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Lily's Dad Patient Expert

Our daughter Lily Bliss was born in June 2007 with profound hearing loss. At 10 months old, she became one of the youngest in Nebraska to receive bilateral cochlear implants. This blog is the story of our hearing journey and the proof that Life really is Bliss.
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Our daughter Li ... by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Our daughter Lily Bliss was born in June 2007 with profound hearing loss. At 10 months old, she became one of the youngest in Nebraska to receive bilateral c ... Read on »
$1 in EI Services = $2 of Benefit by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Social and economic benefits of early intervention for deaf children far outweigh investment cost says new report . "Every dollar invested in early interven ... Read on »
1-Sided hearing loss lowers language skills by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Interesting article  on the impact that even a unilateral hearing loss can have on kids. “Now our study has shown that, on average, children with hearing l ... Read on »
20 iPad Apps for hearing loss by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here is site highlighting 20 iPad Apps for Hearing Loss .  They range from apps that check your hearing and will find captioned movies, to apps that teach you a ... Read on »
2010 - A Year in Review and Looking Forward by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I've been trying to recall what happened in 2010 and the implications or impact on our lives.   It was a busy year that went in many different directions.  Li ... Read on »
289 Words ++++ by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness As part of the Baby Lab, we fill out the MacArthur Bates Word Inventory.  As we are now only keeping track of expressive words, this inventory is getting harder and harder t ... Read on »
3 1/2 month old receives Cochlear Implant by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A 3 1/2 month old baby has received a Cochlear Implant in Oman, Middle East.   As an advocate of early implantation, this is incredible.   What an opportunity ... Read on »
3 going on 16 by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness As Lily was snuggling in my bed last night, she instructed me to look at her and say, "Oh look at my baby doll. She has fallen asleep."   When I repeated her ph ... Read on »
3-D Scanner May Lead to Better Hearing Aids by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Ran into an interesting article in the latest issue of Fast Company that looks at MIT's latest 3-D digital ear canal scanner. The technology will enable a better reading of ... Read on »
3D Sound? by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here's a story about virtual reality with 3D Audio .  This professor has found the musical sweet spot for sound.  Think of the potential application in hearing ... Read on »
4 years ago - Hearing Birthday by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Lily just celebrated her four year hearing birthday with a Spider-man coloring book.  Hard to believe.  We couldn't be happier with her progress.  She's more th ... Read on »
426 Words +++ by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We've just finished filling out the MacArthur-Bates word inventory and identified 426 words that Lily knows and says.  Then of course there are hundreds of words she says th ... Read on »
5 Ways to Listen Better by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Great Ted Talk by Julian Treasure about Listening.  One of Lily's teachers wanted to start a listening magnet school.  She is ahead of her time.     ... Read on »
521 Words +++ and New Phrases by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We have one last time to fill out the MacArthur-Bates Word inventory.  Last week's results came to 521 words.  Lily has hundreds of words beyond this.  Perhaps more than 120 ... Read on »
99-year-old gets Cochlear Implant by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It's never too late to improve your hearing.  A 99-year-old gets a Cochlear Implant . Read on »
A CI Success Story for Inspiration by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here is a great article about a successful 18 year old, who is a bilateral CI user and the co-valedictorian of her high school. Read on »
A few nights before Kindergarten by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We are to this moment.  A moment I've thought about often.  Lily entering mainstream Kindergarten on time.  While she is young for her grade, she is beyond read ... Read on »
A Little Beauty by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Lily instructed me to take her picture.  We thought these roses were so beautiful.  Read on »
A Meerkat Kiss by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This was just funny!  A trip to the zoo. Read on »
A Performance - The Mighty Butterfly by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness "Hello Everyone!  I'm so glad you came.  Tonight we're going to do a show about me.  It's called the mighty butterfly is flying." Lily   ... Read on »