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ASL-CI

I’m so impress this video from YouTube. My CI friend sent me of this video from Facebook inbox. So, I can show to my hearing family and friends to proof it. My second cousin’s son is deaf with bilateral cochlear implants and don’t know sign language. His ENT doctor didn’t allowed him to learn sign language real early when he was baby. His mom refused to learn sign language. That is sad! She and her parent thought cochlear implant make me hearing person. She told to hearing girl, “Jessica used to be deaf and she is hearing with CI.” No, I am still deaf! When I get my cochlear implant off and still deaf! The CI make me hard of hearing but I am still deaf! CI is not make me ban the ASL. I still love ASL and hear with CI! I want to show you this video. You can see children with bilateral cochlear implants use ASL.

Add a comment February 8, 2010

Early Life

I was born with Ushers Syndrome – a rare genetic disorder involving a profound loss of hearing, balance and vision problems.  I was diagnosed with the hearing loss at 18 months old.   I started wearing hearing aids by 2 years old and started going to school soon after that.

By age 3 I was miserable because I could not communicate.  My dad and mom talked to my teacher and they decided I needed sign language.   I learned very quickly to communicate with SEE “Sign Exact English”.   I attended to Pre-School for hearing impaired.

I started to learn ASL at age 10 half years old at deaf school.    I learned very quickly to communicate with ASL.  After my dad died of cancer until 5 months before I was diagnosed at 15 half years old with Retinitis Pigmentosa and that also meant Usher’s Syndrome.    I will not able to drive.  I became angry and depress.  My dad never know that I have it.

I will update my story about Usher’s Syndrome when I was in deaf school.   It was the worse memories ever I had.  The post is coming soon.

1 comment June 28, 2009

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