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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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Ladies and Babies by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We let Brook invite some friends over yesterday to celebrate her birthday...early. Being born on December 26, she's not had a successful birthday party in like, ever. The fl ... Read on »
What is that clicking by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Gage: "Mama, I keep hearing a clicking sound in my room. I don't know what it is." Me: "Hmm, is it the dishwasher?" (His room is adjacent to the kitchen and the dishwas ... Read on »
Ear Tune Up by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So thankful for all our Veterans who have risked everything to ensure we continue living our free lives. We didn't sleep in our day off from school though, we headed to ... Read on »
PEEPS in the Park Nov '11 by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We had a great time at the PEEPS in the Park last Sunday. The Delta Zeta girls from the University of Alabama came out, they had snacks, they had face painting, crafts, game ... Read on »
The paperclip trick by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I was trying to show her friends and teacher that a paperclip would stick to her head, even with her coils off. So when she got out of the shower, I showed, her. She thought ... Read on »
Bullet Updates by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We've been super busy here lately but here are a few quickies from the Blakely kiddos. We have realized Gman isn't growing out of his lazy phase. He MUST get it togeth ... Read on »
The Church Festival by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We had so much fun at our church Fall Festival. I'll just have to give it to you in pictures. We had so much fun and are so glad our friends Brenda and Roger invited all the ... Read on »
I still cringe by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I know I've strayed away from "advocacy" for quite a while. I feel comfortable with my kids getting what they need at school. However, I still cringe when adults say to me " ... Read on »
HEAR Center Zoo Trip by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We had a great time last Sunday at the Zoo with our HEAR Center family. The zoo hasn't changed a whole lot since I was a kid, and somehow I always forget HOW BAD IT SMELLS!! ... Read on »
We are good by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Just a quick update on these Blakely kiddos... Gage has had no issues whatsoever recently with pain, itching, weird sounds, nothing! And let me be clear, the weird sou ... Read on »
She Hit Not a Soul by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I've been dreading this trip for a long time. In fact I rescheduled it twice before I said to myself GET THAT CHILD TO A DENTIST.  Most of you are long time readers of t ... Read on »
For no reason at all by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I don't have a lot of patience with my children. In fact, if I want to see any of it, I must pray for it before I start my day. Yesterday, was horrible, which made me feel h ... Read on »
Boundaries by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Oh, we're getting back to where we were last year as far as behavior. She's been doing so well and then WHAM...we had a rough week. One of her main problems is when ... Read on »
Quickies by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Brook got a new rabbit since her's died. It is black and its name is Blackie....we are very creative! I'm back at the gym trying to complete 60 miles in 30 days ( a ... Read on »
Cochlear Recall by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So around September 1st or 2nd, Gage came home with only one processor on. He was missing his right and when I asked him why he removed it, he said, "Because it was clicking ... Read on »
No more ear tune ups for my kids!! by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness That's right. I've made an executive decision to not take my kids in for MAPping anymore! No more ear tune ups! Apparently I sound much better when I sing pre-tune up s ... Read on »
The Aches and Pains by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Okay, finally, I feel like we have some positive answers (for now). Gage has had unexplained intermittent pain for the last year. It is random, it is not made up for attenti ... Read on »
School updates by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The kids are doing great in school. No problems with Brooklyn (at least none reported) and if Gage will just DO HIS WORK, he'll be in good shape too. B's home with a b ... Read on »
Bullet Updates by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Had a great time at the PEEPs in the Park event Sunday. I love seeing all the families from Alabama who have children with hearing loss, reunite and share experiences an ... Read on »
Your Favorite Hearing Professional Contest by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My kids used to use Rayovac hearing aid batteries all the time when they wore hearing aids. And now Rayovac is giving something back to the hearing loss world. You can ente ... Read on »