Originally Posted by harrys daughter
Hi thanks for the info, however, im not worried about what people think now, im worried for my daughter when shes 11years old plus. The world is evil, and ive seen bullying in school for someone with hearing aids, evn though i never bullied anyone for their support advices/differences etc. I know what people are like, and it would hurt me knowing people would bully my daughter, so im trying to protect her from evil people. Not worried for next few years, im worried for her teenage years. If i was deaf, i would have a cochlear implant and wouldnt hide it - so i dont want people thinking im against it look. My daughter has severe - profound hearing loss ranging from 55 - 95 db. Plus i have heard from an ENT Prof. that a clinical trial is still in progress where there has been a invisible cochlear implant (not esteem) implanted in adults. If successful, they would be for children aswell.
I'm not sure that she's a cochlear implant candidate, but standards may be changing. Many people in the range you mentioned (55-95db of loss) get by reasonably well with hearing aids.
If your daughter is really shy about her CI or hearing aids, she can probably get her hair cut in a way that covers them up.