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Sarah Vojnovich

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 Life is full of memories - some you make, some you keep, some you remember for the future. Learning how to hear again is full of memories as well. I made some miraculous memories with my first CI, and look forward to doing some more with my second. I also kept some of those memories with my first CI close to me in my heart and I will never forget the first time I fully understood my mother's voice without having to look at her face. The memories I will remember for the future are the ones being made now. Life is in your hands - grasp it, and keep it close to you. Never let it go. "Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

 

The sound of music - the sound of laughter - the sound of water rushing from a waterfall - all of these sounds will come back to you and will be available to you when you are implanted. Life is never short of miracles, so don't let someone's opinions on these miraculous devices stop you from getting a miracle (or two) for you or your child. Cochlear is all about giving the miracle of sound to you and your family - that's their lifelong promise to you. They will keep their word - honest.

 

I'm proud to be a part of the Cochlear family since 2004, and I'm lucky to know such amazing, wonderful, and talented individuals who don't let something get in their way of achieving greatness.

 

Take pride in yourself. You are perfect - and you will become even better than you were before. Life is in your hands, seize it, and take ahold of the opportunities it gives you.

 

Hear Now. And Always.

 

- Sarah 

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Update :)
5 Months Ago
Hey y'all, Here's an update. First of all, can I just say how much I love hearing bilaterally? There's so much more clarity, more...
I'm so excited! There's 19 days left until my surgery day for my second cochlear implant! I've never been more ready for it! If there's...
An Update! :)
One Year Ago
Hey everyone! Here's an update on how things are going. 1) Surgery's been scheduled for May 28! WHOOHOO! Only ten weeks and 1 day...
Well, hello, everybody! Long time no see! Thought I'd update you all on what's been happening so far in my life. So far, I've gotten...
Well, well, well - this is such great news. NOT. My Freedom CI doesn't function anymore, so I have to go with just my hearing aid for two months...
Hey there everyone! Hope you're all doing well. I've been busy with school, which is why I haven't been on as often as I used to. Freel free...
Hey everyone!So I have a new surgery date, since my parents didn't want the surgery and recovery period to interfere with my second semester of college!...
Finally. This day has officially come. No changes, no if's, and's, or but's. My audi was so proud of me today when I completed my CI mapping...
College Life
2 Years Ago
Hey everyone!HAPPY FALL! College so far is going well - I have A's in all of my classes, which is absolutely fabulous. I lost all hearing in my left...
Hey there everyone! I have a new audiologist. Her name is Dr. Boyette, and she is absolutely amazing! I love her! She's funny, fun, and just...
For those of you who may not know, Grace G. is a young ten-year-old girl who came up with a law to be passed to have insurance companies fund hearing aids....
Hey there, everyone! Long time no talk, see, or hear! How has everyone been? I've been mainly catching up with Susan Shogan, but how is everyone...
SERTOMA Scholarship
3 Years Ago
Ok... breathe, I must tell myself!I just applied for the SERTOMA Scholarship! And tomorrow, I apply for Graeme Clark! EEP! *so* nervous.... I need...
With all this school stuff in the way, and applying for the Graeme Clark Scholarship (wahoo!), I wanted to take the time and think about something that has...
I bet you all can guess what things I'm waiting for, and will be doing the process to obtain in the next few weeks... I'll spell it out for...
"Good morning, Sunshine! I've missed you!" is what I say every single morning to my CI, Sunshine, nicknamed Sunny for short. I never knew...
On April 6, 2012, someone's 8th birthday is coming up...  Happy Birthday to SunnyHappy Birthday to SunnyHappy Birthday to my first CIHappy...
Hey there, everyone!I just wanted to let you all know about some news that's been happening in my life so far. Yesterday, I had a seizure, and it...
Stressful Life
3 Years Ago
Hey there, everyone! How are y'all doing? I hope everything is well with everyone. My life has been very stressful these past few weeks, and...
The simple things in life are hard to enjoy when they come around. We often take those moments for granted, or we don't really know that they're...
Hey there, everyone! I hope everyone is doing fantabulous! I wish you all a very happy end o' February, and congratulations - it's almost...
Hey there, everyone! I had my appointment on Monday, last Monday, and so far, here's the update. Sunshine (aka Sunny) is very frustrating to me...
Hey there, everyone!I hope you all have been fantastic! Today I'm going to the doctor because my CI ear has an ear infection... an extremely bad...
I DID IT! I DID IT! I DID IT! Care to guess what I did? Here's a riddle for you: "I've got two ears, I've got two ears,One...
Hey there, everyone! I hope you all are doing well these few weeks into the new year! I have some great news for you all, and I'll lead onto the...
Hey there, everyone! I'm going to this event sponsered by Phonak titled, "Hear The World." You get free hearing screenings, meet doctors...
Hello, hello, hello, everyone!!! I have EXCELLENT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I passed my SAT and got into the college I needed to get into!!!! And...
Awww, I Wish...
3 Years Ago
Awwwwwwwwwwwww, Cochlear sent me a "Happy Holidays!" e-mail! I wish you a Happy Holidays, too, Cochlear!!!! Here's the e-mail...
More Great News!!!!
3 Years Ago
Hello, everyone!!!! Hahaha, the great news just seems to keep on piling up! I'm glad it's Christmas because good things always happen to me...
Hey there everyone! Sorry for two posts in one day, but I've got some great news to tell you all! So, right now, I'm currently filling out...
Hello, everyone. I have some very sad news to tell you all. This post will be short, as I've got to take my dog out after I post this. One of...
Hi everyone!!!!!! I have such great news!!!! First of all, I wanted to show you a picture of the best thing in the world. Look...
Hello Again!
3 Years Ago
Hello again, everyone! I've missed you all! I hope everyone is doing well. I'm preparing for the end of the semester at school, which is why I...
What A Week!
3 Years Ago
Hello everyone! I've found a better solution for my hearing loss state, and I'm going to go through with it when this solution comes to the...
My Opinion!
3 Years Ago
Dear Everyone, I have done some thinking about this procedure, "hair cell regeneration," and I would like to give my opinion about this topic....
Got the Results!
3 Years Ago
Hello, everyone! Sorry I haven't been on since before my appointment! I've been at a college visit all weekend (from Friday 'til Sunday) and...
Next Week!!!
3 Years Ago
YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!! Next week I have my appointment on Thursday!!!! I'm hoping for the best, but I'm also prepared for disappointment...
Nervous!!!!!
3 Years Ago
Oh jeez, oh jeez! The appointment's on Monday! I've been using my dreambox for wishing it will happen, and I've been praying, and using all...
I'm so excited for my bilateral appointment, but also extremely nervous. Today I got a dreambox, which is supposed to help make your biggest wish...
9/11 - 9/26
3 Years Ago
-sigh- It's 9/11's 10th anniversary. It's a sad day today. People are still grieving, still longing for their loved ones, children still...
Happy Labor Day Weekend everyone! I hope you all are having a fantabulous time this weekend wherever you may be and whatever you are doing! I want to...
YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO... So the ear infection is not a cochlea infection!!!! It is a external ear infection. I just need to take ear drops, and...
Well, well, well, it's at it again! Left ear never stops being annoying. I was appreciating the sweet songs of the birds outside with my CI on, when...
Yahooooooo...
3 Years Ago
Yahooooooooooooooooooooo...!!!!!!!! I'm betting y'all can guess what I'm so darn excited about... maybe not? MY HEARING AID NO LONGER...
So my bilateral appointment had to be moved back to March due to insurance problems... but that's all good, it just gives me more time to wait and hope...
Back Again!
3 Years Ago
Hey there everyone! I have great news! I'm back again! This time I'm back from LOFT. LOFT was one of the most memorable, life altering experiences...
MAJOR NEWS!!!!
3 Years Ago
OHMYGOSH! OHMYGOSH! THIS IS PERFECT!!!! Wanna know what I'm so excited about?! I'll tell y'all as soon as I stop jumping for...
UNC-G College Visit
3 Years Ago
Today I went to UNC-G for a college visit... and it went way better than I expected! It was definitely better than the last time I visited back in April for...
-.-
3 Years Ago
My bilateral appointment that was set for Thursday was moved to next March....... because my mom didn't have the time to do it on Thursday, so it's...
Dear Everyone, I have my next bilateral appointment on Thursday!!! YAY! It's for the first and second 'okay's'. Wish me...
Things to Tell!
3 Years Ago
Next week, I'll be at NC State's Design Camp... overnight. ALL WEEK LONG. I sure hope my roomate wakes me up, since I'm not going to hear the...
Wow...
3 Years Ago
I have swimmer's ear again! Remember when I had that last year and then it turned into a middle ear infection? Well, now I have swimmer's ear...
Got the Results!
3 Years Ago
I've got the results! So I passed the bilateral test the first time and got the bilateral "yes", but when I did the test a second time,...
Hey y'all!!!!  How's everyone doing? I thought I'd share this little tidbit of news.... and it's a "hahaha" moment,...
Here's a list of all the things I'm sick of NOT hearing! It's been since January since I've heard most of these sounds! - birds singing-...
Stuff...
4 Years Ago
Sometimes I wish that my hearing could be worse. Much worse than it actually is.... so that I can be bilateral. Mom rescheduled the "bilateral: yes...
It's May!
4 Years Ago
Hey y'all! Long time no post.  I'm going to begin this post by stating that I will be a SENIOR in a matter of 3 weeks!...
WOW! I never thought I'd be able to do this, but I can! I can hear every word, every lyric, every chime of music WITHOUT my hearing aid on and wearing...
Okay, okay, okay... darn this hearing aid. I'm about ready to rip my left ear apart. My lovely audi, Erin, fixed it yesterday morning... and...
Well.......... have I got news for you all! First of all, I'm getting the N5 in May! WOOHOO!!!!! And second... you all ready for...
WOWEE! Only 4 more days until my "surgery anniversary"! So excited! I love remembering my surgery date, although I don't remember my...
Nucleus 5 is OUT!
4 Years Ago
YAY!!!!!!!!!! The Nucleus 5 is out for my type of implant!!!! Gosh, I'm so excited!!! I'm hoping to get it for my birthday, if at all...
HOT OFF THE PRESSES - Sarah's Junior Speech! Here's my speech: "What is that on your head?" is what people ask me. My parents...
I AM......
4 Years Ago
NOT GOING BILATERAL. My hearing is too good. It's apparently almost as good as it was back in 2004. But I have lost all hearing on high pitches......
3 More Days....
4 Years Ago
I have 3 more days until the day... I'm getting so nervous that I'm getting more headaches and feeling more tired because I'm getting more of the...
PRAY PLEASE!!!!!!
4 Years Ago
Hello all! I HAVE FANTASTIC NEWS! I may get the "OK" to go Bilateral next Thursday! The surgery would be during the summer, most likely,...
HOORAY HOORAY HOORAY ... THE COCHLEAR CELEBRATION IS COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm super excited!!!! Who's registered???? I'll be...
Hello All! I hope everyone is well! I'm not, but hey, at least I'm surviving it!  I've been experiencing headaches for the...
I've been noticing that I've been having to ask my parents to repeat themselves more often, along with having to ask my classmates to repeat, too. My...
Hello Everyone!!!! Long time no talk or see or do anything on here for me! Hahahaha... I hope everyone is doing well, and Olivia, I just saw your blog post,...
I bet you all know what this is about! Yes, you're right, the Cochlear Celebration! Who's going and who's wishing to go? Raise a hand, raise...
Fixed!
4 Years Ago
Hooray, hooray! My hearing aid got fixed!  I got a new ear mold ordered today, and it should be here in 2 weeks. It's called...
Junior Ring!!!!
4 Years Ago
As I promised, here are some pictures of my gorgeous black onyx and white gold class ring!  What do y'all think??? The last picture of me and...
Long Time No Post!
4 Years Ago
Hey there everyone! I've been busy with school lately, but I'd thought I'd take the time to get everyone up to speed. :) Well, for one...
Hearing Aid... :)
4 Years Ago
My hearing aid keeps on ringing after I put it into my ear. It'll ring for about 10 seconds and then stop. But so far, it's only done it twice. I...
"I'll Scream Later!" by: Marlee Matlin First of all... the most exhilarating, exciting, expressive book I've ever read! It made me...
Hey!
4 Years Ago
Hey y'all! My name is Sarah, and I'm severe-profoundly deaf. Severe in left ear, profound in right. I wear a hearing aid in my left ear and a Freedom...
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