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  1. J

    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. J

    Already

    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...
  7. J

    1st week

    Got tested today after 1 week post activation. I was a little discouraged during the test until I saw the results. I am around 28% speech recognition. I heard all the beeps but had trouble understanding the words. I heard her loud and clear though. I thought this was good for the 1st week. I...
  8. J

    Longtime browser, scheduled for CI impalnt 11/12

    I think I have been a member almost 3 years lol. First post. I've been reading the boards soaking up info. I liked the Pre/post CI surgery post. Good info. I have two friends that have CI implants. After watching their lives improve, I thought I would get it done. I went to get new hearing...
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