Tag Archive: Encouragement

November 5th, 2012 by | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

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November is National Adoption Month in the U.S., and each year at CIO we celebrate this month by helping to raise awareness of the many waiting children with hearing loss in need of families around […]

July 9th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Teasing, bullying, and their sometimes deadly consequences are in the news a lot lately. Parents of all children, especially those with hearing loss, have good reason to be concerned about this troubling phenomenon. How can […]

May 7th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

I came across a very moving and tearful post on Cochlear Community written by Denise.  It’s so worth re-posting here on Cochlear Implant Online because it shows how one small action can make a tremendous […]

March 28th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The poverty of the Dominican Republic struck me in various ways during various parts of the trip, as I described above, but when it really hit home for me was when I was changing my […]

March 9th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Having a child with hearing loss can be overwhelming at times.  Between the therapy appointments, new jargon to learn, and keeping those hearing aids/cochlear implants on, it’s easy to drown in the routine of each […]

March 7th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments »

Debbi Culp-Hook has written a long story but a worthwhile to read about her overcoming obstacles in raising a son who is deaf but is a bilateral cochlear implant recipient and has Asperger’s syndrome.  Her […]

February 16th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Just over 23 years ago, when my parents first learned about my deafness diagnosis, my maternal grandfather who was a principle at a prestigious private school, immediately contacted a family of his student who was […]

November 17th, 2010 by | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

What do you do when the going gets tough?  Well, there’s not one perfect answer for every CI user or every situation, but here are a few suggestions to keep in mind during difficult times: […]