functionally-hearing

Deaf but functions as a hearing person, what is it?

Has the ability, either with help of hearing aids, or
CI’s or amplification devices, to understand speech,
voices and sounds.

It has nothing to do with hearing loss in decibels,
just the ability to understand what is being heard.

There have been deaf people with 100dB losses
that function as a hearing person. And there have
been deaf people with 60-70 dB losses that cannot
function as a hearing person.

These functioning hearing person becomes deaf when
hearing aid or CI or amplification devices are
turned off or taken down!