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Cyborg Queen Patient Expert

Las Vegas, Nevada
I'm known as Cyborg Queen. I have bilateral cochlear implants. I had surgery done in my left in January of 2008, I loved it so much that I had to get my right done in May 2008. Nothing was sweeter than the day that I finally heard crickets after 30 years of asking what does crickets sound like.
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A week went by already? by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Been busy last week with errands and miscellaneous stuff. The major thing is that I bought a new laptop. I have had mine for almost 3 years, and lately it has become unreli ... Read on »
Ramblings by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I went to south Jersey for a meeting. In a way it was a little strange because they all were deaf, except for the two that were hearing, and NO one spoke. I have a habit of ... Read on »
I have my own Inventor! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness "What in the world is THAT?!", you may say. Those of you who knows my dilemma of having my CI staying on my ear. I've tried various things, such as SnugFit, but the bott ... Read on »
A better day! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Yay! It always happens...after a few bad days, a great day follows afterwards and you just forget the bad days. :-) Yesterday, I took the plunge, and got myself a new ... Read on »
Ugh. Bad weekend. by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Aside from going meeting a friend and getting used to a noisy environment, I had a slightly lousy weekend. First - Our wireless router decided to die on us. Roy and I g ... Read on »
Beam me up Scotty! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Yesterday I went to Jersey Gardens with a friend. This was the first time that I was out in a very noisy environment. I started talking to my friend and her boyfriend (whic ... Read on »
Snow Day! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Finally, first real amount of snow in good ole Jersey. 1/4 inch of snow does not count. I'm talking about a heaping 4 to 6 inches of snow...well, in my area anyways. It ... Read on »
Say what? by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It's been a couple days with the new map, and frankly the sounds are a little strange this time around. When Roy got home, he would speak to me, then I realized that his vo ... Read on »
Supersonic? by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I had a real good map today! P1 - ADRO, P2 - ADRO w/ autosensitivity, P3 - Beam, P4 - Silent Night. I asked her to lower the volume, lower dynamic range for Silent Night. A ... Read on »
It's all in the Numbers by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Like to crunch numbers? Comparisons? Heeerrrre we go! My hearing aid: Brand: Siemens Triano SP Bought: At a run-of-the-mill hearing aid dispenser in 2004 Cost: $ ... Read on »
The Rain... by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Well, NJ finally got snow after so many months WITHOUT snow! I *knew* this would be a bad skiing season. Anyways... It's 11:30ish, and I'm sitting in the quiet. TV is ... Read on »
Name that sound! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Decided to post a little post. Insomnia took over me. Blah! Anyways, last night Roy went to his ASL class (I'm a bad teacher!) so I had the place to myself for a few hours. ... Read on »
Creativity by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today, my CI was irritating the scar. I didn't want to turn it off, but I didn't want it to irritate it. So what's a girl to do? I turned on my creativity bulb on. And th ... Read on »
A Week After by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Well, it's been a week since my activation, and boy what a week. All I say is, I'm glad that I can "turn off" my ears when I go to sleep. :-D I've learned yesterday tha ... Read on »
Interesting Comparison by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I have not wore my hearing aids since Friday. I was watching the start of the Super Bowl. The crowd noises were getting to me, plus I felt like I was getting a little overwh ... Read on »
List of sounds by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Okay, I decided to write up a list of sounds that I heard through my CI throughout my process. They will be sounds that either I never heard of, or heard it, but very quiet ... Read on »
C'mooooooonnnnnn! by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Gawd. This week seem so slow! You know how you want other weeks to hurry up, and some weeks to slow down? It always seem to occur the other way around. The weeks you want t ... Read on »
Healing nicely by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness 4 more days! On Wednesday, I have a check up by my surgeon to check the incisions, the swelling, etc. The metallic taste is pretty much going away, the numbness is going aw ... Read on »
Sneezing Fit by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness While many of my CI friends and people online has warned me, "DO NOT SNEEZE!" I got a discharge letter from my surgeon the day of surgery, it says, "Try not to Sneeze. If y ... Read on »
A Spicy "Ah-ha" moment by Cyborg Queen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So, here I am still having a sore neck. I would stretch it out from time to time, but it felt like I have a big bruise on my neck, not stiffness. I checked my older posts to ... Read on »