Originally Posted by stephaniep21
... People jump to CI when they have a deaf child because they think that the child cannot possibly lead a happy, fulfilling life without them. I'm not against CI, I just think that people should be able to make their own decisions regarding them....
I find it ironic that you, a hearing person, initiated this thread by generalizing that hearing people do not understand cochlear implants when, in the post above, it is clear that you have no understanding of the parental decision regarding why parents of deaf children choose cochlear implants for their children.
Being a parent of a ci child and having been involved with hundreds of other parents of deaf children many who chose the ci for their children and some who did not, I can categorically tell you based on those experiences that you do not know what you are talking about.
You have taken a decision and a process that many parents take considerable time and effort in making and oversimplified and sensationalized it all to suit your narrow and misguided view. Thankfully, for thousands of parents and their children, the choice whether to provide an implant to their child rests with the individuals who know their child the best: the parents.