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Rachel C. Patient Expert

Atlanta, Georgia
Nearly 18 years ago, I did not understand what sounds meant to me. Every morning for the first few weeks, when I was a rough little three-year old child, my mother had to sit on me in order to get the magnet on my head. I know that sounds cruel of my mother, but I am grateful to her for doing this... Full Bio
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#CITalk Holiday by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A Twitter chat about cochlear implants and holidays. Read on »
#CITalk on Twitter – Sunday, January 27th! by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Cochlear Implant Online is doing another #CITalk! WHAT: Cochlear Implant Talk (#CITalk) – Twitter chat with a new topic each session. WHEN: Sunday, January 27th 8 PM EST/ Mo ... Read on »
#CITalk on Twitter – Sunday, October 28th! by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Cochlear Implant Online is bringing back #CITalk after a long hiatus! WHAT: Cochlear Implant Talk (#CITalk) – Twitter chat with a new topic each session. WHEN: Sunday, Octob ... Read on »
#CITalk on Twitter this Sunday, February 19th! by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Cochlear Implant Online is taking a leap and being ahead of the technological curve by being the first to start a weekly chat on Twitter for the hearing loss community. WHAT ... Read on »
#CITalk Research and Future Technologies by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness View the story “#CITalk Research and Future Technologies” on Storify Read on »
#CITalk Review: March 18th: Music by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here are many tweets from our last #CITalk on March 18th on Music.  Blue O’Connell, a professional musician and bilateral cochlear implant recipient, co-hosted with us and p ... Read on »
#CITalk School by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here is the transcript of our last #CITalk on School. Parents and recipients share tips, challenges, and greatest success. View the story “#CITalk School” on Storify Read on »
“Born to Read” by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness For decades, literacy has been the Achilles’ Heel of deaf education.  Historically, students with hearing loss educated using methods that did not focus on listening and spo ... Read on »
“Hapy BirT Dey” — The Beauty of Internal Motivation by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I was working with a little guy the other day — a kindergarten student. He was hard at work hunched over a piece of paper with a crayon in his hand. I peeked over his should ... Read on »
“Listen To Your Heart” Closely Resembles My Life by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Written by Crystine Kim “Listen to Your Heart”, an award-winning independent film, presents a tearjerker and romantic storyline and a deaf character who eventually receives ... Read on »
“Thank You” Is Not Enough by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness At Cochlear Celebration 2009, I had a chance to meet Jim Patrick, one of the members of the team that created the world’s first multichannel cochlear implant.  It was an inc ... Read on »
“You’re Not Getting Paid By the Word” — Hanen Presentation by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness On Friday, October 8, 2010, I attended a presentation called “Parent/Caregiver-Implemented Interactive Language Intervention: Introduction to the Hanen Approach” by Toby Ste ... Read on »
(Don’t Make Me Say the F-Word) Flashcard-Free Vocabulary by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness   Children with hearing loss are at particular risk for deficits in vocabulary.  Even when children perform within normal limits when compared to hearing peers on other lang ... Read on »
*EDIT* – *This was an April Fools Day post* An Unborn Deaf Child Receives a Cochlear Implant... by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Check out this very exciting article about a deaf baby being able to hear before he is born. LOS ANGELES, California (AP) – Expecting parents find out that their unborn chil ... Read on »
10 Quick and Easy Things You Can Do Today to Help Your Child Learn to Listen and Talk by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Having a child with hearing loss can be overwhelming at times.  Between the therapy appointments, new jargon to learn, and keeping those hearing aids/cochlear implants on, i ... Read on »
11 Reasons Why Cochlear Implants Make Your Life Awesome by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness 1. You can turn down the volume at loud concerts. 2. You can shut off your ears when your spouse or parents are yelling. 3. You have very fashionable ears. 4. You have a com ... Read on »
2011 Year in Review by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This past year brought many exciting changes and expansions to Cochlear Implant Online.  Here is a look back on some our highlights from 2011: In May, we re-released EaR Boo ... Read on »
2012 Year in Review by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Top 10 Posts in 2012: Aqua Accessory Review Concerns about Toys R Us RONDO MED-EL Receives FDA Approval for Rondo Batteries will no longer be available for Cochlear Implant ... Read on »