the eariler you put implant on the kid the eariler they will success... i have notice that most CI users were implanted young ages success later in their teen ages...
and most CI users who were implanted above 18 yrs old.. are having hard time.. cuz their post-graduation plans are busy.. college life... work life.. and have no time for speech therpy, auditury therpy, etc... but they are possible success only if they try their best and only focus on their CI..
Also,, my question.. suppose your child is born with Blindness, Mental Retarded.. would you consider to have them implanted as soon as possible? or will u wait till they turn 18? I am sure you'll chose to have them implanted an eye.. implant a brain to make them success their life..
It's same as those hearing people who is thinking of their deaf children... so i understand their feeling.. and i support that idea. cuz the earlier the more success the child will have in their speech, hearing etc... I noticed that alot of parents who choose to have their children implanted.. also they choose them to learn ASL.. because both CI and ASL have higher benifits...
Nucleus Freedom 04/18/05