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.
Hearing with a cochlear implant is a work in progress. One part of making progress is programming, also called mapping. To maximize my new hearing, Dr. Paula, my audiologist, must create custom programs based on my auditory response to the electrodes implanted in my ear. With so much opportunity and so much at stake, programming […]
It’s been a whirlwind! We’ve been back to school for over a month. It was the first time in a long time and the first time for all three to board the bus. And with back to school comes the excitement of meeting new teachers, administrators, parents, school friends, neighbors, and bus drivers. We needed […]