The decision to give one’s child a cochlear implant is a very difficult one. This video presents differing viewpoints on the topic. A majority of the discussion occurs in casual round-table type conversation between the two parents of a young eighteen month old deaf child, Emily, a deaf mentor who uses ASL, and a hearing support therapist. The videos culminates with each person providing rationale for their viewpoint and feelings.
Meet Almigal, a spunky little girl with a BIG personality who's determined to hear "every single sound in the whole entire universe!" That includes ... her friend Isabella's baby brother's funny giggle, the robins singing outside her bedroom window, the soft Swan Song Madam plays during ballet class, and especially her friend Chloe's teeny-tiny voice. But most of all, Almigal wants to hear her Mommy and Daddy whisper, "We love you, Almigal!" when they tuck her into bed at night. Almigal's spirit and her cotton-candy pink cochlear implants will have everyone shouting, "Let's hear it for Almigal!"