Originally Posted by faire_jour
I do not think the CI was available when Jillio's son was very young. If it was, it was still very new and experimental. I would have probably no chosen it to do it in her situation either. Her son was born deaf, my daughter was not. Our situations were very different.
The CI most certainly was available when my son was young. I chose not to implant. My son is now an adult, and can chose for himself. He has chosen not to be implanted. He does not see how the quality of his life could be improved by the introduction of sound. He finds his life quite satisfactory and fulfilling just as he is. Being without a CI certainly hasn't stopped him from achieving anything he has chosen to undertake.