Author Archives: memoriesforbecca

Despite The Challenges

Despite all of the challenges…..the device failures, the vestibular loss and struggle to balance, the too-frequent falls with bloody noses and a scraped face, the night-blindness, the communication breakdowns, the constant struggle to learn more in as short amount of time as possible, and all of the appointments……… Rebecca is thriving. There may be falls, […]

Growing # of Failed Cochlear Implants

So we now know that Rebecca’s cochlear implants will be replaced and the date for her surgery is scheduled for June 4th. Both will be removed and replaced which will add to a growing list of failed implants. Leading up to the determination that Rebecca will be re-implanted we have been following the failure rate […]

First Prototype Of Notification Wearable for Rebecca

Got this notification wearable a lot further than I expected. Still needs a ton of refinement before it will be usable but I would say this is about halfway to being a viable tool for Rebecca to wear. Next step with this is to reconfigure the hardware so that it can be embedded into a […]

Time to Get Going

Building a haptic watch for Rebecca while she is going through cochlear implant revision surgery to enhance our ability to communicate.

A Difficult Day

We found out today that both of Rebecca’s cochlear implants need to be ex-planted and re-implanted. We are heartbroken. The feelings are bringing me back to a time not too long ago when Rebecca had not yet heard a single sound. She hadn’t heard a bird chirp, her sisters laugh, or her mom tell her […]

Another Electrode Failing

Rebecca had testing of her cochlear implants today and more failures were discovered.

Deaf During a Pandemic

We speak with our voices, but our faces tell the story