To me my deafness happened for a reason, only God knows why. the most positive thing i can do is leave it up to him to sort out and live each day as it comes. I see the end result ( totally deaf) as my only option. I've read about the cochlear implant, and being a person who has to many surgeries, I've rejected the idea. Hearing aids bring to much background noise into the picture and it's to frustrating. I don't do good on a one on one conversation, I'm to am lost in spoken speech. I use to be ok carrying a one on one conversation but not anymore. I use to be able to read lips ok but that's history as well.
For those of you that are considering the cochlear i totally respect your decision, it's just not for me.