Hearing My Way
I have had a progressive hearing loss since birth. I was diagnosed at eighteen-months-old and was fit with bilateral hearing aids. My hearing loss progressed, and I received a cochlear implant during my senior year of high school. It was a difficult transition at first, but now I love my implant. I am bimodal, which means that I have one hearing aid and one cochlear implant.
My Dream Career
I am studying to be an audiologist because of my personal connection to the field. I had amazing audiologists growing up, and I aspire to be a role model for my patients. I hope that by my example I may show them that their hearing loss does not need to define them nor hold them back from pursuing their dreams.
My favorite superhero is Iron Man because of his intelligence, willingness to help others, and technological abilities.
Learn more about Tyler’s graduate program in deaf education and audiology: pacs.wustl.edu