Diane - posted on 12/11/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hi, My granddaughter (I am her guardian for now) Aria had a cochlear implant in her right ear January 25, 2015. It has been extremely difficult. When they initially turned it on about a month later, she was terrified. It was a while before we could get her to put it on at all. When she turned 3 she started attending Phx Day School for the Deaf and she is learning to sign. Both Aria's grandparents on Mom's side are deaf. Just the last week she began to allow us to put on her over 5 hrs. I was told that it may be too late for her to learn speech since she is now 3 yrs 3 months old. Has anyone had something similar and if so how are your children doing? Aria was born totally deaf (birth defect).