Tag Archives: hearing loss

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 […]

What A Night! Thanks For Helping Us In Our Efforts To Find A Cure For Usher Syndrome!!!!

What an amazing time we had last night with more than 200 people!!!!  I can’t thank you all enough for coming out and supporting our cause, all while having such a great time!!!  I would like to thank the most incredible DJ, Ken Souza from KJ Tunes of Fairhaven, for rockin’ the house with his […]

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 […]

A Retrospective on Worry

The other day a Facebook memory showed up from when Rebecca was only a few months old.  Beth created the post and it was a picture of Rebecca with a caption saying that she could not wait until the day Rebecca could hear her tell her how much she loved her.   When I saw […]

Interactive Visual Acuity Puzzle (Lea Shapes) using RPi3 and Arduino micro

On one of our visits to the ophthalmologist we were told that we should start familiarizing Becca with the Lea shapes (as to why, you can find more about Becca’s journey here).  Because of her retinitis pigementosa, which is a retinal disease associated with Usher Syndrome, she will need to start vision testing much earlier […]

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 […]