I know it's been a while since I've posted here and there are a lot of reasons for that. That said, I'm back with a new commitment to writing and as such, I want to know if you have any questions or topics that you would like me to write about. However, to kick off … Continue reading I’m Back!
I admit it. I am guilty of being self centered in my struggles. In dealing with my deafness/hearing loss I internalized it as something only I was dealing with and therefore, it only affected me. This past week, however, my eyes (and ears!) have been opened to see that there is a whole other side … Continue reading The silent side of hearing loss.
I am deaf. 100% stone deaf. I can't hear my own voice, my own scream, a jet engine (except for the ones that reside forever in my head as a form of tinnitus), or an explosion. My ears simply do not work. However, thanks to technology and my amazing Advanced Bionics cochlear implants, I can … Continue reading Invisible
I've been musing lately about listening rehab and hearing improvements. For a while I was pretty sure that eventually my hearing would level out and cease to improve. I realize I'm only 7 months into my bilateral hearing, but if you read about my 6 month testing you'd know that I scored 100% in quiet … Continue reading Get out of your comfort zone!
This past week I had a revelation. My hearing is still improving! Considering that I already feel like my hearing is pretty darn good and that at my last booth testing I hit 100% speech discrimination in quiet, you would think there's not much more room for improvement. Ok, so how do I quantify my … Continue reading As Good As It Gets?
I'm sure you've heard the phrase, "It takes a village to raise a child". I don't think anyone would argue the point that having a support system when attempting to raise tiny humans certainly not only makes the job easier, but it benefits all who are involved. Similarly, when on the journey of hearing loss … Continue reading It Takes a Village
It's Valentines Day - the day of all things love. It also just happened to be my 6 month follow-up and the first sound booth testing for my left ear. Prior to my CIs, the sound booth was the last place I wanted to be. I hated it. It was a place that reminded me … Continue reading Love Sounds Good