My five year-old daughter has no hearing in one ear and less than 10% in the other. She was born hearing, but exposure to the CMV virus in utero has resulted in her gradually losing her hearing. She will be starting at a school for the deaf and heard of hearing next week. My ex-wife is refusing to even let her be evaluated for hearing aids and whether a cochlear would be something that might work for her. I want to at least know if these are option for her. My ex-wife assures me that the deaf community is almost entirely against the use of cochlear implants. I would like to know how others on this forum feel. And if any of you have children with cochlears (or if you have them yourselves) what has been the experience with the cochlear? I am certainly in favor of my daughter and the rest of us becoming fluent in ASL regardless of whether she ended up with hearing aids or a cochlear, but my ex is completely inflexible on the issue.