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HLAA July/August 2012 Magazine Cover by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I have had several requests for links to the JULY/AUGUST 2012 Hearing Loss Association of America magazine that features my hearing loss journey. So, I thought I would pos ... Read on »
Mom's Sermon as a Lay Speaker/March 1974 by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Thought I would share this today.... Mom's Sermon/March 1974 The following is an excerpt from a sermon that my mother gave during Lent as a lay speaker in March of ... Read on »
This Is Why I Dance.... by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness When I named this blog "Laurie's Dance With Sound" as I began my cochlear implant journey, little did I know that I would embrace the world of "dance" in a brand new way six ... Read on »
AMAZING GRACE! by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It is hard to believe that the month of May is coming to a close.  The month of May is Better Hearing and Speech month.  Cochlear was doing their part by doing a Million Ear ... Read on »
Come Sit With Me for Awhile by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I've been away from this blog for awhile, mainly becuase there hasn't been time to write.  I compose blog posts and thoughts in my head on a regular basis and sometimes writ ... Read on »
A Tsunami Experience and CI Moment by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Questions for the deaf and hearing impaired Are you prepared for emergencies and major alerts when traveling, especially when it comes to hotel accommodations? Do you ... Read on »
How Would You Encourage a Teenager With Hearing Loss? by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Ten years ago I was a college student struggling to hear and take notes in class. Today I returned to my Alma Mater, the University of Tennessee, to speak to graduate studen ... Read on »
A Broadway CI Moment by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I think Steve enjoyed the show just as much as I did because I did not tap his arm once during the musical production to ask him what was going on or what someone had ... Read on »
He Calls Me MeeMa! by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This week I heard the best new word coming from the sweetest little voice!  This year was Destination Christmas for our whole family and we spent it on the beac ... Read on »
What Will You Give Him? by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This is one of my favorite Christmas items that I get out every year when we start decorating our home for the holidays.  It was given to me by my very good friend, Claire ... Read on »
A Spooky CI Moment... by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here is a question for you: If a car alarm goes off in the garage and no one is around, does it make a sound? The other day I was working in my office upstairs (I wo ... Read on »
Four Years Ago Today... by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Four years ago today my first cochlear implant was activated... Four years ago I heard the sound of a little boy's voice as he talked to his mom ....sounds I had missed ... Read on »
A Cochlear Implant Journey Video by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This is a must see video! It describes the hearing loss journey of Josh and Sam Swiller, their cochlear implant surgery, activation, therapy, and life afterwards perfectly.... ... Read on »
A Lotte Update by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness After I sent a response to Lotte's father about "the experiment," I received the following response. Lotte's father has given me permission to share it: "Hi Laurie, Tha ... Read on »
A Very Special Request by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Last month I received a very special request from another blogger who lives halfway around the world in Norway. His daugher, Lotte , wears the BTE (Behind The Ear) Cochlear ... Read on »
A Must Read....Jennifer's Post by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My friend, Jennifer, posted a very moving and poignant post yesterday.....it is a must read! She shares her bilateral cochlear implant journey from her heart at SURROUND SOUN ... Read on »
Part II - The People I Meet - 2009 HLAA Convention by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here are a few more pictures from the Convention. I don't want to leave anyone out but I didn't get pictures of all the new people I met there.Barbie & Ken (Sunny & Captai ... Read on »
Part I - The People I Meet - 2009 HLAA Convention Pictures by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The 2009 HLAA Convention in Nashville has come and gone but the memories remain.....here are some pictures for you to enjoy! HLA of Knoxville Chapter Thi ... Read on »
The Wellspring...: Ear number two! by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Below is another blog that I like to read. Some of it is hearing related but mostly concentrates on their family and pictures. This couple adopted their daughter from Quito ... Read on »
The Main Event of the Year..... by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness ....is one week away! It's the Annual HLAA Convention 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee from June 18th - 21st at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Resort. Ever since Jennifer and I ... Read on »