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    Toddler 2 months post activation

    There is one in Carbondale I do believe, but St Louis has the highest praise within a doable distance. 6 hours per trip isn't fun, but we do have family in that direction, so we usually drop our 3 year old off in Belleville at her grandparents while we take Zoe to the hospital in St Louis. They...
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    Toddler 2 months post activation

    I plan on looking more into Paducah KY and Evansville IN :) We are too far for any outreach in St Louis or Nashville and they are also too far to drive to on a very regular basis. We do St louis (6 hours of driving per visit) for Zoe's audiology and ENT, so there for a few months we were...
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    how has cochlear implants controversy died out?

    I guess where you and I differ here is that I fully intend on my daughter being part of the Deaf Community, speaking and signing with her CI. I don't think culture will just die, these children will still grow up and search out people with common experiences who are Deaf and wear CIs just like...
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    how has cochlear implants controversy died out?

    That's all I'm saying. I would have loved to experience the American Culture in the 1920s or the 1950s, but the culture has changed into the now. And with the now, Deaf children have the ability to hear fairly well if a parent so chooses to take that route. Nothing can stay the same forever, the...
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    how has cochlear implants controversy died out?

    I don't want to get into the whole CIs are ruining the Deaf Culture thing. Cultures are meant to evolve over time, let it evolve to include these children who are not Deaf or Hearing just the same as the hearing expand to include them. Why can't we share the newest generation? Why should our...
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    how has cochlear implants controversy died out?

    I'm sorry you felt judged or were discriminated against. As a hearing person that was never exposed to anyone Deaf before meeting my daughter, I would have been baffled by your decision not to get the implant a year ago. For me, I would be absolutely lost without my hearing. We are inclined to...
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    how has cochlear implants controversy died out?

    I'm with BleedingPurist on this, it allows a Deaf child to hear even though they will never be hearing. Nothing wrong with that.
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    Toddler 2 months post activation

    We're 30 mins from Marion IL, an hour from Carbondale IL, an hour from Paducah KY, an hour 15 from Evansville IN, 2 hours from Martin TN, 3 hours from Nashville TN, and 3 hours from St Louis MO.
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    Toddler 2 months post activation

    We live about 3 hours from the nearest Option School (CID/Moog in St Louis), so yes, I would rather be able to get her the resources she needs closer to home without having to pick up and move. We are also getting ASL tutoring this summer and hopefully next school year, and then when both my...
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    how has cochlear implants controversy died out?

    I just want to note here that some children can hear CLEARLY with CIs, all ranges and frequencies, but have trouble listening in noisy environments because they are not able to take advantage of our natural anatomy, specifically the outer ear the automatically helps shield from sounds that are...
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    Toddler 2 months post activation

    The audiologist says she's responding like a typical toddler with cochlear implants. They bumped her evenly across the board at first, she was hearing exceptionally well in the low and mid frequencies (voice detection at 10db), but we've determined she needed an extra boost for the high...
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    how has cochlear implants controversy died out?

    I think the controversy has shifted from whether or not to implant a child (which is now commonly accepted) to whether or not a child should be raised with ASL or English, as Shel said. As for hearing capabilities, children without physical abnormalities of the ear are able to hear speech on...
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    Toddler 2 months post activation

    CIs DO give access to those sounds, if she isn't able to hear them now we can bump up her map in the higher frequencies which is the norm for children according to my audiologist. The are softer sounds that require more focus to listen to, but it absolutely possible. Whereas HA HOH users just...
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    Toddler 2 months post activation

    Hi guys, it's been a couple of months since I posted here. We discovered our little girl, Zoe, was Deaf when she was 13 months old. She was implanted towards the end of Feb and activated on the right side the 8th of March and the left on the 28th of March. We are continuing to sign with her...
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    do you think downs sydromes should be in Deaf school deaf unit?

    Like a Deaf child who signs in the public school and has a terp to help keep things moving along, a Deaf DS child should have a private aid in signing school to help this child without slowing down his/her peers. They are Deaf, why shouldn't they belong there. You would rather send that child...
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