The worst thing about moving home is having to de-clutter. It’s incredible how much we hoard paperwork and silly little mementos.
Whilst sorting through the debris of old work payslips (I’m talking about over 10 years old!) and various other documents, I came across all my paperwork relating to my many, many hospital appointments and assessments for a CI. I smiled, thinking about my journey and how far I have come in little over 2 years. Continue reading “Looking Back”
As Spring finally seems to have sprung thoughts obviously turn to the warmer months and holidays abroad. For the deaf/hearing impaired this can bring a whole host of obstacles their way and hamper their ability to really relax and enjoy those cocktails on the beach. . Continue reading “Travel Advice For the Deaf/Hearing Impaired”
Whether you are a prospective CI recipient, a current CI user, a family or friend of a CI user or simply just curious about technology and the marvels of medical science, I have put together a wide range list of links to information for you to read (with a few of my own posts peppered in there!). . Continue reading “All You Need To Know About Cochlear Implants”
Today is International Cochlear Implant Day (25th February 2016) and a day to appreciate the truly remarkable advances of medical science.
Continue reading “International Cochlear Implant Day”
Happy New Year to all my readers and Happy 1st Birthday to my Robot Ear!!
Continue reading “Happy 1st Birthday Robot Ear!”
It has been a while since I last updated this blog – simply because I don’t have anything new to talk about really, life has pretty much returned to normality since the implant for which I am truly grateful.
As you may already know I am currently volunteering with the fabulous charity Hearing Link UK and I was recently approached about being in contact with a lady whose mother has just had the CI operation, of course I agreed without hesitation. Continue reading “Coping with Silence”
Last week brought a new first for me; the first time I have flown with my implant!!
I was a bit nervous about this, but was pleased that we had a short-haul flight before our rather hectic honeymoon travelling. I researched A LOT and found quite a fair bit of conflicting advice. Some sources stated that a CI user should not go through the metal detectors at the airport as there is risk of the processor being scrambled so you should opt for a full body pat down whereas some sources said it was absolutely fine to go through the detectors but that you may hear a buzzing noise and you will set off the detector. Continue reading “Flying With My Robot Ear”
It’s been a while since I have updated this blog; I can hear you all sobbing about it from here. I do apologise but there seemed little to report as things have settled back into normality and wedding planning has taken over. Continue reading “Three Months On.”
As I write this I am currently poorly with the flu. People (i.e. doctors, audiologists and other CI users) don’t tell you how frustrating this is as a CI user, it is frustrating because I cannot blow my nose. Yes, that’s right, I cannot blow my nose!! This is because the action of blowing your nose puts pressure on your eardrum and can create a little vacuum and potentially cause the electrodes to shift position. When you have full blown flu this is not ideal! I think I managed one hour of sleep as I was so paranoid I might stop breathing while asleep. *sigh* Continue reading “Rehabilitation”
I want to focus this post on choosing a device of your Cochlear Implant as I believe this is the hardest part of the whole process and one that will impact on you for the rest of your life. For those considering / in the process of getting an implant this post might be able to give you some helpful tips. Continue reading “Choosing A Device.”