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About smdussling

"My Hearing Story" I was born profoundly deaf in both ears with a greater loss in the right ear. I began to wear hearing aids at the age of three. I did pretty well with the "aids." Yes, there were lots of challenges; however, I prevailed and I grew up in a "hearing world". Three years ago, my life completely changed. I suffered "sudden instant deafness" in my left ear. I thought my world ended. Now, I was completely deaf in my left ear and I hardly had any hearing in my right ear. At that moment in time, I was truly a "DEAF person." My life and work was in the "hearing world." I was panicked and upset. Then, I realized I had nothing to lose in obtaining a cochlear implant. I was implanted with a left CI. The rehabilitation process was slow, I hung in there and finally success with the CI. It is truly an awesome device. I hear better with the CI! I loved it so much, I had the other ear implanted. Wow! It is wonderful to hear sound! I am very passionate about Cochlear Implants and other "hard of hearing" issues. Thus, my ultimate goal in life is to "spread the word," as a "Hard of Hearing" Advocate and as a professional inspirational and educational speaker.

Sunny and her Cochlear Implants

 To buy “Sunny and her Cochlear Implants” go to  http://www.authorhouse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000374791. Sunny and Her Cochlear Implants” is the first of six books.   Follow Sunny, a happy-go-lucky eight year old, who lives her life as a deaf child in a hearing world … Continue reading

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