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Coming to My Senses: One Woman's Cochlear…

Coming to My Senses: One Woman's Cochlear Implant Journey

by Claire H. Blatchford

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Ten days after turning six, I became profoundly deaf in both ears overnight from the mumps.
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Claire Blatchford was deafened at age six. She used hearing aids and speechreading for most of her life but at age 67 she decided to get a cochlear implant.  After the implant she realizes that she has to learn how to hear all over again.  She uses both prose and poetry to tell her story.
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