Originally Posted by GrendelQ
Why are you so eager to insist that my child is not functionally deaf regardless of what her doctors, her educators and I say? Why don't you walk over to her during the half of each schoolday she is 'voices-off', when her CIs are turned off, and 'test' her yourself if you don't believe she's really deaf.
If your child is "functionally deaf" then she does not hear as well with her CI as you claim she does. Functional levels only apply to when the devise is on and working properly.
You can't have it both ways. There is a difference between literal levels and functional levels, and they are important in the arena of receiving needed accommodaions.
You really need to back off the emotional and personal responses. It clouds your ability to understand what I am saying, and it makes your responses petty and innapropriate.