Pretend audiologists don't get paid for either HA or CI under or over the table
Pretend audiologists/doctors have no opinion on oralism/ASL/CI or whatever
Pretend insurance covers both HA and CI
I honestly do not see the "hype" of the CI being different in this pretend world. You cannot ignore the potential benefits of the CI. When you have a good product that shows results, people want it. Simple as that.