IAmA profoundly deaf teenager who had his second Cochlear Implant surgery almost two years ago. This is an update to my last quite successful post.
I posted this AMA back when I first got my second Cochlear Implant. Quite a bit has changed since then so I thought people would be interested in how I've been!
I'm 17 right now. I got my first implant when I was ten months old, and my second one when I was 15 years old. I can hear almost as well as a normal human being, but am essentially considered "Hard of Hearing" (dunno why the Deaf community hates that term so much).
I have a small YouTube Channel with a mix of gaming and spreading of Deaf awareness. Plenty of content from years past to check out (too busy with college now to keep creating).
My dad is hearing, but my mom is deaf. Since my condition is congenital, that must mean there was a recessive gene in my dad's family somehow.
DON'T. BE. SORRY. I am happy as can be with being Deaf, and I pride myself on being able to relate with others of the same condition and spreading awareness about it. That's why I made this AMA.
EDIT: thanks for all the questions and attention. I'm going to bed now and I'll make sure to get to everyone's questions tomorrow. Thank you all again for helping me spread awareness!! 💚
EDIT: I'm back and will be answering questions for the next 24 hours. Please keep them coming!