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

deaf culture, Personal, Post-Activation

What It’s Like to Work in a Busy City With Cochlear Implants

I’ve written in the past about how my cochlear implants have improved my career and what it was like to have a job interview with them, but I don’t think I ever really discussed what it’s like to work in a busy, noisy city with cochlear implants. I have been working for Penn Medicine for… Continue reading What It’s Like to Work in a Busy City With Cochlear Implants

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

Christianity, Personal, Post-Activation

What It’s Like To Start A New Job (Or 3!) With Cochlear Implants

Image Credits: Matti Frost  Hey guys! Long time, no talk! I can't believe I haven't updated this blog since April! Huge apologies for that --- I've just been so incredibly busy these past few months - mainly with starting my new jobs! Starting a new job with a cochlear implant can be quite a different… Continue reading What It’s Like To Start A New Job (Or 3!) With Cochlear Implants

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!

Pre-Surgery

The 32 Questions I Asked My Surgeon Prior to My Cochlear Implant Surgery (PLUS WHAT I’LL ASK THE SECOND TIME AROUND)

Image Credits: Work In Sports  Since getting my cochlear implant last year I have had many people come to me and ask me questions about it. I love answering questions about my cochlear implant and I love that people want to ask about it. It's important to ask a lot of questions especially if you… Continue reading The 32 Questions I Asked My Surgeon Prior to My Cochlear Implant Surgery (PLUS WHAT I’LL ASK THE SECOND TIME AROUND)

Personal, Post-Activation

What It’s Like To Take A Class With A Cochlear Implant

Image Credits: Keep Calm Studio  I had a pretty exciting day at work today. Half of the day was my standard work day spent on the phone with clients, emailing clients back and forth, managing projects, and taking care of my other daily tasks. However, for the second half of the day, from 1-5 I… Continue reading What It’s Like To Take A Class With A Cochlear Implant

Personal, Post-Activation, Post-Surgery, Pre-Surgery

How Getting A Cochlear Implant Improved My Career

Image Credits: Cell Construction Limited  Before I say anything let me just say my employer is most definitely an equal opportunity employer. They have always been extremely accepting of my hearing impairment and willing to work around it. My hearing most certainly never held me back at my job. I remember way back when I… Continue reading How Getting A Cochlear Implant Improved My Career

Post-Activation

Post Cochlear Implant Activation Week 3.5 – Small Victories

Image Credits: Dumb Little Man Hey everyone! I know I'm a bit late on this, but Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a good time celebrating! Mine was good but I was slightly disappointed by how quiet it was. I was hoping to hear a lot of noise and new sounds but it seems like people… Continue reading Post Cochlear Implant Activation Week 3.5 – Small Victories