Ben got a second opinion. And a third. But they all said the same thing: a cochlear implant was his best option at this point, but they still couldn’t guarantee it would put a stop to the digression of his hearing ability. For all they knew, he could go through the pain and hassle and expense of the procedure only to end up right back here.
He did his research. He looked at all the options – how much they cost, and how he might be able to pay for them.
It didn’t look good.