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 had one of those “milestone” birthdays (hint: the post title gives it away with a little math).
There’s nothing like a birthday, especially a milestone birthday, to make you reflect on life and man has my life has changed this year.… Read the rest