Deaf Culture: Cochlear Implant

A cochlear implant is an electronic device that helps the damaged inner ear function correctly. They are not the same as hearing aids which make sounds louder. They create an electronic sound by providing sound signals to the brain.  Having the implant would make it easier to communicate with others. Also, this may open up more job opportunities for the deaf culture. Young children who receive the implant can function in regular school and may not have to attend schools for deaf children.

Below is a video of a baby hearing his mother’s voice for the first time with the help of the cochlear implant. Deciding on getting a cochlear implant for a child is a very controversial thing in the deaf community, but i think that this is a very beautiful thing for this baby to be able to hear his mother. I also think that he enjoyed it by the look on his face



  1. This was beautiful to see his reaction. I can only imagine mommy’s emotions.
    I just pasted a link explaining a difference between a cohlear implant and a Baha bone anchored hearing aid. I will be getting a bone anchored aid in my 4th surgery in April. I have only single sided deafness, whereas cochlear is for double sided.

    I saw this video of a 29 yr old hearing for the first time, brought tears to my eyes.

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