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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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Web Conference: Listening and Making Music with a Hearing Loss: Issues for Cochlear Implant Users by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss will be hosting a web conference on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 1-3:30 pm Eastern time on the topic “Listening and ... Read on »
Listen-Up: The Most Ill-Informed Article About Cochlear Implants in The Economist by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The Economist, a prestigious publication, recently wrote the most ill-informed article about cochlear implants. It is riddled with misinformation about how well cochlear imp ... Read on »
Switched at Birth Commentary: Ecce Mono by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness What a wild and tearjerker episode!  In the alternate universe, Daphne was definitely snobbish and looked like a typical mean and sad girl.  While there were concerns that t ... Read on »
Bethany Miller: Advocating for Cochlear Implants by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Bethany Miller is a young adult cochlear implant recipient who is very passionate about advocating for cochlear implants.  She created a few videos sharing her experiences a ... Read on »
Switched at Birth Commentary: He Did What He Wanted by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness While the subject of cochlear implant has briefly been mentioned a few times on Switched at Birth, the show has not portrayed a serious cochlear implant story line or a char ... Read on »
Switched at Birth will have cochlear implant stories this season! by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We campaigned. We tweeted. We shared our voice. We asked Lizzy Weiss, the creator of Switched at Birth, to bring in cochlear implant stories to the show to increase the awar ... Read on »
Book Review: 101 FAQs About Auditory Verbal Practice by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Ealier this year, we posted about an exciting new book, 101 FAQs about Auditory-Verbal Practice, edited by Warren Estabrooks M.Ed., Dip. Ed. Deaf, LSLS Cert. AVT® .  As a bi ... Read on »
June 23: Webinar: Joanna Kosmalowa by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Cochlear Implant Online and Lehnhardt-Akademie would like to invite parents and recipients to join our next external global expert in the cycle of LIVE webinars on Sunday, J ... Read on »
News Round-Ups: Switched at Birth, New Film, and More… by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Switched at Birth Update:  *SPOILER ALERT*  Lizzy Weiss, the creator of the show recently tweeted that a character will be getting a cochlear implant this season.  Katie Lec ... Read on »
Switched at Birth will finally have a cochlear implant story! by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Since January 2012, we have been campaigning to bring a cochlear implant story to Switched at Birth. Lizzy Weiss, the creator of the show, tweeted on Twitter that there will ... Read on »
Aqua Accessory is approved in the United States! by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Just in time for the summer season!  The Aqua Accessory has been approved by the FDA in the US.  It will be available for sale as soon as an inventory arrives in the US.  Ke ... Read on »
News Round-Ups: New Sound Processors, Funding for Auditory-Oral Education, and more… by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness New Sound Processors and Promotional Offers 2013 is a big year for all cochlear implant manufacturers!  There is currently a major cochlear implant conference, 11th European ... Read on »
The Power of Conversations by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This is just a commercial  for a bank, but as a person who happens to have hearing loss, I can so can so relate to this video because it speaks about the power of conversati ... Read on »
Spread the word! Make cochlear implants known in 2013! by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Help us make cochlear implants known in 2013! As part of the Better Hearing and Speech month celebration, we created a video to help you realize how many people are missing ... Read on »
Spread the word! Deaf people can speak and hear with cochlear implants! by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! We created an ultimate guide to help you spread the awareness about cochlear implants! Click here to visit the website! A new video w ... Read on »
Jacob is coming to Pittsburgh! by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Jacob is stopping in Pittsburgh on Sunday, May 5th!  Reserve your tickets today!   Read on »
Jacob is coming to Toronto! by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Canadians! Get ready to see Jacob on Tuesday! Read on »
April 28: Webinar: Julia Litvina from Sonova by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Cochlear Implant Online and Lehnhardt-Akademie would like to invite parents and recipients to join our next external global expert in the cycle of LIVE webinars on Sunday, A ... Read on »
A Cochlear Implant Recipient’s Perspective on RONDO by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Allison lost her hearing to meningitis when she was 18 months old, and has profound hearing loss. She was implanted in 2001 with a MED-EL cochlear implant.  She currently wo ... Read on »
Dr. Fan-Gang Zeng: Creator of Chinese Cochlear Implant, Nurotron by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Dr. Fan-Gang Zeng, Ph.D. researcher at University of California – Irvine, researched and created a cochlear implant known as Nurotron that is being developed in China. He sh ... Read on »