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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The Mumbler & Me

The man had a gift—I’ll give him that. The customer service rep at the driver’s licence office had the astounding ability to talk with scarcely a hint of lip movement. Seriously, he had an ironclad orbicularis oris, the large, complex muscle system that controls the lips. In conversations, his lips didn’t respond to any standard…

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