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Shobana Ramesh

Shobana recently completed her Bachelor of Arts Honours program in Childhood and Youth Studies with a minor in Psychology and Disability Studies at Carleton University. From a young age, she has been involved with the deaf and hard of hearing community in Ottawa through a program known as VOICE for deaf and hard of hearing children. She is type 1 diabetic, so she takes part in raising awareness for juvenile diabetes research as well. She loves taking part in Bollywood dancing and performing on various stages. She also is passionate about makeup artistry, photography and videography. She lives in Ottawa, Canada.

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Five Tips on Regaining Confidence When You Have Hearing Loss

Thu, 12 May 2022 By Shobana Ramesh

I was diagnosed with profound bilateral hearing loss when I was ten months old. I received my first cochlear implant in my left ear when I was almost two years old, and got the second one in my right ear at 11 years old. I was re-implanted on my left side in June, 2020, which overlapped with the COVID-19 pandemic. These two events turned the past couple of years into a great time of learning and growth for me. I am more self-confident than ever before.