asl, deaf culture, Personal

5 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Being Deaf

The purpose for today's blog is to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about deaf people. These five questions came from the most searched terms related to the keyword "deaf" according to SEMrush. Please note that I am answering based on my own personal experience as a lowercase deaf individual who has profound… Continue reading 5 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Being Deaf

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

Post-Activation

Confession: Sometimes I Don’t Want to Hear

Image Credits: Soda Head It's been just shy of 11 months since I receive my cochlear implant and 10 months since I've been activated. I have definitely made amazing progress. I hear very well now, sometimes even too well. But my confession? Despite all I went through to hear, sometimes I really don't want to… Continue reading Confession: Sometimes I Don’t Want to Hear

Personal, Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Pre-Surgery

What It’s Like to Fall in Love When You Have A Cochlear Implant

Warning: before you read any further, this blog post might be sickening sweet/cute. You might puke a bit. Don't say I didn't warn you. I'd like to share a glimpse of my love story today. I've already spoken many many times about how getting a cochlear implant helped me to strengthen my relationship with my… Continue reading What It’s Like to Fall in Love When You Have A Cochlear Implant

Personal, Post-Activation

What It’s Like to Go Bowling With A Cochlear Implant

Reasons I need to come up with a new nickname for Larry: "Knight in Shining Armor" is too long to use for bowling.... My boyfriend, Larry swears we've been bowling since I got my cochlear. But I know, for a fact, that he is wrong ("I know for a fact" is my catchphrase by the… Continue reading What It’s Like to Go Bowling With A Cochlear Implant

Personal, Post-Activation

My First Impression of the AquaCase From Advanced Bionics

Image Credits: Advanced Bionics  I mentioned previously that I got the AquaCase for my trip to Disney. However, I never did a review post on it. This post will be more of a first impression that a full-blown review, because I still have not had the chance to fully utilize it enough for a full… Continue reading My First Impression of the AquaCase From Advanced Bionics

Post-Activation

What It’s Like To Go To The Drive In With A Cochlear Implant

Image Credits: MetroKids.com Before I start this post let me begin by saying that I currently live in New Jersey. New Jersey is home of the very first drive-in movie theatre. The very first one opened on June 6, 1933 on Crescent Boulevard in Camden, NJ. Some of you may remember me briefly mentioning Camden… Continue reading What It’s Like To Go To The Drive In With A Cochlear Implant

Personal, Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Pre-Surgery

How Getting a Cochlear Implant Helped Me Strengthen My Relationship With My Boyfriend

If you've been following my blog, then you've undoubtedly heard me speak a lot about my relationship with my boyfriend. It probably sounds like a fairy tale romance, right? Most of the time that's exactly how it feels, but like any other couple, we face our own obstacles, too. Prior to meeting my boyfriend, my… Continue reading How Getting a Cochlear Implant Helped Me Strengthen My Relationship With My Boyfriend

Post-Activation

Why I Don’t Want To Give Up On Lip-Reading

Image Credits: Fan Pop When I first got my cochlear implant I was told that it may make it so I don't have to rely on lip-reading so much, but that I would probably still do it simply out of habit. They weren't kidding about that. Many people with cochlear implants do not want to… Continue reading Why I Don’t Want To Give Up On Lip-Reading

Personal, Post-Activation

How Getting A Cochlear Implant Helped Rid Me Of Anxiety

Image Credits: Pulse Magazine  I have a confession to make. If you're deaf or hard of hearing like myself, than this should come as no surprise. In fact, if you're deaf or hard of hearing like myself, you yourself are or probably have been in the same boat at one point or another. Here it… Continue reading How Getting A Cochlear Implant Helped Rid Me Of Anxiety