Tag Archives: Cochlear Implants
Rebecca had testing of her cochlear implants today and more failures were discovered.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]