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?

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

Post-Activation

My First New Year As A Bilateral Cyborg: 1.5 Weeks Post Activation

Image Credits: The University of Nottingham Hey guys! Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday! I had a pretty enjoyable New Year's with it being my first New Year's as a bilateral cyborg! I didn't have too crazy of plans. I always just stay in with my family and we eat 7… Continue reading My First New Year As A Bilateral Cyborg: 1.5 Weeks Post Activation

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

What It’s Like to Go Bowling With A Cochlear Implant

Reasons I need to come up with a new nickname for Larry: "Knight in Shining Armor" is too long to use for bowling.... My boyfriend, Larry swears we've been bowling since I got my cochlear. But I know, for a fact, that he is wrong ("I know for a fact" is my catchphrase by the… Continue reading What It’s Like to Go Bowling With A Cochlear Implant

Post-Activation, Research Studies

Reflections From Part 2 Of The Cochlear Implant Music Study PLUS What My Next Study May Be And An Update On The AquaCase!

Image Credits: The Telegraph  Yesterday I had another appointment with my audiologist, Louisa at Jefferson University Hospital. This was for the second half of her music research study. It was the exact same test as I took three weeks earlier except this time I was already exposed to the new music settings on my cochlear. I… Continue reading Reflections From Part 2 Of The Cochlear Implant Music Study PLUS What My Next Study May Be And An Update On The AquaCase!

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

How My Mom Helped Aid My Cochlear Implant Success: The Before and After Story

Yesterday I gushed about my boyfriend and how supportive he's been about my cochlear implant and how my cochlear implant strengthened my relationship with him. My mom read it like she always does. After all, they always say your mom will always be your biggest fan. When it comes to my writing and pretty much everything… Continue reading How My Mom Helped Aid My Cochlear Implant Success: The Before and After Story

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

Post-Activation, Research Studies

Reflections From The Cochlear Implant Music Research Study At Jefferson University Hospital – Part 1

On May 29th I participated in my first cochlear implant research study. It was held at Jefferson University by my audiologist, Dr. Louisa Ha. The research study was to examine the different kinds of experiences cochlear implant users have with music. Most cochlear implants are made to amplify sound and give more word clarity, but not really… Continue reading Reflections From The Cochlear Implant Music Research Study At Jefferson University Hospital – Part 1

Personal, Post-Activation

Post Cochlear Implant Activation Month 1 (And a Half)

Hey guys. It's been a really long time since I last updated. I apologize for that. I've just been crazy busy lately especially with my new job as an Assistant Project Manager at WebiMax. I've now been activated for a month and 10 days and I'm doing amazingly well. I've been talking on the phone… Continue reading Post Cochlear Implant Activation Month 1 (And a Half)