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Val B. Patient Expert

ANYTOWN, Alabama
I love to write. I am a big fan of blogs about hearing loss especially hearing loss in children. Both of my kids are deaf and wear cochlear implants.
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Interpreting by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Last week, my child finally cleaned her room that actually passed inspection. This earned her a sleep-over! I allowed her to invite one friend over for the night. This littl ... Read on »
Torn Apart by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We are having a major issue here in Alabama with hearing impaired children and AVT services. In the past, Early Intervention (birth-three for those who have the potential to ... Read on »
Still Amazed by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness She stood before me as a two year old child. I outstretched my hand because the day was ending, and darkness surrounded my little country house. She stopped in her tracks, l ... Read on »
Hot Hot Hot by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It is hot hot hot here in Alabama. Might be 104 or so today and the next few days as well. We need rain rain rain!! The kids stayed in the pool for like 3 hours yesterd ... Read on »
When I Am Deaf by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness As we get the news that our children are deaf, many of us sit back and try to figure out how in the world they could mistake our child who obviously can hear, as a deaf chil ... Read on »
Gulf Shores Beach by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So we just got back from the beach here in glorious Alabama. Even when it rains 85% of the time, you are still at the beach! We barely had any time to actually get down ther ... Read on »
MAP Day by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Whew. That's all I have left to say about the MAPping appointment. Besides, I've already blogged it all HERE . But Summer Break has started here for the Blakely kids a ... Read on »
The Wrong Thing by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Due to the fact that I've received multiple private messages on Facebook about this one single blog post from my other blog...( click here )...I've decided to cross post it ... Read on »
It chose me by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A friend of mine from church publicly thanked his wife the other day for being such a great stay-at-home wife/mother. She was sick and he had to take his little boys to the ... Read on »
She Heard by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness For the first time ever, my daughter got in the car last night after our church service, and told ME about the service. If you have a deaf child similar to mine, you know th ... Read on »
Why by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Why do children do things like this to their faces when you have a doctor's appointment? Well, just as I told him, everyone stared... He finally weighs 57 lbs.!! ... Read on »
Eye love him by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Eleven years ago today, I was handed a baby. Nurses walked in and out of my room giving me little more than concerned glances. One nurse reluctantly smiled and noted h ... Read on »
Little Updates by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Sometimes we move so fast from one thing to the next, I forget to update the blog. Brook and Gman got new bunnies...this makes for happy children since their other on ... Read on »
BSHM by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness May is Better Speech and Hearing Month and this blogger is celebrating by inviting guests to write on her blog. Today she's featuring the Cochlear Kids! CLICK HERE TO ... Read on »
4 Ears and 4 Eyes by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Guess who's next to get glasses? That's right, Gman!! Yes, the picture is dark because the lights were off. But he's getting a cute pair of blue plastic glasses t ... Read on »
Ears, ears, ears by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Yes, I will schedule an ear tune up an hour and a half away for child #1 and be back to school before 1 p.m. for child #2's IEP. Crazy I know but it worked. ... Read on »
Top Searches by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness These are the top word or phrase searches that land people here at Cochlear Kids, I always find these interesting. This is for the last month. deaf kids can hear ... Read on »
Bullet Updates by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Sorry, I'm not a lazy blogger (maybe I am) but we've just been really really really busy. I can't wait until Summa time and we have less on our plates. Everyone seems to sta ... Read on »
ASL 1 by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I was subbing at the high school the other day for a Resource type Aide/Teacher. Other than a couple of kids coming in to use the quiet setting for tests, there was little f ... Read on »