If you searched the internet for sound clips of Elmo and other Sesame Street characters, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG PLACE. Elmo is “famous” here for an entirely different reason!
After the activation of my cochlear implant, Elmo was the first “toy” I heard while shopping with my family. I was so excited to hear him, I bought him… and then another… and still another. My family began purchasing Elmo’s for me for every milestone I seemed to reach in “hearing again”. Much to my surprise, the first Walk4Hearing I participated in had a special mascot on site for the day of our Walk. It was Elmo! I nearly tackled him, much to my family’s embarrassment!
Elmo will always be special to me, and so I have named my blog after that moment in time that is now forever etched in my memory… that moment when I realized I was “Hearing Elmo”!