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    Have cochlear implants helped you?

    Ugh. This reminds me of 'transablism' - one of those few things that make sick to your stomach reading about...
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    Have cochlear implants helped you?

    LMAO I guess I learnt how to go beast mode from my sisters, cos I am a guy :S
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    Is it worth to be "oral"?

    Have I ever claimed to represent everyone? No. Have I ever made any statements/assertion that I claim is true for the whole group? No. So GTFA and think of a better retort than that. I do feel sorry for DeafDyke that she had the experiences that she had, but I do not feel sorry for highlighting...
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    Have cochlear implants helped you?

    What DeafDyke is doing is not sharing her experiences. What she is doing making sweeping statements about anyone and everyone who uses HAs and CIs and oral languages. I'm not against her doing the first, I'm against her doing the second and doing it every-****ing-where. Deal with it. I don't...
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    What are you thinking about? Part VI

    Mongol Rally - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... Lmao perfect road trip :lol:
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    What's a good HA for severe loss nowadays?

    Thank you! Sound Recover seems incredibly promising and hoping for a lot out of it.
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    Have cochlear implants helped you?

    Same! I kind of got rude on the other thread going all-hell-unleashed about her consistently attacking people who are mostly oral. :S
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    Have cochlear implants helped you?

    Ambrosia - is your cochlea 'abnormal' or something like that? (Sorry I don't mean to use a negative word like that but couldn't find an adequate substitute)
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    Is it worth to be "oral"?

    Awesome that you kept at it. I gave up playing the piano when I was a teenager as I basically either wanted to be watching telly, playing outside or (later on) working for more money by working on the after school cleaning crew. I had no pocket money :-( Lmao.
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    Is it worth to be "oral"?

    Sorry, didn't see this earlier. Will emphasise, as you cannot read apparently, this sentence I wrote: "They ALL speak great. Some of them do sign as well. And they've not sacrificed their ordinary education for speech therapy time at all." No, I am not against advocating for sign language for...
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    Is it worth to be "oral"?

    I know a Deaf woman who has heard nothing in her life, is fluent in sign language, and can speak perfectly well. It was a shock to me to see that she never wore hearing aids, but learnt how to speak using vibrations from another's throat.
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    Is it worth to be "oral"?

    Yep I have. Shite school. Shite staff. You were a bloody lucky kids if you got accepted to the mainstream program at a city high school, as several of my friends were. Thanks bro. You play pretty well, how long have you been playing? Can you play other instruments? I also feel fortunate to be...
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    Is it worth to be "oral"?

    Sorry for the late reply. Hey guess what? I'm not 'parroting' the "OMG it's so wonderful..." line. I'm saying that it's what it is - being oral has allowed me to live life, to make friends and flat with other hearing people, to have better job prospects, heck to even bitch and yell at one of my...
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    Is it worth to be "oral"?

    Why is it "emulating"? Have you considered the fact that most deaf kids come from hearing parents? What's wrong with children knowing their parents language(s) if there is a way to access it via cochlear implant/hearing aids. Sometimes that doesn't work and of course the main language should be...
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    What's a good HA for severe loss nowadays?

    I'm hoping that my application for early upgrade funding from govt will come thru and I'll get upgraded to Phonak Naida ultra power from my shitty Oticon Sumo DM for my right ear. I want to be able to hear more and more, but the problem is that I have a huge expanse of dead regions of hearing in...
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    Is it worth to be "oral"?

    I wish you'd stop spouting shite, really. I've lurked AllDeaf for a long time and have just signed up cos I've had enough of you saying all this crap. Why the fcuk are you putting us oral lot into this box that somehow our lives is always difficult, always saying "what", cannot understand...
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