asl, deaf culture, Personal, Post-Activation

Two ASL Students and a deaf Girl Walk Into a Brewery…Here’s What Happened

Hey guys, so the name of this blog is Confessions of a Def Deaf Girl, right? Well, I have a confession for you all today: I never went to my high school prom. Overall, I have no regrets. I didn't want to go to my prom back in high school because junior year none of… Continue reading Two ASL Students and a deaf Girl Walk Into a Brewery…Here’s What Happened

deaf culture, Personal, Post-Activation

What It’s Like to Work in a Busy City With Cochlear Implants

I’ve written in the past about how my cochlear implants have improved my career and what it was like to have a job interview with them, but I don’t think I ever really discussed what it’s like to work in a busy, noisy city with cochlear implants. I have been working for Penn Medicine for… Continue reading What It’s Like to Work in a Busy City With Cochlear Implants

Personal, Post-Activation, Religion

What It’s Like to Graduate With Cochlear Implants

Hey guys! Long time, no blog! I have been a little bit more active on my other blog, KimErskine.WordPress.com lately. Feel free to check that out if you get a chance. It has a lot of book reviews if you're into that kind of thing! There is one big thing that has happened since I… Continue reading What It’s Like to Graduate With Cochlear Implants

Personal, Post-Activation, Research Studies

1.5 and 2.5 Years Post-Cochlear Implant Activation: Where I Am Now

Image Credits: Design Thinking Blog Hey guys! Wow, long time no updates! I apologize for being so quiet lately I have just been so intensely busy! Juggling work full time at Penn Medicine with teaching part time at Rowan University and taking two classes a semester towards earning my MA in Writing for the past… Continue reading 1.5 and 2.5 Years Post-Cochlear Implant Activation: Where I Am Now

Personal, Post-Activation

What It’s Like to Teach With Cochlear Implants

Image Credits: QuotesGram.com Hey guys! Merry Christmas Eve Eve! Today is a really special day for me because it's the 1 year anniversary of being activated on my right ear. Hurrah! I apologize for the lack of updates. I know I promised you guys back in like August that I'd post on what it's like… Continue reading What It’s Like to Teach With Cochlear Implants

Christianity, Personal, Post-Activation

What It’s Like To Start A New Job (Or 3!) With Cochlear Implants

Image Credits: Matti Frost  Hey guys! Long time, no talk! I can't believe I haven't updated this blog since April! Huge apologies for that --- I've just been so incredibly busy these past few months - mainly with starting my new jobs! Starting a new job with a cochlear implant can be quite a different… Continue reading What It’s Like To Start A New Job (Or 3!) With Cochlear Implants

Personal

Deaf But DEAFinitely NOT Handicapped

Image Credits: Darling Becky A few weeks ago I went to a cochlear implant support group. I've had some mixed experiences with these support groups. After attending my first one, I vowed I'd never come back. However, I since changed my mind and even had some pretty good experiences since then like the time I… Continue reading Deaf But DEAFinitely NOT Handicapped

Personal, Post-Activation

Cochlear Implants and Depression

Image Credits: The Odyssey Online Before I get started on this blog post I just want to acknowledge that this is not going to be a popular post or a topic many people want to hear about. Most people, especially those who do not have cochlear implants, only want to hear about how amazing and… Continue reading Cochlear Implants and Depression

Post-Activation

My First New Year As A Bilateral Cyborg: 1.5 Weeks Post Activation

Image Credits: The University of Nottingham Hey guys! Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday! I had a pretty enjoyable New Year's with it being my first New Year's as a bilateral cyborg! I didn't have too crazy of plans. I always just stay in with my family and we eat 7… Continue reading My First New Year As A Bilateral Cyborg: 1.5 Weeks Post Activation