Tag Archive: Cochlear Implant

March 15th, 2015 by | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

About four years ago, I first met Nicole, whose mother and mine are good friends. Nicole and I instantly hit it off and became fast friends. Every now and then our mothers, Nicole, my sister, and […]

January 26th, 2015 by | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

One of my closest friends from high school wrote this. Karina and I met over four years ago at the beginning of my freshman year of high school. When I first met Karina, she was […]

December 22nd, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

We know that getting a cochlear implant is not an instant fix.  Speech, language, and listening skills do not magically appear after activation, and progress is on everyone’s minds.  How does progress happen?  How much is […]

December 17th, 2014 by | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Congratulations!  You (or your child) are on your way home from a successful cochlear implant surgery.  What now?  Here are some tips to make recovery as smooth and comfortable as possible.   First and foremost: […]

November 10th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Common “knowledge” says that hearing happens with the ears and speech happens with the mouth, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.  In reality, the loop between our ears, brain, and mouth creates an […]

November 3rd, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

Hearing is an incredible gift, and one that people with hearing loss and their families do not take for granted.  Here are some ideas for how to make your “Hearing Birthday” (the anniversary of your/your […]

October 22nd, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

“When you get a cochlear implant, all of your natural hearing is destroyed.” This used to be the common wisdom: get a cochlear implant, forgo any residual hearing (hearing that you have without the use of hearing devices). […]

October 20th, 2014 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

When you meet someone new, one of the first questions we tend to ask is, “What do you do?”  When I tell people that I teach children with hearing loss to listen and speak, it’s […]