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Getting insurance coverage for new cochlear implant processors by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness If you’re buying new cochlear implant processors to replace old ones, and need to figure out how to get insurance to pay for it, this post is for you. I’ll answer ... Read on »
Review of Lydia Denworth’s “I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the... by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The day after Lydia Denworth’s son Alex was born, he failed a routine hearing test given to all newborns. Probably just mucus in the ears, the nurse explained. It t ... Read on »
Unruly Electronics (or, Week Nine on New Processors) by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Last February I got new processors. Here’s my latest update on what I’m hearing, and how I’m working through the insurance issues. Music has been fantastic, and I ... Read on »
Update: Week Three with Naída CI Q70 Processors by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness As I said in my First Look review , the Naída CI Q70 is a powerful but complex system with a long learning curve. Here is what I’ve learned in the past week.  I’v ... Read on »
First Look: The Naída CI Q70, a new cochlear implant processor. by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness In this blog entry I’ll be offering my early impressions of a new cochlear implant processor, having used it for two weeks. It is a complex technology and I expect it ... Read on »
In which I get two new cochlear implant processors. by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness As my Facebook friends know, I recently ordered two new “Naida” cochlear implant processors. What’s a cochlear implant processor, you ask? It’s the thing that sit ... Read on »
Why I Walked Away From The Word “Cyborg.” by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness By Michael Chorost on March 19th, 2013 | In my first book, Rebuilt , I ... Read on »
Why I Walked Away From The Word “Cyborg.” by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness In my first book, Rebuilt , I used the word “cyborg” 157 times. Rebuilt was about going completely deaf and having a computer (that is, a cochlear implant) installed ... Read on »
What Kind of Religion Is There for Nonbelievers? by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness By Michael Chorost on January 25th, 2013 | Nonbelievers have often denie ... Read on »
What Kind of Religion Is There for Nonbelievers? by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Nonbelievers have often denied that any meaning can be found in the universe’s existence. They say there is no reason for the universe, or us: we just happened to show ... Read on »
Is the Brain Just a Giant Switching Machine? by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness By Michael Chorost on January 25th, 2013 | I’m posting my response to an ... Read on »
Is the Brain Just a Giant Switching Machine? by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I’m posting my response to an interesting question posed by Silas Busch, a student at Bard College who attended a lecture I gave at Bard in January 2013. Mr. Busch gave ... Read on »
How To Play Video Games Peacefully by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness By Michael Chorost on January 4th, 2013 | Now that I’m 48, I’m less in ... Read on »
How To Play Video Games Peacefully by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Now that I’m 48, I’m less interested in adrenaline and macho fantasies of power and destruction. My focus has changed. What I now most enjoy about games like Half-Lif ... Read on »
Can science shed light on “Proof of Heaven”? by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness By Michael Chorost on January 4th, 2013 | I’ve always been interested ... Read on »
How To End Gun Violence by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness By Michael Chorost on December 18th, 2012 | Gun enthusiasts frequently ... Read on »
Do Super-Earths Trap the Civilizations On Them? by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness By Michael Chorost on November 26th, 2012 | We already found seven sup ... Read on »
Do Super-Earths Trap the Civilizations On Them? by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We already found seven super-Earths in habitable zones. It may not be long before we find one that has a gravity like ours and a tolerable orbital velocity… Read more ... Read on »
Do Super-Earths Have Too Much Gravity For Us? by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness By Michael Chorost on November 15th, 2012 | It’s amazingly easy to ima ... Read on »
A Status-Quo Election, But Much Cause For Hope. by Michael C. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness By Michael Chorost on November 7th, 2012 | Although Obama won the 2012 ... Read on »