Originally Posted by rockin'robin
The doctor says my left ear is good enuf...not the right. He asked me again today, and I told him No...and see him again in 3 months (May), and if my ears are much better, I'm sure he will ask me again....
Yes, my boys can sign, not fluent, but we get along just fine. We all "speak"...and if there is a misunderstanding, they will sign it. Both boys took ASL in school, plus I've taught them signs on my own...If you had of been HOH, more than likely lip-reading would be so much easier for you. Before I went totally deaf, my hearing was 60/40....and I was actually lip reading and not realizing it...
When you lose your hearing suddenly like I did it is very hard because there is this long period of time with no communication. I can not expect everyone I know to learn ASL. Wish I could figure out what to do. I do not want my only option to be CI because the thought of surgery is just too much. What to do what to do.