In pursuit of hearing
A multigenerational journey through hearing loss and cochlear implant gains
This project has been in the works for a while, as I have been in pursuit of hearing for the past 16 years. It is my hope that readers will find information and inspiration in the contributions to come. Cochlear implant technology is my next step and I look forward to sharing my journey, as well as the profound impact my family members’ unique hearing journeys, choices, and stories have had on me.
In those first few weeks, Addie’s voice was perfect to me. I couldn’t get enough of it. I’m not sure if I had never fully heard it or if it sounds very different now. It’s really hard to tease that apart. But in those first weeks, something about her sweet, crisp sounds just made my […]
In college, we played a game called the song game. Four of my lifelong friends from Villanova lived in a large quad on the first floor of Simpson Hall and each of them had a computer and access to hundreds of songs—in 2000, Napster made it possible to download any song you wanted (not so […]