PACS Pals - Tali
My Dream Career
My dream is to be a cochlear implant audiologist. I would love to be a mentor to my patients, someone who can relate to the social and emotional aspects of hearing loss, while also being able to provide the best audiological care that I can. While I don’t have a cochlear implant myself, I did grow up with a mild to moderate sensorineural hearing loss and wear hearing aids. In fact, I still remember the day I walked into kindergarten with my new hearing aids at the same moment my best friend walked in with her new glasses!
Tips & Tricks
The best tip I can give is to get comfortable advocating for yourself. No one can read your mind. Only you know the best way for you to hear. Don’t be afraid to ask others for help making that happen.
Did You Know?
Did you know that a hearing aid will adjust its loudness levels based on how loud or soft your environment is? For example, the hearing aid will stop giving you amplification when there is a loud truck driving by because it knows you don’t want that sound to be louder than it already is. Pretty cool!
My Best Advice
Find a friend who has hearing loss. They understand exactly what you are going through.
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