Tag Archive: CI User Story

January 1st, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »


Jessica, my sister who is also a bilateral cochlear implant recipient, has been mainstreamed at a local public high school that just so happens to have a large program for deaf students in metro-Boston area. […]

October 14th, 2013 by | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »


Written by Crystine Kim “Listen to Your Heart”, an award-winning independent film, presents a tearjerker and romantic storyline and a deaf character who eventually receives a cochlear implant.  Watching the film makes me cry, laugh […]

September 26th, 2013 by | Tags: , , , | Comments Off


Written by Lisa Joiner As a young woman in college, I majored in Deaf Education. I had seen a musical production at another college where the songs were in sign language. I thought it beautiful. […]

July 5th, 2013 by | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

Bethany Miller: Advocating for Cochlear Implants

Bethany Miller is a young adult cochlear implant recipient who is very passionate about advocating for cochlear implants.  She created a few videos sharing her experiences about hearing with cochlear implants.  She was born profoundly […]

April 10th, 2013 by | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »


Kris Martin is a cochlear implant recipient from Canada and learned to hear and speak with the Auditory-Verbal approach. He dreams to become a NASCAR race car driver and finds that his cochlear implant helps […]

March 27th, 2013 by | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off


Jasmine is a young adult cochlear implant recipient who was born profoundly deaf due to Usher Syndrome.  She is currently training in track and field to participate in the Deaf Olympics in Sofia, Bulgaria.  She […]

February 11th, 2013 by | Tags: , , , , , | 7 Comments »

PHOTO CREDIT: Jacob's Ride

Jacob is a cochlear implant recipient who is riding a bike across the country and will be stopping at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums to fundraise money for those who cannot afford cochlear implants.  I […]

October 19th, 2012 by | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

Ruth is getting her cochlear implant programmed with Wendy, an audiologist.

Ruth had progressive hearing loss and first received her cochlear implant in 1986.  She plays the violin and was a librarian and a special education teacher. In 1986, I was lost and without hope for […]