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Another Friend Goes Bilateral! by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Another friend has taken the step to bilateral hearing! I met Becky a few months ago because she had many questions about having two cochlear implants versus one. She travel ... Read on »
Paying It Forward...One Step at a Time... by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness There is an old Chinese Proverb that goes something like this If you want to be happy for an hour, Take a nap. If you want to be happy for a day, Go fishing. If you wan ... Read on »
A Very Special Walk by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Please CLICK HERE to see my Walk4Hearing Page ! On Saturday, May 16th,I'll be participating in the Walk4Hearing in Chattanooga on the beautiful and colorful Riverwalk at ... Read on »
Support Deaf Actors by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My husband and I are huge fans of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. After much talk and anticipation, NBC has announced an episode featuring not one but many Deaf actors, includin ... Read on »
Nerve Deafness by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I originally wrote this post in my " Book Blog" (which I rarely write in anymore) on August 20, 2005 before my first cochlear implant surgery and thought it was worth repeatin ... Read on »
Can You Read My Lips? by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The above picture needs a little explanation. (Smile!) My husband and I are currently in Los Cabos, Mexico for a much needed vacation, our first in four years.! Traveling to ... Read on »
Veterans With Hearing Loss by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Please check out this news article. . . this featured veteran is a member of my HLA of Knoxville Chapter and is a wonderful young man. Mark Brogan is helping HLAA reach out to ... Read on »
A New CI Friend by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I continue to advocate and support others with hearing loss on a weekly basis and would like to introduce you to Becky! She emailed me a few weeks ago asking for advice on go ... Read on »
President Obama's Name Sign by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Just in! A student at Gallaudet University has given President Obama his name sign and posted a video on YouTube! I'm not sure how authentic it is but it looks great to me. ... Read on »
Jackson Update! by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Jackson with his Tennessee grandparents! Here are a few pictures from the holidays! Steve and I flew to Texas to be with our grandson, Jackson, and his mommy & daddy ... Read on »
UT Department of Audiology & Speech Department Saved! by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness When the University of Tennessee announced the pending closure of the Department of Audiology & Speech this past June, I went right to work advocating for the group for severa ... Read on »
ANOTHER BOY by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Sleepless and bewildered but gloriously proud, the husband of Mary emerged from the stable and made his way to the census takers booth. For it was the decree of Imperial Rome ... Read on »
Health Update - Meniere's Disease? by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Dear Friends, I know I am way behind in my blog and will be updating it when I have a good opportunity. My email box is filling up with messages wondering where I've been ... Read on »
How A Cochlear Implant Works - *NEW* by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here is a new video on YouTube on how a cochlear implant works. . . by Advanced Bionics. . .a good one to see and pass on to people who want to know more about them. Clic ... Read on »
My "Gilead" by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Last month I "escaped" to my aunt Trudy's house in Ohio. I needed to get away for a little while for some peace and quiet. Even though I can hear wonderfully with my cochl ... Read on »
Facing the Unknown by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness When I read my daily devotion this morning, there was a quote by Corrie Ten Boom waiting for me. It said, "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to an all-knowing God." ... Read on »
Mother's Day by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today is Mother's Day. It is a very special day for all women - a day to remember mothers. Even if you never gave birth to a child, it is in a woman's nature to nurture oth ... Read on »
Still Healing. . . by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My recovery time from my surgery is taking a little longer than I'd like. I'm tired of laying around and doing nothing. However, I have been able to do some knitting, readin ... Read on »
Can I Hear Yet? by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Several people have asked me if I can hear yet. The answer is no. I won't be able to begin my "Dance with Sound" until I get my processor (date to be announced). I am still ... Read on »
Surgery Pictures by Laurie P. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Waiting for Surgery In Recovery Resting at Home (my neck pillow was a lifesaver!) My Incision after bandages came off. I feel like the Bride of ... Read on »