Monthly Archives: October 2012

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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A Map and Shots for My First Road Trip with an Implant

I’m writing this from the Ronald Reagan airport in DC.  I just finished a trip to work on one of the grant projects for the Taishoff Center at Syracuse University, an amazing project forming a consortium of disability services providers … Continue reading

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Top 10 List for Best and Worst Sounds with a Cochlear Implant

Keeping in mind that nothing sounds like hearing people’s hearing, and everything is still squeaky and robotic, I present “Wendy’s Top 10 Best and Worst Sounds with a Cochlear Implant.” WORST SOUNDS: 10. Odd little noises from my computer.  (Who … Continue reading

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I Want to Hear Like a Deaf Person (A Lengthy Clarification)

As evidenced by many comments and off-line reactions to my blog, hearing people automatically assume all Deaf people want to hear, of course.  In fact, hearing people often cry with joy to think I am hearing anything with my implant.  … Continue reading

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Now I’m Not Getting Any Work Done…

This blogging thing is fun, but very distracting.  Fun to suddenly have an inbox full of old high school friends and Earlham professors wondering where the heck I’ve been for 20 years. In response to my post, my colleague Steve … Continue reading

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Week 3 – The Implant is Actually Starting to Work (and a Cool Link)

The last couple of weeks have been hell.  I had constant ringing and squealing in my ears that was almost unbearable.  I hardly slept, was constantly distracted at work, and was short-tempered almost all the time.  Last Thursday I ended … Continue reading

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Why a Blog? Because There Aren’t Many Deaf Disability Studies Professors with Cochlear Implants

I’m a professor and I often have my students blog for courses, as a way of learning about technology they could use with their students, but also as a way to share their reflections about readings with each other instead … Continue reading

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