If you became deaf, would you want to hear again?

@theponch (198)
United States
April 15, 2007 10:48am CST
My daughter was born with hearing and then she lost it due to menengitis. I do not consider her disabled, because she has a bionic ear. I feel that she now has a special need to take care of. Do you think she would have preferred to stay deaf or be more like her family, who are all hearing people? I've asked her and she tells me that she wants to be able to hear through her ears and not have to wear the bionic ear. If your child had the ability to hear and then last it, what would you do?
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@paulsy (1265)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
If my child lost his or her hearing ability, I would find every way to bring it back. If an operation would be needed, I would have it done, just for him or her to be able to live a normal life. I'm sure your daughter would want to be able to hear, too. It's good for her to have that bionic ear, even if she needs to take care of it...she'll get used to it.
@theponch (198)
• United States
15 Apr 07
Thanks, she is, and do you know anyone else you has a bionic ear?
@paulsy (1265)
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
I haven't met anyone who uses a bionic ear, but a relative of mine used the hearing aid. I'm not really sure if that's the same thing, though. I enjoyed the way he used the hearing aid.... he became deaf again whenever his wife started nagging him... lol
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• United States
27 Apr 07
Sometimes we're handed things in life we don't really understand any reasoning for. This would be one of them. To take the hearing from someone would be terrible. I would hope that I could find an answer as to how to perhaps replace the hearing but to be honest, dwelling on the bad aspects of it might not be mentally healthy for the child either so perhaps I wouldn't spend too much time worrying and thinking about it. I also think taking an optimistic approach and making the best of the situation is a great choice. It would be heartbreaking though to have to see your child lose their hearing. Hopefully they will someday figure out how to get it back for her. If not, she can be thankful she obviously has a mum who cares.
• United States
16 Apr 07
I think I would go crazy If that happened to my child beause my child would go crazy first. He finds every new thing that happens to him crazy and he would lose it.
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@Kylalynn (1773)
• South Africa
16 Apr 07
This is a difficult and would just like to say, thank goodness she recovered from meningitis. I am sorry she lost her hearing in one ear. Is a bionic ear bit and cumbersome, or can it be hidden under her hair. I know children (and us adults) can become very self conscious. I think I would to try and persuade her to wear it, otherwise she could miss out on such a lot of news going on around her! Of course the final decision lies with you and your family. Take care!
@KissThis (3008)
• United States
16 Apr 07
If my child for some reason would lose her hearing then I would do everything in my power to get it back for her. I would not want my child to have to go without any thing that she didn't need to. My child is what is considered to be a special needs child. I have done everything for her to make life as normal as possible for her.
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• China
15 Apr 07
If I become deaf, I will try my best to recover my hearings. I think it is really painful if we become deaf because we lost another important factor in life-voice. So if your daughter lost her hearing, I suggest you try to help her to recover her hearing through all the ways that you can imagine.
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