Hearing Loss, Personal, Post-Activation

5 Questions I Asked About Advanced Bionics’ New Marvel Processors PLUS the 5 I Wish I Would’ve Asked

Image Credits: Advanced Bionics In December of 2020, Advanced Bionics announced that they had received FDA approval for the new Marvel line of processors. These processors consist of the new Naida CI M for adults and the new Sky for children. Internally, the new Marvel Sky is the world’s first FDA-approved cochlear implant designed specifically… Continue reading 5 Questions I Asked About Advanced Bionics’ New Marvel Processors PLUS the 5 I Wish I Would’ve Asked

Personal, Post-Activation

What It’s Like to Get Caught in the Rain With Cochlear Implants

I've written in the past about how getting caught in the rain was one of the things I was most looking forward to doing after getting my cochlear implant, and I also wrote about what it was like to go swimming with a cochlear implant, but up until a few weeks ago, I never actually… Continue reading What It’s Like to Get Caught in the Rain 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

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

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

Post-Surgery

Reflecting On My 2nd Cochlear Implant Surgery: The Actual Procedure, Recovery, & Complications PLUS My First Impression Of The Naida Q90 Processor And An Update On My Novel!

Hey guys I apologize for the lack of updates. Been a bit crazy over here lately since my surgery, but I'm finally starting to get back into the swing of things today. I had the surgery for my second cochlear implant for my right ear on November 30th. The procedure was almost identical to how… Continue reading Reflecting On My 2nd Cochlear Implant Surgery: The Actual Procedure, Recovery, & Complications PLUS My First Impression Of The Naida Q90 Processor And An Update On My Novel!

Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Pre-Surgery, Uncategorized

Reflections from Advanced Bionics’ Naida Q90 Webinar

Image Credits: Advanced Bionics Last night I attended Advanced Bionics' online webinar that was all about the new Q90 processor. This was really important for me since I recently found out that I am eligible for an early upgrade to trade in my current Q70 processor for the new Q90. The webinar was very informative.… Continue reading Reflections from Advanced Bionics’ Naida Q90 Webinar

Pre-Surgery

Will Insurance Approve My 2nd Cochlear Implant? The Verdict Is In! PLUS MORE EXCITING NEWS!

Image Credits: Helen Robinshaw It's been a crazy, whirlwind of a week. Whereas everything with my first cochlear implant seemed to happen in the blink of an eye and get approved overnight, things with my 2nd implant haven't been quite as easy. You may recall a few weeks ago I blogged about my evaluation for… Continue reading Will Insurance Approve My 2nd Cochlear Implant? The Verdict Is In! PLUS MORE EXCITING NEWS!

Pre-Surgery

Cochlear Implant #2 Evaluation: A Day Full Of Emotions PLUS MY (TENTATIVE) DATE OF SURGERY

Yesterday was quite the day. I had my evaluation at Jefferson for my second cochlear implant. The day started out pretty well. I was off of work so getting to sleep in a couple extra hours was definitely a perk for one. For two, before I even left for Jefferson, they called me to let… Continue reading Cochlear Implant #2 Evaluation: A Day Full Of Emotions PLUS MY (TENTATIVE) DATE OF SURGERY

Pre-Surgery

The 32 Questions I Asked My Surgeon Prior to My Cochlear Implant Surgery (PLUS WHAT I’LL ASK THE SECOND TIME AROUND)

Image Credits: Work In Sports  Since getting my cochlear implant last year I have had many people come to me and ask me questions about it. I love answering questions about my cochlear implant and I love that people want to ask about it. It's important to ask a lot of questions especially if you… Continue reading The 32 Questions I Asked My Surgeon Prior to My Cochlear Implant Surgery (PLUS WHAT I’LL ASK THE SECOND TIME AROUND)