Originally Posted by Capmeister
Sweet story, and we are in total agreement.
And since I'm pretty new here, I figured you were deaf too.
I asked my brother last night if the CI was perhaps a positive in his life even if he stopped using it at age 12. I suggested that perhaps with society telling him that he needed hearing to be "better," that learning he didn't like the sense and didn't want it made him more independent, more confident in who he was, and more internally happy with his life. He said it's possible--there's an inner calm that maybe comes with knowing "I'm not broken--I don't need to be fixed."
Absolutely. And until we provide our deaf children with the experiences that will allow them to gain that sense of whothey are and become comfortable with it, no amount of technological advancement will correct the situation.