December 30, 2010
November 6, 2010
Today is the three year mark since I got my second cochlear implant surgery. I have been looking back on the past few years. November 6th 2007 was a life changing experience and one that I never dreamed of having.
October 4, 2010
For most people walking, running and standing come naturally. For some they have to be in wheelchairs or some assisted device.
Why I titled this “Finding Balance” is because 3 years ago I found out that I have no balance control in my inner ear. It all started when my dad told my Surgeon in 2007 that he thinks it is cool that I don’t get dizzy. Right after that my Surgeon sent me over to a different room to do some small 5 minute tests and the results led me to a major 4 hour test with a specialist. The results came and I had less than 2% of fluid left in my inner ear (the fluid that helps you keep balanced). This all happened a few weeks before I was going to get my 2nd implant. My doctor was worried that my body was holding on to the 2% and that if I got the 2nd implant it would take more fluid away.
September 9, 2010
Lately I have been asked about “the best of both worlds”. Sometimes I feel like I am being pulled into one world and sometimes find it hard to balance it all. I live in the hearing world and in the deaf world.
August 30, 2010
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August 17, 2010
August 10, 2010
July 10, 2010
This past week I was in Texas for a Family Reunion and we went to a water park. I was a little worried because I knew I would have to take my Cochlear Implants off since we are surrounded by water. I don’t mind not hearing but when I am in big crowds I feel a little lost. I thought “I can’t do this.” But then I remembered a little saying on my desk “Do Hard Things and Go the Distance”.
June 4, 2010
Today I am going to share another Silent Moment called finding that one voice.
The other day I had a hearing test where I had to repeat words and sentences in a booth. The first session is done in quiet and the next is with background noise. I mainly want to write about the session with background noise. In these sessions you will hear a voice saying “Ready…The cat ran away.” or “Ready…The boy fell down.” “Ready” is like a warning telling me to be ready to hear what I have to repeat.
June 1, 2010
Sometimes drive through are alright for me and other times they are useless.
May 31, 2010
I have profound hearing loss and when I take my Cochlear Implants off I step into a silent world. When I can't hear it is as if the world is spinning so fast but I am standing still and watching.
One of the funniest silent moments is when I see someone yelling but I can't hear them. It looks as if they are trying to streach their mouth or something.
If you have questions or want to learn more about deafness, hearing aids and/or cochlear implants feel free to comment and ask. :)
-David a deaf teen who shares his silent moments.
May 3, 2010
April 4, 2010
I am deaf…Can’t hear
But I am strong enough to stand
I may be different but I know who I am
I can communicate in a thousand ways for you to hear my view
I got a Cochlear Implants to help me hear your voice
I know I am deaf
But I am strong enough to stand
Standing for who I know to be
No one can change me or tell me who I am to be
I am strong enough to stand…
To stand in a world that is falling down…
Trying to pull me away from who I am
But I am trying to be strong in who I am
I am deaf and I found a way to hear my mother’s voice calling my name
I hear my father’s voice asking for a tool while under the sink
I am strong enough to fight the insurance, even though they may not understand who I am
I am strong enough to stand
Standing for who I am
I know I am deaf and no one can change that
When I feel like crashing down I hold on to my Heavenly Father’s hand never letting go…
When I feel strong enough to stand I still look upward to Him for the light
I am strong enough to be who I am meant to be.
I am a deaf teen with Cochlear Implants
(Everyone is different on how they handle their deafness.)