Changing Cochleas, Part 3: Horns, Hisses & Hugs (Activation)

On January 12, 2017, I received my cochlear implant (CI) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.  This article is the third in a series, “Changing Cochleas”, in which I share this new segment in my lifelong pursuit of better communication. (Read Part 1 and Part 2.) As a writer about hearing loss, the brand…

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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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