Originally Posted by Babyblue
I have seen some deaf people that grew up in a deaf school speak better than I do. I have grew up in an oral only enviroment. I feel the speech does depends on how well a person hears. Again... I will say it really depends on the type of hearing loss the child has to be able to learn and reconize speech and saying the words properly. The hearing loss is what impedes a childs speech. Your child is implanted so she will be able to hear and reconize some sounds.
I agree that how well a child hears determines, in many cases, how well they will speak. That is the reasoning behind the CI. My daughter can now hear all speech sounds and can tell the differece between them.