Approximately 90% of all deaf children are born to hearing parents (Schlesinger, 1978; Harvey, 1989). Those individuals who do not have any residual hearing will probably only be able to lip-read approximately 30% of all spoken language. Parents of young children may be doubly traumatized, not only by the diagnosis of deafness but by the many choices and contradictory advice related to surgical procedures, communication modalities as well as educational opportunities (Marschark, 1993, Harvey, 1989).