Friday, October 30, 2009

See pics of Dallas

This is the view from my office!

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Hello from my iPhone

Hello! Trying to jumpstart my blogs...

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

I'm back!!


It's been a while I made a post to this blog - and it is certainly been a wonderful journey with CI's. It is already more than five years being a bilateral and I am very pleased with it.

I've had a "re-mapping" of my CI several times and my hearing gets better. To tell the truth, the hearing gets better; but later on it goes back to the same state as it was before the re-mapping. So I need to "trick" my cochlear to hear better....

And there are some quirks that I learned from accidental or by expermenting the CI mapping. For example, one would expect to hear better by turning up the volume. Not the case for CI's - I actually hear much better by turning the volume down! By turning the volume down, my cochlear becomes more sensitive to the sounds so I am learning to hear new sounds.

As for my AB's Harmony with 120 virtual channels, I am certainly a lucky person to hear better everyday and I hope many more will get CI's when their times comes.

Happy Hearing!!!


Monday, July 14, 2008

No, this is not a bluetooth earpiece

Just a heads-up to look out for the sneaky people stealing the bluetooth - err, the cochlear implant ear piece. Makes no sense, but I've been approached several times to remove the earpiece - until I showed the magnets headpiece. They got spooked as I showed how to put it back on.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

How to Fight a Health Insurance Denial

Here is an link on fighting the "denial of benefits" by health insurance - and I think it is very common thing to do these days....

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

New web site about hearing loss

A friend of mine who went to my old school, Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf, made a great informative web site about hearing loss. It is intended as an informative source on hearing loss and is for everybody. It is at Please check it out and get well-informed on hearing loss!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Rude Telemarketer to a deaf person

This was found at

"I recently received a “cold” call from a web marketing firm that suddenly took a turn for the worse.

Also, a little background: I have what is medically described as “profound” hearing loss in one ear, and “severe” hearing loss in the other. For the most part I can do OK with telephone conversations, but occasionally need to ask a person to repeat something. This is especially true when the caller has an accent (relative to mine), or the call is coming from an IP phone.

(transcription of the call is found here)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving for hearing new sounds...

It is thanksgiving time, and there are many that we are thankful - and for the sounds of life around us.

We are thankful for the engineers and their leadership to invent and improve the cochlear implants we wear today.

We are thankful for the amazing doctors who put the implants in our heads and become a part of hearing world.

We are thankful that we have friends and family that supports us during our cochlear implant journey. 



Monday, September 03, 2007

Laser Cochlear Implant???

Very interesting and daring research using lasers instead of electrcity for cochlear implants....

Latest Studies about bilateral hearing

More new studies that confirm "Why we hear with two ears...."

Friday, August 24, 2007