I have asked several of my CI user friends if they would implant their baby (if they’re deaf).
So far, most of their answers have been “no.” Most of them were implanted later in life and were involved in the decision making process. They do very well with their CIs.
They want their child to have a choice.
On one hand, it is an elective surgery and there are surgery-related risks. On the other hand, children with CIs tend to do so much better (generally) if they’re implanted under the age of 3.
What would you do and why?
I could go on and on about this topic but I want to hear YOUR thoughts and opinions.