All Blog Posts Tagged 'hearing' (15)

Update on My Daughter's New Cochlear Implant

Early last year we started investigating the idea of adding a second cochlear implant because we were having issues with my daughter being able to hear us when we were…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2014 at 7:09pm — No Comments

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 …

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

My Daughter’s Second Cochlear Implant Surgery

Today is the day that my daughter gets her second cochlear implant.  I have to admit even though I have already been through this same surgery 12 years ago with my daughter, I was still nervous going into the hospital and waiting for her to have her surgery done.  My daughter was born with a severe to profound hearing loss in both ears.  In 2001, she received her first cochlear implant only on her right side and at that time doctors typically implanted only one side.  Cochlear implants…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 11, 2013 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Will Adding a Second Cochlear Implant Improve My Daughter’s Hearing?

After my daughter received her cochlear implant in 2001, she has continued to have ongoing speech and language delays.  These delays are a direct result of my own personal decision to wait so long to  have her surgery.  Looking back, I would have done things…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 6, 2013 at 12:50pm — No 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

What's a Mom's Job?

One son living off formula and on a feeding tube and another son with hearing aids - this could’ve been me.  But it’s not.  Instead, I have a son who’s healthy and thriving and another who hears fine.  Where we lucky?  Did God simply smile done at us?  Yes.  But I also know that my children are lucky to have a mom.

 

Let me share with you what I heard when I walked into a doctor’s office.

 

“But Doctor, isn’t there anything I can do to help Ethan overcome his…

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Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on April 28, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Are You Kidding, Doc?

One son living off formula and on a feeding tube and another son with hearing aids - this could’ve been me.  But it’s not.  Instead, I have a son who’s healthy and thriving and another who hears fine.  Where we lucky?  Did God simply smile done at us?  Yes.  But I also know that my approach to their medical challenges made a world of difference.

 

What’s this approach?  It’s a combination of two things:  attitude and know how.

 

1.    Attitude:

 

“But…

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Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on April 27, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments

Experimenting with Ear Candling

The other night, all three babes in bed and fast asleep, my husband and I poured a little bowl of water, laid out a futon on the living room floor, and lit each others ears aflame! Ha, hot stuff!



I've read many tidbits about the benefits (and criticism) of ear candling these past few years and at long last wanted to give them a proper try. And it certainly couldn't hurt my husband, who quotes an article from a decade ago about "men not hearing women's voices due to pitch differences"… Continue

Added by Jeanine Ertl on April 19, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Don't Let A Doctor Destory Your Baby's Hearing

Do you think that this is a sensational title?  It is posted this morning on CNN.com/Health.  I'm really curious to hear what you think because the story is about our family.  Will this encourage patient advocacy or will it harm doctor/patient relationships?

Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on March 10, 2011 at 12:16pm — 2 Comments

Thank You: CNN Picked Up the Story

Thank you to each of the mom bloggers out there who I don't know but together create a community of support.  My story and Little Patient Big Doctor is profiled today on CNN.com.  Part of the reason is the positive community of support we give each other.  Seeing each of you succeed gives me strength to believe that my…

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Added by Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick on March 10, 2011 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

I Spoke to “The Doctors” — The Bachelor Dr. Travis Stork & Dr. James Sears

I was invited by Rolemommy.com and CBS Television to participate in a conference call with Dr. Travis Stork (remember him from “The Bachelor”?) and pediatrician Dr. James “Jim” Sears today (what an honors since his The Baby Book and his parent’s The Breastfeeding Book and The Attachment Parenting Book are some of my absolute favorite!). Dr. Sears and Dr. Stork are part of a team of four doctors discussing medicine and health in a relatable fashion five days a week on CBS’s “The Doctors.” I was… Continue

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on August 27, 2009 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Rethinking Noisy Toys

After reading an article about the mountain of toys our children all amass, I was inspired to write an article about how I am losing the fight with noisy toys in my home! I thought they were just annoying, but after I researched this topic a little bit, I found that they can pose hearing risks for our children!

Learn more by reading the whole article on DagmarBleasdale.com

Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 7, 2009 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

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