deaf-child-choices

Choices of a 13-year old deaf child

Some time ago, a 13-year old hearing child was
photographed wearing a T-shirt. It said:

I’m a very complicated child

Is there such a thing as a complicated 13-year old
deaf child? Yes. Ponder such choices:

– to wear a hearing aid or not
– to accept a CI or to stick with a hearing aid
– to communicate orally or via ASL
– to attend a day or a residential school for the deaf
– to mingle with hearing or with deaf friends

Life is never that simple. For hearing. And for
the deaf.

And in many cases, the choices are not made by the
child but by the parents!