If you've ever heard of Jeff Foxworthy, you probably have seen or heard his "You might be a redneck..." jokes. Just a bunch of funny, lighthearted jokes about, well, being a redneck. The key to his jokes being funny is that Jeff Foxworthy self-identifies as a redneck. As a self-identified CIBorg, I thought I'd try … Continue reading You might be a CIBorg…
Everyone has seen the holiday shopping guides that show all the latest and greatest gadgets for young and old. Well, with the holiday season in full swing, I thought it might be an idea to do a "Holiday Hearing Guide" I'm going to break this down in two parts - a guide for those with … Continue reading Holiday Hearing Guide
We own a big decommissioned school building. We "converted" it into a community centre and business centre and we also live in the building. It's an interesting life, to say the least. This morning I woke up earlier than normal and decided to get a jump on the Sunday morning tasks we have to do … Continue reading Playing the Hand You’re Dealt
Today, I had a lovely meeting with Kimmi (I call her my "trainer" but she's the Cochlear Implant Consumer Specialist for Canada) and Paul (my first true CI Candidate that I am mentoring) and his wife Jan. Paul will be having his surgery next month and so we spent the visit helping familiarize them with … Continue reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting…
The other day my son and I watched the original Matrix movie. I’ve seen it several times and it’s one of my favorites. The scene where Morpheus offers Neo the red or the blue pill really struck a chord with me this time though. It was the first time I had seen it since receiving … Continue reading Take the Red Pill
When I think back and remember what things sounded like when I was first activated, I am simply amazed at the difference between then and now. The brain is really an extraordinary organ! One of the most common questions I've seen asked on the social media groups is "how does a cochlear implant sound?" and … Continue reading Mission… Totally Possible!
This post is directed more towards those who are currently exploring their options and looking in to getting a CI but hopefully those curious about the process will enjoy the read as well. One thing that most people don't realize when starting down the road to Cochlear Implants is that most often, the candidate gets … Continue reading The Choice is Yours