I am a ASL student and lately in class we have been learning about Cochlear Implants. We have done research on it and what Deaf and Hearing people think about it. We have watched a couple of movies and in class had roles to play in a debate about the Cochlear implant issue. We've talked about the benefits and costs of getting one and what people should really think about before deciding to get one. We really think that before deciding you should learn both sides to it. We think that if you are considering it you should first learn about Deaf Culture and then Cochlear Implants, then gather info and decide. If you are a late deafness person you should gather the same info, and for people who are Deaf or late Deaf this decision should really be your own and the parents should respect and understand it. For babies it's the parents decision but i would still consider the research on both sides before.