Tag Archives: usher syndrome

Fighting Against the dark

Help us fight back against the darkness and find a cure for Usher Syndrome.

Team Becca’s Favorite DJ

Forty years is a long time. For all forty years of my life, I have had one constant friend, who naturally after all of these years, I consider family. How many of you can say that you have had the same friend for every year of your life, from the day you were born? I […]

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, […]

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 […]

“It’s too dark”

Time changes everything, sometimes more quickly than we’d like.  When you know what’s coming, you should be prepared for it, right?  The time table we were given just doesn’t make sense, it wasn’t accurate.  In the beginning, when we were absorbing information as fast as we possibly could, we held onto every word that every […]

Find Your One

Did you know you have the potential to change the world?  It starts with finding your one, and I want to tell you about how I found my one and how that led me to create a not for profit called, Adapt the World Labs. I am the dad of two beautiful children, one who was born with […]

Because Of You

It’s nearing the end of our Early Intervention journey, and it’s all so bittersweet.  As much as I won’t miss having to make sure my house is (somewhat) clean every day, having people in and out, rushing everywhere………. Once the dust settles, I am going to miss the relationships that Rebecca and myself have made […]

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 […]