Originally Posted by AlleyCat
First, let me ask you: who is calling her functionally deaf or functionally hearing? Is it you, or is it the school system? And which?
I classify her as profoundly deaf, as do her doctors, and her school district. And all accommodations and school placements are made with this in mind. Several on this forum have argued that she should not be considered deaf, but instead should be classified by her hearing ability in a booth with CIs on, which is at typical hearing levels: using the term "functionally hearing" or "functionally HOH". I disagree with the use of this term.