Research Update

Hey guys!

I know it’s been a while, but I wanted to update you on how everything is going! Life has definately been changing and evolving for me as it does for everybody. I’m finishing up my schooling at The University of Oklahoma as a senior as well as beginning my studies at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. I’m hoping to go into the field of audiology. Things are going great!

As part of this experience, I’m undergoing participation in an independent study with the chair of the department, which has afforded me the opportunity to initiate some research on Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome, which is the type of disorder that I have. This has been an amazing opportunity that has not only helped me understand more about the disorder I have, but helped others around me learn as well. 

As part of this research, I get to go on some amazing trips to present our findings. In two weeks, I’ll get to go to AudiologyNOW! which is a conference for audiologists and students alike. Through this conference I will get to show working professionals what we’ve learned at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. 

In June, I get to go on a trip to Milan, Italy as well for what is called a HEAL conference. This conference will be an opportunity to give a oral presentation about the findings we have discovered about Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome. 

As always, I hold that the cochlear implant changed my life in ways I will never be able to measure. I have been afforded opportunities that I never had been thought possible and for that I feel truly blessed. I have a large group of people supporting me, and hopefully with a few years left of schooling, I will be able to accomplish my dream of becoming an audiologist. 

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to shoot me a message or comment. I always appreciate nice comments and hope you are all doing well!

 

Thanks again, and God bless!

 

-Connor

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2 thoughts on “Research Update

  1. Tiffany says:

    Hi my name is Tiffany I was wondering if u have 2 implants or just one on one ear deaf on the other? How well can you hear with it?

    • connor56 says:

      Hello Tiffany!

      Currently I have 1 implant, on the right ear. I’ve been approved for a second implant on the left ear. I hear very well with the one implant, but I’ve made the decision to go ahead with the second implant. Getting the cochlear implant was one of the best decisions of my life. What about you?

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