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    Cochlear battery?

    My battery usually lasts all day till about midnight, but today for some reason, it only lasted till about 5pm? so I tried that battery I had charged 3 weeks ago, and believe it or not, it works. I just received a package in the mail with the AB Customer Service pkg and also info with online...
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    Cochlear battery?

    A brief question, if I charge up 2 batteries, use one and put one aside, how long will the unused one keep it's charge? , A day, or longer or the same amount of time as the first one? In other words, if I go somewhere, and use up one battery for the day, will the other one that I charged up...
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    Just got activated

    I got activated at the end of April, and I'm going thru the same thing. Mind you, the adjustment she was making, went pretty good the second time. I could hear my husband pretty good, even though at first everything seems strange, even him, but I was not too pleased with the last adjustment, I...
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    It's a go! I have a surgery date!

    It went surprisingly good. It was a day surgery, came home the same day, was quite alert, had some bleeding at surgical site but that was a short and temporary. thing. Had a longer incision than expected but that was normal for this surgeon, I have been activated last week and I'm wearing the...
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    CI Activation

    Thank you and no, I was never told who the CICS is, but perhaps I can find some information out in the booklets I have?
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    CI Activation

    Thank you for the angelsound link. I think it will be really helpful once I can figure out what I'm doing? All that I have been introduced to so far is mapping, of different sounds and tones, which one is the loudest, that one kind of stressed me out because, I don't know if I was...
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    CI Activation

    Thank you guys, all is well, or as well as can be expected. I was activated a couple days ago, my 2nd appt. At this point it is all new to me. I can hear but not clearly?. It's little sounds that I notice more, I coughed a couple times, and I kid you not, I sounded like my dog barking high...
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    Does stress make hearing loss worse?

    Thank you for sharing. You are right, it is possible to remove yourself from stress. A few years ago, I was highly stressed and when I learned of a trip I was to take, it made it even worse. I went with a panic attack. During the course of being away for the 2 weeks, I totally relaxed, I...
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    CI Activation

    Thanks HOH Guy and x1heavy, I was warned about normal voices being different in the beginning. I read a couple of negative posts where it didn't work out for the person and that is when doubt crept in, but now I'm figuring if God brought me this far, I'm sure he didn't bring me this far for...
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    CI Activation

    Hello, on Tuesday and Wed I have appts to activate my Cochlear implant. I am excited, yet in a way concerned that I've built myself up to hear again, but what if something doesn't go right? For those who have had implants before me, what happens on that first and second day when they activate...
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    It's a go! I have a surgery date!

    Thanks zephren. I am not alone. I still have some scabbing going on, but some areas are not falling off , but poke up feeling very dry and hard and I can still feel a burn at times.. I assume that it is still healing in these areas.
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    It's a go! I have a surgery date!

    I wasn't told, but I think I have stitches as well as the staples I had removed last week? There's these hard little black threads sticking up that I can feel? I have to go back to the surgeon in a week to have the packing removed, but I told the nurse I don't see any packing and she said that...
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    It's a go! I have a surgery date!

    LoL, I hope so, since I cannot hear hardly anything but sounds through my R side, but sounds are better than nothing. I am hoping the CI's wil allow me to understand speech so I can communicate and understand what is being said.
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    It's a go! I have a surgery date!

    Mssecgo, that's how I was, my hearing loss was progressive, but near the end, the rest of my hearing went quickly, too quickly, some of it within months? I could hear some sound with Hearing Aids, but could not make out a conversation. My Audiologist gave me the near strongest mold HA's...
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    It's a go! I have a surgery date!

    LoveBlue, thanks for explaining, I'm starting to grasp it, I'm so excited, it will be interesting to see what will happen? My first 2 activation appts start at end of April. Will I still hear what I heard with my hearing Aid in the other ear once my CI is activated? It's not much, but better...
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    It's a go! I have a surgery date!

    Mssecgo, do you have any hearing left in your ears? If you do and hearing Aids are really helpful, then maybe stick with them until they don't benefit you very much anymore, then make the decision? (but don't wait until you are totally deaf, that's not good either) I had the surgery and I'm...
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    It's a go! I have a surgery date!

    I was thinking it's only been a week so I will keep an eye on it, and will call the office if something feels worse or seems really off. I do have a follow up appt with the Surgeon and also read that some of these symptoms are common in the first weeks after surgery. Also read that there could...
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    It's a go! I have a surgery date!

    The pictures help but don't show a trail from ear to scalp, but my husband said there is one, it's just that it's covered with hair, yet I can see a big round bald spot on my picture where they shaved on the upper side of my scalp|/. Guess that is where the cover of the magnet will go. Does...
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    It's a go! I have a surgery date!

    If you don't mind me asking, did you have one incision just behind the ears or on the scalp part as well. Stitches or staples? With mine I don't know if it's one extended cut behind the ears and then up and out to the scalp. I can't see in the side back exactly what they did? Some of it...
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    It's a go! I have a surgery date!

    Because of the 2nd incision site which is half way up on my scalp, it cannot be avoided, unless I only wash half my head, then that would be possible? Think I am going to wait a few days to be on the safe side. Thanks for taking time to advise me.
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