Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Minor leaguer hears with Cochlear Implants

Jalen Harris was born Deaf. He now plays for the Brewers minor league team wearing his cochlear implants. What an inspiring story.

Click Here to read the article.

Next weeks mapping is all set. I will be picked up so I dont have to take the train. So much easier for me.

Today I heard Birds chirping away like crazy while my niece and I were outside taking a nice walk. Then an airplane ( they are really loud) and trucks and cars going by all at once. So amazing to be able to hear so many sounds at once. My niece is learning that I wear a " boo boo" on my ear in order to HEAR her. Today for the first time she said " Aunt D do you hear the birds."

My windows have been shut for the last few days because it is so chilly out there. I heard a car outside, and the BIRDS chirping and of course my niece favorite the Ice Cream man. All with the windows shut. So amazing.

It would be nice if the Sound & Way beyond cd rom was mac compatible so I can practice. I hope in the future it will be because there are way to many people with Macs who are missing out on this opportunity.

Have a good night.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Opening Day at New York Yankee Stadium

On April 13, 2012, I went to opening day at the New York Yankee Stadium for the first time. I had the best time. The stadium was packed and so loud but I was able to communicate really well. I heard everything! I even understood people while I was ordering food. What a great experience.

I also noticed that the stadium has captioning on both sides of the stadium for the Deaf and hard of hearing. Totally forgot about that. I know they had this for the old stadium as well.

I cant wait to go back to the stadium when things get settled.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Battery Modules

Hi. Hope everyone is doing well. I am running out of Disposables batteries and will start using the Standard and Compact Rechargeable Batteries. I was searching for a case to hold both of the batteries and I havent had any luck. My mother found these pills cases at CVS. It comes with two cases for $2.00. The batteries fit perfectly. Click Here.

I am due for a mapping badly. I cant get into the city right now because of my health issues. Hoping to go in a couple of weeks.  I also have been hearing new sounds. I wear my implant everyday still it is just that this illness is taking over my life at the moment. I havent been paying attention to new sounds because of this. The newest sound I have heard was a car coming from around the corner, footsteps, I also heard bugs at night for the first time. Pretty cool. I am so happy with my processor. I am hearing amazing that hearing comes naturally. There are times when I do miss things but its rare. i put the processor on and I can hear mostly everything. Although I have to practice on the phone with this. This is really all thats going on. Just focusing on walking again since I been wheelchair bound.

Hope you have a great day!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I'm Back

I havent been on here for a while now. I been so busy with my illness and going to never ending Dr' appointments. I had to cancel my mapping this month because I havent been able to walk for 1 month.  Ending up getting a wheelchair etc.

Anyways thats whats been going on. I am hearing great one good thing that is happening. I am still on my current program. A week ago I went with my best friend to the movies and I heard almost everything during the movie. SO COOL! I noticed the theater was so LOUD. I had to lower my volume. Having a CI has changed my life. Seriously the best thing that I ever did because being able to " HEAR" takes a load off my illness. You have no idea. My hearing loss affected my life everyday. Just remember when the Implant is off I cant hear.  I cannot hear 100% and  miss things here and there but not always. Day by Day I am improving... I JUST LOVE IT.

Summer is soon and the one thing I am definitely doing is going to the beach to listen to the ocean for the first time. I never went with my first processor.

I have noticed that I am changing the disposables every few days instead of every 2 weeks. Big difference. just realized I only have one box of batteries left. Maybe because I was re implanted and because its a different implant (Freedom), and program. But, I am still using my N5 processor.

I hope everyone is doing good.

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