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  1. J

    CI Surgery Date :)

    Congrats. I haven't been on here in ages and I noticed the lack of threads with new CI implants.
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    Almost 5 years later

    Wow, I had not realized so much time had passed since I posted on here. I joined in 2008 around the time I received my CI implant. Things have been great. The quality of my life has increased so much it's indescribable. I don't regret getting implanted . I had not been around my family up...
  3. J

    Started using a phone again

    After about 25 years of not speaking on a phone, I have been doing so this week. It's really weird. I don't always understand them but I am practicing! I got tested recently. She made a change to my programming before the test and it made the sounds softer. So I only got 78% speech...
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    CI Activation

    Mine was a disapointment. As said above, I expected too much. I had been deaf for so long that it nearly knocked me off the chair when she turned it on. It sounded like a firetruck in my head. Very loud. They had to turn it down a lot until I got used to it. Others seemed to do better than...
  5. J

    Things starting to work out

    Thanks all. Last night I was in the bathroom all the way across the house and I heard my gf telling my dog to lay down. It was so clear I thought she was in the bathroom. People at work keep telling me my voice is so much more clear. They also stop talking when I look away doing something. I...
  6. J

    Things starting to work out

    I was growing frustrated with my implant last month. I missed my scheduled mapping because of the snow. I still have not been back but am glad I waited. In the last 3 weeks alone, I have made huge progress. I am understanding the tv without the captions. I am hearing people better than ever. At...
  7. J

    Another Update *sigh*

    Sign me up for the book when it comes out. Interested in reading it. :)
  8. J

    Looks like I need to call my ENT

    Heck the site of my implant feels like it was put through meat grinder. lol I hear good so it's fine by me. :)
  9. J

    ct scan results

    Good to hear.
  10. J

    Odd sensation/feeling in Walmart entrance?

    Odd. I rented some movies from there recently and didn't notice anything strange. I was turning my CI off when going through the security gate. My friend said he never does and has not lost his programs like the audilogist said was possible. I stopped turning it off.
  11. J

    Head colds/Sinusitis with CI

    Is it normal for my sinuses to hurt 3 times more than they used to before the CI implant? I've been sick since Saturday with a sinus infection it seems. My head is killing me today. It's muffling my hearing some too. They usually clear up on their own without a doctor so I am waiting one...
  12. J

    New mapping

    I still have people shouting at me. It gets annoying. lol
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    New mapping

    I've used P3 all week. Going back to P1 feels like going back to a HA. I don't like the noise reduction and don't need it. I've slowly learned to focus on the sounds in the room this week. I made more progress with my CI this week than I did all month at home. Just being around people...
  14. J

    New mapping

    Work was rough. I work in a room full of running injection machines. The noise was overbearing. I tried the noise reduction program and it's ok if I am not talking to anyone. It filters EVERYTHING out. With it on, I could not hear any better than I did with hearing aids. It's weird too. If I...
  15. J

    New mapping

    Nothing major. I was sitting in the house the other day with everything off and I kept hearing this whirring noise. whirr whirr. I couldn't figure out what it was. I looked everywhere. I finally realized it was the air vents in the roof. I also realized today that my dog makes a whine when...
  16. J

    New mapping

    Had the Freedom tuned up today. Got 4 programs. P1-normal (turned up the volume adjusted low frequency) P2- Same as above w/Background noise filter for work P3- much louder program with same parameters as P1. Only supposed to used this sparingly until I am used to it. P4- Same as above with...
  17. J

    Residual Hearing after CI

    I couldn't hear without my hearing aids. I could hear low bass sounds but that was it. Heard decent with my aids. I did not know you can possibly retain some of your residual hearing afterwards.
  18. J

    Vicky gets activated...

    Nice progress. I am a little jealous that everyone on here seems to be getting a lot of communication and follow ups with their audiologists. When I go back in after New Years, I am NOT leaving until she spends at least half a hour mapping the thing! I am beginning to think I have a lazy...
  19. J


    I have black/brown hair and my CI is black. This same guy has waited on me at that store in September when I had hearing aids and hardly heard him. So he's not very bright to think I walked in with a bluetooth and hear fine 3 months later. lol Either way it was amusing for me. :)
  20. J


    I was asked by the guy at the hardware store if that (CI) was a bluetooth. Then he said something about how he couldn't figure out how they worked. Before I could explain, his coworker jumped in and gave a lecture to him on Bluetooths and how they work. :roll: I let the idiots keep talking...