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
Please be patient. This is a marathon not a sprint. Please be patient. Learning to hear does not come quick. Please be patient. There may be ups and downs. Please be patient. It’s not as easy as it sounds. Please be patient. When I ask you what you say. Please be patient. Little sounds get … Continue reading Please Be Patient
Oops I did it again… This morning started off like most mornings in my chaotic life… I got up to get ready for the day and started to make my way to the shower (which in my place is REALLY far away!). I didn’t bother to put my processors on because I fully intended to … Continue reading Oops, I did it again…
If you've read some of my other posts, you will hopefully recognize the need for practice and rehabilitation after activation. But one of the biggest questions is where to start? Well, I hope to make that process just a bit easier with this post. To start with, let me just say that rehab doesn't have … Continue reading Rehab Resources
Before I received my first implant, I remember feeling somewhat creeped out about having wires installed in my head. Since my first activation, the creepiness has long since faded into a major badge of honor. In fact, I've started viewing my ears more like my very own "super power". Seriously, this kind of technology is … Continue reading Being Bionic