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

Personal

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

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

Personal, Post-Activation

Cochlear Implants and Depression

Image Credits: The Odyssey Online Before I get started on this blog post I just want to acknowledge that this is not going to be a popular post or a topic many people want to hear about. Most people, especially those who do not have cochlear implants, only want to hear about how amazing and… Continue reading Cochlear Implants and Depression

Post-Surgery

Reflecting On My 2nd Cochlear Implant Surgery: The Actual Procedure, Recovery, & Complications PLUS My First Impression Of The Naida Q90 Processor And An Update On My Novel!

Hey guys I apologize for the lack of updates. Been a bit crazy over here lately since my surgery, but I'm finally starting to get back into the swing of things today. I had the surgery for my second cochlear implant for my right ear on November 30th. The procedure was almost identical to how… Continue reading Reflecting On My 2nd Cochlear Implant Surgery: The Actual Procedure, Recovery, & Complications PLUS My First Impression Of The Naida Q90 Processor And An Update On My Novel!

Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Pre-Surgery, Uncategorized

Reflections from Advanced Bionics’ Naida Q90 Webinar

Image Credits: Advanced Bionics Last night I attended Advanced Bionics' online webinar that was all about the new Q90 processor. This was really important for me since I recently found out that I am eligible for an early upgrade to trade in my current Q70 processor for the new Q90. The webinar was very informative.… Continue reading Reflections from Advanced Bionics’ Naida Q90 Webinar

Personal, Post-Surgery, Research Studies

Hearing Preservation After Surgery and My Second Cochlear Implant Support Group Meeting

Image Credits: Cochlear Implant Online I know what you're thinking... I thought you said your first cochlear implant support group meeting would be your last.  And you're right, I did. Back in May I went to my first cochlear implant support group when they did a discussion on cochlear implants and dementia. It was extremely… Continue reading Hearing Preservation After Surgery and My Second Cochlear Implant Support Group Meeting

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