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Tammy K. Patient Expert

Columbus, Ohio
Stay at home mother to three kids, a teenager, a ten year old, and a preschooler, who all keep me constantly on the go. My youngest was born profoundly deaf and wears bilateral cochlear implants to hear. This journey is truly SIMPLY.AMAZING.
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just had to post by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I'm in the middle of writing a long overdue (as usual) update on Aiden, but just had to come share a special moment shared by him and me this morning. Early this morning, ... Read on »
Good Articles to Share with Educators by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Just a couple hearing loss articles I came across that I thought would be beneficial to give to schools, teachers, day care providers, etc. to advocate for our kiddos. I ... Read on »
Introducing the Nucleus 6 by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This is so exciting! It's not available in the US yet, but just the fact that Cochlear has had two upgrades in the short four years that Aiden's been hearing is just amazing ... Read on »
Never too late ... by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness to start this blog back up (and catch up on everyone else's!), even if it's been over six months since my last post. So I've vowed since it is summertime, to sit a ... Read on »
going {home} by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We're packing it up and heading home. Well, not truly HOME-home, because neither my husband nor I grew up there, BUT, Texas is where:I moved to in 8th grade ... and sta ... Read on »
and the preschool teacher says ... by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness (posted this on Facebook, but trying to catch up on his blog and this is definitely "baby book" material) and here is a little snippet from Aiden's teacher at my recent ... Read on »
From Freedoms to N5s by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Aiden finally joined the bandwagon and got the (not so) new Cochlear Nucleus 5 system  (external) last week (they actually came out within the same year that Aiden was impl ... Read on »
Quick Catch Up by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness LONG.overdue.UPDATE.  {in pictures}. we've been busy. very.very. busy. someone got glasses for being farsighted. more equipment, but have to say, pure {CUTE.ness} ... Read on »
Not sure which I'm more shocked from ... by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness his sentence, "No thank you mom I don't want to eat no chocolate cake, sorry."  count them - THIRTEEN {yes, 13!} words! Or, the fact he ... Read on »
the post in which he reads by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Aiden was born with a profound hearing loss in both ears; he couldn't hear a jet airplane's engines if he was sitting right next to it. My husband and I immediately dove rig ... Read on »
First Day of Preschool 2 by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Oh my gosh my blog hates me. It's been so neglected this summer and I have so much to catch up on! Now that all three kids are back in school and our "in-school" schedules a ... Read on »
Dear Blog, by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I promise I have not abandoned you. You have been on my mind so much this summer, but when the kids are out of school, I can't provide you the full attention you need. This ... Read on »
the change (OT) by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Last summer, we took a three week adventure to The John Tracy Clinic. Besides hearing phenomenal stories about it, we wanted to get an outsider's opinion on Aiden, as he jus ... Read on »
Two Great Articles on Hearing Aids by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Even though it's a distant memory of having to put hearing aids on Aiden, I have been in contact with a lot of families recently who are just starting their journey and curr ... Read on »
in which something breaks by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Aiden's collarbone that is. Yep, our first broken bone in this household. I've been a mom for almost 16 years, so I'm pretty happy this is just the first (knock on wood) and ... Read on »
in which I talk about K {some more} by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness she has the sweetest smile and the biggest heart. love her. I just received an email from the speech language pathologist that has been testing Kailyn. Sh ... Read on »
another great video by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Excellent video recap of 10 year old girl's story of having her CI activated. I LOVE these stories for many reasons, but it's always so touching to hear what it's like from ... Read on »
{tele}therapy: a mom's perspective by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness In today's busy, hustle bustle, gotta be here, gotta be there world, what is better than a mom's night-out? At-home therapy appointments. see Aiden and me on the s ... Read on »
a song. a story. a memory. by Tammy K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Just had to share this SIMPLY.AMAZING video. The perseverance, determination, and hope this sweet boy and his family have shine through and through. The whole thing is ... Read on »