Cochlear implants to the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, could have a radical effect on the individuals' behavioral patterns in families and communities and therefore is controversial.
In deaf families and Deaf Communities the feeling of loss and endangerment of habits and customs is a reality, as one must consider that in these circles to be deaf is a culture. Therefore we have construed an article in aid of SignGenius to the benefit of all that might consider such a procedure.
This is a very sensitive issue, and should be handled with great compassion and sensitivity as it affects the immediate circle of companions. Such implantations have a dramatic effect as the person involved, shows changes from day-to-day in his/her new found abilities and the impact it has on all around him.