Originally Posted by Lantana
It is a good idea not to fool yourselves. Once you have been deaf for awhile, your speech deteriorates. I went deaf during the month of May and by December, my family could hear the difference. If you wish to concentrate on speech and neglect everything else, well good luck. Do the best you can with what you have and do not worry about what other people think.
What do u mean deaf for a while? U mean for people with progressive hearing loss? Their speech skills deteriorate?
For me, I have been profoundly deaf since birth and my hearing status has no impact on my speech skills.