Monday, April 10, 2006

CI Forum

I thought I'd let you know of a new forum for people who either have cochlear implant or know someone who does or works with those who have CI's

From the site:

"The purpose of this site is to mainly become a source of information for people all alike - there are alot of misconceptions out there about cochlear implants and right now it is time to get the facts straight and right. "

It's nice to finally have a "positive attitude" type CI forum, because it seems that on 90% of the deaf forums out there, any talk about CI's turns into a war with people on each side of the fence trying to get the other side to listen and it just doesn't go anywhere. There are so many deaf individuals out there who liken CI's to genocide or the end of the Deaf World. It gets tiring, so it will be really nice (at least from my perspective!) to find a place where we can talk about CI's and our experiences without being flamed.

The address is: http://cochlearinfo.com

I hope to see you there!!!

(EDIT - Unfortunately, the site is now down. It will be missed.)

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I've also found a FANTASTIC quote by Michael Chorost, who wrote Rebuilt

"When you become a cyborg, you're no less human than you were before"

I agree!


4 comments:

Mandy said...

Hello,
I have started reading your blog, it is a very interesting one! My husband lost his hearing at age 13, and he started looking into & researching cochlear implants over two years ago. He managed fine before then, but all of a sudden his hearing took a turn for the worse. Since CI surgery is not performed in our country, we had to travel to the UK for all the initial assessment and pre surgery appointments. It has been a long wait and very expensive too. But thankfully last month my husband has been approved for surgery, and now we are waiting for an appointment date for the op. We are so happy about that & based on your blog, I guess we have a lot of nice things to look forward to:) :)

Have myelin? said...

I just found this site! Isn't it time for an update? :-) Nice....!!! I like it, Persephone of Borg!

Dy said...

Yeah I know I got lax with updating while busy with classes in college. Final exams are this week, and I go for a remapping on the 20'th so I'll give a big update on how everything is that week!!!

~Dy, aka "Persephone of Borg"

Kim L said...

Hi!

Can you share how you overcome your twitching problem eventually? Do you mean you have used only a few of the 22 electrodes eventually and that there is not much difference in the quality of your hearing?

Would be very keen to hear from you. Thanks!