While we treat hearing implants as a remedy for all hearing problems, we cannot forget various fears associated with using it. On the one hand we feel a deep relief ‘Our child can finally live in a world of sounds—our world’. On the other hand, we fear certain situations, which unfortunately await us.
When we decide our hearing-impaired child is to have a hearing implant, we usually ask ourselves some questions about what will happen next? Will our lives change radically? And what we need to pay special attention to, what to learn and remember?
When a baby is born and many tests confirm profound hearing loss, sooner or later we meet right surdo-specialist (speech and language therapist for the hearing impaired). They reassure that with proper listening exercises and working with our child will help our deaf/hearing-impaired child learn what is a sound and they will use a verbal language.
Sometimes, a misconception is present in society that says that a child or even an adult who has an implant hears and does not need special treatment. Unfortunately, the case is not that simple. Yes, thanks to hearing implants, people born with severe hearing loss have the possibility to hear and develop properly.