In order to prevent putting this information in a topic and thereby getting off-topic... I thought I would share some information here. Our daughter was born in august 2002 and was found to be profound deaf in june 2003. She wore HA's - to no effect - until she had bi-lateral CI. These were activated in november 2004. For the interested: here are some pictures of her, most from just after the operation and some 2 weeks after that , when the wound had healed. Here some where she's signing with my wife. Note the BTE's in little bags on the back. She has them on both sides. Here's another view of the bags with BTE's on her schoulders... The first posts are from some time ago. I just wanted to share these as well. The last one happened today, this morning.