There’s so much running through my mind as I sit down to put this post together. Some regret for not posting more, but realizing that’s in large part because of being selfish. Selfish because writing isn’t solely for me any longer, it’s for a much larger crowd who will hopefully read some of my posts in years to come as they are seeking advice and knowledge like I did. … Read the rest
Sometimes I forget I’m deaf, sometimes I cherish that I’m deaf.
I will always be grateful to Advanced Bionics and two successful surgeries at Vanderbilt’s Bill Wilkerson Center that have rendered the times when I’m “deaf” optional.
Today marks the two year anniversary of my evaluation for cochlear implant candidacy…feeling a bit sentimental, but eternally grateful!… Read the rest
How is it possible that it was only a year ago that my second cochlear implant, the one for my right ear, was activated?
I thought life was great after having one cochlear implant, but life with 2…amazing!
I try to not take a single day for granted, but the fact is that I do forget I’m deaf sometimes. … Read the rest
I had the pleasure of reaping one of the benefits of being a Mentor for Advanced Bionics last week. I spent a few hours in Bloomington, IN with Lindsay Fletcher, Au.D., CCC-A, Clinical Specialist with AB for my region, talking with students and audiologists in the Doctor of Audiology program about cochlear implant recipient perspectives. … Read the rest