Personal, Post-Activation, Research Studies

1.5 and 2.5 Years Post-Cochlear Implant Activation: Where I Am Now

Image Credits: Design Thinking Blog Hey guys! Wow, long time no updates! I apologize for being so quiet lately I have just been so intensely busy! Juggling work full time at Penn Medicine with teaching part time at Rowan University and taking two classes a semester towards earning my MA in Writing for the past… Continue reading 1.5 and 2.5 Years Post-Cochlear Implant Activation: Where I Am Now

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

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!

Personal, Pre-Surgery

Pre-Cochlear Implant Surgery Fear: The Balance Test

Image Credits: Fearless Flight I'm just a little more than a day away from my 2nd appointment with my cochlear implant surgeon, Dr. Wilcox. During this appointment I will have a series of tests done to see how well I'll do with an implant. One of these tests is a balance test, and I'll be… Continue reading Pre-Cochlear Implant Surgery Fear: The Balance Test

Personal, Pre-Surgery

Pre-Cochlear Implant Testing: MRI And CAT Scan Day

Image Credits: Diffen.com  Today was one of the last of what I like to call the "stupid waste of time pre-cochlear implant testing". I had to get an MRI with and without contrast and  CAT Scan. I was a little excited for these tests initially because I think they are kind of fun. I'm deaf so naturally… Continue reading Pre-Cochlear Implant Testing: MRI And CAT Scan Day