asl, deaf culture, Personal, Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Pre-Surgery, Research Studies

5 Reasons Why I Don’t Sign

I often times speak out against how frustrating it can be to have people see my cochlear implants and automatically assume that I sign. This is annoying but an easy mistake for people who are not familiar with the difference between lowercase d deaf and capital D Deaf to make. What is infuriating to me… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I Don’t Sign

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

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

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

What It’s Like To Take A Class With A Cochlear Implant

Image Credits: Keep Calm Studio  I had a pretty exciting day at work today. Half of the day was my standard work day spent on the phone with clients, emailing clients back and forth, managing projects, and taking care of my other daily tasks. However, for the second half of the day, from 1-5 I… Continue reading What It’s Like To Take A Class With A Cochlear Implant

Personal, Post-Activation

Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Go To Graduate School PLUS What’s Holding Me Back

Image Credits: Seth and Ray If you've known me any time in the last 3 years, you've probably hear this same old argument from me countless times. I said I wanted to go back to school to get my Master's in Public Relations. Then I had my heart set on earning a Master's in English… Continue reading Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Go To Graduate School PLUS What’s Holding Me Back

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

How Getting A Cochlear Implant Improved My Career

Image Credits: Cell Construction Limited  Before I say anything let me just say my employer is most definitely an equal opportunity employer. They have always been extremely accepting of my hearing impairment and willing to work around it. My hearing most certainly never held me back at my job. I remember way back when I… Continue reading How Getting A Cochlear Implant Improved My Career

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

Personal, Post-Surgery

Driving With a Cochlear Implant

Image Credits: Zazzle For those of you who don't already know, I am a member of the vast minority of 20-somethings in New Jersey. What do I mean by that? Unlike most 20-something New Jerseyians, I lack possession of a valid driver's license. Quite frankly, I never had possession of one to begin with. Not… Continue reading Driving With a Cochlear Implant

Personal, Post-Activation

Post Cochlear Implant Activation Month 1 (And a Half)

Hey guys. It's been a really long time since I last updated. I apologize for that. I've just been crazy busy lately especially with my new job as an Assistant Project Manager at WebiMax. I've now been activated for a month and 10 days and I'm doing amazingly well. I've been talking on the phone… Continue reading Post Cochlear Implant Activation Month 1 (And a Half)