The Cochlea Curl – A Symbol for Life

Sometimes, when my wandering gaze passes over my right forearm, I give a start. “Oh right,” says I. “I have a cochlea tattoo.” I take a few seconds to admire and reflect on the small symbol and then move on. The inky rendering on my arm is actually that of a koru, a Māori symbol…

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Changing Cochleas, Part 2: “A Perfect 1 & 1/2 Turns”

The Big Day—Before, During and After   Are you one of those people who never looks back, who never second guesses a decision?  Well, I’m not. In the 14 months between saying let’s do it and actually having my cochlear implant, I did not regret my decision. But when people asked me if I was…

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