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Danielle N. Patient Expert

west hempstead, New York
My name is Danielle I was born with sensorineural hearing loss due to unknown cause. I was raised by a hearing family. I was in special ed and speech classes my whole life. I know how to speech very well that you wouldnt even notice I was hearing impaired. I learned ASL five years ago in college... Full Bio
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I am thankful I can Hear.. by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It has been months since I blogged due to the new illness that is horrifying. After being diagnosed with cancer this took a toll on me. But, I have to say I am thankful for ... Read on »
Hi Everyone! by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Hi Everyone! I have been quite busy. Unfortunality, I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer this summer. I had to get surgery and will be starting radiation soon. I am okay just ... Read on »
Your Child's Hearing by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness If you are you a parent of a child who is hard of hearing or Deaf, the most important thing you need to know is YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I am sure when you first heard the news ... Read on »
American Girl Doll has hearing aids for their dolls by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness American Girl now has hearing aids for their dolls.  Isn't this awesome? We have to get them to make one for cochlear implant recipients.   I love how American Girl not ... Read on »
Hearing the Ocean by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The other night I went with my friend to the beach. Since I couldn't exercise I decided to go down by the water to hear the ocean for the first time. My entire life I wore h ... Read on »
X- Ray's by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today, I had to get some X rays done of my spine, legs and neck.  I was nervous to step foot into the X-Ray room with my processor on. I am aware that I can have x rays done ... Read on »
Visit to my surgeons office by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Yesterday I went into the city because I had an appointment with my surgeon. Remember the pain I was experiencing on my implant side as well as the other side of my head?  I ... Read on »
Summer Time & Travel Information by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The last few weeks have been crazy because I am taking a summer class. The first day of summer was Wednesday and it was super hot 100 degrees here in New York. Yesterday ... Read on »
Audiological 3 month post re-implantation Evaluation by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today I received my results from the evaluation. History: In February 2011, Danielle was implanted with a Nucleus C1512 cochlear implant in her right ear. In January of 2 ... Read on »
Hearing Aids by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It has been awhile since I spoken about hearing aids. Unfortunality as many of you know hearing aids are not covered by insurance companies. This frustrates me because he ... Read on »
Hearing Evaluation by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today I went into the city for my first hearing evaluation for my new processor. My audiologist said I did extremely well with the implant. I heard all these low tones whic ... Read on »
Evaluation tomorrow by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Tomorrow I am going for my first hearing evaluation for my new implant. I am hearing great so there should be no problem. Be back tomorrow. © 2012 My personal Hea ... Read on »
Hearing in the pool for the first time by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A few days ago I spent the afternoon in the pool with my niece, my cousin and sisters. I wore my N5 processor. For the first time I heard the waterfall! I was able to comm ... Read on »
Volunteering during May by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness On Friday May 25, 2012 I went to my local library to support Better Hearing & Speech Month. To let people know about Cochlear Implants. About fifteen showed up. Mostly paren ... Read on »
Marvel Comics creates a hearing impaired super hero by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness You might want to check out this new hero who wears hearing aids. He inspires a young little boy to wear his in real life. Kudos to Marvel Comics to help this child overcome ... Read on »
Difference between BAHA VS. Cochlear Implant's by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A few people on Facebook mentioned they didn't know the difference between BAHA and Cochlear Implants. I didn't know either. Someone sent me these two links. These links exp ... Read on »
Jennifer Rosner is an inspiration.. by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I had the pleasure meeting Jennifer Rosner when I lost all of my hearing. I didn't know much about Cochlear Implants prior to her book signing. Maybe three weeks. This ... Read on »
MUSIC is amazing by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today, was the first time I heard about the Beastie Boys on TV. My entire life I couldn't enjoy music because I couldn't hear. Even if the volume was blasting in the car ... Read on »
Cochlear has a new APP for Nucleus Receipts for the Iphone! by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Finally! Cochlear has a new APP for Nucleus Recipients. If you have an Iphone, You can download this for FREE! I love it! I took pictures of what the APP looks like.  Click ... Read on »
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month by Danielle N. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness May is Better Hearing & Speech Month. Please spread awareness about Cochlear Implants. Did you know? 1 in 10 people in the U.S. suffer from hearing loss ... Read on »