Author Archives: Wendy

“Who’s Going to Tell Her to Turn the Music Down?”

Ran into a situation I never thought I would face in my lifetime – my co-workers told me to turn down the music! I was sitting in my office with the door open, goofing around with a headset plugged into … Continue reading

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My Interpreters Say I’m a “Success Story” – So Why Does That Bother Me?

So this week I had my last official appointment with my audiologist about my cochlear implant.  Now he is sending me on my merry way, with check-ins only if I have a problem.  Unlike many people with implants, I was … Continue reading

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Language, Communication, and Children with Implants

Almost four million people have watched a YouTube video of a baby with a cochlear implant, smiling as he hears his mom’s voice for the first time.   What cold-hearted people wouldn’t be sniffling and reaching for Kleenex at the … Continue reading

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Guess Who Showed Up at the Dentist? Hint: He Likes Cookies

Just a quick post today…it’s the first week of classes so I’m swamped, but this latest experience was too good to resist posting. Those of you who are following this blog know about my amusement with my cochlear implant’s interpretation … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and a Finger in Your Ear

It’s my first holiday with my cochlear implant.  I think I haven’t written for a while because I’m still trying to process (pun intended) everything that’ s been going on for the last month or so… After Thanksgiving, dear friends … Continue reading

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Why I Could Go to College – A Thanks to Veterans on Veterans Day

Most college students know about the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA).  A few even know this was amended in 2008 as the ADA Amendments Act.  Another group might know about Ed Roberts, who integrated UC-Berkeley in the 1970s, or … Continue reading

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Thanks to the Implant, God is Speaking to Me in Church

This morning I had a profound religious experience that left Tracy and me having fits of giggles in the back pew of church.  Thank heavens (yes, pun intended) that our new pastor at Plymouth Congregational has a sense of humor, … Continue reading

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Experiments with T-Coil and Captioning Glasses at the Movie Theater

As I’ve explained before, I get different channels on my implant.  No…not HBO vs. ESPN.  Instead it’s a choice of one microphone, two microphones, or the t-coil setting.  I hadn’t really had much of a chance to try out the … Continue reading

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More Information about People with Disabilities and Hurricane Sandy

Just got another link today about the hurricane – if you follow this, it will take to a transcript of  a National Public Radio show on how people with disabilities in New York City are doing in the aftermath of … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy

I’m usually pretty light-hearted in my posts, but Syracuse was right in the path of Hurricane Sandy, which suddenly dodged west earlier than expected, leaving us with rain and winds, but no significant damage. I am watching the images on … Continue reading

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