Health knowledge made personal

BionicallyYours Patient Expert

Seattle, Washington
Tasha Hanley was born profoundly deaf, in both ears. She was raised using sign language and became fully mainstreamed in fifth grade, using a sign language interpreter. At age 18, while attending the University of Washington, she decided to get a cochlear implant after using hearing aids on the... Full Bio
› Share page:

Posts

Sort by: Most recent | Name
Different Lives by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Someone who lost their hearing late in life once remarked of me, "She's luckier than me because she never knew what it was to hear." Let me tell you what I think of th ... Read on »
In response to the previous po ... by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness In response to the previous post, a lot of it was a joke--- although I *did* warn you all that it might be offensive to some. I am sorry if you feel offended, but do not ass ... Read on »
Reasons I can't date a deaf guy (warning: offensive) by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness 1. Deaf culture is a small community. Chances are, it'll go through the grapevine before the end of this week. 2. In writing, he won't get idioms like "through ... Read on »
An Update? by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness  It's been way too long since I wrote & could I go back and change that, I would! I know all of you are wondering: So how is she doing? To be totally honest, I'll ... Read on »
Juxtaposition of Teaching Sign by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So, I often teach sign & seek out opportunities to do so. I just got back from teaching a fun group of RAs (resident assistants) sign at one of the UW dorms. ... Read on »
Juxtaposition of Teaching Sign by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So, I often teach sign & seek out opportunities to do so. I just got back from teaching a fun group of RAs (resident assistants) sign at one of the UW dorms. ... Read on »
Pre-Surgery Vaccine by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I just got an email from Jenny, the patient care coordinator. It was about getting a pneumococcal vaccine. Here is the email. "I wanted to let you know that the doctors ... Read on »
A month Away! by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So I just realized, while walking across the street, that it's May 17th. A month (almost) from today, I'll have already had the surgery. So basically it's the 30-day countdo ... Read on »
Iron Man Movie Part 2 by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness But I'll admit, I was still a bit plussed over kind of having to really look my "difference" in its face. Usually I can get away with not having to encounter anything that ... Read on »
Iron Man Movie Part 1 by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So, Ian, Scott, and I saw Iron Man last night. We had to drive to downtown Seattle to the Cinerama, so I could see the movie too. (That theater rocks for being in Seattle an ... Read on »
My Titles Fail by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Alright, so I picked up my ipod touch from my dad's work. While there I figured out completely his reluctance and avoidance of any conversation about the implant surgery. ... Read on »
Quick Update by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Good morning! First of all, I'd like to clarify that I am NOT having second thoughts at all. :) It was just scary to see 3 "failures" all in ONE night. What are the odds? ... Read on »
I am so scared now! by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness ---Sorry this is so long. I hope you all read it anyway.--- I went to this annual "deaf picnic" on Friday which is something the Sertoma Club has been doing for at leas ... Read on »
Sleep Well? Hardly, but amusing anyway by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So, I have a long history of having nightmares or downright bizarre (but usually amusing) dreams. It's like my subconscious really likes to regurgitate little thoughts and f ... Read on »
Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and implants, oh my! by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Warning: This post is really vague at best and doesn't really cover anything in specific. I feel a bit lonely, as though I was delegated to some other world. I feel lik ... Read on »
Ipods and music! by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So, all my life, the only music player I've owned is a CD player that my friend Stephen gave to me after I asked to borrow it for the long bus trip up to summer camp when I ... Read on »
Activation Day! by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So, I got my nifty new ear turned on today. It was a rough morning due to me trying to make it there on time but that doesn't matter- what matters is... well, my initial imp ... Read on »
Inside my veins runs information, therein lies an explanation... by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So... It's been WAY too long!! Sorry, but again, I certainly don't lack anything to write about. I will be putting up posts from Dec-Feb, but will also be updating... no wo ... Read on »
Inside my veins runs information, therein lies an explanation... by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So... It's been WAY too long!! Sorry, but again, I certainly don't lack anything to write about. I will be putting up posts from Dec-Feb, but will also be updating... no ... Read on »
Advantages of Speaking: Not Audist? by BionicallyYours Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Regarding the perhaps post. I want to thank everyone for their encouraging words and also to those who expressed their opinions. I'm not sure if you'll come back here to see w ... Read on »