When my sister was telling me all about her cochlear implant, she told me about this HBO documentary, "Hear and Now". It is about the filmmaker's 65 year old deaf parents who go through the process of receiving implants together.
It seems that some implant recipients struggle with the drastic change in their world more than others. (I would love to see this fascinating film, but I can't find anywhere that it is available for sale.)
And speaking of my sister and her new gift, she has agreed to let me post her interview here and has graciously offered to answer any and all questions.
I have a list of questions already, but, please, leave any you have for her in the comments to this post and I will add them to my list.
Check back soon for that interview.