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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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It Was an Accident... by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Little boys...what can I say? Although my daughter has been in the E.R. more times for injuries, little boys will shred Mama's nerves put us through the wringer too. ... Read on »
Easter Egg Hunt by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We had our Easter Egg Hunt for our church Saturday. Gman is obviously "too old" in his elder state (lol) but Brook had fun. I did have to remind her not to go down the plast ... Read on »
The Coyote by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness One of my biggest concerns with having deaf children....has always been safety. We live in the country and wild animals aren't hard to find. Just this morning, four little e ... Read on »
Bronze Medal Winner by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It doesn't matter if you live in a very rural community where over 80% of the kids are on free or reduced lunches due to low income or being noted as homeless by the sta ... Read on »
Giving Up by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Years ago, I was blessed with a unique child. A child that cried no tears, a child that heard no song, a child that smiled at everyone but insisted on seeing the bottoms of ... Read on »
Bullet Updates by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We have been so busy around the Blakely home. The biggest news is that the husband will become "Mr. Mom" for a few weeks as he recovers from minor hand surgery that will act ... Read on »
The phone's in the toilet by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So I got to work yesterday and my boss had no cell phone. He'd accidentally dropped it in the (clean) toilet the night before and he was frustrated that he'd have to go spen ... Read on »
Summer Institute by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Once again, the Alabama Ear Institute will have its annual Summer Institute in July. Here's what they say "In continued response to requests from educational professional ... Read on »
Blakely Updates by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Can you tell it's tax season? I am usually a substitute teacher so I'm used to having off days which I use to play blog catch up but those "off" days are filled at the accou ... Read on »
Alabama Gives by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Next Thursday is the big day many Alabama Non-Profits have been waiting for...Alabama Gives. On this day, February 2nd, you will have an opportunity to help Alabama raise mi ... Read on »
Vestibular Study by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We had an opportunity to participate in a study at UAB . The Physical Therapy Dept. wants to see about the vestibular functions of children with bilateral hearing loss and s ... Read on »
I didn't hear the teacher by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So yesterday, B's teacher tells me a story about something that happened in class where Brook misunderstood her. She felt horrible about the ordeal and she almost cried tell ... Read on »
Met a blogger by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I forgot to mention that at our last appointment for MAPping...I met a fellow blogger. She's hilarious and I enjoy keeping up with her family here in my area. She saw m ... Read on »
Bullet Updates by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness HAPPY NEW YEAR So I'm a little late on that one. Our Christmas break has ended and we are all back to work and school (thank goodness!) I have so many blogs, I'm lucky t ... Read on »
A quick run down by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here is a quick run down of all our blogs and what they are about since we have so many. We might possibly be the most blogging family I know! But we love to write and share ... Read on »
Like Pigs by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We decided to live like pigs today. What better way to spend an Alabama Christmas afternoon than muddin'. Some people question if the kids can wear helmets with their cochle ... Read on »
A look back by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We have our HEALTH to be thankful for this Christmas! I took a look back at last year and WHEW, it made my stomach turn ( click here ). Gage was fighting infection from a co ... Read on »
Bullet Updates by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Just a few quickies from the Blakelys. We have been swamped with gatherings, fun stuff, church stuff, school trips, and who knows what else. I'm subbing less now and back at ... Read on »
University of Montevallo by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness To some extent she's right. Implants are almost impossible to buy. They are expensive (covered by most insurances) and you need a prescription (so to speak). That was he ... Read on »