Cochlear Implants

When learning about Deaf Culture and ASL, the most important topic you must know about is Cochlear Implants. These past few weeks in my ASL class, we've been learning about the Cochlear Implants. I've grown to make my own opinion about it. I don't like the CIs. I don't like the idea of having to change a person to make them "right" again. You should be proud of who you are, and not look at your hearing loss as a disability. It's really not a disability, with ASL, you can still communicate effectively. If my child was born deaf, I don't know what I'd do. That would be the hardest decision, ever. I would want them to have Deaf pride, and be apart of the Deaf Community. They shouldn't feel the need to be "fixed" to be "normal". Yet, being a hearing person, I would want my child to hear the birds chirping, music, and so much more. I wish every parent who has to go through this good luck. Success is all based on a matter of opinion.

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