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

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

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

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

Personal, Pre-Surgery

Thing To Do Post Cochlear Implant Activation: Watch Movies Without Captions PLUS UPDATE/CHANGE OF PLANS

Image Credits: AbledBody.com As I inch closer and closer to my date of surgery (which still remains unknown, but I should know the date tomorrow :-D), these blog posts are becoming a daily exercise. It's a good thing though. I'm very very excited. A bit nervous, but more excited than anything else. As I'm writing… Continue reading Thing To Do Post Cochlear Implant Activation: Watch Movies Without Captions PLUS UPDATE/CHANGE OF PLANS