A quick summary about Laurie P
- I started ballroom dance after receiving my cochlear implants
- Hearing aids were not enough so I was implanted
- For me, music is now so clear I can hear all the different instruments and voices
Tell us a bit about yourself
I chose to be a volunteer to "pay it forward" because I know firsthand what it is like to have a hearing loss. I decided to move forward with cochlear implants when my hearing aids were not giving me what I needed or wanted anymore. I had wonderful mentors who guided me and wanted to do the same for others. I am a wife (married 46+ years), mom of 4, grandmother to 10, love to garden, quilt, read, try new recipes, travel and volunteer in my community. I have two small businesses and love helping others change their lives. I am also a ballroom dancer. I started ballroom dance after receiving my cochlear implants because I wanted to express what I felt inside! I have always loved music but after my cochlear implants, music went from "pretty noise" to being so clear with all the different instruments and voices! So thankful and grateful!
I'm also available to connect on Cochlear Americas - Connect with a Mentor Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CochlearConnectwithaMentor
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