Tag Archives: Cochlear Implants

The future of Cochlear implants?

  I found this great article on Hack A Day about some research being done to enhance the quality of sound from Cochlear Implants with a method using light.  Current solutions relay on electrical stimulus and only a small number of electrodes can be used at one time.  This is because electrical signals are difficult […]

Update (Beth)

Rebecca is doing amazing.  She can sign over 40 words now, and she can say “Mama”, “Dada”, “no”, “hi”, “bye-bye” (which comes out more like “die-die”), “Papa”, and she is very close to saying “Grandma”.  Rebecca is walking all of the time now, and considering her lack of vestibular function, she is doing a great […]

Little Adaptations

When a child is born you worry about everything regardless if the child is born with a disability or not.  In the end we find out its really not that hard, there are certainly no shortage of products out there today that make out lives tremendously easier.  I mean take for instance the diaper genie, […]

These Little Hands

Is ASL a Language? A regular question that comes up when raising a deaf child.  It comes up when talking with friends, with family, with other parents, when talking with doctors and specialists, and it comes up during her developmental assessments.  It’s a question I may have asked prior to having a deaf child, after […]

Fundraiser Approaching!

Only a month and a half away and so much to do but we are in really good shape and really excited about a fun night out to help raise awareness about Usher Syndrome, and generate proceeds to help find a cure for blindness.  We have had tons of support from friends, family, and our community […]

Our Sweet Beccs (Beth)

Rebecca is getting used to her CI’s, as are we.  She leaves them alone most of the day, only pulling at them when she’s bored.  She blinks when a loud sound is made, and she even wiggles and dances when she hears music!  She is making a lot more sounds already, and she seems to […]

Usher Syndrome Fundraiser

In honor of our daughter Rebecca and all others fighting this disease, we are holding a fundraiser to raise awareness and funds for Usher Syndrome, the leading cause of congenital Deaf/Blindness.  All money raised will be donated directly to the Foundation Fighting Blindness who are leading the efforts to find a cure for Usher sSyndrome.  There […]