Sunday, November 28, 2010

Dallas Hearing Foundation Fundraiser

Tickets are $25 off today and tomorrow only!
There's also a special deal on raffle tickets with lots of cool prizes. You can still win even if you're unable to attend.
Also be sure to check out the DHF Facebook page to read lots of great patients stories (and maybe even see some familiar faces!)

Friday, November 26, 2010

AG Bell Article

Click on the picture, and it should expand so that the words are legible.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Check it Out!

If you're an AG Bell member, check out the latest issue of Volta Voices. More specifically, page 38 featuring yours truly :)

If you're not a member of AG Bell and would like the article emailed to you, just let me know. I'm going to see if there's a way I can post part of the PDF on here.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Getting Creative

As long-time readers probably know, getting captioning on school videos has been a struggle for me, (and I'm sure many other D/HoH students as well). All of my teacher have dealt with the situation differently, and sometimes I can understand the video pretty well without captions, so long as I don't have to take notes and can just concentrate on the listening part. Other times, it's some animated video narrated by an Irish guy, and I'm completely lost. In one of my classes we're watching a video that takes 3 class days to watch. It's in a two year class for freshmen and sophomores, so I had these teachers (there are 2 teachers- I have 60 kids in my class) last year. They've always been really accommodating and helpful, so they made sure to get a video with subtitles.

Well, once they went to play it, they discovered these subtitles were only available in Spanish or French. So, I got a summary of the movie, plugged my FM into the speakers, and used French subtitles. I could understand a large amount between my hearing and  French skills. It actually wasn't too confusing reading in French while listening in English, and it wasn't certainly much better than having nothing. I always thought learning French would come in handy, but being able to read French subtitles never really entered my mind!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Raising money for a good cause

And  all you have to do is watch a sweet little video! Every time this video is viewed, various sponsors will donate 2 cents to the American Society for Deaf Children. I must admit this is the first time I've heard of this organization, but it sounds like they do great things and the video is pretty cool!

Monday, November 8, 2010

What I've been up to...

Since I rarely post pictures, and almost always post novels very long stories, , I thought I would switch things up a bit. Wondering what I've been doing?
World Series
Sea of red and blue

Funny sign

Home run..the only game the Rangers won :(


Sweet 16's

Homework. Lots and lots of homework.

 PS: Check out the latest contest over at CI Online for a chance to win a fancy medical bracelet! 

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Rachel over at Cochlear Implant Online is hosting a giveaway contest to win a cochlea-inspired spiral pendant. The jewelry is gorgeous and "hand-stamped" with inspirational messages. The deadline to enter to win is tomorrow night, so do it soon!  Information about how to enter can be found here.

I will post an update about me soon...Promise!