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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4117" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]As soon as I finished recording this interview with Olivia Allen, I started searching for local flying instruction. Why? Because she reminded me of a long forgotten item on my to-do list from...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4113" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]“You don’t look deaf.” I can’t recall how many times I heard that comment from strangers. I suspect most of us, at one time or another, have been shocked by the public’s ignorance of...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4102" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]I have seen glimpses of Mike Dailey, the fireman with bilateral cochlear implants. His story seemed to peek out now and then on social media from time to time. Until he joined the Facebook...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4094" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]I wish I had met Sam and Janet Trychin sooner. With more than twenty books, countless articles, workshops, and seminars on the psychological and coping aspects of hearing loss since the 1980s, it is...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4079" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Tinnitus is the topic and Dr. Kelly Breese is the expert I wanted to interview. Tinnitus is often insidious.  It can build gradually before a person realizes they have a problem.  Sometimes it happens suddenly.  It...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4073" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] I discovered Smriti through posts on LinkedIn. I was thoroughly impressed with her drive and ambition. Never slowed down by her bilateral cochlear implants, I asked her to sit down for an interview. With...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4041" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]I first heard the term “Hybrid cochlear implant” when I met David Dorsey (his interview also appears in cochlearimplantbasics.com ) in 2017. He had enough residual hearing that he was investigating these devices. A...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4032" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Is sudden hearing loss equivalent to an amputation of a limb? Does that loss manifest itself in anger or apathy or something else? Is it different for those who experience a progressive hearing...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4021" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Candidates for cochlear implants frequently ask about the need or the role of speech rehabilitation. Cynthia Robinson, the founder of We Hear Here (wehearhere.org) has more than four decades of experience in the field...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="4013" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Champions are a breed apart. Their motivation and their dedication are far beyond average. Mohammed Ali said it best; “I hated every minute of training. But I said… Don’t quit. Suffer now and...