Christy Garrett's Blog Posts Tagged 'deaf' (5)

Turn a Deaf Ear By Janet Fiore Honger & Linda Fiore Sanders

Turn a Deaf Ear Book review My daughter was born deaf and wears two cochlear implants.  While the cochlear implants have changed her life, she is still considered deaf and relies on sign language when her batteries or if there is something wrong with her implants.  It wasn’t unheard of my daughter going without an implant for several weeks when she only had one implant.  We decided to get her a …


Added by Christy Garrett on January 2, 2014 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Cochlear Implant Surgery Was Successful – My Daughter’s Story

My daughter was finally scheduled for her cochlear implant surgery after several months of procedures, tests, and evaluations.  I was very nervous going into this surgery because i knew that it would be several hours long.  Plus, she was going to have surgery on a very delicate area near her brain.  We were…


Added by Christy Garrett on May 3, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Hearing Aids Were an Epic Fail – My Daughter’s Story

I moved from Texas to North Carolina, when my daughter was almost 5 months old.  It took us about a month to get settled into our new home.  After we got settle it was time to begin determining what the next step was to correct my daughter’s hearing loss.  Being new to the area, I found that it was difficult to find providers who specialized in advanced hearing loss, especially, since we were  living in a small town.  The closest specialists who were able to deal with my daughter’s…


Added by Christy Garrett on May 2, 2013 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Failed Newborn Hearing Screening – My Daughter’s Story

Once I received news that my daughter failed her repeat newborn hearing screening, we were quickly referred to the local children’s hospital and to an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor for further evaluation.  Things moved fairly quickly and my daughter was scheduled to have another type of hearing test to determine how much hearing loss she had so that they could determine what course of action that we needed to take.  The next hearing test was more extensive and my daughter had to…


Added by Christy Garrett on May 1, 2013 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Newborn Hearing Screening – My Daughter’s Story

I remember the day that I went into labor with my daughter, we were out celebrating my mother’s birthday and just as I was getting ready to crawl into bed.  I heard a pop and knew instantly that my water had broke.  Of course, I should have known better but I immediately ran to the bathroom and sat on the…


Added by Christy Garrett on April 30, 2013 at 6:05pm — No Comments



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