Originally Posted by rick48
Oh, were you there with us?
Now, you are able to determine who is and who is not representative of the deaf population.
Regardless of whether or not oral deaf adults are representative of the deaf population as a whole, why are you contending that they do not have valid life experiences to share?
If they are not representative of the deaf population as a whole then that is a shame for they were and are some of the most caring, giving and generous people we have encountered.
Yes, we did talk to many oral deaf adults, especially those with cochlear implants when we were trying to decide if it was in our daughter's best interests to have one.
I mean who better to tell you about a cochlear implant and the tremendous impact it can have upon a person's life then those who actually have one? What is it you always say, they are the ones who are actually living it. They are the real experts.
Didn't you do the same when you made the cochlear implant decision for your child?
Didn't have to be there with you. You have already provided that information in posts from the past.
I didn't make a cochlear implant decision for
my son. I postponed the decision until he was old enough to participate in the decision making process. Quite a different thing than making it for