Originally Posted by Oceanbreeze
My guess is that the medical community puts fear into parents that if their deaf baby doesn't grow up and learn oral skills, they will be left out of mainstream society. The deaf community has proven that isn't true.
The medical community is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because it can offer ways to mitigate hearing loss if someone chooses that route, but also, a curse for reasons we've discussed on here extensively. I'd be tempted to say you take the good with the bad, but in this case, that's not acceptable.
I have to agree about the medical community being both a blessing and a curse. I ought to know; my parents have worked in the medical field in the past. My dad is a retired M.D. (cardiologist) and my mother is a former nurse.