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(NL-0055) CI after 1 year by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Wow. It's been one year, today, that I had my first CI procedure., and it's been four months since I had my 2nd CI put in. Boy-howdy, I have some kind of ea ... Read on »
(NL-0054) Excuse me, is that a CI? by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I've decided that being hairless-of-head is a good thing. At least as far as my bilateral CIs are concerned. Having a clean noggin means that both of my ... Read on »
(NL-0053) The CI works? You must be dreaming! by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I see now that I was dreaming concerning my CIs. I was off in fantasy land and not anywhere near real life. I fully admit it. I had been having such a pleasa ... Read on »
(NL-0052) CI - Bilateral Experience by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Nearly 2 months since I went CI bilateral. What a difference. I had, pretty much, become very happy just hearing with my right CI. I thought I had been doing ... Read on »
(NL-0051) CI Whack Jobs by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness There's nothing like a little controversy to encourage the CI whack jobs to come out of hiding (see my last posting ). I had a huge number of insulting ... Read on »
(NL-0050) CI Disaster – A very long Rant. by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My honeymoon with Cochlear is over, that’s for sure. Here’s my opinion: The N5 BTE really sucks. At least it does for me. It’s Christmas Eve Day (is 1:26 AM daytim ... Read on »
(NL-0049) CI Surgery One week Later by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It's been one week since I became a dual implantee. This time around the surgery and recovery seems a lot easier. It also looks as if I've joined an ... Read on »
(NL-0048) CI Surgery Day by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Surgery went ok. This time around it seemed to be easy. No rush, no fuss, no problems at all. And in the after effects, I don't feel anywhere as near dizzy as I ... Read on »
(NL-0047) CI Surgery, the left side by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Left-side CI surgery is all set for tomorrow morning. Just like last time, I have to be there about 5:30 AM to get ready for 7:00 AM surgery. And, like the ... Read on »
(NL-0046) Going CI bilateral by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It's official. I'm going CI bilateral. Surgery is set for November 23, 2009. That happens to be the day after my 5th wedding anniversary. He ... Read on »
(NL-0045) CI at 150 days by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It's been 150 days since my CI was activated. Things have been going OK. However, I went in to my audiologist for a tune up. I just wanted a bit more volume and I wante ... Read on »
(NL-0044) China Sounds by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness More sounds from China. Right now, it's raining and much cooler than it has been. I'm in my home office here in Tianjin City, China, with the windows open. J ... Read on »
(NL-0043) CI : Crickets in China by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I'm in Tianjin City, China right now. I'm here to visit family, friends, and most of all, to see my little boy (who is going to school here). He's grown a bit. ... Read on »
(NL-0042) CI - which is best? by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness One of my blog readers, Susan N, wrote an e-mail to me and asked me the following: “Which CI do you have and how did you come to select that CI? How can a person ... Read on »
(NL-0041) Sounds only Dogs can Hear by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness In some strange twist of fate, I've realized that I hear more and more sounds that other people cannot hear. This is from a person who was stone-cold deaf four mont ... Read on »
(NL-0040) CI Pre-linguistically Deaf by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness In follow up to yesterday's blog post, I want to continue my thoughts on discovering that I am a CI implanted Pre-linguistically Deaf person. This in spite of the fact ... Read on »
(NL-0039) Chinese Lessons and CI Vertigo by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I have a cold right now. First time I've had any ills in about 5 years. Not the piggy flu though, just a regular, but quite bad, cold ... Read on »
(NL-0038) Mock-O-Polo (mock the deaf guy) by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It's been one of those weeks.  This has been the week of delusional and irrational people. In addition to being told to "pity the poor deaf people" (see NL-0037), ... Read on »
(NI-0037) Pity the poor deaf people by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I had some disturbing experiences this past week that really make me wonder how people can be so delusional. I fear for mankind. Really, I do. I'm not saying th ... Read on »
(NL-0036) CI comes with an "off" switch by Dan Connell Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness For me,  the time before breakfast is a truly horrible time to be hearing. When I first wake up, I am totally useless.  And I mean I am as useless as a screen ... Read on »