Want to know if you should get the RONDO 2? Check out what these three CI users have to say about RONDO 2 after personally trying it out. Johanna, Stephanie and Arnold share all of their thoughts on our latest audio processor, from its super lightweight design to its wireless charging technology.
“Sometimes I have to touch it to see if it’s really still there.”
The feel of the RONDO 2 is great. The processor is so light and comfortable to wear that I often forget I’m wearing it! I actually sometimes have to touch it to see if it really is still there.
I love the selection of different covers and I find them super easy to change. The different covers are almost like a fashion accessory for me. I like the fact that if, one day, I wanted to hide the RONDO 2, I can simply use the design cover in my hair color, making it practically invisible. On other days when I prefer to wear bright colors, I just clip on a colorful RONDO 2 cover, and most people think it’s a hair clip.
Regarding the battery life, I’m very surprised at how long it lasts. I also find the wireless charging so easy and fast, and I think it’s good to not waste so many batteries.
“With the RONDO 2, I can hear everything really well.”
I’ve been a happy CI user for over 20 years now. Currently, I use a SONNET Audio Processor on both my left and right ear. I have always been able to hear really well with my SONNETs, whether I’m in a concert, a discussion panel, or a nice evening in a restaurant. However, I do have to admit that in the evenings, I feel relieved when I take off the SONNETs. Even though they are very light, I like to give my ears a break from constantly wearing an attachment on them all day.
With the RONDO 2, I can hear everything really well. The biggest difference for me is that I truly forget that I have them on!
The freedom in being off of the ears is exactly what I like most about RONDO 2. I also find the RONDO 2 really easy to handle, and the wireless charging technology is very high-tech!
“It’s important to me that my audio processor attracts attention, and I think it’s great that I can make it look different every day.”
Normally I always wear SONNET, a behind-the-ear audio processor. Trying out RONDO 2 was the first time I had ever worn a single-unit audio processor. At first I was rather skeptical about the placement of the microphone, and I was a bit worried about the battery life. However, both concerns proved unfounded according to my experience. I really liked being able to hear whilst my ear was free. Wearing RONDO 2 almost felt like that I wasn’t even wearing an audio processor at all!
I also find the handling of the device very good in general— it’s so easy to use. I would take it off and simply pop it on the charging pad to wirelessly recharge. I found that the battery lasts really well, in fact I didn’t need to recharge or use the back-up mini battery pack during the whole day, which made things a lot easier for me!
Finally, I like that there are both discreet and colorful covers available for RONDO 2. There is a wide selection of beautiful and quite eye-catching covers. It’s important to me that my audio processor attracts attention, and I think it’s great that I can make it look different every day.
Like this post on RONDO 2? Find out everything you need to know about RONDO 2, our very latest cochlear implant audio processor.
Thanks, Johanna, Arnold, and Stephanie! Subscribe to the MED-EL Blog to get all the latest updates about our hearing technology.