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

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

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

Post-Activation

A Cochlear Implant Day Post-Activation Update

Happy Cochlear Implant Day! On this day 58 years ago French doctors performed the very first cochlear implant surgery. Since then, the procedure has been performed on thousands of other children and adults, giving them the beautiful gift of hearing. I am lucky and blessed enough to say that since November 17, 2014, I am… Continue reading A Cochlear Implant Day Post-Activation Update

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)

Personal, Post-Activation

Do I Still Have to Wear Caption Glasses with Cochlear Implants? What It’s like to Go to the Movies with Cochlear Implants

Larry came back from Florida this weekend. Actually, he came back last weekend on Sunday afternoon, but due to work schedules, this was the first I've been able to see him. We didn't know what we wanted to do this weekend. Here in NJ, the temperatures have been in the single digits or very low… Continue reading Do I Still Have to Wear Caption Glasses with Cochlear Implants? What It’s like to Go to the Movies with Cochlear Implants

Christianity, Church, Personal, Post-Activation, Religion

Christmas With a Cochlear Implant

Image Credits: CCDowney.com  Hey everyone, how was your holidays? I'm finally getting around to update this again. I think it's safe to say my holidays were a bit crazy. Fun and good,  but definitely a bit crazy and overwhelming in parts lol. It's no secret that my cochlear implant was definitely the greatest gifts I… Continue reading Christmas With a Cochlear Implant

Christianity, Church, Personal, Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Religion

The First 4 Days Of Cochlear Implant Activation: An Exciting (But Overwhelming) Journey

This picture was taken just a few hours before activation. Yes... I am magnetic. Hey guys I finally have time to update this after being activated on Wednesday, December 17th. It has been such a crazy and overwhelming past four days, but definitely a very exciting time. My activation wasn't what I would call a… Continue reading The First 4 Days Of Cochlear Implant Activation: An Exciting (But Overwhelming) Journey

Personal, Post-Surgery

Post Cochlear Implant Surgery: 3 Days Until Activation!

Image Credits: Tom Linuk Hey guys sorry it's been awhile since I've updated. I haven't had too much to say. The part of getting a cochlear implant that no one tells you is that the last two weeks before you're activated are by far the worst. Sure, you feel better. The incisions are all pretty… Continue reading Post Cochlear Implant Surgery: 3 Days Until Activation!

Personal, Pre-Surgery

Pre-Cochlear Implant Surgery: The Final Day

Image Credits: TerpTopics By this time tomorrow, I'll probably not only be bionic, but home from my surgery (so long as everything goes well). Unreal. I can't believe tomorrow's the day. Everything has happened so fast with this all. I am nervous, naturally, but  more excited than anything else. I know this will be a… Continue reading Pre-Cochlear Implant Surgery: The Final Day