As we human beings grow up, we get bigger, hopefully better, although never perfect. Nature likes to throw curve-balls, forcing us to adopt exercise or medicine or body adjustment changes to recover and improve our well-being. Some of us actually transform into semi-technical creatures. In order to hear, I’m a battery-operated person with my hearing … Continue reading Learning What We Need to LearnRead More
A group of geese is called a ‘gaggle’ and cows form a ‘herd’. So what do we call a group of cochlear implant users? A “cockle”? A “CI-heard”? I don’t know, either, but recently I attended a very large gathering of electrically-operated people who, like me, have electrodes inside their heads and processors on top … Continue reading Celebrating with 1000 New Friends: Changing Cochleas, Part 4Read More
February 6, 2017, just one day out of my life, but with so many expectations hanging on it that I was reluctant to get out of bed. Three weeks and four days after my cochlear implant (CI) surgery, this was the day of “switch on”, the activation of the device – and potentially the dawn … Continue reading Changing Cochleas, Part 3: Activation!Read More
Are you one of those people who never looks back, who never second guesses a decision? Well, I’m not. In the 14 months between saying let’s do it and actually having my cochlear implant, I did not regret my decision. But when people asked me if I was excited about the cochlear implant, I always … Continue reading Changing Cochleas, Part 2Read More
I was honoured to be a 2016 Van Riper Lecturer at Western Michigan University on Friday September 30, 2016 in Kalamazoo, along with the amazing Michael Turner. Mike is a stutterer and spoke brilliantly about living with stuttering. The Van Riper Lectures are held each year to honor Charles Van Riper, one of the founders of … Continue reading Van Riper Lectures, Western Michigan U
Join me at the Hearing Loss Association of America’s fabulous annual event – this time in Salt Lake City. More details coming soon!
May 25-27, 2017! Mark your calendars for a fabulous event in beautiful British Columbia. The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association is holding its national conference in the town where I live most of the year – Sidney, BC on Vancouver Island! Come visit!
Bev Biderman, Author, “Wired for Sound: A Journey Into Hearing”
Teacher of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students