Odin’s Cochlear Implant Activation Day…round 3!

Odin’s incision has healed beautifully from his cochlear implant revision surgery, and we are trekking forward in our listening and spoken language journey with bilateral CIs!  His post op appointment with Dr. Tirino went great, and she cleared him for activation (turning the implant on) and water fun!  Before I get into how our activation … More Odin’s Cochlear Implant Activation Day…round 3!

Cochlear Implant Revision Surgery: Explantation and Reimplantation

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone for all your comments, texts, messages, thoughts, and your support and love!  ❤️🤟🥰❤️ Odin’s cochlear implant revision surgery was a success, and although we still have to make it through recovery, we are incredibly relieved to be on the other side of surgery!  Given all the worry, stress and … More Cochlear Implant Revision Surgery: Explantation and Reimplantation

GA Hands & Voices: Fire Safety Video for the DHH

🔥Georgia Hands & Voices is proud to announce the release of our Fire Safety Video, geared toward our Deaf and Hard of Hearing children!  We partnered with the Cherokee Fire Department to provide GA families of children with hearing loss with an educational fire safety video, complete with captioning, an ASL interpreter, and a full transcript! 👩‍🚒As … More GA Hands & Voices: Fire Safety Video for the DHH

Reflections from Hands & Voices Leadership Conference: D.C. 2019

Hello everyone!!  It’s been a busy few months, so I’m a bit behind on my blog posts (sorry!!).  Don’t worry!  I have more coming!  We have recently been through the transition process out of early intervention and into the school system, so I want to share about that as well as resources to help parents … More Reflections from Hands & Voices Leadership Conference: D.C. 2019

How to turn screen time into a language-rich activity: Toy Story

Screen Time has become a bit of a trigger word and a source of judgement in the parenting world.  I’m not here to judge.  I have definitely learned that there’s no room (or need) for judgment in parenting.  Life is hard enough, and we’re all doing the best we can!  I’m here to be honest – … More How to turn screen time into a language-rich activity: Toy Story