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    Beyond Frustrated

    I know I'm behind, But be sure to bring your charger (I think you mentioned that already), and all your batteries. I know you can't see, but when a battery is going bad, the lights go red. I haven't had any issues with anything of the sort, except when I had to replace my...
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    Question about bounce sheet and CI

    LOL....you got to be kidding me. The NICEST thing about dryer sheets is that it REDUCES static electricity. I never heard of it causing static electricity. I've heard people put bounce sheets with their CI if they're traveling or need to put CI in a plastic bag or whatever reason, it helps not...
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    Help, important question

    I agree with the top...I don't think you are torturing your son. I really think it has to do with the mappings and stuff. he has lived without "sound" for two years (unless if he had tried HAs, but CI is way more powerful), so all of sudden he cannot make out the sounds, getting used to the...
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    How long before you were able to sleep on the operated side from the CI op?

    Yeah, depending on how much pulling that the surgeon did can affect areas. It took a couple weeks to sleep on it, but over a month to be comfortable. The first two weeks I couldn't sleep on it, so I slept in the livingroom, and just slept on the non surgery side to force myself to sleep on one...
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    Upgrade from 3G to Freedom BTE

    SouthFella - backward compatibility?! No. Never happened with Cochlear. People who had the N22 implant, even the ones who had it in the 80's can STILL use Freedom today. Advanced Bionics were the ones that have backward compatibilities. People who got theirs over 5 or 8 years ago, will not be...
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    After surgery and recovery for CI

    Pinky - you can wear glasses! Just take one arm off with screw. Put the screw on a tape and tape it on your arm. No problem. :-) I was outpatient for both of my surgeries, never had to stay overnight. One of my friends with CI stayed overnight because she asked for it and because she says...
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    My Map....

    I believe she meant that she has the ACE Strategy at 2000hz speed. I believe I have the same, or 2200. I'm not sure. I have to go for new map soon, so I'll find out. The lows are sounding too soft. As for integrity test - I'm not sure if that's the same one as NRT though. From what I...
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    My Map....

    HearAgain - It shouldn't be a problem to try to emboss the graph for you. I would love to do it. :-) Just give me a couple days and we'll share info via PM. I think it's important because then you'll be able to feel them. It would be even more cooler if you send me a screenshot of YOUR...
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    My Map....

    The test that they do at every mapping in the beginning is just to see if your electrodes are functioning, that's all there is to it. The NRT is done to see how your nerves REACT to that particular electrode. Not every body has their electrodes resting on the exact same spot, exact same nerve...
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    Soft Maps/CI Moment

    Lisa - I have a soft map for those cases as well. I requested it because I get auditory fatigue at night time. Not always, but when I have a migraine, PMS, or when things are generally really loud, that's when I have the soft map on. It's the same as my regular map, but lower DR, and the...
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    Soft Maps/CI Moment

    Yes, but sometimes the sensitivity all the way to 0 doesn't help. It has to do where the comfort levels and threshold levels are. They are much lower than a regular map, So it's better that way than having the sensitivity to 0.
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    My Map....

    HearAgain - If you still can't understand it, let me know...I probably can do some embossing for you...then you can "FEEL" it. How cool would that be?!
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    My Map....

    I will try my best to explain everything in words and hopefully everyone understand how to read your map. For those who don't see it...ASK your audiologist to show it to you. It's so stupid if they're not showing it to you! Now, On top - #68, #67, #51, etc etc. are the map numbers. If I can...
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    Question about CI

    I agree - You should always have the backups to be mapped almost equally as the one you have now. I know 3G is very different, but if your audiologist can make a simple map JUST for back up only, then they should do it. 9 years is a long time, since that time you probably had many different...
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    Electrodes

    Okay seems like some people are still confused. Implants: N22 - 22 FUNCTIONAL Electrodes - FIRST implant N24 - 22 FUNCTIONAL Electrodes, two ground - Total is 24 N24C - 22 FUNCTIONAL Electrodes, two ground - Total is 24, has another separate ground wire First implant to have contour...
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    Take the Piano thud test! What's the highest frequency you properly hear?

    In the higher frequencies - it did sound a little faint, but you have to remember that I had my CI's mapped out that way...the higher frequencies sounds faint to ME, but I can still hear it. Another thing you have to account in is the fact that I can still hear my computer fan running (I have...
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    Does it annoy you when....

    Yeah! I have 4 CI, so that's 4 Battery holders right there, then I had 4 more in the boxes...twice, so that's 8. Then I had two of my controllers replaced due to the rechargeables cracking the controller, so that's two more. My bad, 10 - not 12. The only thing that's annoying is...
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    Electrodes

    This is correct. :-) Hence why of N22 - they don't have ground, or even if they did, it's not counted. (Correct me on this) - as well as N24/N24C/Freedom.
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    Take the Piano thud test! What's the highest frequency you properly hear?

    Took the Piano test. I can hear every single key. The low frequency keys sounds a little weird, like it has a vibration tone to it. I need a new map anyways to fix the lows because it has lately sounded weird for certain sounds. The higher octaves I can hear without a problem, but my computer...
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    Does it annoy you when....

    I never really have any issues as I use rechargeables instead of regular batteries. They last me 2 1/2 days if I don't recharge them. When I had the regular batteries, they lasted for about a week. My maps are set at 2400 or is it 2000? I can't remember...*sigh*, and pretty powerful maps...
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