Hear! Hear! Happy Birthday to Carrie’s EAR!

Have you ever hosted or attended a 1-year old’s birthday party?  This little one will not remember a thing about the birthday party but will have many extravagant pictures to remember eating the smash cake while surrounded by family and friends singing Happy Birthday!!   Birthdays are a special time and should be celebrated!  I clearly …

Staying Put

STAYING PUT Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash Staying put has been the theme of many of our lives over the past few months. For some, being quarantined has sparked creative projects and solutions. I love seeing pictures of homemade gifts, a “new” furniture upcycle, a fresh coat of bold paint in a room, and …

fearLESS

I have not sat down to write for a while #hearingspanglish.  I cannot believe I am 4 ½ months post activation!!  My last appointment for mapping/programming was right before the state of Ohio went into the Stay at Home order.  COVID 19 has sent a ripple of change into how we all do work and …

Joy

Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay A few weeks ago I was reading through a leadership blog and the word Productive Paranoia jumped out at me.  This word struck a chord with me and I decided to investigate and find the source.  Jim Collins in his book “Great By Choice” describes a triad of core behaviors …

STOP

Photo by Luke van Zyl on Unsplash Last week I had another checkup for my cochlear implant.  Each time I go I am anxious to know how I might be performing during the speech discrimination testing.  This is a list of 50 monosyllabic words (consonant-vowel-consonant) recorded words that are played that is typically used clinically …

Working Out!

When I decided to pursue the cochlear implant, I knew that it was going to take time to train my brain to listen with it.  Many people continue to ask me what I think of the CI.  At this point in the journey, I say that I continue to make progress, new discoveries, and understand …