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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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Little Free Libraries by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Over the holiday break we've hit a few of Lincoln's newest Little Free Libraries, a library craze happening all over the country. Their the ... Read on »
Parklet, flying, room service and Santa by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A few of our favorite photos from San Francisco.   The first is the tinyest public parklet in San Francisco which was about the size of ... Read on »
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco and Metal Slides by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Lily's highlight in San Francisco was a trip to the Children's Creativity Museum.  It's a small children's museum, which has incorporated t ... Read on »
The greatest museum ever! Exploratorium - San Francisco by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We journeyed to San Francisco for a quick trip in December.   While we've been to San Francisco a number of times before, we had never been ... Read on »
Merry Christmas from Lily's family by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Merry Christmas to all our blog readers.  We hope the information and inspiration we provide on this blog is helpful to you. We've loved he ... Read on »
Lily's Card Shop by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Sharing a entrepreneurial spirit with her Dad, Lily describes her card shop.     Read on »
Santa Claus visit by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A great trip to see Santa today.   Lily is asking lots of questions like why don't all the Santas look the same?  How is it possible for Sa ... Read on »
Therapy via IPads for children with cochlear implants by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Great story on using IPads for teletherapy in a program called BabyTalk.  For newly implanted children under three, this program helps bab ... Read on »
Genetics of Auditory Disorders by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Very interesting and descriptive article on the  Genetics of Auditory Disorders   Read on »
Barriers for children with hearing loss K-12 in the classroom by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness New report released by the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University to describe the barriers that children wit ... Read on »
Long-term improvements in oral communication and peer relations in children with CIs: parental... by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness New study out of Penn State showing long-term positive outcomes of cochlear implantation.  The research shows that on average, childr ... Read on »
Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss is a great new resource filled with information about the learning and social issues of ... Read on »
Hear to Learn coverage - LJS by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Thankful for more coverage of our Hear to Learn celebration -  Moms give thanks — loud and clear — to supporters of amplifier project in th ... Read on »
Huffington Post Coverage of Hear To Learn Project by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Lily's Mom is amazing (regular readers already knows this). As usual she continues to make an impact for Lily and others. Today she got som ... Read on »
Study: Hearing preservation by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Interesting study on Hearing preservation for Cochlear Implant outcomes. http://www.audiologyonline.com/articles/effects-hearing-prese ... Read on »
New device helps understand how brain processes info from a CI by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A new imaging device was launched on campus today, helping researchers in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CC ... Read on »
A purpose? We found it! by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I haven't posted forever, but think I'm coming up for air now.  I ran across this post on a blog which I've followed for a number of years ... Read on »
Eggs are here! by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness After five months of care, Clarabelle and Isabelle have laid their first few eggs.  Lily has always suggested that one of her chores would ... Read on »
Cochlear Implant history and pioneers by Lily's Dad Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The 2013 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award honors three scientists who developed the modern cochlear implant, a device that ... Read on »