I watched What About Brian last night (after last week where they found out one of the kids is deaf) and they ARE researching cochlear implants. This is going to annoy the hell out of me, I wanted to slap the character when he said "I've done research on the internet and deaf people are against it". They are against it because of their culture which isn't really applicable to someone in a hearing family.
Talking about CI's, I had someone totally random call me at work and I helped them. YAAAY!!!