deaf culture, Hearing Loss, Personal

Delaware Movie Theaters to Offer Open Captioning

https://youtu.be/8Ho4JfYAn34 The state of Delaware recently announced that they will begin to show open captioning on select showings of movies playing in theaters. This will be part of a 1-year pilot program that Daphne Werner, a language arts teacher at Delaware’s School for the Deaf, pushed for. Werner argued that the captions would help to… Continue reading Delaware Movie Theaters to Offer Open Captioning

Hearing Loss, Personal, Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Tinnitus

Why Do My Ears Keep Ringing? What You Need to Know About Tinnitus

On March 18, 2021, the CEO of Texas Roadhouse, Kent Taylor, died by suicide. In a statement released by Texas Roadhouse, Taylor was said to have been suffering from side effects of COVID-19, including tinnitus which became unbearable. According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), tinnitus is a condition that impacts an estimated 50 million… Continue reading Why Do My Ears Keep Ringing? What You Need to Know About Tinnitus

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

deaf culture, Hearing Loss, Personal

Why Eminem’s “Tone Deaf” Is Harmful to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

A few days ago, Eminem released his new song, "Tone Deaf." This song responded to Generation Z calling for Eminem to be canceled due to his controversial song lyrics. The main song that Generation Z were concerned about was his collaboration with Rihanna, "Love the Way You Lie." This song is about being in an… Continue reading Why Eminem’s “Tone Deaf” Is Harmful to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

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

What Does Speaking in Tongues Have to Do With Sign Language?

What the Apostle Paul Says About Speaking in Tongues in 1 Corinthians 14 This week I read 1 Corinthians 14, and it made me think a lot about the history of American Sign Language. In 1 Corinthians 14, Paul is talking to the church of Corinth about speaking in tongues. He acknowledges the ability to… Continue reading What Does Speaking in Tongues Have to Do With Sign Language?

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

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

Heather Artinian: A Role Model For Both the Deaf and Hearing Worlds

  Video Credits: TEDx Talks Today I watched Heather Artinian’s Georgetown TEDxGeorgetown Talk, “Not the Hearing or Deaf World.” Heather Artinian was the star of the popular documentary Sound and Fury and its sequel, Sound and Fury: 6 Years Later. As the daughter of two Deaf parents, Heather grew up in Deaf culture and was taught… Continue reading Heather Artinian: A Role Model For Both the Deaf and Hearing Worlds

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

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