Originally Posted by deafdyke
and besides I thought that the evidence pointed to more nautral hearing if you were relatively late deafened.
That is very true. If you are late deafened and have already had experience in decoding auditory stimuli, adjustment to CI is easier. If you have been deafened from birth or prelingually deafened, you must learn to decode auditory stimuli as an infant would learn to decode environmental sounds from birth.