The Harmony comes in a variety of colors. I think I was allowed to choose 5, but it’s been so long now, I don’t remember what colors I chose. We’ll have to wait and see after I get hooked up. You can use regular hearing aid batteries, or rechargeable batteries, I’m sure you know which ones I’ll be using. I was able to chose different types of rechargeable batteries, small and large. The small battery doesn’t last as long as the larger one. I ordered both.
The other processor I chose was the Neptune. The Neptune is capable of being Water Proof, it’s the only CI that is Water Proof, so I can swim in it! The Processor is not behind the ear (BTE) it can be clipped to different things: an arm band, your shirt, a lanyard, your hair…ect. The microphone is on the part that fits to the head.
Here’s a photo of the Neptune:
Neptune Processor – photo from Advanced Bionics
I realize the photo above doesn’t give you a good idea of what the Neptune really looks like. So here’s a few that will give you a better idea:
This photo shows the Neptune Processor. The thinner profile is not water proof, you must add a different piece to the processor to make it water proof, that is shown on the thicker profile. (photo from AdvancedBionics website)
This shows the Neptune on a child while swimming. The processor is hooked to the arm band. (photo from Advanced Bionics)
This shows the processor clipped in a pocket, and in a girl’s hair. (my hair is long, I could completely cover the CI in my hair if I wanted.)
With the Neptune I was also given the opportunity of picking all kinds of colors. I know I picked a brown, and the lime green seen above, but I don’t remember the rest. We’ll all be surprised when I get hooked up.
The CI will be turned on 2 weeks after surgery. That will be the beginning of August, hopefully the 2nd or 3rd.
Anybody want to know anything else?
I know this is a LONG post, but it’s full of information, right?
We can make it, one day at a time. : )