Originally Posted by jillio
When you live with one foot in yesterday and one foot in tomorrow, you piss all over today.
Well, we really don't know for sure whether or not they'll come up somewhere down the road. Rather than making it sound like it's definite that they won't come up sometime in the future.
Thus, a better way to state it would be something along the lines of "that even if a CI gives you better hearing, you'll still be technically deaf. Cause you'll still be deaf when you take the device off". Rather than just stating that "you'll be deaf forever" cause we really don't know for a fact if that'll be the case.
See the difference?