated was that I couldn't hear children scream in movies.I remember watching E.T. about 6...
2 Years Ago
I was out of school today for my activation, and was it ever so exciting! They did a map just to figure out if the electrode array is working, then they had...
2 Years Ago
I Have not posted in a while, just had a lot going on, but wanted to share what Mike did last night. He fulfilled a lifelong dream of stand-up comedy at...
2 Years Ago
Wow, just seems like a couple of weeks ago I was recovering from surgery. I've been back at work attending meetings, one on one, and inour conference...
2 Years Ago
Well yesterday i was baking potatoes in my microwave like I always do anyways while sitting on the computer I heard the microwave beep letting me know the...
2 Years Ago
I haven't posted in a while. So I'll say this. My incision is healing up well, and is barely noticeable by now. When I went back to school Wednesday...
2 Years Ago
With just 3 weeks left until my surgery date I am getting more and more excited! Soon enough I will be out of school and on my way home preparing to go to...
2 Years Ago
So I'm just curious... what accessories did you get in your Kit when (if) you went bilateral. I am really hoping my audi lets me pick this time... I...
2 Years Ago
I know its been a long time since I was on, but... I'm back. I'm doing wonderfully!!! After only 3 months I have 86% sentance regognition!!! I've...
2 Years Ago
Today marks four weeks since I got my CI422 implant surgically implanted.  My activation is set for November 19, 2012 for the Nucleus 5...
2 Years Ago
I am a brand new member and was just activated yesterday on my left ear which went deaf completely in July of 2011.  Wow...I was able to hear...
2 Years Ago
I was expecting a important phone call today and since my last couple of phone conversations seemed harder for me to hear, I decided to change my mic covers...
2 Years Ago
Hey everyone, good to read your posts every week or so. Teaching is going very well. Compared to last year, I have a lot of energy. My balance is better, but...
2 Years Ago
   I really do not know where to begin.  Ever since my implant and activation, I have had nothing but problems with my Nucleus Freedom. ...
2 Years Ago
Dear All, I joined a while ago this group. I'm from Switzerland and 43 years old. I'm looking for some good accessories to use my iPhone...
2 Years Ago
I don't know if this is related to the surgery or not but thought I'd throw it out there. For the last few days I have been feeling a sort of...
2 Years Ago
I was at Waltham childrens Hospital today for a follow up visit after the surgery. The surgeon who operated on me, Greg Likamaili (not sure how to spell his...
2 Years Ago
I have missed all of my friends since my A day, but you have all been in my prayers daily. So thankful to you all. There has been something going on that I...
2 Years Ago
Last night as I was trying to sleep, I began to notice shortness of breath in me. my chest was feeling tight and constricted, as if someone had put me in a...
2 Years Ago
Since my activation with #2 CI on Oct 10th, I was not scheduled for another mapping until Oct 30th.  For the time being, my audi,...
2 Years Ago
Can't believe how the time has flown. Recently scored in the 90s in quiet and high 80s in noise. I have been thrilled. Cannot imagine life without these.
2 Years Ago
My third time to be mapped has proven to be successful because I am hearing and understanding sooo much better than I did a month ago. It has really made a...
2 Years Ago
Hey everyone! I'm back home from the hospital after they released me this morning. Surgery was sucessful, but as noted tricky. The operating team told my...
2 Years Ago
Come to the Great Lakes CI Support Group meeting on Saturday, November 3rd from 1-4 p.m. to hear Dr. Sharon Sandridge, Director of Clinical Services in...
2 Years Ago
Tomorrow is the big day! I go into the hospital in the morning hours before my scheduled surgery just after noon EST. I'm spending a lot of time thinking...
2 Years Ago
{singsong} We're going to see the doctor, we're going to see the doctor, we're going to see the doctor, and the audi too!!!Yepper have appts to...
2 Years Ago
I finished the pre-op appointment yesterday. To the say the least, it was fascinating. Some of the stuff the people told me was a little hard to believe. On...
2 Years Ago
On Thursday last week, the first sounds were activated. First I hear a buzz and some low sounds.  The audio test the cochlear implant again and all 22...
2 Years Ago
Tomorrow I'm off to the pre-surgery meeting at the hospital to meet the team. I'm not sure what else. I'm looking forward to it! There's not...
2 Years Ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=Kesj4jEZnqc&NR=1Just a little more digging and I think I found it! 
2 Years Ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=Kesj4jEZnqc&NR=1
2 Years Ago
I was activated with my N5 upgrade the end of June and since then have been enjoying the convenience of the remote and the new features of the...
2 Years Ago
Hi:   Today I had the opportunity to evaluate a 2 year old with a CI for services in our program. When she discovered I had a CI and it was the...
2 Years Ago
Cochlear Activation went much better than expected today. It will be a process to gain Good hearing comprehension, but my first sound hearing test (sounds...
2 Years Ago
I know I haven't posted much in the last week or so. Just thought I'd share some thoughts and things that have happened so far. Surgery is fast...
2 Years Ago
It's been about 4 months since my last booth test with my CI so I was due for another one. My audi says my audiogram was perfect. Exactly where I should...
2 Years Ago
I have been activated almost 5 months now. This week I took the amplifier off my phone at work. Also got a new cell phone and had to adjust the volume down....
2 Years Ago
 Enjoy the article: http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/10/09/4324668/cochlear-americas-redefines-quality.html
2 Years Ago
I would like to start out with this blog by first thanking my creator, and the friends he has led me to, this community. If it were not for all the support,...
2 Years Ago
Well the time has come. I leave for Houston this evening and A day on Thursday and Friday. There are a lot of things going on in this little brain right...
2 Years Ago
It's funny, I have no feelings of apprehension as surgery date comes closer. Even the team at the Children's Hospital (I'm 16) were impressed,...
2 Years Ago
  I love this heart warming story that reminds us that anything is...
2 Years Ago
    I was scanned my body in Honolulu at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time 10:00 pm) last Thursday afternoon (September 27).  Yellow spot was...
2 Years Ago
It's been 7 weeks since surgery.  Still have what I would describe as a burning sensation and loss of taste on side of tongue (same side as...
2 Years Ago
Hello all! I was just activated on wednesday (26th). I was able hear my audi, Michelle & my husband talking, and I was able to...
2 Years Ago
Does anyone have any information about when the new aqua accessory will be availavle for purchase in the US?  Or how much these disposable bags will...
2 Years Ago
I can't believe that it's already down to just 8 weeks left! I started this process just 7 weeks ago and got approved! I really can't imagine how...
2 Years Ago
Yesterday Allison (Cochlear Americas audiologist) and I appeared on a Columbus TV station to talk about the upcoming HHS.  It was fun and nerve racking...
2 Years Ago
Questions todayI have had problems from day 1 with my processor staying on my ear. At first my ear was so sore and used only the standard ear hook. Next we...
2 Years Ago
I know lots of you have been wondering what is new or what is going on in my life. I went to see my audiologist about a month after I gave birth to my new...
2 Years Ago
I did plan to do this blog long ago but so many things happen I just have trouble keeping up and really not much to report either.I do spend several hours...
2 Years Ago
Dear all, guess what???!! I found a wonderful application that can be downloaded anywhere: your HTC/android phone or iphone, ipad, or your laptop or desktop...
2 Years Ago
Well, after 3 months I'm in a bad news, good news, bad news place right now.Bad News is hearing in my HA ear is getting worse-seems like I lose a little...
2 Years Ago
My original surgery date was set for October 19th.  The surgeon will be out of town on business, so now my surgery date is set for October 22nd. ...
2 Years Ago
I feel a little defeated as I'm not really hearing with my processor yet. They are starting me off slowly but it's probably not a good idea because...
2 Years Ago
Posted this to facebook and got a bunch of "likes" so I thought I would share it with you:"It's actually not a big deal that I talk to...
2 Years Ago
Had a new mapping today and the rep from Cochlear was there. She and my audi had some suggestions on tweaking the mappings that I have. I got my music...
2 Years Ago
Dear all, guess what???!! I found a wonderful application that can be downloaded anywhere: your HTC/android phone or iphone, ipad, or your desktop...
2 Years Ago
Hello all,I had my CI surgery Aug 17 and first turn on was Sept 14. Everything is still beeps, blips and broken up, but Im also noticing a small improvement...
2 Years Ago
I bet I got your attention with that title, didnt I, folks!!! I discovered something yesterday. I was reading Sounds from Silence by Graeme Clark while...
2 Years Ago
I know that a Cochlear Network Awareness Manager is a Cochlear employee assigned to a multi-state region. What is a "Cochlear...
2 Years Ago
Does anyone know if medicare pays for those ridiculously expensive microphone protectors? Any idea why they cost so much and if you can buy them in bulk to...
2 Years Ago
Have a question about whether medicare pays for the rechargeable batteries.  I have heard that they do ; but not on the disposable ones.  I have...
2 Years Ago
Does anyone have any information on wearing wigs if you wear a cochlear implant?  I have even heard that hats produce static electricity so they could...
2 Years Ago
Hello all,My cochlear awareness manager for the St. Louis regions encourages us to blog more on the website so hear...
2 Years Ago
I feel I should bring you all up to date with what’s been happening with me since having to cancel my surgery. Last week was supposed to be time off...
2 Years Ago
Well, its not that I wasn't warned. These haven't been my best days, but I have to say today, I feel great. Was it worth it. So far so good....
2 Years Ago
Come on Saturday, September 29th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to the Great Lakes CI Support Group meeting at the Euclid Public Library, located at...
2 Years Ago
Cochlear Implant Support Group – San Antonio POTLUCK SOCIAL   WHEN:     ...
2 Years Ago
Well, I survived, barely, but survived. Surgery yesterday at 8:30, 5 hours later, finished. Felt pretty good after I finally woke up, then the nausea...
2 Years Ago
    This is a petition to oppose the current UN- CRPD (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities), as it is...
2 Years Ago
I am following up on a calf muscle tear that has not healed after three months with my GP. In passing his receptionist mentioned having an MRI done. I know I...
2 Years Ago
To all my Cochlear Community friends: 48 hours to countdown. I will be leaving for Houston tomorrow, Surgery on Thursday at 10:30. I would like to thank all...
2 Years Ago
Thanks to all of you for your encouragement and support in regards to me having to cancel my surgery: I think the lesson here is that there were 3 parties...
2 Years Ago
I have an iPhone but I cannot hear with it unless I have it on speaker (then everyone around you hears it) or have it connected to my CI with the Personal...
2 Years Ago
 Hi Everyone, Haven't been online for a week or so. I've had some disappointing news from my insurance co about my implant and so had to...
2 Years Ago
Music is one of the last things to become enjoyable for most of us who have an implant (or two). By now I have had my left implant activated for about 13...
2 Years Ago
It's hard to believe, but Ian and Aiden had their first day of Kindergarten today.  It was an emotional day for me both because it's taken so...
2 Years Ago
Has anyone out there ever had micro cover protectors that they cannot put into the processor?  One of mine went in but the other one will not. ...
2 Years Ago
Of the 5 international adapters that come with the charger kits, I've found that two are almost identical and seem to fit north american...
2 Years Ago
After being implanted with my first CI (am now bilateral) my hearing therapist gave me a great website for listening - it is Voice of America Learning...
2 Years Ago
First let me say I know nothing about this product nor do I have any connection to it.  Someone posted this info on a forum I am on and I wanted to pass...
2 Years Ago
I need to buy a new cordless telephone for home use...not cellular.I am currently using old Panasonic 2.6 ghz phones that up to now have worked better for me...
2 Years Ago
Had surgery left ear 8-2-12 connected 8-16-12 I am surprised at my progress, aftre two days turned off CC and just turn TV on not intrested in the program...
2 Years Ago
I just had to post this. The other day a colleague of mine and I were walking out to the car. We passed a mother and son walking into the school. As we...
2 Years Ago
Hello all,I just found out a fellow cochlear recepient has passed away.His name is Don Krupp and I knew him from the Hearing Loss Association of St. Louis....
2 Years Ago
This is the first time blogging, so please bear with me. I had my N5 surgery two years ago Oct. 5th and I had nerve damage to my tongue. Everything...
2 Years Ago
Today I actually got to drive a NASCAR stock car at the Kentucky Speedway! It was a fabulous experience and something that I never could have done while...
2 Years Ago
Hi!  This is my first attempt at a blog!  I have read other's blogs but I am shy to share!  I have had my cochlear for over a year...
2 Years Ago
Today was my first visit to the surgeon.  I was given a surgery date which is October 19th. 
2 Years Ago
First I would like to thank all of you,( my family) for the show of support you gave me for my anticiapated surgery. Unfortuately, we were told this...
2 Years Ago
I am trying to gather pros and cons of going bilateral, so that I sound informative when my family asks me questions.  Send me a balanced positive...
2 Years Ago
The other day, I didn't have neither my HA (on the left) and my CI processor (on the right) -- because I had just washed my hair.  All...
2 Years Ago
Hello all!  I was putting my left CI on this morning and realized it wouldn't turn on. Not sure what's going on but I checked the battery,...
2 Years Ago
To all my good friends, JDavid, Jimmy, Sunny, Tricia, Carolyn, Bob Davis, Charlotte, Cherie, Terri, Patsy, Messysue, Paula, Rusty, Susan,...
2 Years Ago
Well, the week is finally here!  My first visit with the surgeon.  I really don't know what to expect.  I have been tested by the CI audi,...
2 Years Ago
I was implanted Feb. 10th this year on my left side that had been deaf since age 3, sixty years ago. The intervening months have been so difficult and...
2 Years Ago
3 weeks ago I had my surgery. It's quiet on my end until Aug. 21 for my activation.  Healing nicely, but the ringing is starting to bug me....
2 Years Ago
Last week was also a year since my activation. It has been an interesting year. I am in the middle off changing my proffesion from bedside Registered Nurse...
2 Years Ago
   This has been an incredible summer of hearing new sounds with my CI. We have been up North most of the summer and it truly has opened up a whole...
2 Years Ago
It's hard to believe that today has been a year since my surgery and I'm doing so well! It seems like yesterday! I remember looking back to the time...
2 Years Ago
See flyer link below for info. If you're in the area we'd love to meet you! Sept. 8th9am-11amThe Friendship Room at E. 91st Street Christian...
2 Years Ago
Dear all -- last night, I did the usual and inserted my rechargeable battery into the charging station.  All was well and I walked away.  After...
2 Years Ago
I've had my CI for 7 months in my left ear. I still wear a phonak hearing aid in the right ear. I sometimes feel that the hearing aid is interfering with...
2 Years Ago
I was implanted with the N5 in April and I am trying to use my Iphone with the processor. I can not seem to find the right place to hold it on my ear to...
2 Years Ago
   I was implanted CI422 on my left ear last June 19, 2012.  It was recommended by my CI surgeon.  I was activated last July 17,...
2 Years Ago
We had a thunderstorm last evening around 7 pm.  Audrey definitely heard the thunder.  We would watch for the lightning and then watch her...
2 Years Ago
Well, it's been 6 weeks now since activation. Noise level is higher but conversation is still low or muffled. Tested the CI ear at 58% so that's...
2 Years Ago
Ok, does anyone know if there are larger earhooks? I only see the one size in the store. The reason I ask is because sometimes to feels like the processor is...
2 Years Ago
We learned Friday that we are expecting our first grandchild on March 22nd. Hoping we can get Mike's hearing fixed before then. We have to get a nursery...
2 Years Ago
Here goes another dumb, but important to me, question. I am trying to find out what determines the location of the implant for the fitting of the coil...
2 Years Ago
Hi,Did anyone get their CI surgery done at U of M hospital?
2 Years Ago
Good Evening  Fellow CI's please help. I am trying to push the button to turn on my CI. Over the last few days I have been having to hold it longer...
2 Years Ago
I've been doing a lot of research about CI's.  Each time I reach a millstone the feedback is inspiring and educational.  The more I...
2 Years Ago
I am going to be away for the weekend, and I don't want to pack the Dry-n-Store Zephyr with me.  So I am thinking to use my DRYING CAPSULES. ...
2 Years Ago
After a helpful post on this site about the CaptionCall phone and courtesy of the state of North Carolina, I now have 2 caption telephones. A CaptionCall and...
2 Years Ago
I'm trying to determine, if I should find work or wait until my CI surgery is complete. Since my viral infection in March, I haven't been back to...
2 Years Ago
I know I will probably get in trouble starting this, but I'm going to do it anyway. I dont know if yall noticed last week when Sunny's CI problem...
2 Years Ago
Hi all, I got my second CI a year ago. Still dealing with the resulting medical bills. Would a few of you be so willing to check your medical records and...
2 Years Ago
My remote just stopped working. It shows it is fully charged if I plug it in but only stays on a few seconds when I unplug it. It won't recognize my...
2 Years Ago
hi everyone! well i have been doing great since my October 2011 hookup with my N5 and all the great sounds and new ones too! through the course of time...
2 Years Ago
Although I have often checked in to see how my friends are doing, I have definitely been awol on my own blogs. Bottom line, I am doing terrific. My daughter...
2 Years Ago
Well, I was all ready for the little mri machine thing at the VA in Louisiana, but my ent nurse scheduled me for an appointment the day before...
2 Years Ago
I had my one year appointment yesterday, which is also my ten year anniversary for my first implant. My testing showed that my second ear is already doing as...
2 Years Ago
Well took most of yall's advice and got the pneumonia/meningitus vaccine.My doctor said better to be safe than sorry. Now the only thing left is the MRI....
2 Years Ago
Hi Guys:   I was wondering if any of you have experienced charging issues with your remotes? I am on my second one now and still after 3 weeks it...
2 Years Ago
Well, it is nerve damage. Tried to do a mapping yesterday and it didn't work, had to go back to the old one. Found the sound he is hearing and Karen...
2 Years Ago
I've had my Nucleus 5 for a year and a half now.  There were two full size and one small rechargeable batteries in the kit that I received. I was...
2 Years Ago
#6 magnet not strong enough, sure hope they make a #7 or an 8, anybody else out there with a thick head like me? LOL
2 Years Ago
Hi everyone!I trust everyone is enjoying the summer so far. We have all had some fantastic weather but very HOT!!!  Hope you all have A/C or a pool....
2 Years Ago
Hello to all my good friends, and new friends. Well just a quick update from my visit with the VA today. Everything is a go, my surgery date will be August...
2 Years Ago
For about 22 years I am part of the Nurse's Health Study. There are many topics and questionaires and these are used to influence  medical...
2 Years Ago
Our neighbors were shooting off fireworks last night, everything was ok until about 2:00 this morning when two houses down shot off some big one that shook...
2 Years Ago
Hi Everone:   Just had my 3 month surgeon's visit the other day. It was an interesting visit as it was the first time I heard his voice. I...
2 Years Ago
Well I am on my way to the Houston VA. My appt is not until Friday morning, but the wife and I thought a little get-a-way would be good.Its only 4 hours...
2 Years Ago
Hey there folks!!! Warm one here in MN so spending the evening indoors!!! was wondering how many of you good folks are on facebook? was wondering if there...
2 Years Ago
Noises are really loud and interferring with my HA, but am glad that I can hear the noise. Actually heard somone today through the CI in church!We are...
2 Years Ago
Thought I would write another blog today. Each of you who have had the implant done, especially those activated, if you had to do it all over again, what...
2 Years Ago
I know its important to first learn speach and sounds. My question to all who have had implants done is how long until you start practicing music again where...
2 Years Ago
  http://store.americangirl.com/agshop/static/dollHospital.jsp#popup=hearingaid 
2 Years Ago
Hi Everyone:   I have a question for the group and I'm curious to see what your responses are. I have been activated two months now. Things are...
2 Years Ago
Had my second mapping today and am able to hear more with the new program. Still sounds like Alvin and the chipmunks have gotten their hands on a shortwave...
2 Years Ago
I think I'm in the right group here.  My granddaughter Audrey has a Cochlear implant with the new CI 422 electrode.  She is the first one in...
2 Years Ago
Hi Everyone: Just returned from Madison after  5 days of testing!  It WAS tedious, but the people in the Madison lab are just great! ...
2 Years Ago
When my husband & I had our first meeting with my Audiologist, it was then that I decided I wanted a Cochlear Americas implant vs AB. We thought it was...
2 Years Ago
Well, it's been a long time since I've had time to do anything, but now that summer is here, there will be even less! I'm enjoying gardening,...
2 Years Ago
Today begins day 3 with ny shiny new N5 processors!  The biggest difference is size...slimmer and shorter on my ears.  The fit much more securely...
2 Years Ago
No real change in hearing since day 1. I went through the 4 programs in the first five days.  Did not notice any real difference each day, but I'm...
2 Years Ago
I am sitting on my deck reading and two female robins are chasing around in the tree above to my left and I hear their fluttering wings. It just dawned on me...
2 Years Ago
went to the movie tonite, well the matinee at 4p, (cheaper) and was able to follow along with the dialogue with just about no problems, just a couple missed...
2 Years Ago
     I was implanted Freedom in my left ear three days ago.  It was processing in three hours. I had the plastic cup in three days....
2 Years Ago
Do you live in Northeast Ohio-Cleveland-Akron area?Do you want to meet others with cochlear implants?Are you considering an implant and want to learn...
2 Years Ago
It has been a while since I last blogged and I thought it was a good time to bring things up to date. Since I found out that my left implant was giving a...
2 Years Ago
Had another sentence test today-------went from 12% the first time to 55% today. That was from recorded sentences---then my audi read the same sentences to...
3 Years Ago
they say the n5 with a rechargeable battery can be submerged in 3 feet of water for 30 min ha! i doubt that, ive broke several just by sweating!
3 Years Ago
I know that I am an impatient patient. And I believe that it will get better with time. But I want it right now. It's the same as my walk with the Lord,...
3 Years Ago
   Had another mapping yesterday. We are trying to find a "happy place" between my loudest program and my softest program. The loudest...
3 Years Ago
OK. I've cleared off an area on my dresser, plugged in the dryer, plugged in the charger, plugged the remote wire into the charger charged some batteries...
3 Years Ago
Got turned on today and my wife sounds like Alvin the chipmunk. A very faint Alvin at that. And as I type this, it sounds like a very bad piano player is...
3 Years Ago
Wesley Blake was born on June 5th at 4:47pm weighing 8 lbs 6 oz and measuring 19 inches long! Baby and Mom are doing well!  
3 Years Ago
Hello everyone...it's been eons since I wrote so bear with me. I had been having trouble with the last few mappings and figured out that my left ear...
3 Years Ago
Hello to all my old friends@ new friends made in Denver! What a great learning experience,so many new thoughts and ideas to try out.It was so exciting...
3 Years Ago
Hi Friends, I was very fortunate to be taking a break from professional life during my CI surgery, activation, and a month or so of rehab.  As of...
3 Years Ago
  If you are thinking about getting a cochlear implant, Cochlear is hosting a webinar that will help explain the process and answer questions you...
3 Years Ago
Hello all, I had my 7 month check(well a late 6 month check) with my audiologist. It went great!! I do not fear hearing tests anymore. Although some...
3 Years Ago
An FYI--I went to my audiologist for a mapping about a week ago. I had some irritation and swelling at the magnet site on my head. I assumed that this...
3 Years Ago
     The doctor's office sent the email to me last Tuesday afternoon (6/5/2012) after work.  I called to Receptionist two days ago....
3 Years Ago
Got some good news today. I am scheduled for my first appointment with my audi and ent doctor on July 6. Still a month away but at least I know things are...
3 Years Ago
I noitce that the Sound and Beyond program Tone dicrimmination practice offers 52 diff.tones to listen to but I can not detect any difference in...
3 Years Ago
Mike is doing great. He is doing so good with just the one that he is actually considering not even getting the second one done. People that we have not seen...
3 Years Ago
It is so exciting now that my N5 upgrade processors have finally arrived!  Unfortunately my new audiologist at UW Clinics here in Madison is covering...
3 Years Ago
Well, it's now 9 days to turn-on. Not that I'm counting or anything! Most of the effects of the surgery 2 weeks ago have worn off except I'm...
3 Years Ago
I have been reading so many posts about well so and so can hear this, and so and so can hear music, and so and so scored 66% or some such score and I felt...
3 Years Ago
     I just got the email from the doctor yesterday afternoon.  I will have 2nd Freedom implant in my left ear.  The surgery has...
3 Years Ago
Through my bi-lateral CI experience of just over a year now, I've worked very hard at playing guitar. I already knew how to play which helped, but the...
3 Years Ago
I'm usually not one for self-promotion, but if you've never caught my blog, I bet you'll like...
3 Years Ago
Happy Tuesday, friends!   I hope you all had a Super Blessed sound filled weekend. On Sunday we were invited to the first pool party of the...
3 Years Ago
HEARD this on the radio today - had to share - thought it is so appropriate!! Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, Today is a Gift, thats why...
3 Years Ago
I just wanted to share some great media in our local news the past few weeks. Dallas area:  Sammie Hicks, a 10 year old was highlighted in the DFW...
3 Years Ago
  It's been a month since I was activated. Getting less beeps and more discrimination which is a good thing. Environmental sounds are becoming...
3 Years Ago
Has anyone used rechargeable 675 batteries for their CI? Curious as that may be an option instead of disposables and not a hefty price tag as the N5...
3 Years Ago
Well----this morning I decided to download some of the hearing exercise programs from "HearingJourney" (a Cochlear implant forum site). I got...
3 Years Ago
well...... my audi stuck me in the booth today to check my comprehension. she had commented 2 weeks ago she was curious to see how well i would do, as she...
3 Years Ago
So last Friday afternoon I was sitting at my desk, staring at my monitor, typing away when I hear someone 2 rows back say, "Thanks...
3 Years Ago
Join me and other Nucleus cochlear implant and Baha recipients, their families, friends and others seeking information on implantable...
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At first I thought all CI recipients received the same accessories in their black case starter kit.  It seems there are a lot of differences...
3 Years Ago
I am 25 years old and I suffer from bilateral sensorineural hearing loss.  I wear a hearing aid in my left ear because I still have a little feedback in...
3 Years Ago
My CI was implanted on my left side, which had been without hearing 60 years since the cochlea was destroyed by childhood measles. The CI was activated...
3 Years Ago
Just wondering if there are any veterans who have had the cochlear done by the VA. Do they use present technology, meaning the new type processor behind...
3 Years Ago
Join me and other Nucleus cochlear implant and Baha recipients, their families, friends and others seeking information on implantable...
3 Years Ago
I had to have a back surgery about 2 1/2 years post cochlear implant.  the radiology dept apparently hadn't had much experience with cochlear...
3 Years Ago
Thank you for the reply Vernice, I was also wondering if there were any more hearing tests needed before surgery.
3 Years Ago
Just an update and a question to you experts out there....I had a physical done today and my primary care physician read me an update on mypossible cochlear...
3 Years Ago
good morning everyone!!! I really enjoy reading all the blogs and comments people write here. I have picked up a handful of new friends here and have been...
3 Years Ago
I've been told that approximately 72% of hospitals and clinics provide a spare speech processor. The only hospital in my city does not. I'd like to...
3 Years Ago
Just went to my 3rd Mapping this morning.  I had previously requested for NO caption-service and I was able to understand my audi just fine --...
3 Years Ago
In my quest for a more economical solution for the "Sound and WAY Beyond" CD---I have been informed of some facts I was NOT aware of.  First...
3 Years Ago
I love to shock tons of people! My kids both need speech therapy they just both started with a new speech therapist yesterday. He was asking me complicated...
3 Years Ago
It's been almost 2 months since my surgery. Has anyone had jaw trouble after the implant?  My doctor tells me its because the implant is tucked...
3 Years Ago
On the last visit to the audi, I was told I needed to practice more and the CD "Sound and WAY Beyond" was recommended. Sooooo------Are there any...
3 Years Ago
I am a parent of a 12 yr old who was implanted 5 months ago. He had bad vertigo for about a week after surgery but has been great since. Now he has mild -...
3 Years Ago
OK------I was activated 3/27/12-----programed 4/10/12 and activated the remote---on 5/9/12 I had my first hearing test since getting the implant.  I did...
3 Years Ago
It dawned on me recently how much of my hearing experience is based upon the talents and knowledge of my audiologist. If my audi is not good at their job, my...
3 Years Ago
I have had the cochlear implant for over a year now and I still get the same buzzing sound I get when I have the sound processor on.  When I take it off...
3 Years Ago
Saw my audi today, she gave me the 4th button on my remote to play with, all we did today was give me more volume, she is pleased with my settings otherwise....
3 Years Ago
According to Cochlear's specs, a Mains Isolation Cable is required when plugging your PAC (personal audio cable) into a wall powered device such as a TV,...
3 Years Ago
Had my CT scan done yesterday..they will make a disc and send to Houston for review.  I'm hoping there are no problems.  Not sure what my next...
3 Years Ago
I've found that when I or my husband turn on the faucet running water deadens or greatly reduces all of the sounds around me other than the water...
3 Years Ago
It's been 12 days now since I was activated. My audiologist turned everything on at once and gives me 4 programs to try. Each one turns up the volume and...
3 Years Ago
I just had my second mapping yesterday after the activation last week. I'm amazed at what the CI is picking up. Environmental sounds are clearerthan...
3 Years Ago
Hello, I have had a CI, Nucleus 5 processor and implant almost one year. The past month it has started cutting out. Sometimes it's one word, sometimes...
3 Years Ago
The husband of a friend who is having CI surgery tomorro shared this with (please keep her in your prayers--she is not a community member): A preacher...
3 Years Ago
Well I went to mapping again after the sinus infection has cleared up and ear pain is gone. I was mapped with a rep from cochlear. I am so happy she was...
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your CI's are off? I usually say that I'm offline (for some reason)!
3 Years Ago
Today the Geek Squad got my new desktop installed and working!  I am sooooo happy!!!!!  I have missed everyone so much!  Thanks Be to the...
3 Years Ago
Well tomorrow starts Better Hearing & Speech month but for me it started a day early. As I was filling my car with gas this moring I was approached...
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Well, my surgery is less than 30 days away-May 22. Blood test next week is final prep. I know surgery is just first step with the...
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Okay, question. My one year anniversary? I was implanted in March of 2011, but with my Implant failing, I was reimplanted Dec 9th of 2011 and activated Dec...
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I have now been activated 4 days. All I can say is WOW!  The CI is an amazing piece of technology. Right now I'm hearing lots of beeps. I have 4...
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In another week or so, it will be 5 months since activation. Life gets better every day. I keep training on the DVD. I keep going back for more...
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I must say that activation day was overwhelming. Lots of information to digest especially with the suitcase from Cochlear which is awesome by the...
3 Years Ago
The day has finally arrived!!! I 'm going through so many emotions right now. It's hard to believe that I am finally at this point in my journey.I...
3 Years Ago
I had my 1 year tune-up mapping this past Friday. It's actually been 15 1/2 months on my Right and 11 1/2 on my Left. Everything is going very well and...
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My CI was activated February 26th and 6 weeks later I heard an actual word and the next day many  words, but the fourth to the sixth day sound/word...
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Yepper was my 1 month anniversary of my activation day!! I have been so thankful for my experience so far - and so happy with how well i am doing. Today i...
3 Years Ago
Calling all CI users....  Just came from a mapping that raised more questions than answers but worth picking your brains. When you "hear"...do...
3 Years Ago
Thinking of getting a Cochlear Implant? Just not quite sure? Maybe have a few questions? If you are in the Kansas City area, then mark April 28th on...
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Mike graduated from speech/hearing therapy today. Therapist said there is nothing more she can do for him, his pitch and tone are perfect and his hearing is...
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Music has been the missing part of the puzzle for my Cochlear experience. I am bilaterally implanted, my first ear in Dec. 2009 and my 2nd. in Mar....
3 Years Ago
Come on Saturday, May 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to the Great Lakes CI Support Group meeting at the Euclid Public Library, located at 261 East 222nd...
3 Years Ago
Today we ended up going out for lunch and I was actually able to hear my wife from across the booth during the meal. I reduced the "bubble" or...
3 Years Ago
I may be showing my age, i really dont care, but listening to the 70's music channel on TV today and i am rockin like i was 30 yrs younger!! YEEHAW -...
3 Years Ago
I have had my N5 for 2 years now. I have a question. Do you ever feel pain in your ear when you have your CI on? I am thinking that the CI is working hard to...
3 Years Ago
Celebration 2013 registration site is now up!  Join us for a fun and education filled weekend full of information, laughs and memories.  First,...
3 Years Ago
Had my post-op visit today. It's been 3 weeks since the surgery. Everything seems to be going good and I'm healing well. My activation is in 10 days...
3 Years Ago
had a mapping on monday this past week, and i am just amazed at the little things i hear!! last nite was a first, i heard the fire crackling in the grill,...
3 Years Ago
Mike finally heard birds yesterday morning. He called me and said he heard chirps but didn't see any birds. He didn't realize that he was standing...
3 Years Ago
I have been thinking about where I would like to go for a vacation and the beach keeps popping up in my mind.  This got me thinking--since my cochlear...
3 Years Ago
Went really great, 92% understanding. He was in the booth and heard my cell phone start barking. We always turn them off but today just completely forgot.
3 Years Ago
The Statewide Meeting focused on Chapter Collaboration and Looping Florida was a big success.  Chapter leaders from all over the state, along with...
3 Years Ago
I had 2 Dr. appointments today---------one with the surgeon and one with the audiologist. The surgeon says I healed up like an 18 year old and I was hearing...
3 Years Ago
Had a visit with my surgeon and my audi yesterday - both are giving me thumbs up!! Dr commented that the progress i have made in 4 wks since activation is...
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My Nucleus was installed in February and activated in March. I have had three adjustments with at least that many to come. I understand this is going to be a...
3 Years Ago
Hello, everyone. I already got a lot of information from our wonderfull group, and now I need some more.In my job as a Registered Nurse, we need to use the...
3 Years Ago
At my 3rd mapping yesterday, my audiologist told me that "they" are making an App of the remote for smartphone!  I hope that happens very...
3 Years Ago
I just got back from my 2nd Mapping Adjustment.  It went well, and my audi has now turned on 18 out of 22!!   Will try and see how I...
3 Years Ago
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Well I have moved up to program 4 on the volume -------speech is still elusive.  I hear signal lights on the car, birds chirping and keyboard...
3 Years Ago
Has anyone experienced their "personal assistant" changing programs while in the locked position??
3 Years Ago
 the learning process continues----I am getting better at finding the right spot on my head for the magnet .  I think it needs to be a little...
3 Years Ago
...Dear All... I am more than my hearing... yes, you are reading me correctly.  Our being deaf and hard-of-hearing or hearing-impaired, whatever you...
3 Years Ago
had a "mapping" yesterday. back to almost where it was when i was first turned on. with a bit a tweaking. LOL better than it was from last thursday...
3 Years Ago
First of all-----THANKS to all those who have expressed interest in my progress with the CI.  The audiologist seemed pleased with the activation. She...
3 Years Ago
I am excited to share that I've been working on a new hobby: playing the electric guitar! I took a few tries at playing when I was younger but I always...
3 Years Ago
Time does fly by--------surgery was March 5 and activation is 2pm tomorrow the 27th. After the first 10 days the staples were taken out and it has been...
3 Years Ago
It's been five days since the surgery now. All the things I'm feeling now are normal post op occurances: swelling and soreness but will eventually...
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Hi all,  Finally I joined the community. I got my surgery at 3/14 and the programing date is 4/4. Then, I will have two therphy, Chinese and English,...
3 Years Ago
Hi all my present Cochlear friends & friends to be - I travel with my husband when he has conferences in various parts of our beautiful United...
3 Years Ago
I recently had a re-implant done.  The surgeon was only able to implant 14 out of 22 electrodes.  The audiologist was only able to activate 9 of...
3 Years Ago
Some quick background. I was born with normal hearing, began to lose it at age 11 due to Otosclerosis. Wore hearing aids in both ears from age 11 to 28 at...
3 Years Ago
Got great news yesterday. The speech/hearing therapist said we can drop down to one day a week from three days because Mike is doing so good.  We work...
3 Years Ago
well wednesday brought a quiet day at home. was able to watch tv and was able to understand what was being said without using closed caption. went outside,...
3 Years Ago
I have had problems getting my CIs mapped in a manner that would be less noisy (I can hear people breating normally up to 5 feet away, I can tell airplanes...
3 Years Ago
Mike's implant ear has been feeling plugged, so took him to his regular Dr. After everyone there responding so joyously that Mike could hear and talk,...
3 Years Ago
I just returned from a week of cochlear implant testing and on the last day there was a presentation about hybird implants--I was the only implantee in...
3 Years Ago
 Cochlear prides itself on recognizing spammers and has several "blockers" in place for prevention. However , given how quickly technology is...
3 Years Ago
Hi everyone! I will be going to Italy for a vacation. I have a few questions. Does anyone use the TV/HiFi Cable to watch a movie during a flight? For a...
3 Years Ago
I never write blogs. Today I wrote a veeeerrrryyyy long one. Something happened and it is GONE! I will rewrite but not too soon!  Jo 
3 Years Ago
Wishing you a rainbow     for Sunlight after Showers,Miles and miles of Irish Smiles     for Golden Happy...
3 Years Ago
Mike got a new phone yesterday, a Samsung Character from US Cellular. He has already enjoyed talking on it several times. He can't use the T-coil because...
3 Years Ago
Hi!  My implant has been activated only two days, so I'm waaay new to all of this.   The first glitch I've encountered is with one of...
3 Years Ago
 I have a question for all of you who wear glasses and implants. I'll be going to the eye Dr and will probably be getting new glasses in April. It...
3 Years Ago
So, a couple of weeks ago I got to observe in the OR for a week as part of the program I was participating in. The first day was disastrous, to put it...
3 Years Ago
We need as many prayers as we can get today. My son-in-law's father is going through heart surgery today and the doctors do not expect him to make...
3 Years Ago
This is the new skin-it I ordered for my cochlear processor!How do you like it? Isn't it sooo beautiful?
3 Years Ago
It has been several days now since I posted---nothing very eventful happening. My taste buds are still kinda funky----two things, salt and chocolate ice...
3 Years Ago
Went great. Normal hearing. 80% understanding. On these programs are 1-normal, 2-music, 3-background noise, 4-louder. And, she realized that the t-coil was...
3 Years Ago
I am a bi-lateral recipient. First one on Dec. 23, 2010 and second one  was on Dec. 7, 2011. I am doing very well. My hearing is improving with each...
3 Years Ago
 Please join Cochlear Americas for an enjoyable evening discussing techniques and technologies available to help you make the most of your cochlear...
3 Years Ago
I am going to warn you now. This is a venting and complaining blog. I am so upset with my audiologist right now that I am so upset that I won't wear one...
3 Years Ago
I thought you all would like to see Patrick (3 1/2 ) and Luca (5 1/2 ) at out Chapter meeting in St. Louis. They had decided to leave us adults at the...
3 Years Ago
Everything through surgery and healing has gone better than expected. I feel really fortunate for those blessings. But today I noticed something different I...
3 Years Ago
Today is Mike's 45th birthday. We are throwing him a big party tonight to celebrate not only his birthday, but his return to the hearing world. He thinks...
3 Years Ago
Wow, the difference a new map makes.  My 1st map was too soft and hard to pull out voices.  My 2nd map made everyone sound much lower in pitch (for...
3 Years Ago
Today is a better day with the sore neck---------the muscles are much more relaxed today. No pain to look down at the keyboard as I type.  My wife tells...
3 Years Ago
Ok-------surgery is over, healing has begun, and I know my activation date now. Feels like I am just marking time now.  This is day 3 after...
3 Years Ago
Five years ago today I became a bilateral implantee.  Boy how time flies when you are having fun.  Although the second surgery was not as easy as...
3 Years Ago
While I was taking a much needed nap this afternoon, my wife took a call from the audiologist offfice. I now know when my first FOUR appointments...
3 Years Ago
The surgery is over-----------happened yesterday morning starting 7am  and ending about 10am. I spent last night in the hospital as a precaution-----the...
3 Years Ago
I'm sharing the following info from new Community Member UBCresearch . ~DacyDo you have a child with additional needs? UBCresearch needs...
3 Years Ago
‎1st day back at work went well. The left ear is certainly taking its time getting up to speed, but it is getting better. Had an important meeting...
3 Years Ago
I have a question about the Remote Assistant. As we all know, if we press the VOLUME button and if immediately right after it we also press the sideways...
3 Years Ago
I have a question about the Remote Assistant.  As we all know, if we press the VOLUME button and if immediately right after it we also press the...
3 Years Ago
We have tried the PAC cable, he could hear a little with it but I could not hear him. Tried the T-coil, that didn't really work. Went to Us cellular...
3 Years Ago
  AG Bell NY Chapter and the Center for Hearing and Communication invite you for an informative afternoon: When: Sunday, March 25th from 1pm-4pm...
3 Years Ago
Well, my surgery is scheduled for May 22nd. Couldn't do it earlier due to work committments. Will implant my left ear (the bad one-well, the really bad...
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 Children's Hearing Summit - March 10, 2012March 03, 2012posted by Ilene - Cochlear Volunteer  CHILDREN'S HEARING SUMMITAn age-specific...
3 Years Ago
Hoping everyone is safe after those storms yesterday. My father watched one go over his house, it started over us but didn't develop for about 15 miles....
3 Years Ago
Do you have to purchase the telecoil separately - and if so will it work with the Ipad - what kind of telecoil do I need to purchse? I have Nucleus 5. 
3 Years Ago
Activation went smoothly last evening.  Very similar to the 1st one, lots of tones and warbling at first, but then begin to understand some words....
3 Years Ago
.....I want to take a moment to say thanks for all the suggestions and comments I received regarding alarm clocks!  I have ordered a travel alarm and...
3 Years Ago
My rechargeable battery had died and last night, when I stuck it on the charger, I saw that the yellow light was blinking. Normally it's a steady yellow...
3 Years Ago
 The Colorado Oral Deaf Pre-School had a Pajama Day where students wore their pj's and learned about waking up, starting their day and having...
3 Years Ago
Mike had his second mapping today and he is hearing most words now. He is getting the #6 magnet tomorrow because the #5 is still to weak. Changing the ear...
3 Years Ago
Well, a few observations since I have my second implant as I await activation.   1.  It is certainly a little weird when I do not have my...
3 Years Ago
Dear all --My 1st Mapping Adjustment is tomorrow.  I promise to report back any difference or if I hear new crazy sounds.For now tho', I also wanted...
3 Years Ago
Please share experiences  on issues related to skin  irritation that developed behind the ear from  wearing the processor.My wife has...
3 Years Ago
I can't find the past posts on this subject so I thought I would start another one. I have been looking at both the Medic alert site and another one...
3 Years Ago
Well, I am 7 days post surgery for my second implant.  I am glad I did not wait.  My first was just under six months ago. I have been very pleased...
3 Years Ago
Ok, I decided to pay close attention and made him just slightly turn his head and move around normally...noticed that the processor was moving enough to tug...
3 Years Ago
Will the magnet stay on better if Mike lets his hair grow a little instead of trying to shave it off all the time? He got his #5 in today and it is still...
3 Years Ago
Thought I would share this list of audio sites with everyone. Mike has been using them to help him with his hearing therapy. Hope these help someone else....
3 Years Ago
I am asking for prayers for a member of the community.  She has been fighting cancer and has been given grave news.  She is one of the pioneers in...
3 Years Ago
Do you want to know how to connect your Nucleus 5 to electronic equipment such as the TV, ipod, cell phone, and computer? Plus, be able to understand your...
3 Years Ago
He got the new magnet in yesterday and it is working much better, still sliding of at times but not like the #3.Went to walmart today and made him a dog tag...
3 Years Ago
 Something I thought of in the middle of the night (when I do some of my best thinking) that I would like to add to Celticlass and Diane’s blog...
3 Years Ago
Life continues....and as a teacher, it feels that my social life, and life, go on hold throughout the school year. I have been able to work out a few kinks...
3 Years Ago
He had his first dead battery yesterday which he said sounded like the busy signal on a phone then went dead. He was thrilled for the new experience. Today...
3 Years Ago
  I don’t post much and I have a tendency to be shall we say, blunt and direct so many avoid my posts – not paranoia here, just believe...
3 Years Ago
I have just read the post "la la land" and the responses that have been made to that post. The well worn phrases-"everyone is different, and...
3 Years Ago
Mike is starting to pick up on parts of words and I found a ton of free audio books online for him to listen to. Magnet is still not staying on by itself but...
3 Years Ago
  Meet the 2012 Graeme Clark Scholarship Winners!Peter "Campbell" SodeAnna DaviesChristen NelsonSarah OvresatMeet the 2012 Anders...
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Activation done. He jumped a mile when it turned on. The magnet is not wanting to stay on...he got a 3 and when we got home, I shaved that part of his head...
3 Years Ago
Hello, Everybody, and Happy Valentines Day! I was going thru the postings I have on this site, and the bottom line on the page caught my eye.  I...
3 Years Ago
To Everyone out there in Hearing Loss Land: You have been blessed with all the help, research and development from the companies that have made hearing...
3 Years Ago
Here's is the latest scoop.I've completed the MRI and audiology test last week and still have one more test tomorrow. The MRI was quite an experience...
3 Years Ago
I joined the community just a few weeks agoa and it seems like I've read over one hundred posts and have almost all my questions answered. What a great...
3 Years Ago
Today I received the date for my surgery for the cochlear implant----March 5, 2012 is THE day that will no doubt change my life forever, one way or another....
3 Years Ago
This is me with my Cochlear Device on, and also me again holding the remote!  The rest of the pictures is just the Cochlear Gear with all its contents....
3 Years Ago
I am asking for a friend (I know I can go to Cochlear's website but looking for a more up close and personal recommendation). Any suggestions for...
3 Years Ago
I hope this finds everyone happy and healthy!  Ian and Aiden are doing great.  I can hardly believe that they are 5 yrs old now! The boys have...
3 Years Ago
Today is a bitter-sweet day for my family.  Today Mom and Dad are married 62 years.  Dad is already in his heavenly home.   It is times...
3 Years Ago
Well, staples did not come out again today, Dr said another 2 weeks, it's just not healing good but Mike still gets activated next wed. Putting a lot of...
3 Years Ago
Hello again :)  I have been dedicating a great deal of time every day to rehab since being activated on January 5th.  However, I have put off phone...
3 Years Ago
I am presently undergoing a series of tests for cochlear implant eligibility this week and next. I have single sided deafness (SSD) in my left ear and...
3 Years Ago
Heres the latest update. Making February "High Five" month on the cochlear community. Old buddies reunion month also. Would love to have some of...
3 Years Ago
As I write this, the calender reminds me that it has been 4 months since I have become simultaneously bilaterally activated. That's right- two implants...
3 Years Ago
Hi everyone.  I have been activated for about a month.  In my last map, my audi activated my back up processor and suggested I alternate...
3 Years Ago
Is it normal for the implant area to hurt? He said today is the first time he has felt any pain in that area...other than the incision of course. It has been...
3 Years Ago
  This HOPE Words App features tips for cochlear implant users, parents and professionals on improving listening and spoken language.  The App...
3 Years Ago
Got all the stitches out and all but 8 staples out today, have to go back next week to get the rest of the staples out and go on the 15th for the first...
3 Years Ago
  Greetings it is John Ayers on this end of the keyboard, the cochlear implant person. This is to those who have hearing issues or may have...
3 Years Ago
A few months back there was a long discussion about buzzing with the N5 when using t-coil.  I cannot find the blog post/discussion and wondered if...
3 Years Ago
He is doing really good, I was really expecting him to be worse due to his other medical problems but happy to see him lke this.
3 Years Ago
Has anyone had the problem of being unable to remove a battery module from their CI sound processor? That just happened to me yesterday. First, I had a...
3 Years Ago
One more photo of me, but this time -- just the back of my ear!Is it scary??!Thank you everyone!Take care,Iraida
3 Years Ago
One week today and he is doing great, itching like crazy though. He is finally able to sleep on the surgery side and is getting back to his normal sleep...
3 Years Ago
Has anyone had experience using the auto-t feature with their CI's? I just tried this and for some reason I never thought to try the auto-t mode with the...
3 Years Ago
Finally, got approved by my insurance for cochlear implant evaluations and MRI!I’ll be going for C.I. evaluations on February 1st & 8th and the MRI...
3 Years Ago
I went to see my audiologist yesterday. She was concerned because I showed no improvement in 2 months.  When she hooked me up, she was getting no...
3 Years Ago
Well, Mike was doing fairly good, even took him out to see a few friends today. Tired him out but he was ok....until he bent down to give our dog water, then...
3 Years Ago
  DATE:   Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 3:00 pm ETTOPIC:   Cell Phones: Not Just for Texting!PRESENTERS:   Donna L....
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He seems to be doing much better this morning. Got out of bed by himself, still having a problem sitting down but standing is ok. His left side is hurting...
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His face is swollen today on the side of surgery, probably normal but thought I would ask. I think he is doing really great considering he would normally get...
3 Years Ago
I had read in "News" that there was a recall on the N5 in November of 2011. What is this about? I Keep seeing posts and promotions for the N5. I am...
3 Years Ago
Mike is "hearing" like a humming in his ear this morning, has anyone else had this sensation? Is it normal?
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Mike had his surgery today, everything went great. He is in a lot of pain but is resting. When he was waking up, he kept asking what hit him. Gets the...
3 Years Ago
I just wanted to reminder all the "oldies" and alert all the "newbies" to beware of static electricity and if necessary use some static...
3 Years Ago
Now in my 2nd day post activation, the cellulitis (infection) that started just before activation is resolving nicely. Much less tenderness and less...
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Mike's surgery is tomorrow. Hoping all goes well. My main concern is that with him not eating for 12+ hours, his sugar will drop during surgery.
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Okay, just wanted to share a concern.  As you all know, I am getting implanted this coming Friday, Jan 23rd, and I have been sharing and spreading this...
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TOPIC:  Hearing Assistive Technology in the WorkplaceDATE:  Tuesday, February 16, 2012 TIME:  7:00 PM Eastern time (1-hour duration)Time...
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Jan 17, 2012 "A" day for my second implant. I had a scarry weekend. I slept poorly on Saturday night with increasing pain in the L implant site. On...
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A co-worker of mine came across this link and shared it with me... http://www.ted.com/talks/charles_limb_building_the_musical_muscle.html  It...
3 Years Ago
Sorry I haven't posted in awhile but I wanted to share my good news after many years of trying to keep a baby since I miscarried many times I am now...
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Happy New Year to all of you!Does anyone here know if the microphone protectors for the Nucleus 5 are the same as the ones for the Freedom?  My elderly...
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Well it has been six months since activation. The process of hearing to recognize is a gradual one. Learning to 'know' sounds I never heard before...
3 Years Ago
Well it has been six months since activation. The process of hearing to recognize is a gradual one. Learning to 'know' sounds I never heard before...
3 Years Ago
Well it has been six months since activation. The process of hearing to recognize is a gradual one. Learning to 'know' sounds I never heard before...
3 Years Ago
Well it has been six months since activation. The process of hearing to recognize is a gradual one. Learning to 'know' sounds I never heard before...
3 Years Ago
Well it has been six months since activation. The process of hearing to recognize is a gradual one. Learning to 'know' sounds I never heard before...
3 Years Ago
Well it has been six months since activation. The process of hearing to recognize is a gradual one. Learning to 'know' sounds I never heard before...
3 Years Ago
Well it has been six months since activation. The process of hearing to recognize is a gradual one. Learning to 'know' sounds I never heard before...
3 Years Ago
Today was another mapping day with my audiologist.  She did the same stuff she did the other days.  The only thing she did different was give me...
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Check out my new blog post http://growinguphardofhearing.blogspot.com/  Re implantation date is Jan 18th...... I dont know the time...
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Went for another mapping session today. My forth one since my re-implantation surgery. All is going well. You have to have a microscope to find my...
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I'm a newby, and recently had my first mapping session. There are times that I use my Nucleus 5 with a Phonak FM receiver and the Smartlink transmitter,...
3 Years Ago
Hello All I am not sure if this is the right place for this posting - nonetheless - I am looking for some input on using a cellphone with my...
3 Years Ago
I dont know if this is even possible, but you guys are my last resort...my audi is impossible to get ahold of. I have Phonak audeo Smart III hearing aids....
3 Years Ago
My first five and a half days were terrible. The interference noises were awful. somewhere in the background I could hear muted voices. I thought that...
3 Years Ago
My CI was activated on 12/30! What a difference already! But there are so many frequencies I haven't heard in a long time that my brain doesn't know...
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I lost my dear Aunt Ruth on New Years Eve. She was my last living Aunt or Uncle on both sides of my parents families. Actually at 94, she was a vibrant,...
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I have recently upgraded from the 3G to Nucleus 5.With the 3G, the direct audio input cable ended with a female connection. The male end of the Mains...
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LAST BLOG POST FOR THE YEAR...   http://growinguphardofhearing.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-last-post-for-year.html
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Happy New Year, everyone! I wish you an exciting year with your new hearing! Be safe! Debbie 
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My impland was complete on June 17, 2011.  I wear a hearing aid in my left ear, with only 10% comprehension.The frist 6 weeks out my hearing...
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It's so relaxing not being at school. Gosh I got fatigued with all of the active listening and then teaching. IMG. It was something else. Then, trying to...
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So....today I returned to audiologist for my first mapping (is activation considered a mapping?). The first thing she did was give me a hearing test. ...
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Has anyone here had an upgrade from Freedom to Nuclues 5? I hope I am in the right group.....If not tell me where to go.......If you had an upgrade was it...
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It feels good to get something  in my ear after being dormant for the last 20 days. Even though it is some what gibberish I can hear some...
3 Years Ago
At long last...the day I have been waiting for!  Getting activated today was quite an experience!  I was seen at 9am and my son joined me to...
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 Enjoy this inspiring story! http://redraiders.com/sports-red-raiders-mens-basketball/2011-12-23/overcoming-obstacles-way-life-walk#.Tvx_CIl5mc1
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1- Do you need head icepacks for your surgery area? (after returning from hospital) 2- Did you feel drowsy or did you feel pain? 3- Can you...
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My surgery date has been scheduled for January 23, 2012.  Soon my Mother-in-Law will come to my home for 2 weeks as she will walk the dog. ...
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Big day for me. After reading all the different post and all the possible ways it can go I can't wait to get started to see how it will be for me.
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First, and foremost...Merry Christmas to all the wonderful people on this community...I keep on pinching myself, as I feel so lucky to be a part of this...
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REcouperating at my daughters south of Edmonton. All is well, all 5 grandkidshere. Merry Christmas to all in the community. We are all blessed.  Lorne
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Hi everyone;  Just an update;  Have been waiting to see if medicare will pay on a second CI.  Mon. am I woke up dizzy and lost my memory for...
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To all my Cochlear Community friends, I wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or whatever happiness comes your way at this time of year.  I must...
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I just received a very suspicious friend request and a high five from dora123. I repeat this is very suspicious. Delete any messages she send.Meredith 
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Has anyone received their explanantion of benefits and the the insurance denied coverage of the implant device and to get it paid it requires an appeal as to...
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I had my activation day yesterday, 12/21/11.  Didn't go as well as I had hoped.  My first activation which was in April 2011 was...
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Left implant done yesterday morning. All has gone well. No vertigo this time but lots of nausea for the first 12 hours. Very little pain. What a wonderful...
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In a few more days I find out if I have to get reimplanted this is only getting worst so most likely I will be implanted in January my Audi, Surgeon, and...
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Cochlear said in a letter to clinics that the cause of the problem related to a fault during the manufacturing process that allowed tiny cracks to develop,...
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The holidays are upon us.  For my family, it is Christmas once more. It is a time for remembrance. Memories. I have been activated for about 3 months...
3 Years Ago
Where has the time gone?  Today is the 4 year anniversary of my second cochlear implant...and as we are gearing up for Christmas, I can tell you I have...
3 Years Ago
Wishing each and every one of you and your families a very Merry Christmas. My husband continues to improve from the heart ablation surgery, he feels better...
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 Check out my newest blog post...  at:  http://growinguphardofhearing.blogspot.com/2011/12/bad-news.html   Copy/paste url...
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As my 5 month hearing anniversary nears (yeah!) and my 10th month anniversary for coming back from death (double yeah!), I had my first Soundbooth...
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 Hello,  friends. As you know from  my profile, I am a Registered Nurseand  because of two hip replacements and the sudden worsenning of...
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Greetings ! Surgery recovery is going well! Less pain today!Forgot about the first experience so looking for some answers...... Ringing in ear....is...
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Okay...long story short...Left the house at 5 am....surgery was scheduled for 7:30 am....never had this happen before, but I walked into the Operating room,...
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3 months after the activation, I was able to listen to the weather report on the radio from the car the other day. It was a great feeling! It made a huge...
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Does anyone use this? Is it worth it? I haven't had the need but am wondering if I would if I plugged into a computer. I use my DIC (Direct Input Cables)...
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Hi everyone;  Just an update from visiting my surgeon yesterday.  He said I definitely qualify for a second CI on my good ear.  My HA...
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Hi everyone,  Went to the surgeon today and he said I definitely was a candidate for another CI.  Now what I need to know is if medicare will pay...
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Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers. My husbands ablation surgery went very well. He is back in normal rhythm. The surgery lasted 5 hours and it...
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Good Morning, All the tests are done and the reimplantation is being done on Friday! I am trying to get in all the Christmas Music I can because it will...
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My husband Jeff had more testing done this week and he's all set for the ablation on Monday. We are hopeful this will correct his heart rhythm. It can...
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FYI - if you know of anyone (candidates or recipients) that would be interested….There is a "Chat with Cochlear" in King of Prussia, PA...
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Our school purchased an FM system for my son.  He is bilateral and they ordered only one.  The AEA audiologist told them two would be over whelming...
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Grandparents Day at Elementary school, with our two Grandsons. We meet our Grandsons, at Lunch time. We had lunch with our 5 year old first, we was...
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Bling or blink? If your processor keeps falling off -DONT TRY THIS. This was just for fun with the kids. Wife thinks I am crazy---maybe she is right.
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I really didn't know what to expect with this A-day since it was an explant/reimplant situation. I didn't want to get my hopes up, was a bit scared...
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Hello all! After 15 years of being completely deaf in my right ear and two denials for implantation, I was finally implanted on my right ear.  I...
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 When I lost my hearing I felt disconnected to the rest of the world.  It took much time, soul searching and tears to seek out a cochlear...
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Dear friends in the community. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families. How thankful I am to be able to hear from both ears again with my...
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 Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.  ~W.J. Cameron Thank you all for supporting others through your action on the Cochlear...
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Yesterday I was trying to put the turkey to  the back of a refridgerator shelf and my head got "attached " to the fridge - the...
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I received my processor October 12,2011 and was able to make a post and gave my one month update November 9th. Since that time I have been reading the...
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I wanted to share a really great news coverage on Johnny Widener, a fellow community member.  If you are not a friend to Johnny, make sure you reach out...
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Cochlear wants to hear from you! Share your Favorite Sounds of the Season with us for a chance to win an iPod Touch!   *Who should enter?*...
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Thanks to all of you that responded and gave me information on Going Bilateral .  I really appreciate it very much since I don't know much about...
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I had vestibular testing on Monday.  I found out that I have lost all balance function on the right implanted side.  My surgeon referred me to...
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I dreamed last night that my husband was in a room at the top of a staircase and that I needed to talk to him. It was night time and apparently I had already...
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I am absolutely smiling today in reflection to yesterday's conference call with a client and their partner company! My co-worker and I had a...
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I am so glad I have been following the posts last few months !  Otherwise I would have no idea that we can get a sudden noise in the ear. It...
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Yesterday, I had my CIs' checked with the electrode impedance test. Again the left CI showed a peak/valley pattern and the right one basically a straight...
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A meeting closer to home!! For those of you in northern and central pa. there will be a meeting on sunday dec 11th 2'oclock at the Hampton Inn in...
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I had tinnitus in both ears prior to my implant in my left ear (N5). Post surgery i would get periods of time (1-3 hours) where I would have what I called my...
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 Hello,  I got back today from my short trip to the Southern California Mothers Of Twins Workshop in Ventura. This was a big test for my CI, as...
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Thanksgiving is upon us.   I am thankful for my hearing. I am also thankful for my hearing loss. Without the one, I would not have appreciated the...
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 I know some of you had simultaneous bilateral surgery and others waited a while.  My 2nd surgery is scheduled for 3.5 months from first.  I...
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It's been a difficult two weeks. I have the shingles, and it's not been fun. If you are able, I highly recommend getting the vaccination available...
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I am wondering about those who are single CI users with complementary hearing aid support; I saw that they are called "Dual Modality" folk; I...
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My implant surgery was September 20th, 2011 and I got the processor October 12th. I have not had any pain or side effects. I can hear the clock ticking,...
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Thanks Ladies:  I depend on my husband a lot too.  He's diabetic and has had a heart attack a couple yrs. ago; so my concern is I might need to...
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Haven't been on here for quite awhile.  Thinking about going bilateral with the implants because the HA on the right side isn't doing very much...
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Two months after my activation, I'm hearing a lot of nice and annoying ounds that I never heard before. For example, my boyfriend was opening a can of soda...
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Greeting, thanks to Rhoda for the post. We are search for other qualified people.I am involved in CI scientific research at several universities. They...
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Hi Everyone: I recently returned from my first research testing experience!  It was  interesting, frustating and a bit tiresome.  I'd...
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Wondering if anyone is planning to attend the Hearing Health Seminar in Westchester NY November 19th.  Hilton Westchester Rye Brook699 Westchester...
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Got a call this morning from the implant surgeons office in Edmonton. My L Freedom Implant will be done Dec 20th. Wow!  I called my audi and my A day is...
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I want to thank everyone for remaining objective and for the most part engaging in a healthy discussion on the "less than 1 % failure rate" that is...
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Good Evening....WOW got a call from the surgeon and saw the surgeon on the same date. Had a good discussion with him. He advised that if all goes well...
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As of day 2 I'm not able to understand anyone, other than my dear wife (maybe 5% of the time), but I *am* working hard on listening to texts I know...
3 Years Ago
My audie Megan walked us (me & Aditi) to her office. Megan's office is a place I've been to a few times before. Every occasion has been...
3 Years Ago
I've had several surgeries to repair my hearing loss, all of them failures (either made no difference or made it worse). So going into Activation Day,...
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  FIRE SAFETY TIPS  Here are some fire safety tips for those with hearing loss and those with cochlear implants who typically cannot hear at...
3 Years Ago
 Click here for a tutorial to understand how to locate people, change your privacy settings and navigate around the Cochlear Community...
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Okay ladies and gentlemen....time for a reality check. Many people are referring to themselves as the 1 % or less group. I am one of those people. Now I...
3 Years Ago
 My kids have always loved to "Bling" their sound processors.  It's not easy finding a way to bling a boy's processor without...
3 Years Ago
From what I have read here I guess I am a lucky one??  For the record I was implanted with the freedom internal implant and use the Nucleus 5...
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Has anyone experienced their remote assistant changing programs on its own??  Also, have you experienced it showing your processor is not connected when...
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Well Barb and I came home after a long meeting with our Audiologist. This audiologist is an incredible human being. He was most patient and understanding and...
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I had read somewhere an interesting set of quotes by Helen Keller...  "I am just as deaf as I am blind. The problems of deafness are deeper...
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Good Evening everyone. The integrity test is done and the results are.... The engineer department and the representative that conducted the test...
3 Years Ago
I got an yellow bag in the mail from Cochlear which had a few pieces of marketing type pamphlets, one of which talked about the enclosed CD for Sounds and...
3 Years Ago
I have question about static. How worried should I be ?!? When  I initially asked my Audi, because I panicked when I touched  the freezer door in...
3 Years Ago
It's been a month since I had my surgery on my right ear, 9/15/11. My left was implanted 12/03/10.  Imagine my fear and shock when I learned of the...
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I
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Especially Houston Texans or Galveston Texans:  I live in Connecticut, particularly Hamden, CT which is just outside of New Haven, CT I travel with...
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... and he is having such a difficult time hearing at all.  And struggling at the office.  The implant was done on 9/1 and activation 10/13. ...
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Today, I had my one year (left side) and 4 month (right side) CI check-up session. Because of the recent recall, my audi did an electrode integrity test on...
3 Years Ago
I  just found out today  - thanks Metro-  that most of you were not able to read my blogs. I hope I fixed it correctly. My techno -...
3 Years Ago
 Submit a photo showing how you customize your Nucleus® 5 or Freedom™ Sound Processor. You could be one of the winners to win a free SkinIt...
3 Years Ago
I just had to share this. I went for my annual bus drivers physical. The physican asked all the routine questions, of course had her back turned away from...
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Wow simply amazing!!When she first turned it on I have a bunch of whistling and ringing then as she started talking I was amazed at the fact that I was...
3 Years Ago
It's been a month and I still have the salty taste, not sure if it's related to the implant but all looks well otherwise from the Dr. My testing...
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Hi guys, I'm Ghee, a Filipina housewife residing in Singapore. I had my cochlear implant surgery on my left ear last 29th of Aug this year and just had...
3 Years Ago
I got an email today from Cochlear America about blinging our processors! Well I have no idea how one would do that, without damaging the thing! I mean, come...
3 Years Ago
Saw this and am still amazed with today's media/web/social media coverage, people are still in the dark about what a cochlear implant is... It's...
3 Years Ago
So I am 2 weeks past surgery and all seems to be healing well.  Only issue I have is my jaw is still a little sore on that side and my tongue is a...
3 Years Ago
  During last week, unfortunately I had to attend two funeral services . One was 2 1/2  hours away and I got a ride with a good friend. I was...
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Wow. I wasn't expecting that. I've been so busy just surviving (leg fatigue at school and a million things to do) that putting in an hour of auditory...
3 Years Ago
Need some serious uplifting..... Two months ago, I was so far ahead with my implant, it was a miracle. I was having wonderful converstations, doing...
3 Years Ago
As it turned out, I heard a pop in my left ear yesterday and some of my residual hearing returned.  My audiologish explained today that my surgeon has a...
3 Years Ago
I volunteer for a Catholic Mom's group near my hometown and the other night, we had a meeting at 7 p.m. There were a group of 8 - 10 ladies there at the...
3 Years Ago
I had my t-coil activated yesterday.  While I had been using the phone without it, I'm hoping that this will help shut out the background noise that...
3 Years Ago
Hello, I have been reading the posts, so I guess it's time for me to pitch in. I am about 6 weeks post activation and my big thing at this time is...
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Two days until activation.  A lot of thinking goes into what that day will be like.  Anticipation is a splendid thing.  You get to be the kid...
3 Years Ago
Just wanted to brag a little . . . my grandson, Ethan, age 13, recently completed the Iron Kid Triathlon in Madison, Wisconsin.  Ethan received his...
3 Years Ago
Just a quick update on a few topics and few questions: 1.  I am doing a little better on the phone.  The suggestion to use phone with...
3 Years Ago
I'm elated to learn that I was able to hear my family's voices on the phone for the first time today! It was remarkable! I hope you all can do the same. You...
3 Years Ago
Making good progress overall, but phone is a big challenge. Right now it sounds like either noise or a whisper.  I can get some words if I know the...
3 Years Ago
I went for my third mapping on Tuesday Sept. 20. We talked about the new sounds I can hear - and distinguish! My audi upped the volume quite a bit!...
3 Years Ago
Today is 4 weeks since surgery.  I noticed yesterday that the processor was bothering my ear in a different spot.  I had to take it off for a while...
3 Years Ago
I had sound booth testing of my implant recently and am happy to report sentence recognition in quiet and speech at conversational levels showed 89%...
3 Years Ago
Loving my audio cable - listening to Pandora in lieu of being distracted by all the other conversations I am now picking up. The benefit - Pandora has...
3 Years Ago
Join your fellow communities to raise awareness of hearing loss solutions, cochlear implants, and Baha! www.chha.ca/walk2hear/ Saturday September...
3 Years Ago
I must share my experience from this morning with everyone. My CI surgeon was teaching a session of Emory School of Medicine's nerve funtion class...
3 Years Ago
I had my second mapping yesterday.  It has been 3 weeks since activation.  As some of you may remember from a previous post, I had to pick which...
3 Years Ago
Since my activation day, I'm enjoying the new bionic every minute of it! I went to the post office to drop off a parcel. I heard the cashier ask without...
3 Years Ago
A quick question - I am noticing some increased tinnitus - particularly more so post implant and particularly when the implant is off.  At times it...
3 Years Ago
A quick question - I am noticing some increased tinnitus - particularly more so post implant and particularly when the implant is off.  At times it...
3 Years Ago
Okay...what a week....First I find out that my implant is on voluntary recall.....not to worry said my audio...yet..things can change quickly... Over...
3 Years Ago
As I prepare to join choir again after 5 weeks of hearing again, I investigated the relationship between music and speech. It turns out that there is an...
3 Years Ago
  Since getting my cochlear implants I’ve met a number of you online, and then attending Celebration and other Cochlear events...
3 Years Ago
Just wanted to provide a quick update.  I went for my 2nd mapping today and now have the 4 basic programs (music, everyday, noise, and focus).  I...
3 Years Ago
I still have dizziness but I think it is getting better.  I try to walk some every day to stimulate the balance system.  My parents are still...
3 Years Ago
Our son's Neucleus 5 processor fell off in the back yard when he was running around.  We looked and looked for it but was hard to locate since...
3 Years Ago
Thought it'd be good to share with you that we (volunteers of Cochlear) will be having a table set up for information at the HLAA Walk4Hearing event in a...
3 Years Ago
I had a note yesterday from my audi re the recall. If implanted today, here, they would use the Freedom device.She said there were two major differences-the...
3 Years Ago
Well, I have to thank all of you for your words of encouragement and putting my rehab in some perspective.  I just want so much and am used to...
3 Years Ago
I went into the sound booth yesterday for a full array of beeps, single words and sentence HINT tests.  Since this was a new clinic and audiologist for...
3 Years Ago
I apologize if this isn't the right place to share... My son has progressive hearing loss due to EVAs. He is already profoundly deaf in the left...
3 Years Ago
Well - here we are nearing the end of day 2.  Listening is certainly a challenge at times and there is still lots of electronic noise.  First a few...
3 Years Ago
I got turned on yesterday and found that the 2nd implant is working.  However, I am unsure if I have ever mentioned this before but the nerve pains is...
3 Years Ago
I posted this as a comment to another thread but thought I would post it here for others to see incase thiey  missed it.  I hope this helps someone...
3 Years Ago
When informed a CI would benefit me in BOTH ears, I decided one was just plenty as I was unsure and picked my "worst" ear for the CI adventure....
3 Years Ago
I just wrapped up a day and a half of extensive cochlear implant testing at Arizona State University's Department of Speech and Hearing Science....
3 Years Ago
Good afternoon everyone and I hope all of you are having a great day as we pause to remember the lives lost 10 years ago today. I just wanted to remind...
3 Years Ago
Hearing with two ears again is totally awesome!! I went to a tribute show for Patsy Cline sang by a women who sounded just like her, i cant begin to tell you...
3 Years Ago
Yep, you read the title corrected.  I was orginally implanted on April 14th, 2011 but had to be re-implanted on Sept 1st. What happened? Not...
3 Years Ago
How long did you wait before coloring your hair?  I am considering covering the whole scar area with a thick slab of Vaseline and coloring the rest of...
3 Years Ago
It's been five weeks since I was simultaneously activated with bilateraly implants. This was the "Back to School Night" week where I have to...
3 Years Ago
The activation went well! When I heard the sound for the first time, I squirmed. The sound from the CI was different from what I heard using the hearing aid....
3 Years Ago
Well I started working as a long term subsitute on August 30th! I came on August 29th to observe and meet students before I came to start teaching on...
3 Years Ago
I  need some help!  I have gone through all the suggestions on the website and cannot get to the bottom of what is going on. I have N5...
3 Years Ago
I started getting a salty taste in my mouth about a week ago. Water tastes salty, my mouth and lips constantly taste salty. I don't salt my food and...
3 Years Ago
I have Meniere's and my hearing fluctuates. Some days my hearing is pretty good and clear, many days my hearing and clarity are both poor. I...
3 Years Ago
My husband was activated last week ... went for his second mapping yesterday.  It's amazing the things he is hearing for the first time (kitchen...
3 Years Ago
I will try this again.  I am bilateral as of late June of this year. My first implant was eight months prior to my second one. Medicare paid for...
3 Years Ago
"This content not available to you"  This is the message I get when trying to access the entry "medicare coverage" on the Neucleus 5...
3 Years Ago
I'm truly looking forward to my A-day! I'm not nervous, just full of excitement! I will keep you in the loop afterwards. ~ Debbie :)
3 Years Ago
Hi Everyone! I am back from a GREAT trip to Colorado!  I had a great tour of the Cochlear facillity from Michael and met Ellen Beer in the...
3 Years Ago
Boy, let me tell you,,thinking Ishould have waited a bit longer and was more adapted to my implant.  My husband and I flew to northern California for a...
3 Years Ago
  This is my 2nd blog today. I'm on a roll. Probably has to do with the fact I'm off today and tomorrow.    As time progress the...
3 Years Ago
 As I go for each new mapping, I needed more power to the CI. I have been keeping track of my battery life since I was activated last March 2011. The...
3 Years Ago
It's been awhile since I've written a blog but I do check in with you all pretty frequently so I'm not out of the mix! I was on a pretty...
3 Years Ago
I have just had my 5 month bilateral mapping and can't believe how much better I am hearing. I would like to thank Dr. Wendy Potts at USC Speech and...
3 Years Ago
I have been trying to adapt to my new CI.  I was activated on June 29, 2011 and seems like the processor is very loud, though my audiologist says it is...
3 Years Ago
Sorry I haven't been on in a while. Ran into some insurance issues. At first they approved the implant surgery. Then disallowed the processor as...
3 Years Ago
World Famous Deaf Magicians Are Coming to Dallas
3 Years Ago
I wanted to let you all know that I got a job as a substitute teacher to teach ASL classes at a local high school. I will have to comute 45 minutes by car or...
3 Years Ago
Last Thursday we journeyed to Johns Hopkins for my second mapping, and then headed to the beach. The new mapping is great, I like how I'm hearing....
3 Years Ago
My husband goes back for activation August 30/31 ... then he is scheduled to go back a week later, September 6.  Can anyone tell us what to expect on...
3 Years Ago
I got a blue tooth using a motorola h730 hands free! It works using the CI in normal listening mode and T coil and it works! Now I can be safer while driving...
3 Years Ago
I had an appointment yesterday morning for my CT Scan to check and make sure that my ears and brain looks normal. Everything turned out perfectly! Although,...
3 Years Ago
I just wanted to post today's events with a quick insight into other progress. It's been 12 days since my last map and I started to notice a word or...
3 Years Ago
I'm not sure if I want to wear a Medical Alert ID bracelet or necklace. I definitely will have my patient ID handy for travel purposes. Any ideas?
3 Years Ago
What do you put your drying capsules in to dry the CI's? In the zephyr? Do you need to do anything to activate the capsules? Put them in the microwave?
3 Years Ago
The school does not currently have an FM system. They are going to order one for us and asked my opinion on brands.  Can anyone give me advice on the...
3 Years Ago
Okay, I am providing this information for all of us to have access to, rather than let fear build or gossip. I came across this information from the...
3 Years Ago
Does anyone with kiddo N5 recipients have any ideas about how to ensure the new dynamic FMs stay on??                ...
3 Years Ago
Oh No! the warbly sounds are back. No its not mickey mouse. This same thing has been happening very often now. It has only been 5 months w my implant.....
3 Years Ago
Thanks for responsing Karen, audi didn't seem to know what happened.  She just asked if I had hit my head.   And no I didn't hit my...
3 Years Ago
Good Evening Everyone,I am a bi-lateral N5 recipient.  My first implant was on 6/23/2010 and my 2nd was 6/15/2011.  I am three weeks into the...
3 Years Ago
I need a handsfree item to use with my cell phone that doesn't require t-coil use. I cannot use t coil in my car or house i pick up too much...
3 Years Ago
Hi all, I just wanted to let you know that my surgery went very well. I feel a little woozy, but smiling. Debbie
3 Years Ago
I went early this morning for activation of my second implant. My audi already had the suit cast open and the processor ready to put on. Since I already...
3 Years Ago
It's hard to believe that the summer is flying by and soon the kids will be back to school. This means I'll have to get back to my "winter"...
3 Years Ago
Of course there have been small improvements along the way, most noticeably being able to understand the Sound and Way Beyond environmental sounds after one...
3 Years Ago
Dear friends; I've patiently waited to write, and I appreciate all the notes and well wishes on my activation tomorrow. I can't help but remember my...
3 Years Ago
My husband did fine during his surgery on August 2.  We live 5 hours away and he had no problems on the ride home.  Second day, he...
3 Years Ago
My husband has had progressive hearing loss since the early 80's.  He had two ear surgeries in the 80's that helped for about 10 years.  He...
3 Years Ago
As I was sitting out on the front stoop this morning, enjoying the rising sun, I heard the leaves in the trees rustling for the first time since last...
3 Years Ago
I have read several comments on various blogs about CI reciepients getting a sore spot behind the ear from their sound processors. I experienced sore ear hot...
3 Years Ago
Update....It has been almost 8 months since I was implanted with the N5 in my left ear. It has been an amazing journey and amazing results for me. I am...
3 Years Ago
Thanks for your support yesterday. I talked to my surgeon and he said the echo sounds are a good thing, as I have some residual hearing left in the...
3 Years Ago
I had my surgery two weeks ago on July 22 and today I was activated Aug 5. Got my first mapping and I can understand people talking better now than before...
3 Years Ago
I've been trying to reach my surgeon since early this morning, and have not got a call back. Being late on a Friday now, I don't think it's going...
3 Years Ago
I received the mail today and one of them was from my insurance company. I had to collect myself after reading every word of the statement. It read:...
3 Years Ago
Yes. I went into the soundbooth, not for comprehension, but for auditory range. We tested both ears separately and then together and all three results were...
3 Years Ago
Day 8 Post activation  Is it me or is everyone all of a sudden talking in a NY accent? I'm not hearing your "r's". To make this...
3 Years Ago
Need some quick advise here....BTW...loving my CI and it is amazing what I am gaining everyday....man...I read my blogs and realized with everyone's...
3 Years Ago
I am coming up on an anniversary that changed my life and how I am living it. This week will be the 2 year anniversary of losing my hearing. When I think...
3 Years Ago
Here's a non-technical and technical question:1. Why do voices sound muffled (I know it's early on...). In my case it's more of a swishing with a...
3 Years Ago
My husband is scheduled for surgery August 2 (only 4 more days).  We have to be there at 5:30 for 7:30 surgery.  It really helps reading these...
3 Years Ago
I swear that overnight my brain learned things. At 10pm I listened to a little Sound and Way Beyond, and then next morning at 10am, after an exquisite...
3 Years Ago
  A recent study conducted by NYU School of Medicine in NY found that exposure to smoke appears to affect the ear's delicate blood...
3 Years Ago
I had gone for a run this morning after I adjusted the ratio of sound going into my direct input cables vs. outside sounds. I have it set at the 1/6 ratio so...
3 Years Ago
Okay. It's been a busy day! We are staying "in town" because we live 2 hours away, so there have been some other goings on as well as beginning...
3 Years Ago
 If you haven't logged into the Cochlear Store, you may not know about all the great things on there. You can:-review past orders-track...
3 Years Ago
  Last Tuesday I went in for the usual mapping but a sound booth test for the first time since the candidate testing last Jan, using the HA. After the...
3 Years Ago
Thanks to all who have helped share their experiences, resources, and ideas. I feel comfortable and confident going into tomorrow's activation with high...
3 Years Ago
I have been sort of deaf since around fourth grade and wasn't diagnosed Hard Of Hearing until Fifth grade. I wore over the ear hearing aids for a short...
3 Years Ago
With each successive map, the intensities are enhanced to match the perception of loudness. From what I understand, the audiologist says this is normal and...
3 Years Ago
 I had a productive day at the hospital yesterday! I had a doctor who reviewed my health reports and tested the bone of my ears for vibration and...
3 Years Ago
hello all - I am now once week post activation and can say it is an interesting world of sound out there!  Upon activation, I was only able to hear...
3 Years Ago
My surgery will be tomorrow, 7/22/11.  I typed out the date because I like the numbers.  They seem like lucky numbers to me and I will take all the...
3 Years Ago
Wow, I was able to take off the bandages last night and take a shower. I feel like a new person. I am doing very well. I have to remind myself to take it...
3 Years Ago
Hi all,  I am considering to recieve CI. I have couple of questions and hope there is someone may help.  1.How do you feel when you talk...
3 Years Ago
Well, this surgery was definately easier in the beginning since we were able to tell him what was going on. He bragged to everyone that he was going to have...
3 Years Ago
One thing I can't get enough of, is being outside. Gardening, walking, playing sports; whatever. I literally grew up outside, and get cagey today when I...
3 Years Ago
Good Evening....it has been a difficult month.... Last month we lost our grandmother, a most terrific 96 year old lady, who was still very active, sharp...
3 Years Ago
 Well my dream has become a reality i was always told good things take time. After waiting nearly 10 years i received my Nucleus 5 in Oct 2010. Going...
3 Years Ago
Good morning everyone; My surgery went very well yesterday. We had a two hour delay, so it was a long wait and my surgery took 3 hours, a little...
3 Years Ago
This Saturday July 23 @ 11 am is a Cochlear Support Group Meeting.  Somehow I got this flyer (can't remember when or where).  It is from the...
3 Years Ago
Could hear much better today in the service today and before and after in the noisy crowd. It gets better every day. PTL!
3 Years Ago
My surgery date has arrived and I will be off to Johns Hopkins tomorrow morning. I want to wish Jaywood and Karen successful surgeries this week, and anyone...
3 Years Ago
What do you use as an alarm clock?  I have in the past just used a regular alarm clock with the music turned up really loud.  I could not use the...
3 Years Ago
As I wait for my activation date, July 26-27, I wanted to let people know about the good things that have come about from losing my hearing and balance, and...
3 Years Ago
Spent almost two hours with the audiologist today. She adjusted mininmums and maximums heard and tollerated for each electrode then balanced three at a time....
3 Years Ago
My preop testing went well and today I was notified that authorization from my insurance has been received. So it looks like I'm all set for surgery on...
3 Years Ago
In my last post I spoke of a second mapping which was actually the first after activation. My next mapping is this friday. I was delayed a few weeks because...
3 Years Ago
I won't normally post to groups but in case anyone is interested, you can check out my blog as I countdown to, and up, from activation. This is the...
3 Years Ago
I thought that most of my dizziness was gone, but last night it came back with a vengeance.  After I took both the CI and the HA out, it took quite a...
3 Years Ago
We are scheduled to go bilateral on July 11th! Carson is aware of what is going on and talks about getting another one on a daily basis.  He has finally...
3 Years Ago
It's been 2 weeks since I've had my surgery with the CI implanted in my right ear.  I'm getting excited for my activation date (July 20th)...
3 Years Ago
Hi All!  Had my third mapping today, and it just keeps getting better!  My audi said I was doing exceptionally well and we "fine tuned"...
3 Years Ago
Well some of you have asked me to blog about my experiences being bilateral and stuff.  So here is my attempt to explain why I got an implant in the...
3 Years Ago
Here is a link I found.  Either through here or my search thought I share.   Bluetooth no more wires to get tangled up...
3 Years Ago
Hi everyone, I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Independence Day and enjoy listening to the sound of the bands and the fireworks! Debbie
3 Years Ago
Hi Everyone ~                 ~I had a map June 28th and WOW !!  I am ...
3 Years Ago
I was reading the list of deaf organizations from the book i'm currently reading and saw that there is a one in D.C. Have anyone who lives in the D.C....
3 Years Ago
   I received my CI in March of this year! What an amazing experience!     Many things have happened in this short period of...
3 Years Ago
I haven't been on the community for almost 2 weeks and I have no idea how to catch up. My husband and I took an Alaska vacation before my surgery on July...
3 Years Ago
After one year of constant trips to see the audiologist to tune up your processor, how long do you have to stay in the office while your processor is...
3 Years Ago
I'm excited about teaching this fall with bilateral implants. I'm just excited! My post-op simulataneous surgery is going great. No complications,...
3 Years Ago
Does anyone experience using iPhone or iPod that pair up with the N5? It's pretty neat for the processor to have external jacks/connections to hook up...
3 Years Ago
I notice the Cochlear Corporation is very upgradable and no additional surgery is needed.  How often does technology keeps up to date on processors? It...
3 Years Ago
How does it feel every time you place your magnet on your head? Does it feel uncomfortable at first? Is it itchy?
3 Years Ago
Hello.  I have been viewing this site for awhile and thought I should post.  I have been planted in my right ear for almost 6 months now and...
3 Years Ago
Will having a CI helps getting rid of tinnitus? Having it sounds so bothersome. I hope there is a cure to get rid of that devil. I always think it comes from...
3 Years Ago
I have just gotten caught up with everything after being at the HLAA Convention in  DC last week.  Awesome experience--especially meeting all the...
3 Years Ago
My next appointment with the surgeon is next month. He will do an evaluation and discuss about the surgery procedures after I did the audiogram test with the...
3 Years Ago
Hi all,  I will be wearing a cochlear implant with a hearing aid. Does anyone wear these? I will be experiencing wearing them after I get...
3 Years Ago
  http://www.cochlearamericas.com/newsletters/n5_0611.html
3 Years Ago
How long does it take to be familiar with the sounds from the time your implant was activated until you're able to hear the words clearly? 6 months? A...
3 Years Ago
Hi All, Today I had my second mapping (was activated 6/9) and everything went extremely well!  My T levels (Threshold levels) stayed pretty much...
4 Years Ago
   Just got back from a trip to Colorado. Total of 1971 miles round trip by car. Excellent weather. Beside visiting families, friends and the...
4 Years Ago
As we were driving to my A day, my husband asked me if I was scared. I didn't know why he asked the question, but he continued that he was wondering...
4 Years Ago
 HLAA members and guests will surely find inspiration in our nation’s capitol at its national convention this week. The Washington monument towers...
4 Years Ago
I had a wonderful evening yesterday. My daughter-in-law and her daughter take Celtic dancing and we go to their Celtic Celebration program every year....
4 Years Ago
I had an appointment with my audiologist this morning and she was able to find the two electrodes causing the eye twitching and after making the necessary...
4 Years Ago
Hi everyone,    I bit of my background before I post my questions: I am a 38 year old male and lost my most of my hearing (in both ears) at the end...
4 Years Ago
Hi all,  Well I am now officially bilateral!  Was activated this afternoon with my second CI.  Everything went according to plan +!  My...
4 Years Ago
  Do You Have to Worry about Ototoxicity if You've Already Lost Your Hearing? by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. A lady asked, "After you've...
4 Years Ago
As good as the Nucleus and Freedom implants are and if I'm like most folks, using the phone still presents a challenge. While I can manage, if I'm...
4 Years Ago
Denise mentioned a couple of things in a recent message dealing with the SPEAK program for the Nucleus 5 an the new pairing routine for the Nucleus 5 and the...
4 Years Ago
 My kids have Nucleus 24 cochlear implants from 2004.  However, they great part is they can have the latest technology in an upgraded processor,...
4 Years Ago
Good Evening everyone...Manitoba has more water than it needs...if you need some...ask...I ll pray to send it your way... Okay...some wonderous CI...
4 Years Ago
My Nucleus 5 arrived last week.  And this afternoon is my appt. for activation and first mapping.  I haven't had a mapping in ages with my...
4 Years Ago
Hi All, I'm new on here as of today.  I was just implanted with a Nucleus 5, 3 weeks ago, activated last Friday and am amazed at how well I can...
4 Years Ago
The Division of Audiology at U Mich has established a reputation for its cutting-edge technology and diagnostics. Director Paul Kileny has developed and...
4 Years Ago
Carson has continued to make remarkable progress.  I somtimes forget he cannot hear without his CI.  His speech is improving greatly with the help...
4 Years Ago
  My audie said to take a break and not do the S&W Beyond.  Said I need to give my brain a rest.  I'm working it too hard trying to...
4 Years Ago
I'm still waiting to get a new mapping to correct the eye twitching being caused by facial nerve stimulation. There was a cancellation with my Audi...
4 Years Ago
 Ever wonder about the first children that received the cochlear implant? This video reminds me of the importance and gravity of the decision...
4 Years Ago
Hi everyone:  I am still having trouble with the Vowel Recognition Level 5; step 14 with all the noise in the background.  I can only get 72% ...
4 Years Ago
It occurred  to me that some of you might be unaware of the excellent resources for us right here on this web site. Selected Support Center above on...
4 Years Ago
Hi All! Been trying to do some "research" on cordless landline phones and whether one uses the T coil or not.  I know there are scattered...
4 Years Ago
As I mentioned in an earlier post I upgraded to the Nucleus 5 processor last Friday. It wasn't until later in the day I noticed my eye twitching, almost...
4 Years Ago
I had my 2nd mapping for my new ear and my 6 month mapping for my old ear. I was so happy to be mapped for my old ear it was off and needed a new map so bad....
4 Years Ago
 Do you know a Nucleus 5 user who also wears a hard hat for employment?  Perhaps someone in this group does.  We'd like to ask you a few...
4 Years Ago
You all know about my experimentations with the Music Setting on my trusty remote...I was at the gym this morning and listening to Steve Winwood. There was...
4 Years Ago
Hello! I emailed my audi last night about my issue with volume. Her response has puzzled me a bit and wonder if any of you can help explain...
4 Years Ago
Hi All! Had a "big" day today!  First, had my Post-Op visit with Dr. Harvey.  He removed the stitches and examined my ear.  I...
4 Years Ago
Hi All.  Well, I am officially bilateral -- not officially I guess until it is activated, but well on the way with the surgery over.  Here is...
4 Years Ago
Hello,  I just wanted to update you all: I've noted this past week or so that I am hearing beeps from machines.  Such as Washer/Dryer,...
4 Years Ago
 My wife and I will be driving to Colorado for a vac, visiting with friends and families. I was wondering about visting Cochlear while in the area. Can...
4 Years Ago
I just have to share the remarkable results from my bilateral activation. I received my first Nuclear 5 implant on 12/22/09 and it was activated a month...
4 Years Ago
Situation right now.....somewhat chaotic.  I have 2 shades of blue hair (I take partial blame for painting closet ceiling, then leaning in to catch...
4 Years Ago
It is normal for the bilateral audio cable to be plugged in to a ipod or whatever you want to for both cords going to right and left ears to be different...
4 Years Ago
Hi All,   Back home from my second CI surgery yesterday.  The surgery went very well and my doctor, Dr. Steven A. Harvey, was very...
4 Years Ago
It's been 1 1/2 weeks since my last remapping and I am wondering if I should be concern? I was able to go up to 2nd level about 5 days ago but at a...
4 Years Ago
  I finally got around to do some editing on a video of my activation. The video had to be 25mb or smaller for this blog but it ended up being 32mb...
4 Years Ago
Well folks, tomorrow morning (11 AM), is the big day!  Am a little nervous, but am really looking forward to being bilateral.  Since I live alone,...
4 Years Ago
yesterday was activation for my 2nd implant/bilateral implant. I waited 5 long weeks for this event. My expectations weren't very high because of my...
4 Years Ago
Can someone please tell me or describe what tinitus can sound like? My audi and Dr haven't been able to help me understand what it can sound like. I have...
4 Years Ago
I had gotten a HUGE kick out of what I heard for dinner!!! I pulled out the enchiladas from the oven and I was shocked to hear the bubblings and...
4 Years Ago
Hello everyone and Happy Moher's Day to all the wonderful mother's out there! It'll be one week tomorrow since I got re-mapped. ...
4 Years Ago
This is something I wrote for my own Mom this Mother's Day, but the ideas expressed are for all the Mom's out there.  To All...
4 Years Ago
There recently a survey about what you would do if called for jury duty.  Well, here's another different view on this, the extent the town of...
4 Years Ago
....there is a special. independent supplement to the Chicago Tribune by Media Planet, Entitled AUDIOLOGY--Life without limits.  Interesting stories...
4 Years Ago
      Last week, I sent the email to my Audi.  I just asked her two questions about the Bilateral CI and Remote Assistant which would be...
4 Years Ago
The other day I was hiking with friends and because we were in wide open country, I wasn't picking up as much of the chatter as I might have in a...
4 Years Ago
Good Evening everyone!!! Whew...what a day!!! One month mapping. A few changes.  Before I went to the mapping, I thanked God for no longer scaring...
4 Years Ago
   I went in for the 3rd mapping Wed. I discussed with the audi my issues with shhh or shush sounds. It sounds like chimes. She reprogrammed the...
4 Years Ago
Here are a couple photos from Callie and Lexie's gymnastics competition. Lexie won her first ever medal - 2nd on Floor! She also placed 7th All...
4 Years Ago
What an exciting day today when fed ex brought my new upgrade. This new processor will replace  my 9 year old 3G processor. I am really excited but have...
4 Years Ago
Here is a look at some of the events that Cochlear Canada and our amazing CAN volunteers will be attending.  Let us know if you are planning to attend...
4 Years Ago
I had attended the HOPE Workshop last night in Harrisburg which is a "Enjoying Music" workshop for adults, families, and parents of kids with...
4 Years Ago
Hello guys and girls!My name is Paul and I am from london, UK.I was implanted with cochlear ucleus 5 onWednesday 27th April 2011 and I am currectly...
4 Years Ago
Hi All!  Had my pre-op exam today and I am looking forward to my second CI on May 12th!  Had my first CI in December, 2004, which was a Nucleus 24,...
4 Years Ago
 Let's get as many family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors--- anyone to join the Million Ear Challenge! http://bhsm.cochlearamericas.com/
4 Years Ago
I  worked as a the main teacher for Head Start for two years.  My last eight years i have been the teacher assistant.  When i started with...
4 Years Ago
Getting ready to order my Nucleus5 processor. Seriously, just waiting for bank acct. to post and off to ordering I go, either tomorrow or Monday:) But...
4 Years Ago
   I didn't want to be caught in a situation when the battery goes dead on  the processor. This pill box was the perfect size to carry...
4 Years Ago
   I volunteer a morning each week at United Way when I'm not working. I help with refurblishing computers. As I was finishing with installing...
4 Years Ago
I use the CR110 "Remote Assistant" to change modes, most often to switch on the telecoil mode but also to switch the other modes while in different...
4 Years Ago
Hello folks, sorry that I haven't been loyal in keeping you all posted on my well beings. I kinda wished that I didn't do bilateral implants at...
4 Years Ago
Hi All,I had my bilateral surgery on 03/23/11 and it went as expected, no need to go into the first couple of days as we all have experienced, but after that...
4 Years Ago
He is risen!
4 Years Ago
Ok, I thought that I would be insightful and try to gain some knowledge from folks whom already have CI's. As I said, I have the Nucleus 5 and the...
4 Years Ago
Is it more common for women who wear their hair down to have to change their microphone covers more often? I had to change my covers after 2 months of use....
4 Years Ago
Greetings everyone...had to run to Wpg to get my CI adjusted. My facial nerves and the area around the implant was really hurting. No infection, but they had...
4 Years Ago
Thank you all for such wonderful support.  I think I can say the same for all of you but I am so grateful for these blogs!  It really helps us get...
4 Years Ago
Hello folks!   I got implanted both ears this last Thursday.  Today being the 3rd day, it's not too bad.  Few dizziness which brings...
4 Years Ago
 Are you ready for this? Unbelievable sucess for the 2nd mapping.   Thurs, I went back for 2 appointments. One to see the surgeon who did the...
4 Years Ago
 Happy Friday Friends! Have you ever heard of Phone Scoop?! www.phonescoop.com I recently learned about this website where you can find...
4 Years Ago
Hi everyone, Well, the day finally came for the Rusty Musicians' performance with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. This performance was at their...
4 Years Ago
Okay... Things are slowly getting better, but I am concerned... My left side around the implant, is sore, not red, not tender just...
4 Years Ago
  Hello noisy world. I went in for the first mapping. I think my wife was more excited than I was. I was preparing myself not to expect too much the...
4 Years Ago
Okay... Some of you gave me great advice and I really appreicated it...Emailed my audi an hour before the mapping and she really liked that. Of two...
4 Years Ago
Hi All, I have been having a problem with my one processor cutting out when I perspire when doing any work. I thought this problem was solved when I went to...
4 Years Ago
I am in my  second week post -op and have had a history of tinnitus prior to my CI.  What has been the experience of users with...
4 Years Ago
Good Evening...Tomorrow is my first week with the Processor and I have a mapping tomorrow...Does this make sense... There is still screeching noises,...
4 Years Ago
Yesterday was not so good.  :( Took my daughter to school yesterday morning and came straight home.  It was a bit cold outside so when I came...
4 Years Ago
Spring seems to have finally arrived for real in northern Wisconsin and birds are becoming more vocal.  I had heard cardinals before and was just a...
4 Years Ago
Surgery went well yesterday! I woke up from surgery with a migraine! Very much different than last surgery. I fought nausea again. My nurse was a lot nicer...
4 Years Ago
Greetings all. First I hope that this blog finds everyone well. I love reading everyone's post, even if I do not respond to them. I also read...
4 Years Ago
I went for my second mapping today. I told the audio that I would like to put the dying cat to sleep, and she said she would try somethings to help the cat...
4 Years Ago
Wow!  My appt. only lasted 13 minutes!  The trip down is almost 3 hrs one way.  Good thing I had some other errands to do on the way down and...
4 Years Ago
Hi everyone! Tomorrow will be 12 days since my implantation.  I feel like I am doing well.  Today I have only taken 1 tylenol for the mild...
4 Years Ago
First of all, you guys and gals are all incredible people. Thanks for all the good wishes..... We arrived on time, except for me...that is my father, my...
4 Years Ago
  Such quietness since the surgery 17 days ago. Alert to every movement from the corner of my eyes. Conversation by lip reading. Driving the car, I have...
4 Years Ago
Tomorrow will be a full week since my implantation and I'm pleased to report that I'm doing very well.  I have stopped taking anything for...
4 Years Ago
Okay...most of you know how I am feeling tonight...a bundle of packed nerves that are making my body do crazy things...Do I expect to sleep tonight??? NOT A...
4 Years Ago
Good Morning all, First let me say that I pray everyone who has had recent CI are doing good.. My surgery went better than expected my dr told me that...
4 Years Ago
Sunshine streaming through the windows and hours of blessed sleep will do wonders for one's post-op disposition!I would like to thank Edward Knabusch and...
4 Years Ago
 March 24th, 2011  What a day!  This day will go down in my history book as a super special day.The day of my surgery.  My right ear was...
4 Years Ago
As of yesterday, 3/28/11, I have joined the ranks as a Nucleus 5 recipient!   My implant experience at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial was...
4 Years Ago
Okay..now I am almost ready to run a marathon...now the wait is building up some anxiety... The scar is almost unnoticable, unless I point it...
4 Years Ago
My first surgery I had no idea about what to expect or did I want to know. This time I sort of knew what to expect (the highs and the lows) and surgery...
4 Years Ago
I've loved people's stories about hearing ticking clocks (heartbeats?!) and other neat new things.  Last week (3 weeks after activation) I was...
4 Years Ago
Yesterdy when I put on my coil I could hear a regular muffled sound. It was so regular like a heart beat. I took my pulse for three or four beats and sure...
4 Years Ago
Howdy, This past Wednesday was amazing! I upgraded my left N24 ear to an N5 processor at the Dallas Ear Institute. The sound quality is great!...
4 Years Ago
So many of you have responded to my exciting activation day. Thank you all so much. Indeed we all have a different experience but we can all look forward to...
4 Years Ago
"A day", what a day! We left the house just after 8am. I had to stop at University Hospital to pick up my "equipment" -external device-...
4 Years Ago
 One of my hobbies is shooting competitive with a pistol at a local gun club range for fun. Before the CI surgery (Mar 18th), I wear ear protection over...
4 Years Ago
Hi all' Thanks for the comments they were appreciated. Surgery went fine, unfortunatly they started 1 1/2 hrs. late, they said there were...
4 Years Ago
Hi All!!! I've been reading everyone's Blog but it has taken a long time to figure out how I could place one.. So Sorry, but I'm finally here...
4 Years Ago
 I'm doing great. Neck stiffness is almost completely gone. Still a numbskull. Starting to get some feelings on the lower half of the ear. I'm...
4 Years Ago
Hi All,The blood work, chest xrays, EKG and Dr. visits are all OK. So tomorrow at 10:00 AM I will start my bilateral journey. The surgery is at Palmetto...
4 Years Ago
Thursday is my "A" Day!!! Thank you all for the good wishes, the encouragement, and your friendship. I will have a major blog late Thursday afternoon.
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  Removing the head wrap was a curious experience. Not knowing what to expect. Viola, the pink cut. I was surprise how long it was. A small price to pay...
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Seems like a long day yesterday. Check in at 9am surgery at 12:30pm then back to my room 6:45pm. I'm doing great, the usual headache, off balance when...
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WOW...I was able to finally settle down this week...started to rest a bit...Stitches are now out...was able to wash my hair for the first time...Doctor is...
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Well today was my best day yet. Im six days out from activation and things get a little clearer each day. I feel like I could hear better with my Hearing...
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I posted this as a message but I don't think it reaches everyone that way so I'll repeat it here.  First, thank you all, everyone has been so...
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  I just got back from the Mayo for the preop. Appointments all day 9am, 11am, 1pm. Doc said we are ready to go tomorrow. Talked to the audi, Amy for...
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I'm going overseas on Monday, and one of the items on my list as a must-take is my Nucleus 5 Patiend ID Card. I have searched my whole kit about five...
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At Emory just now, during my "two-week after activation visit" I got put in the booth for a test.  And the result was right along the top line...
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Okay...Got confirmation today that my activiation dates are April 4 and April 5 respectively... Not sure what to expect, but hoping for the...
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Okay, Barb and I are back in our own bed, safe and sound, but not after a completely crazy experience flying to Newfoundland and back.... First of all,...
4 Years Ago
For some reason, I thought that one of the skills I'd regain quickly would be locating, or directionalizing, sounds.  But folks, it ain't...
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I have appointments with my audiologist and surgeon to seek approval to go bilateral this Tuesday. However, my biggest hurdle lies with insurance. The...
4 Years Ago
I've been trying to keep a journal, otherwise it would be hard to remember everything, good and bad, that's happening in this hearing journey. ...
4 Years Ago
Yesterday at 9 am, I was wheeled into surgery. I arrived in St. John's Newfoundland at 3 in the morning due to flight delays caused by snow storms in...
4 Years Ago
After activation on 2/14/11, I was given the official OK from my audiologist to wear both ears!!  It is a record since it has only been 3 weeks of...
4 Years Ago
 My new ear is hear (pun intended) to stay.  I no longer like hearing with my one ear.  One ear just sounds much worse.  Every other...
4 Years Ago
Hi y'all. My 2nd mapping appoinment is coming up soon. What am I supposed to look for? Am I supposed to share with Leslie, the audiologist my...
4 Years Ago
I can't believe it has been two weeks since my A-Day in Dallas.  Wow, I had a good A-Day---it was overwhelming and frustrating at the same...
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Hello all, I'm new here.  My Nucleus 5 was activated two days ago.  I'm feeling a combination of amazement that my auditory nerve still...
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This coming month (March), marks the 5th year anniversary of my Freedom activation.  While I have been blessed with the joy of being able to hear again,...
4 Years Ago
 I would like to do a video of my "journey". Any tips? I'm assuming one would use a camcorder or digital camera and upload the video to...
4 Years Ago
Okay Flight is booked...6 hours one way....got a prescription that is supposed to prevent me from hiding at the airport in the washroom and not getting on...
4 Years Ago
Watching the news drives me bonkers because half the time the captioning is way behind or not even there. Yesterday I was watching and didn't even notice...
4 Years Ago
Last night I went to the grocery store with my son and when we walked into the house I heard a weird buzzing noise so I found it immediately and my son...
4 Years Ago
Hi All,After returning from an powerfully inspiring time at the Cochlear Celebration and speaking with many Bilateral recipients I made the call to my Doctor...
4 Years Ago
 If so get ready to zoom! Do you have a Nucleus 5 sound processor?  Are you up for a challenge?  If so please keep all arms and legs in...
4 Years Ago
 I just got my second CI and love the remote.  I was worried about scratching the screen.  While in a mall I saw a kiosk selling screen...
4 Years Ago
Hi all. I recently just got had surgery 2 weeks ago and and i came across the side bar it saids Use fm with your nUC 5 euro adaptor? does this Euro adaptor...
4 Years Ago
http://youtu.be/wSeVD3EuPOc Check out my latest cochlear implant video on YouTube.  Our course I took off my implants but to my SURPRISE I never...
4 Years Ago
Okay. My wife and I settled on the Nucleus 5 by Cochlear. We were tempted to try the Medel, given the length of the electrodes and the ability to distinguish...
4 Years Ago
When will the Nucleus 5 processor be available as an upgrade for the Esprit 3G processor?
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Today, I have to make the decision with the Audiologist, which implant device I am going to have. I have researched the devices, like I have never researched...
4 Years Ago
Well my A-day was 3 months ago and its been an amazing journey! my audi didn't turn up volume much on my ci but she did something to help with clarity...
4 Years Ago
We now have some reason to believe that the CI was not setting off the Walmart Door Security Monitors. We will be able to verify this once we return from the...
4 Years Ago
First, to all of you who are going to Cochlear Celebration, have a safe trip and a great time. I will be unable to attend, but will be with you in...
4 Years Ago
Walking into Walmart yesterday the scanners at the front door as I walked in went off. Never having this happen before, I was a little surprised. The...
4 Years Ago
I've had the rechargeable batteries for probably about 6 months. At first they lasted over a day while my replaceable battery pack lasts about two days....
4 Years Ago
I received an email to come in and select the implant device that I wish to have implanted. That appointment is next week. It is between Cochlear and...
4 Years Ago
  Hmm, I tried to access the online store to check out accessories but I was not able to get pass the new registration sign on. I am guessing that I...
4 Years Ago
   Audiologist told me last Nov 2010 that he thought I would be a good candidate for a CI. Before going that route I wanted to see what the...
4 Years Ago
I am wondering if anyone in the States has obtained Medicare coverage for their second cochlear implant? If so what state do you live in and if denied what...
4 Years Ago
Okay....while waiting for my implant date, I had to have a pre-implant medical checkup...I thought I had been poked enough...lol...got my shots...
4 Years Ago
When I was scheduled for cochlear implant surgery in December, I was worried that one portion of my life would suffer from the decision. You see, I play the...
4 Years Ago
Hi I'm Cathy and I'm new to ther group. I just had my surgery on Dec 14/10 and was activated on Jan 18/11. I am from Canada and adults here are...
4 Years Ago
Hearing Health Magazine an arm of Deaf Research Foundation published an article by CAN volunteer John AyersIt is not often that we are allowed the...
4 Years Ago
Been using the clarity phone for about two months. We ordered the phone with a second unit.One phone in the kitchen. One phone in our computer...
4 Years Ago
Hi All; I joined this group because I am starting the process for approval to go bilateral. I had my first implant in June 2002. I am trying to learn more...
4 Years Ago
Received formal notice today that I have been approved for the Implant...got my last test results this morning and the Cochlear Implant Team approved my...
4 Years Ago
I was sitting in my room reading and I heard something constantly making noise like a ticking noise. I went and played hot and cold trying to find the noise...
4 Years Ago
This evening, my family and I attended the Hearing Loss Association meeting in Harrisburg, PA.  Thanks so much to Norm Kirsch for including...
4 Years Ago
WIShing I could go to the Cochlear America's Celebration! Sounds like so much fun! with our finances we are just not able to do it. I stopped working...
4 Years Ago
Okay...I had my second CT scan today....the first one showed " ossicles are normal bilaterally. No middle or external abnormality is appreciated. The...
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Okay...last test tonight..the CT SCAN... MY ENG test results should normal for the following: Spontaneous nystagmusGaze evoked nystagmusSaccade...
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So, I have had an FM system before.  However, it was practically brand new before I had my first CI surgery.  We told them at the time we purchased...
4 Years Ago
I keep reading about calling 1800 number to practice using the phone and take tests on the phone with CI. Can someone tell me more about this and what is the...
4 Years Ago
I love being able to hear my children call me from bed and hear the beeping of the washer and dryer letting me know they are done. It awesome to be able to...
4 Years Ago
Just had my billteral surgery yesterday.  Unlike the first time, I did not have to stay overnight.  So far, nothing unusual.  Just the common...
4 Years Ago
 Happy Monday Friends! I hope this finds everyone doing well and that you had a wonderful weekend :) My husband and I just got back from an amazing...
4 Years Ago
I attended a "learning to appreciate music with a ci" put on by Cochlear and Richard Reed.  One of the things I learned is that music might...
4 Years Ago
I had my second mapping visit with the audiologist on January 14, and I feel that it went very well. I told her that while I was able to discriminate words...
4 Years Ago
Okay, today I went to my regular doctor who was happy that I am going to be getting an implant. The worrisome part is the Left ear which has nerve damage, as...
4 Years Ago
WEll the good news is my husband found my remote after we called and went to every place I went to in Salt Lake City last week! We had no luck in finding it...
4 Years Ago
Both sides my families (mama & daddy)-3rd generations lost their hearing. I was a teacher at 35 years age and lost some hearing.  I got 2...
4 Years Ago
Got the results of my MRI today. All looks normal. My children had told me right before the test, that they would find holes in my brain and in my head....
4 Years Ago
is it normal to hear clicking or draining noises when the CI is off? Yesterday i could hear clicking noises with my CI on. It caused my ear to hurt. Does...
4 Years Ago
Everyone of you on here are amazing people....Thank you so much for all the information. My wife and I are reading everyone's responses.I had to go for...
4 Years Ago
Good Evening everyone... First let me say Dacy has been and incredible person to assist me with trying to get the implant.I need some advice. I have...
4 Years Ago
I am so grateful that I can follow conversation in large groups now. I went home to Arizona for christmas and was able to show off my new CI and was able to...
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Selecting a Cell Phone•Check for volume control•Check for ability to vibrate & text•Try several phones before you purchase a...
4 Years Ago
  Register for Cochlear™ Celebration: http://www.cochlearamericas.com/celebration/ Enter to win a FREE trip to Celebration by...
4 Years Ago
I was implanted on Oct. 26th and activated on Nov. 18th. The surgery went well. All electrodes implanted. On activation I immediately could hear and...
4 Years Ago
 That's right, get a FREE T-shirt!  Nucleus 5 users can try zoom, take a quick survey and get a T-shirt.  It's that...
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How do I listen to the IPOD, MP3 players, etc. with a CI and a hearing aid?  Any advice if an IPOD is better than a MP3 player or what brand to...
4 Years Ago
How do I listen to the IPOD, MP3 players, etc. with a CI and a hearing aid?  Any advice if an IPOD is better than a MP3 player or what brand to...
4 Years Ago
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On October 13, 2010, I was qualified for cochlear implants. I was very exited, still am. But I am also nervous and to be honest, scared too. You see, I am 48...
4 Years Ago
  My friend and colleague, Mark Doshier, has created this awesome blog, giving you an opportunity to share with Cochlear how appreciative you are...
4 Years Ago
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  If you have a Freedom implant, learn how to upgrade to the Nucleus 5 processor: ...
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 The Euro Accessory Adaptor for the Nucleus 5 sound processor is now available to interface with wireless FM Systems, such as the Phonak MLxS, to ease...
4 Years Ago
   Product SpotlightThe new Nucleus® 5 Snugfit™ and Nucleus 5 Compact Rechargeable Battery Sound Processor Covers are now available...
4 Years Ago
  Since the my last blog about the Personal Audio Cable accessory, I've received questions about what accessory should be used when I want to...
4 Years Ago
 The Bilateral Personal Audio Cable is a stereo device created so Nucleus recipients could enjoy utlizing portable electronic devices that require a...
4 Years Ago
Hello, my name is Heidi and I live in Northern California. I have never blogged, computer challenged, and consider myself lucky I was able to figure...
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  http://www.youtube.com/user/CochlearLimited For inspirational and educational videos about cochlear implants, including Nucleus 5 "how...
4 Years Ago
Hello, my name is Gary, I'm 59, just re-implanted 7/6, initial stimmed 7/14. This time around voices are "ducky"--Donald Duck as a somewhat...
4 Years Ago
Anyone have info on how many recharge cycles the new batteries are expected to handle before replacement? Thanks BobH
4 Years Ago
 Now with the recharbeable batteries, the Nucleus 5 Sound Processor is the world's ONLY submergible sound processor!    The Nucleus 5...
5 Years Ago
 Are you interested in learning to listen with your cochlear implant?  Would you like a specific program that you can customize to fit your...
5 Years Ago
 Looking for assistance with your Nucleus 5 processor or Remote Assistance?   Check out this on-line...
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I will be getting my first cochlear implant with the nuclues 5 on June 24th.currently, I have profound to sever loss in both ears and I am now using bte...
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 DeeDee Wright, Awareness Manager for the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic area has created a blog and we want your comments. Finish this...
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 May is National Better Hearing & Speech Month.  What will you do to educate others about hearing loss and possible resources for them to learn...
5 Years Ago
 Cochlear has a video to educate on how the Nucleus 5 Cochlear Implant System was developed.  Click on this...
5 Years Ago
Hello everyone!  I am new to the group.  I was implanted with Freedom CI a year ago and all is well.  I'm scheduled for surgery 6/24 for a...
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 Selecting a Landline Phone• Test each phone – purchase from a dealer who will let you return the phone if it doesn’t meet your...
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 The latest edition of the Nucleus News includes great information about warranties and service agreements along with tips for using accessories. For...
5 Years Ago
 Did you know we have a Cochlear message board on this website? You can read the questions that have already been asked & read the...
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 Follow this link to learn how to use your Nucleus 5 remote assistant: http://www.cochlearamericas.com/CR110_remote/index.html
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  The recording of the Cochlear Nucleus 5 Upgrade Webinar with Chris Smith and Jace Wolfe, Hearts for Hearing, is now available! If you were unable...
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Share your experience with the Nucleus 5 Remote Assistant.  This will encourage others to learn how they can optimize the use of the remote...
5 Years Ago
 How to pair your remote assistant with your processor: 1)  Turn off the processor  (press & hold the lower button)2)  Press...
5 Years Ago
 Time Correction!  Join Cochlear America’s President Chris Smith and Jace Wolfe, PhD, CCC-A, Director of Audiology, Hearts for Hearing,...
5 Years Ago
AutoPhone is automatic telecoil activiation without having to push any buttons on your processor or on the remote assistant.  When you answer your cell...
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The "Set it & Go Everyday" on the Nucleus 5 allows the recipient to put the processor on in the Everyday program & just leave it alone for...
5 Years Ago
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