Open YOUR eyes, Sweetmind. CI is just a device that helps hear SOME. It enables to hear more or less, depending on many factors.
Certainly a child exposed to both deaf and hearing world won't complain as adult of being separated from deaf culture because of CI - because it won't be.
CLOGGY SIGNS too TO HIS DAUGHTER ! how come you misses this over and over?
he is LEARNING abour deaf culture, deaf needs, by BEIGN here, maybe he participate in deaf events too, or will.
So what's your point?
Certainly being oral helps, as you said so yourself - and hearing a little does too, otherwise all deaf pple would just throw their HAs away.