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)

Personal, Post-Activation

So I Want To Be A Motivational Speaker…

Image Credits: Her Campus  Here are 8 words I never thought I'd say together: 'So I Want To Be A Motivational Speaker..." Growing up, I hated public speaking. I used to get terribly nervous getting up in front of the class and speaking. I'd stumble on my words. I'd forget everything I was supposed to… Continue reading So I Want To Be A Motivational Speaker…

Personal, Pre-Surgery

Why I Chose a Red Cochlear Implant Processor (Instead Of One That Would Blend In With My Hair).

Image Credits: Advanced Bionics Pinterest  I've been getting a little bit of backlash lately from people when I tell them that my cochlear implant processor is going to be bright red. Big surprise: the people making the comments have no hearing impairment and will never have to make this kind of decision or understand what… Continue reading Why I Chose a Red Cochlear Implant Processor (Instead Of One That Would Blend In With My Hair).