Sunday, April 29, 2012

Music and Cochlear Implants

This video is about music and cochlear implants. I found it very interesting. That was one of the first things I thought of when I found out that Malachi was deaf, he wouldn't know music. To my surprise Malachi has actually shown a great love for music since his implantation. He can tell the difference between speech and a song. He absolutely LOVES "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and he recognizes it even if I don't do the motions. At church his head pops up when he hears the piano or organ playing and instantly looks at the conductor. Even before he had his CIs I would "wave" his hand to the song's beat/rhythm so now he tries to do it on his own. We even have dance parties! Usually Malachi's favorites are Michael Jackson hits. :)