I have been asked to serve on the outreach committee so that I can communicate with those who are considering a CI. I am thrilled for this opportunity to give back, even just a little bit. Observing and talking with others who have received a CI is what gave me the courage to go through with it. I am thankful every day that they paved the way for me. Hopefully, my journey can help some others have the courage to become bionic.
This month marks my 3 year activation anniversary. I continue to struggle every day with missing something (today I had to ask a man 3 times to repeat himself when he was asking me a question) but overall, I am conquering the hearing world all day long!
My son was recently fitted with his first pair of hearing aids. It's been a bittersweet adjustment for him (and for me!). He HATED them the first month, tolerated the second month and is starting to see the value in this third month. I am so proud of him but my heart breaks every time he says "I don't have hearing loss!"