David B. Cluff

David is a 20-year cochlear implant recipient, father, husband, photographer, and blogger. David lost his hearing overnight at age six which is where his cochlear implant journey began. Since then he has gone to share his story through photography, blogging, and social media platforms. David and his wife, Heather, are parents to three young kids under the age of 4. He is currently a CGI Photography Manager for a furniture company and thrives on creativity. David also serves as an AB Cochlear Implant Mentor. To connect with David, visit HearingJourney.

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From Childhood to Fatherhood

Fri, 16 Oct 2020 By David B. Cluff

When I lost my hearing at age six and got cochlear implants, my parents often wondered what my future would be like, who I would become, and what achievements I would reach. They were told many things from professionals about how I might not reach certain milestones in the academic world, and about what type of relationships I might have. However, they were persistent in trying their best, and had faith in my future.

How I prepared for emergencies as a cochlear implant wearer

Mon, 20 Apr 2020 By David B. Cluff

Ever get stuck in traffic and realize you are about to run out of gas? That was me a few weeks ago. As much as I was worried about running out of gas, I also feared that my cochlear implant sound processor would run out of battery life while I was stuck in traffic for three hours on a snowy night. That was when I realized that I was not fully prepared for any type of emergency.