This is a misleading blog. Parents do not assume a CI is any cure. Activism pursues this point because they oppose implantation. It is obvious when a CI is implanted in many cases the defunct hearing part is removed for it.
We should listen to people that HAVE a CI, not those who don't and swallow any amount of fake news from deaf opponents of cochlear implantation, in many respects these same people oppose hearing aids too. The sole 'positive' of staying deaf (And presumably being sign dependent), is for social reasons, all other areas are an issue. There is no balance with deaf culture and they don't see a reason for inclusion.
They will demand it but only use certain aspects to improve for their own status quo, the last 20 years of awareness has hardly produced any advance in deaf inclusion at ALL. ATR's last blog displayed the huge disadvantage of sign use in getting a job, the deaf need to address reality, as mainstream is never going to adapt to them, and after all, they are a MINORITY within the deaf and hearing loss area too, it just 'looks' like a bigger cultural area because of online use, step outside the door and experience the realities.
ALL parents want the give their child the best advantages they can, they aren't there to promote the 'joys of deafness', or to hurt own children. Like a hearing aid, CI's are ASSISTS to hearing they have never been promoted as a cure. We could suggest veiled suggestions parents are wrong or assisting discrimination against deaf signers, (Or as a few cases in the UK, parents being called child abusers by cultural deaf), is just going to encourage more CI take up and opponents interfering in parental rights.
The legal reality is unless YOU are the parent, you have no say at all. Another reality (At least here in the UK), is that deaf charities support 40% of CI implanted children and young people, they know if they don't include they are done for and can be sued for discrimination and bias too. Deaf need to be more accepting and inclusive themselves, and the old adage when in a hole to stop digging is still valid.