A Year Full of Sounds

It's been a year since the switch-on of my cochlear implant. I cannot seem to find words to explain how I feel about ...

School of Life and Deaf – REVIEW

Channel 4 (UK) premiered a new documentary "Extraordinary Teens: School of Life and Deaf" this week. The documentary ...

Deaf Problems 2

When there are no interpreters available for your appointment. When you walk into a pole whilst signing to your ...

Deaf Ninjas

For the first time in the history of Australian Ninja Warrior, a Deaf person was given an incredible once-in-a-lifetime ...

Growing up hard of hearing… and Muslim

It was the first day of year 7. I was at the orientation assembly and was looking for the hearing support unit. I saw a ...

Me and my CI: Looking after myself

In the last three months since the activation of my cochlear implant, I learnt something incredibly ...

CI Musings

#1 - What is THAT sound?! #2 - Taking your CI off is akin to taking your bra off after a long day. #3 - ...

CI off = bra off after a long day

One of the best feelings is taking your cochlear implant off after a long day, and it's akin to taking your bra off. So ...

The Switch On

The day had finally arrived. I didn't have any expectations because it could go either way. There was only one way to ...

The Surgery

In late August, I received a letter from the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital. The letter contained my surgery ...

The Evaluation

Continued from The Decision The CIC arranged a series of appointments over a five week period so they could assess ...

The Decision

I've always known about cochlear implants from a young age. My mother learnt of them - I don't know where and how - ...

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