YES exactly. Oral exclusive approaches train a dhh kid to be DEPENDENT on a device. That is CRUEL. Why shouldn't a dhh kid have the right to ALL the possible tools instead of being dependent on a device? The world is not a soundbooth!
Um no b/c insurance companies tend NOT to be very generous. I don't mean to sound rude, but you don't seem to understand how insurance companies work. Heck, it can be hard enough to get approval for one if you have a bilateral loss. Insurance companies HATE CIs.
I know this is going to get all triggering but remember that insane poster who wasn't even deaf, but who hung out here b/c she had a crush on one of the members here? They'd never met, and she would call the deaf woman every so often....I think she had borderline personality, bipolar etc
Good luck with getting them as the insurance companies are going to refuse to cover them. I just LOVE how certain people seem to think there is money to unwrap. There is no money to unwrap. Most of us are struggling with the cost of regular healthcare not to add in hearing related healthcare.