Originally Posted by deafskeptic
Once one of my mother's maids told me that she thought my CI was a miracle.
My CI is just a tool and an imperfect one at that.
What makes people think that parents of deaf kids would be any better informed than my mother's maid?
Sure you can downplay miracles... You can look at a rainbow and see a miracle.. or just downplay the beauty and magic and analise it as the refraction it is....
For you CI might just be a tool, for her it's a miracle that a little device implanted in someones ear can help them understand sounds where before sounds were gone, or not understandable.
And to me, when I ask my daughter to make the sound of a cat, and she does that to perfection... that is one of those every-day miracles that I see..
For Lotte - my daughter - and for you it's not a miracle. It's just as it is.. but for the bystander that looks at it... it is..