A journal of a "post-lingual acquired hearing loss in adulthood", or how I went deaf - and got a cochlear implant - at 39.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Monday, May 05, 2014
May is Better Hearing and Speech month. To celebrate it, CI recipients are asked to do this:
Cochlear Implant On.
Tweet your favorite sounds each day in May using hashtag
#31favsounds to raise awareness for Better Hearing and Speech Month!
It made me realize there are some sounds that I really, really love having access to again.
Birds singing. There is a tree across the street from our house that just gets filled with birds sometimes.
Crickets chirping. Especially in Cuba, late at night.
Surf crashing. Anywhere. And running water. It's beautiful!
My phone chiming with a message. To quote Futurama's Dr. Zoidberg, "Someone is paying ATTENTION to me!"
Mojo squawking. Learned to squawk while I was deaf. Never learned to meow.
Anything Husband says, pretty much, ever.
Everybody around me when I'm at a pub watching a key hockey game and our team scores.
I'll probably think of more later. But, man, you don't know what you'll miss 'till it's gone.