Oh my. I have hearing difficulties as well! I have all my life basically. Lots of ear infections, allergies and ended up having 2 stapendectomies (they replace the stapes bone of the inner ear.) But as I've gotten older, my hearing especially in the right ear has declined. Suppose I will end up with hearing aides. I can handle that.
Well, wishing your DD a speedy recovery from her implant surgery AND hope they can turn it on when she goes for her check up! That surgery is a blessing.