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Celebrating World Hearing Day with the New Confessions of a Def Deaf Girl Website!

Happy World Hearing Day! I figured today would be the best time for me to finally get around to updating this website. For those of you who have been following me for a while, I apologize for the lack of updates. I am currently enrolled in the PhD in Communication program at Liberty University Online.… Continue reading Celebrating World Hearing Day with the New Confessions of a Def Deaf Girl Website!

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

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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, Pre-Surgery

It’s Not You, It’s Me: How It Feels to Breakup With My Hearing Aid Audiologist

Image Credits: Global Nerdy This weekend I realized something for the first time. I will never again use a hearing aid. I haven't worn a hearing aid in more than 2 months since I broke the one for my right, unimplanted ear and every backup I had (the battery compartments snapped on them both awhile… Continue reading It’s Not You, It’s Me: How It Feels to Breakup With My Hearing Aid Audiologist

Pre-Surgery

Maybe Two Is Better Than One: Why I Want To Go Bilateral

Image Credits: SuggestKeyword.com  Ever since I got my first cochlear implant I have wanted to get my second ear done. Getting my cochlear implant is the best thing I've ever done. Read pretty much any of my past entries on this blog and you'll see why. It's given me many new opportunities that I never… Continue reading Maybe Two Is Better Than One: Why I Want To Go Bilateral

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

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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

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Airport Security: A Traumatizing Experience For Cochlear Implant Recipients

You may have remembered a few months back I mentioned how I would be going to Disney with my boyfriend. I'm happy to say we had a very successful trip and it was a blast! However, there is one part I could have done without: airport security. I remembered from when I went on my… Continue reading Airport Security: A Traumatizing Experience For Cochlear Implant Recipients

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What It’s Like to Go To Six Flags Great Adventure With a Cochlear Implant

Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of updates lately. Been crazy busy with work  lately and a lot of exciting things going on in my personal life. But I have tons of updates and I'm planning to break them up in a couple of posts for you guys. Actually, planning to write several posts at… Continue reading What It’s Like to Go To Six Flags Great Adventure With a Cochlear Implant

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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