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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

Post-Activation

My First 3 Days of Being a Bilateral Cyborg: An Exciting, Overwhelming, Scary, Frustrating, and Anxiety-Ridden Experience

My new silver cochlear implant! It's been 3 days now since I've had my second cochlear implant activated. Although I knew what to expect this time around,that doesn't change the fact that it's been a bit of an overwhelming and nerve-wracking experience nonetheless. Activation date was on Wednesday, December 23rd...the day before Christmas Eve. I… Continue reading My First 3 Days of Being a Bilateral Cyborg: An Exciting, Overwhelming, Scary, Frustrating, and Anxiety-Ridden Experience

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

Post-Activation

Confession: Sometimes I Don’t Want to Hear

Image Credits: Soda Head It's been just shy of 11 months since I receive my cochlear implant and 10 months since I've been activated. I have definitely made amazing progress. I hear very well now, sometimes even too well. But my confession? Despite all I went through to hear, sometimes I really don't want to… Continue reading Confession: Sometimes I Don’t Want to Hear

Christianity, Church, Personal, Post-Activation, Religion

What It’s Like To Go To A Baseball Game With A Cochlear Implant + EXCITING NEWS!

Take me out to the ball game.... It's really been a long while since I wrote anything. Rest be assured, I am not abandoning this blog and I am definitely not abandoning my book project. I've just been extremely busy with work lately. There's been quite a few changes happening lately which are very exciting… Continue reading What It’s Like To Go To A Baseball Game With A Cochlear Implant + EXCITING NEWS!

Personal, Post-Activation

What It’s Like To Go On A Picnic With A Cochlear Implant

This past weekend I did something I've always wanted to do, but never really had anyone to do it with. It's something very simple, but no one would ever do it with me in the past; I went on a picnic with my boyfriend. Now I've definitely been to the park and been on picnics… Continue reading What It’s Like To Go On A Picnic 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

My First Impression of the AquaCase From Advanced Bionics

Image Credits: Advanced Bionics  I mentioned previously that I got the AquaCase for my trip to Disney. However, I never did a review post on it. This post will be more of a first impression that a full-blown review, because I still have not had the chance to fully utilize it enough for a full… Continue reading My First Impression of the AquaCase From Advanced Bionics