Thursday, February 23, 2017
I was a little shocked when the CI surgeon told the hearing parents that their son would be able to "hear" and then later adds not only will he be able to hear but "...relates not to Deaf people but to hearing people". That was a double "hmmmm" for me. One, because I'd hope that someone would emphasize that sound would be amplified but the child would always be deaf, it doesn't make him hear. Also, the feeling I got from the surgeon put hearing in a good category while deaf was a bad category, because you wouldn't have to RELATE to deaf anymore.