What did you think when you first learned I was deaf?
Did you ever have any fears about my future when you learned I was deaf?
What do you think your future would have looked like if you didn’t have cochlear implants?
These are just some of the real questions and honest answers a mother, Carla M., father, Bruce M., and daughter, Abigail M. (13), sat down to ask each other in the “I Want You to Hear” video series.
The “I Want You to Hear” video series explores the emotional journey for parents and children of what it’s like to find out your child is born deaf, navigating the new world of hearing loss, deciding on cochlear implants and how kids who are deaf can succeed just like any other kid with the help of their cochlear implants.
Cochlear encourages you to share the “I Want You to Hear” series with your patients and parents. These videos can give patients a sense of community and also help them learn how to have these kinds of conversations with their family and friends.
Watch the trailer for Carla, Bruce and Abigail’s story and see their full “I Want You to Hear” series, as well as others, on YouTube.