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
One year ago today I found out what having a cochlear implant was really all about when my first one was activated (turned on).
It’s so amazing to think about.
As someone who lived years with the reality that I was losing my hearing, having it slip away at an unpredictable pace, I know the struggle people with hearing loss live with. … Read the rest
Today I celebrate the 1st Anniversary of my cochlear implant surgery for my left ear. It hardly seems possible that a year has passed and at the same time it feels like a lifetime ago.
I remember waking up in a hotel in Nashville the morning of surgery.… Read the rest
I recently spent a full day back at Vanderbilt for my post activation 6 month mapping appointment and to participate in some research studies.
It is so amazing how my hearing continues to change – for the better, and assisted with all the various tweaks possible through this amazing technology. … Read the rest