A baby is fast asleep. A large, adult-sized hand gently lifts the baby's hand.

Parents who learn that their baby is deaf must make important, overwhelming decisions. Should they pursue a cochlear implant for their child? Should they learn sign language? Pediatricians have an important role in advising parents what to do. This team of authors provide a range of advice on how pediatricians can advise parents of deaf babies. The authors include professionals with expertise in language development, otolaryngology, sign language linguistics, and other fields. Some of the professionals are themselves deaf, or have a deaf child.

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