Kelly - posted on 04/06/2011 ( 21 moms have responded )
My son Isaiah had surgery March 10th last month for a cochlear implant, he turned 3 a week later. He will continue to wear a hearing aid in his left ear because of the little bit of hearing he does have in that ear. I have researched different stories from different parents & all the success stories I have read are from parents whose kids got them as early as 9 months-2 years.. and didn't just get one implant, but two. Everyone said they're kids we're talking and in a regular kindergarden class & doing great.. etc. I'm looking for someone who has a kid or who knows a kid who didn't get an implant until at least 3 years of age & who still has one hearing aid. My son isn't talking at all yet, just babbling. I know I have a long road ahead of me as far as appointments, speech therapy etc.. but I'm just looking from some personal stories or experiences. I'm wondering if it's gonna be even harder for my son because he doesn't have two implants and I wonder if its going to take him an even longer time to talk, understand sound etc. He does sign though.