Originally Posted by deafdyke
Yes indeedy! I'm ALL for kids making the decision for themselves. But sometimes that isn't possible that is all.
I was born with a very very very very very severe profound deafness and so was my brother. We probably are more deaf than 90% of the Deaf population and we are both doing fine without CIs. It is all about learning assertiveness, self-advocating, and most of all loving ourselves.
i was taught to hate myself by the audists growing up which made me disabled. Discovering the Deaf community, I was able to learn how to advocate for myself in the hearing world so I feel less disabled.
How is that for amphlication? That is what these ignorant hearing parents conbtinue to not to understand no matter how much we educate them